I know that the Royals bats aren’t that threatening but Mondesi is back and that may be what the team needs heading into, and out of the break.
BAILEY has quietly, outside of a hiccup last go around, been very effective.
Still, NO PLAY unless I find myself struggling to build a decent lineup.
MIL@CIN Woodruff vs. Castillo.
Ooh, I don’t touch this one in DFS. I can’t say with conviction that I can see Woody mowing down the Reds bats.
On the flip, I can say the opposite.
So, yea. NO PLAY .
DET@CWS Boyd vs. Lopez
Both of these guys get pushed back due to weather. I said in a previous column that BOYD could be auditioning for a role with the Astros come trade deadline time.
NICK CASTELLANOS hits Lopez well if you are looking for a DFS one off.
CHC@PIT Quintana vs, Lyles
Lyles threw over 100 pitches just back from an injury last outing. His team has been hot but that doesn’t translate to playing a pitcher in this instance.
JASON HEYWARD is hitting.429 vs. Lyles as a potential one-off or DFS stack anchor.
Quintana has been mixing pitches a lot better as of late, what that means to the scorching Pirates still could be one of those things where you ride a JOSH BELL stack.
Bell has seen Qunitana seven times and homered off of him once. You could have fun with this one.
MIN@OAK Berrios vs. Anderson
I smell trouble here. Anderson got roughed up his last time out surrendering seven to the Angels, now,he has his first start ever in Minnesota. TWINS BATS should batter this young man, no ? He’s a rookie with an ERA over 7.
There is also a DFS play here for BERRIOS as he continues to provide quality starts but be aware that guys like MATT CHAPMAN and RAMON LAUREANO have gotten to Berrios this season.
STL@SEA Wacha vs. TBD
Wacha has lowered his ERA by a full run by turning in 3 straight quality starts. Just food for DFS thought as I can’t really do anything without the rest of the equation here so, OFF THE BOARD for me.
NYY@TB Happ vs. Chirinos
YANKEES BATS are always in play, though Chirinos has faced the Bombers three times this year and has a modest ERA of three against them. D.J. LeMahieu has had the most success against Chironos if you choose to venture down that DFS road.
BOS vs. TOR Velasquez vs. Stroman
I don’t know how healthy Stroman really is and Boston feels like they are starting to find themselves.
Velasquez gets the nod for Boston and will be counted on to give the Sox innings.
If you have been playing any combination involving VLAD GUERRERO, JR and CAVAN BIGGIO then you have probably been cashing out in DFS.
GURRIEL has been hot with seven Rs over the last 14 days but let’s not lose sight of the 16 strikeouts to go along with it.
DANNY JANSEN has been a sneaky value at his position as well.
Keep an eye on this situation. .
You could play RED SOX bats here if you felt so inclined, given the uncertainty of Stroman.
PHI@ATL Eflin vs. Soroka
Soroka is the man. He comes in with a Greg Maddux-like ERA of 2.13, but the Phillies lineup is volatile and not one for me to pick on in DFS. On the other side, JOSH DONALDSON has good career numbers vs. Eflin.
SD@LAD Lamet vs. Ryu
Yay! Dinelson Lamet. Boo. Hyun-Jin Ryu. I like Lamet’s K upside but maybe not against the Dodgers. Who knows how many pitches he is going to throw ? I wouldn’t play it in DFS.
As far as Ryu goes, I am sure he can quiet this Padres lineup that ranks 4th in strikeouts in all of baseball.
Interesting play here, look at the prices and see if you want to pay up for HYUN-JIN RYU
LAA@TEX Canning vs. Lynn
Lynn has been good, his fastball has been good and he is certainly someone to keep an eye on for DFS value- just not tonight.
Guys like JONATHAN LUCROY and SHOHEI OHTANI profile well vs. Lynn but they will be hard to stack since they are so far apart in the lineup ( 3,8 ) Also, when was the last time you had a lineup with Jonathon Lucroy in it ?
Go on, have fun, you could try a Lucroy, FLETCHER, CALHOUN stack against a fastball pitcher in the heat.
I would rather pay up and build the TROUT, OHTANI stack while finding value at pitcher in one of the other games.
I would definitely like to hear and see what you guys did with today’s pitching options.