There were 15 games on the Saturday June 1st slate. We will discuss some players that outperformed their values and others that did not. All points and prices are from DraftKings.
Jon Gray ($7,400)
Jon Gray looked great pitching against the Toronto Blue Jays at Coors Field. In a ballpark where the ball flies off the bat, Gray threw 6.2 scoreless innings. He gave up only two hits, three walks and struck out seven. With the value he has provided and the Rockies on a hot stretch as a team, look to put Gray into your lineup for his next start.
Jon Gray has had an up-and-down season thus far. His ERA is now down to 4.11 after this outing. His next scheduled start is on Friday when the Rockies travel to the Big Apple to play the New York Mets. The Mets are a middle-of-the-road team offensively and if Gray can avoid Pete Alonso having a big night, he should leave with a solid outing.
Orlando Arcia ($3,500)
Orlando Arcia had a productive game yesterday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He finished 2-for-6 with both hits leaving the park, four RBI, three runs and a walk. Arcia hit his second home run in the 13th inning to solidify a victory and the momentum could carry over into today’s slate.
Arcia has been playing well the past seven games, batting .333. He is now at eight home runs and 25 RBI, so seeing production to Saturday’s level isn’t always expected. The Milwaukee Brewers continue their series in Pittsburgh this afternoon. The Pirates used eight pitchers in yesterday’s game so with tired arms, be on the lookout for a few Milwaukee batters, including Arcia, to be prime targets on today’s slate.
Elias Diaz ($2,800)
Sticking with the Brewers and Pirates, Diaz put up a good game himself, going 3-for-7 with a double and four RBI. Diaz is performing as well as a backup catcher can with Francisco Cervelli on the seven-day concussion IL.
Diaz has been playing well with Cervelli on the IL, batting .386 in his last 15 games. He also has multiple hits in his last four games so Diaz is outperforming his .643 OPS in 2019. The Pirates continue their series against the Milwaukee Brewers and even though there is no reason Diaz will slow down, be cautious with selecting him for today’s slate.
Zack Greinke ($9,200)
Greinke came into yesterday’s slate on a tear, with nine consecutive quality starts. However, the New York Mets got to him early and often. Greinke finished wit four innings and gave up four runs on seven hits. He also had two strikeouts and a walk. Luckily for DFS players that selected him, he got a no decision after the Mets blew their lead in the eighth inning.
It was difficult to predict a dud like Grienke’s performance after all the previous success he had in the beginning of the 2019 season. This was his worst outing since Opening Day against the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team with a lot better hitters than the Mets have. Greinke’s next outing is slated to be Friday in Toronto against the Blue Jays. The Blue Jays are tied with the Giants for the worst team batting average at .221. Expect Greinke to look solid against a lowly Blue Jays’ offense.
Jose Ramirez ($4,300)
The Chicago White Sox pitchers are in the bottom-third of baseball in almost every statistical category. Ramirez couldn’t manage a hit in four plate appearances and left a runner on base. It wasn’t the worst night, but with Ramirez’s expectations at the plate, he needs to at least reach first base.
Jose Ramirez is is now at .209 with four home runs and 17 RBI. Ramirez was looked upon one of the best offensive third basemen in baseball and just has not produced this season. Going into yesterday’s game, Ramirez recorded a hit in eight of nine games. The Indians and White Sox continue their series today and with a better pitcher in Lucas Giolito on the bump for Chicago, do not look for Ramirez to produce.
Steve Pearce of the Boston Red Sox was placed on the 10-day Injured List with back spasms.
Joey Gallo of the Texas Rangers left in the fifth inning with tightness in his left oblique.
The Minnesota Twins had Nelson Cruz begin his rehab assignment after being sent to the IL on May 14 with a left wrist strain.
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.