In this article I will write up the pitchers I am considering for GPPs. I typically only play one main 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: There are a ton of pitching options which makes this slate a lot of fun for GPPs.
Alex Wood – Wood has a match-up against a Giants team that is notorious for not striking out but he has had success against them earlier this season even when on a pitch count. Wood was chalk his last time out against his former team and he got bombed, I think he has big time upside and may go overlooked due to his surrounding situation.
Michael Wacha – I’ve come around on Wacha over the last couple months. I questioned his K-upside though he has shown it is still there after a rough 2016. The D-Backs are a great offense with a lot of hype but they still have a strikeout issue. Weaver was able to rack-up a decent amount of Ks before JD finally hit his big bomb, but this is Michael Wacha an established starter.
Robbie Ray – Ray has big time upside especially when he is away from Chase Field. We do have concerns with his hard contact rates especially when guys like Dejong and Pham are on the other side. Still, we must acknowledge the fact that Cardinals offense hasn’t been impressive and Ray carries huge strikeout potential.