MLB Starting Nine – 4/12/17 (Late)

The data displayed will continue to be from the 2016 season until we get a big enough sample size this season. I like displaying this information on one page so I can see which pitchers have the most strikeout opportunities on a given night. We know strikeouts are huge in MLB DFS and looking at this information as lineups come out help me pinpoint which pitchers have the best matchups. With this info in front of us, here are the pitchers I think are in the best spots tonight.

Marcus Stroman – I will continue to roster against the Brewers, especially when there’s an above-average pitcher on the mound. Stroman has become a master at movement and inducing soft contact (primarily groundballs). He faces the Brewers which are known to strikeout a ton and are considered one of the best matchups in the MLB. I’m not a huge fan of his price, but there isn’t much to pay for on the slate, so the floor Stroman brings is enough for me tonight.

Jesse Chavez – I was on him for the first start of the season and he performed well. Tonight, poses a tougher matchup for him but at home in a pitcher’s park and the same low price across the industry. He’s strictly a price play which I’ll use to fit in a few more bats I like. I don’t see much upside from the pitchers spot today so I will be punting quite a bit tonight and Chavez will lead that charge.

Matt Cain – Again, another ugly price play for me. I’m not a fan of pitching and I’m pretty much rotating the cheapies across my lineup. I love that he’ll face the Diamondbacks at home in one of the best pitcher’s parks in all of baseball. I’m only scared of the first four hitters in this lineup and if he’s able to maneuver through them, he should pay off his dirt-cheap salary. This is an extremely risky play but the upside is through the roof if it does come through.

Feel free to message me on Twitter (@MLora) with any questions regarding todays slate. I will confirm these plays and more on the Deeper Dive later today. I’ll also be in the premium slack chat answering questions leading up to lock. Till next time, party animals!


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