your pitcher gets that satisfying strikeout, the only thing you can do is pump
your arm in excitement as you just racked up some points. It is not the same
sensation as a HR, but it is a good feeling. The opposite feeling of a HR, is
when your pitcher gives up a HR. Your heart sinks a bit, you feel the voice
inside your head saying you should have went with Kenta Maeda! Regardless, I am
here to help you pick the best pitchers, with my BEAST 5, for the main slate on
Wednesday. Prices are based on FanDuel, players are ranked in order of
COREY KLUBER ($10,100) @ MIA
people in season long leagues draft Corey Kluber, they did not expect a juicy
matchup against the Marlins in Miami where he does not even have to face a DH!
Luckily for all of us Daily Fantasy Baseball players, we get to use Kluber in
this matchup, then throw him to the side again until the next one is super
juicy. Take advantage of this peach.
AARON NOLA ($9,100) vs. DET
the Tigers have some big bats in that lineup, these guys have never seen Nola
in their lives. Nola is not an easy pitcher to hit, if they are not used to his
sinking movement on his pitches, good luck. They can watch all the tape in the
world, hitting him live will not be easy the first time through with the
JACOB DEGROM ($10,900) vs. CIN
Reds offense is not that great at all. Right away this a huge advantage for deGrom.
No bat remains a huge threat to have a solid game for the Reds, and the back of
that order is minor league quality. The best part is the game is in New York,
where home field advantage, and not playing in the tiny playpen at Cincinnati. deGrom
should remind us why he is an ace.
HYUN-JIN RYU ($10,000) @ SFG
Giants bats are weak, and they are no fear of master Ryu. Maybe Evan Longoria
and Buster Posey can team up on some doubles to knock in a couple of runs,
outside of that madness there is not much to fear. Ryu can find himself with
nearly 10 Ks, to go along with a solid ace start on the road.
MAX SCHERZER ($11,600) vs. STL
good news is, Scherzer is at home. The bad news is, the Cardinals are
definitely capable of hitting him. While Scherzer is a strikeout king, he is
also a pitcher that can find himself giving up more ERs than he is used to.
Which leads to a decrease in confidence. If Scherzer can hold the Cardinals to
three ERs, with 10 Ks, you will be happy enough.
MADISON BUMGARNER ($8500) vs. LAD
is looking very relevant in 2019, as someone opponents do not want to mess
around with. However, the Dodgers have scouted him his entire career, and now
have the bats to do damage with it. The Dodgers will know what is coming, and
Bumgarner no longer has the speed to blow anything past anyone. His goal will
be to keep the ball in the ballpark.
MAX FRIED ($8200) vs. SD
really should not be a play in your mind, however there is a lot at stake for
the young lefty. Sean Newcomb is looking good in the minors, and he can easily
be called up with a bad start from Fried. You also have the Touki Monster
waiting for his opportunity again. The Padres do have some guys (Manny Machado
and Hunter Renfroe) who can smash those hanging curves. Do not go Fried in
Daily Fantasy, but understand there is a lot riding on this matchup.
COLIN MCHUGH ($9000) @ MIN
problem with McHugh is that he does not get enough strikeouts to ever justify
his price. The other problem with this matchup is that the Twins are capable of
hitting McHugh. His stuff is not good enough to blow by anyone, and those lefty
bats in the front of the order can table set for plenty of RBI opportunities.
It is just a matter of the Twins knocking them in.
not forget, these Detroit Tigers have never faced Nola before. On top of that,
a lot of these Tigers are not guys who swing for contact, so expect a lot of
swinging and missing in this one. Do not be worried about the total until the
game is over, as I can easily imagine Nola striking out the side, multiple times.
HYUN-JIN RYU OVER 5.5 Ks
need to go with the option of playing Ryu vs. Bumgarner, go straight for Ryu.
The Giants will not be having players on base much of the night, allowing Ryu
to go without the added stress of worrying about runners on base. You know he
will not be pulled from his start, you also know the Giants bats are just not
that good. Ryu will get the job done for you.