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Starting Rotation 8.7

Starting Rotation 8.7

Saturday is here and it brings us a split slate of MLB action spread throughout the day! The afternoon is a small five-game slate and then we get to the main course of 11 games in the evening. We have a whole lot of work to do so let's get right after it in the Starting Rotation 8.7 and figure out who we like to help lead us to green screens! 

Starting Rotation 8.7 - Early Slate 

Carlos Rodon - There are some warning signs with Rodon and I wouldn't blame anyone if they tried a strategic fade. His velocity has been sketchy the past two starts and it is noteworthy he's already at more IP in any season since 2018. Having said that, the Cubs are seventh in K rate against lefty pitching at 25.1% and Rodon is still sporting a 35.2% K rate on the year and it has held firm above 32% in any month of the season. His four-seam and slider combo both have a whiff rate over 30% and a wOBA under .275 with a total of 145 strikeouts. Even in July when his ...