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And I thought there were a lot of good pitchers on Monday.
Tuesday brings us a game at Coors Field, 11 pitchers listed at $9,000 or more on FanDuel, and at least four others I could reasonably consider as top notch options.
In one way I love the slate because there are so many options, but it does feel a little bit more like a tournament evening than a great slate for cash games. I want to build 100 lineups, but narrowing it down to one to play in cash doesn’t sound like much fun.
For a slate this robust, the stacking options don’t feel great. Yeah, there’s a game in Colorado, but I’d rather stack the one in Detroit. That game befuddled me when Detroit was the favorite and now the money is coming in on the
. For me that means I’ll probably just stack both sides.
I wonder if people are going to overlook Carrasco because of what the
last night. I’m not. Carrasco is a huge favorite (-200) and the Twins are still the Twins. I like the
and Carrasco’s K potential, even though it’s been down lately. Most of all, I like Carrasco’s price compared to Bumgarner, especially on DraftKings.
I can understand the case for Bumgarner on FanDuel. He’s arguably been the best pitcher in baseball this year, he has a fantastic matchup and he’s the biggest favorite of the day. On DraftKings, it’s really tough because of his increase and price and the high volume of upside pitchers. I’ll probably fade him there.
There’s a little bit of confirmation bias and recency bias here. Cole is coming off of his best start of the year, which confirmed my belief that he could be one of the top 10 pitchers in baseball this season. He got off to a slow start due to injuries, but I see no reason I wouldn’t believe in him now. In a fantastic matchup with the
, Cole is a nice zig off the pitchers above $10,000.
There’s something fun about good pitchers at Coors Field. On Tuesday, I feel confident we have one and it’s possible we have two. I’m largely fading the
Los Angeles Dodgers
because he has been outstanding even at home this season. I don’t mind using the
are both reasonably priced against a pitcher I’m having a hard time believing is really very good.
St. Louis Cardinals
Straily has been extremely fortunate to have an ERA below four this season. At home against the Cardinals seems like a good time for Straily to pitch more like his 4.80 SIERA and less like his fraudulent ERA.
are my two favorite plays, but keep an eye on
and Matt Adams. Both could return from injury on Tuesday and be contrarian plays.
Chicago White Sox
I’m shocked that
is a big favorite over
in this one. Yes, I know Shields has been very lucky lately. He should get shelled. But it’s Anibal Sanchez!
is deservedly down to $2,900 and my favorite play in this lineup other than
. I’ll also have a big chunk of
I’m going to offer my early take on a cash game lineup, but of course you should always check out our Sportsline projections for lineup changes right up to lock. Also, check out our podcast on iTunes for extended thoughts on each slate from Chris Towers, Mike McClure and myself.
P Carlos Carrasco $10,100
1B Jose Abreu $2,900
3B Nolan Arenado $4,200
SS Tim Anderson $2,900
OF Stephen Piscotty $3,300
P Carlos Carrasco $10,500
P Gerrit Cole $9,000
1B Matt Adams $3,400
2B Jurickson Profar $4,200
3B Jhonny Peralta $3,500
SS Tim Anderson $3,700
OF Melky Cabrera $3,800
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