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Starting Rotation 5.17

Starting Rotation 5.17

Monday is a bit of a smaller slate and the good news is we have one absolutely stud to play! The sort of bad news is the rest of the cast is a little bit dicey, outside of a few options. Baseball is a highly variant sport but the options for Starting Rotation 5.17 look very clear cut, so let's get to work and lay the foundation for green screens! 

Starting Rotation 5.17 - Main Targets 

Gerrit Cole 

Rangers Ranks vs Pitch Types - FB - 8th SL - 8th CB - 26th CH - 28th

We're not going to spend a ton of time here because Cole will be the stone chalk tonight and I'm not here to say differently. He's been among the best three pitchers on the season with the second-best K rate (40.8%) among qualified starters and the best walk rate (1.6%). The FIP/xFIP is 1.13/1.96 while the ERA is 1.37 and he's cut the HR/9 from 1.73 in 2020 to 0.51 this season. The 15.8% swinging-strike rate is sixth and Texas is a top-three K rate team to r...