On this Thursday we have two slates so I’m going to run down which two pitchers I like from each slate that I’m going to build my lineups around.
Carlos Carrasco Vs Chicago White Sox – $10,200 DraftKings, $9,900 FanDuel
The White Sox are a team we LOVE to target, as they all strike out at ridiculous rates. They always have that potential to pop off and score eight , but at the same time they also could strike out 10 times and score zero. The White Sox are Top 10 in most strikeouts and in least walks. Carrasco has been way more efficient at home, especially with run prevention. We all know the potential he has with the strikeouts and he opens as a -210 favorite. I think on this short slate there is zero need to get cute and you just play him here in a great matchup.
Yu Darvish Vs Miami Marlins – $9,500 DraftKings, $8,700 FanDuel
This has been a team we have been targeting this whole series and season. The Miami Marlins are just really so bad and have zero bats we are ever scared of. Darvish had a rough outing his last time out against St. Louis, I see a major bounce back for him in this one. This is a game that could depend on weather. If the wind is blowing out I would completely avoid it. If the wind is blowing in he’s going to be an auto lock for me, even over Carrasco. Darvish has better strikeout numbers against righties at home (10.80 K/9) and that’s a huge plus because of the large amount of righties in the Marlins lineup.
Mike Soroka @ Arizona Diamondbacks- $9,000 DraftKings, $9,800 FanDuel
This year so far Soroka has been completely dominant, holding a 1.14 ERA with a 3-1 record. The Diamondbacks do have a pretty decent offense, but sitting right outside of the Top 10 in strikeouts, they have a weakness. Soroka has had at lest six strikeouts in every start this year and that won’t change in this one. The main hitter I am concerned about here is David Peralta, but not really anyone else. Im also not worried about the new road series as the travel to Arizona isn’t too far from Los Angeles. Soroka will 100% be my SP1, as I don’t see many clear cut top arms here.
Patrick Corbin @ Los Angeles Dodgers – $9,200 DraftKings, $9,000 FanDuel
Patrick Corbin has had his struggles this year and I know no one likes attacking the Dodgers, but they aren’t amazing against lefties. This is also a product of the weak options on this slate. We get a stud pitcher here at a discount. He hasn’t been exceptional this year, but he could turn it around and strike out 10 in a heartbeat. Fried didn’t exactly work out as a GPP dart the other night, for some reason he got pulled insanely early. That won’t happen with Corbin as he has immense upside, the highest in the slate. I love him here. Strong Consideration; (Main) Wade Miley Vs Texas Rangers – $6,800 DraftKings, $7,100 FanDuel
Won the FanDuel, 11K MLB Pickoff Single Entry Tournament in May of 2019. Started playing MLB DFS a couple years ago and have found success as mainly a cash game player. After playing season-long fantasy for five years I decided to give DFS a shot and have never looked back. Grinding all year around with MLB, NBA and NFL.