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Starting Rotation 6.16

Starting Rotation 6.16

There are a ton of games in the majors today and we have split slates in front of us, six in the afternoon and eight in the evening. We'll be going with the full breakdown in the evening and notes for the afternoon slate so let's get to work in Starting Rotation 6.16! 

Starting Rotation 6.16 - Early Slate 

Freddy Peralta - It's a little nerve-wracking to see him over five digits in salary, but he also can't be ignored on a short slate. He's still sporting a 37% K rate and that's third among qualified pitchers. Cincinnati only whiffs 22.1% of the time but Peralta likely faces four righties and the pitcher spot. Peralta has a 43.9% K rate to the right side of the plate (and it's not like the 30.1% rate to lefties is bad) and the xFIP to righties is 2.31. The Reds are only 20th against the slider and that pitch has a 45.4% whiff rate for Peralta on the year. 

Lucas Giolito - If what the splits tell us stays true, Giolito could b...