In this article I will write up the pitchers I am considering for GPPs. I typically only play one to three line-ups and enter them into the amount of contests I want to play for the night, needless to say my player pool is typically pretty narrow.
To be clear I typically don’t make my final choices 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 w/ CK013
Slate Notes: Some weather we have to monitor. Porcello looks great on paper but I feel as though he may be a little more popular than I am comfortable with.
Corey Kluber – He is expensive because he’s having a great year and the Yankees can strikeout in bunches. Big park downgrade for the Yankees here and they have struggled offensively on the road as it is. Really like Kluber here at home.
Alex Wood – Wood didn’t fare very well against the Braves in L.A. but now he returns back to ATL where he went to college and began his MLB career. Wood doesn’t provide very much safety for us as the Braves haven’t really struck out a ton all season but he may be playing with a little extra adrenaline here and I think he is a great GPP option.
Trevor Cahill – I prefer Cahill on DraftKings mainly because I am not chasing his strikeouts as much as I am his ground-ball rate and WHIP. Cahill’s upside is questionable against a Seattle team that doesn’t strikeout all that much but the park boost certainly helps raise his floor here.
Sean Newcomb – It seems obviously after this kid struck out 9 in LA. against these Dodgers but his price is too damn low especially on DraftKings as an SP2. I don’t think this kid will be sneaky by any means but at that price we must acknowledge him.