I love attacking the White Sox, as they strike out so much and we know the upside Strasburg holds. Strasburg has been sensational this year, and he is coming off an 11 strikeout gem against the Atlanta Braves. With the strikeouts up and down this White Sox lineup we should expect nothing less than a repeat performance here. At home this season Strasburg has a 10.96 K/9 and is holding hitters to a .220 average. I love the safe feel I get with Strasburg along with the upside he holds.
Blake Snell @ Detroit Tigers
I know his last two starts haven’t paid his price tag off, but I love this as a get right spot for him. This Tigers lineup is absolutely dreadful and the only player I’m ever scared of is Nicholas Castellanos, but Snell is mowing down right-handed bats. This season Snell has a 12.06 K/9 against right-handed bats and the Tigers lean extremely RHB heavy. Right-handed hitters against are only hitting .207 vs. Snell. I know the past couple games might get people off Snell so I’m hoping I can snag low ownership with him in GPP.
Max Fried @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Pitchers in Pittsburgh always give me that little bit of extra comfortability that I need with a non ace. Now Fried doesn’t give you that crazy upside, but he does give me that security blanket. The Pirates are significantly worse against left handed pitching and the ballpark gives me more relief. Fried holds a 53.2% ground ball rate on the road paired with a 40% hard hit rate. Although the balls are getting hit hard, they’re hit on the ground.
Madison Bumgarner @ New York Mets
I’m not worried about the Mets as their offense is dreadful. With Conforto on the shelf and the offense completely banged up I could see MadBum cruising. They have many strikeouts up and down the lineup and Bumgarner can dice them up with the best of them. Bumgarner has been much better this season on the road (somehow) as his ERA drop as almost a full run. Away from SF Bumgarner holds a 9.16 K/9 and I think he could easily touch that in six innings with the way the Mets strike out.
Won the FanDuel, 11K MLB Pickoff Single Entry Tournament in May of 2019. Started playing MLB DFS a couple years ago and have found success as mainly a cash game player. After playing season-long fantasy for five years I decided to give DFS a shot and have never looked back. Grinding all year around with MLB, NBA and NFL.