With an eight game main slate on FanDuel we have high, mid, and low end options for 7/31 MLB DFS Pitching. One stands out above the rest but we have cheaper options and potential pivots. These are my favorites.
7/31 MLB DFS Pitching Top overall arm – Jacob deGrom ($12,000 FD). deGrom has the highest floor on the board tonight since he gets a nice matchup with the White Sox. Chicago strikes out 23.3% of the time against right handed pitching and has a basement ISO of 0.153. deGrom’s strikeout rate of 31.2% is the highest on the slate. He is the number one pitching option on the schedule. However, his $12K price tag takes him out of “must play” status.
7/31 MLB DFS Pitching Tournament Pivot 1 – Mike Minor ($9,500 FD). Minor gets Seattle tonight and a lineup that strikes out 30.8% of the time against lefties! And he’s $2.500 less than deGrom on FanDuel. There is some risk in a great hitter’s park, with great hitting weather, and a lineup that does have some power. However, I’m more than okay giving up a few home runs for the high strikeout ceiling. He’s my number one points per dollar play of the night.
7/31 MLB DFS Pitching Tournament Pivot 2 – Jose Berrios ($10,400 FD). Berrios gets the Miami Marlins tonight in a nice pitcher’s park. Miami’s lineup has the lowest ISO on the board at 0.139 and has a 22.9% strikeout rate. His matchup gets even better since he will likely see seven righties and no DH. He has one of the highest floors on the slate with plenty of strikeout upside.
7/31 MLB DFS Pitching Salary Saver – Jordan Lyles ($6,400 FD). Lyles has an above average strikeout rate at 24.9% and he gets a fresh start with Milwaukee tonight. Oakland at home is not the ideal matchup due to their decent power numbers, but the park does favor pitchers. He should see six righties tonight which he strikes out at a 26.1% clip. Again, I’m okay with giving up a few home runs if the strikeout upside is there. Which it is for Lyles tonight.