In this article I will write up the pitchers I am considering for GPPs. I typically only play one line-up and enter it into the amount of contests I want to play for the night, needless to say my player pool is very narrow.
To be clear I typically don’t make my final choice until moments before the games start. This is because I am always checking the WiseTake Pitching model to see what opposing line-up numbers look like. I do however have a short list of pitchers that I am interested in for the day and will be sharing that with you.
GPP Pitching Prospectus by CK013
Slate Notes: I think deGrom and Wood will be popular because there is such a large separation of tier. Going to try to target the mid and low tiers for a contrarian build, huge risk fading them for sure but that’s what I am looking for.
Zack Godley– Last year I wouldn’t look twice at this match-up but Godley has really come into his own this year. He finds himself in a match-up in LA against Alex Wood in a game with a very low total. Godley throws a lot of sinkers which explains his ground-ball rate and his swinging strike rate this year is sitting at 13.5% (compare that to deGrom’s 14.5%). It’s not going to be easy to pull the trigger here as Godley is a huge underdog but the total is low and the Dodgers don’t seem to profile well against the sinker-ball, Chase Utley is the only player who has solid numbers against it.
Jon Gray– I typically don’t like playing pitchers against the Reds but Jon Gray has serious upside. Over the last two years at home Gray has earned a 9 K/9 and while his wOBA numbers are obviously worse at home, they really aren’t all that bad. This play is loaded with risk but at his price you can really pay up for whoever you want. Anytime you see upside this discounted you have to take a serious look. If your going with Gray you cannot afford to miss on bats so only go here if you have hitters in mind that are hard to afford.