We had a full 15-game slate for the second night in a row on Saturday June 15. All point values and prices are from DraftKings.
Pablo Lopez ($7,400)
Pablo Lopez had another solid start to build on, this time against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He went seven strong innings and gave up three runs on seven hits with a walk and four strikeouts. He has not given up a home run in June. Lock Lopez in as a cheaper starter that can almost guarantee you value.
Pablo Lopez has a quality start in six of his last eight games. However, the other two games were complete duds. He is definitely making a strong case to be the National League Pitcher of the Month for June halfway through the month. His next scheduled start is slated for Thursday on the road against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cards have the 18th-highest batting average in baseball and should not extinguish the fire that Lopez has been generating. A relatively cheap starter is never an issue when he’s producing.
Ian Desmond ($4,300)
Ian Desmond had two hits in four at-bats against the San Diego Padres last night. He finished with a home run, five RBI and two runs scored. His biggest hit came in the fifth inning with the bases loaded when he unloaded one over the right center-field wall for a grand slam. Look to add Desmond to your lineup this afternoon as he continues to be one of the hottest hitters in the league.
Ian Desmond is taking advantage of hitting in Coors Field for half of his games this season. He upped his average to .266 and has nine home runs with 36 RBI. Desmond has been red hot-in the past week, going 11-of-25 (.440) with three homers and 12 RBI and six runs scored. He looks to extend his hitting streak into double-digits this afternoon against the San Diego Padres and all signs point at him having another good game at the plate.
Stephen Strasburg ($10,700)
Stephen Strasburg picked up his fourth loss of the season last night against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He went five full innings and gave up six runs on nine hits. He had one walk and five strikeouts. The story of his outing was the long ball as he surrendered four home runs to the Diamondbacks. Do not use Strasburg in his next outing.
Stephen Strasburg is a completely different pitcher at home than he is on the road this season. Including last night’s outing, Strasburg has given up 10 HR in 43.2 innings at home compared to two HRs in 52.1 innings away from Washington. His next scheduled start is against the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday at home. A powerful lineup plus a not-so-good Strasburg at home equals a fade on him next time through the rotation.
Cody Bellinger ($5,600)
Cody Bellinger went hitless in three at-bats against the Chicago Cubs last night. He did manage a walk but also struck out twice. The Los Angeles Dodgers hitters struck out 12 times. Bellinger seems to be cooling off a bit from his ridiculous start to the season. At his price, you could find a better fit that will provide more points on today’s slate.
Cody Bellinger had a rough day at the plate against Yu Darvish and the rest of the Chicago Cubs bullpen. He was 14-for-54 in his previous 15 games, but six of those hits have left the ballpark. Bellinger still is one of the most dangerous hitters in the National League. He will face Jose Quintana, who sports a 1.31 WHIP this season. Even though Bellinger may get a couple of hits, there will be better value on the slate than what he can provide.
Noah Syndergaard left his start yesterday with a right hamstring strain and will be re-evaluated this morning. The Mets officials do not tend to use the word “strain” in their injury report unless the injury is relatively significant.
Sean Newcomb of the Atlanta Braves was struck in the back of the head with a 102 mph comebacker by J.T. Realmuto. Newcomb left the field on his own power and passed concussion protocol and other medical testings.
Jay Bruce is the newest Phillies outfielder to have injury trouble, as he left yesterday’s game in the fourth inning with left hamstring tightness.
If you are enjoying all of the free content that Win Daily has provided, consider joining our premium service by signing up here.
Vincent Pensabene is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a B.A. in Sports Business. He was the NBA Editor at Forward Mile, where he handled NBA DFS articles. In addition, he wrote for numerous local newspapers and websites before landing at WinDaily.