Starting Nine 9/15/17

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Now let’s get down to business with some insight from Manny Lora!


The data displayed will be from the start of this 2017 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.

Chris Sale – The top-tier is straight forward when one of the best pitchers in baseball is facing a Tampa team that strikes out a ton. Sale doesn’t have any true splits and is striking out both side of the plate 30%+. When considering a top-tier pitcher, I make sure that everything is going in his favor and today that’s the case for Chris Sale. He’ll pitch in a pitcher’s park, face a team that strikes out the most against left-handed pitching, and he’s very much in line for the win when you have one of the better offenses behind you. I love Chris Sale in all game types tonight and even though it’s tough to fit him in, I will try my hardest to do so.

Luis Severino – We just saw Masahiro Tanaka destroy this Baltimore team and Severino can do the same. The Orioles are slumping right now as they’ve produced mediocre games against guys like Estrada, Stroman, and now Tanaka. Severino is a much better pitcher than the three I just mentioned and he should have his way with a team full of free-swingers. The Orioles run out a right-handed heavy lineup, a handedness that Severino has owned this season. He’s limited righties to a .253 wOBA and a .083 ISO while striking them out at 30%. I also love his chance at a win considering this could be a bullpen game for the Orioles with Gabriel Ynoa on the mound. Severino seems like an extremely safe option tonight.

Anibal Sanchez – I need to fit in the high-priced guys while having room to pay up for bats and Sanchez lets me do that. I do NOT think he’s a good pitcher by any means, but he is one of the cheapest on the board and that gives me some room to experiment with my hitters. I really want Sale or Severino and I can’t pair them together due to pricing. Anibal Sanchez is a terrible pitcher with homerun issues, but this White Sox team isn’t one to be scared of. The White Sox strikeout 7th most against right-handed pitchers with a wRC+ of 90. I expect Sanchez to throw a respectable outing where he can outperform his salary and be in line for the win. Carson Fulmer is making his first start of the season for the White Sox and although he’s a promising prospect, he could run into trouble here. I love Sanchez’s chances at a win which could help in tournaments as well. This is a super risky play but one that can pay huge dividends if it works out.

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!

Starting Nine 9-15-17 (click here)