GPP Pitching Prospectus w/ @CK_013 – 8.4.17

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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: There are a lot of different ways to go on both sites. Jacob Faria is a solid option for sure however I do think he will be fairly popular on both sites given his price. With that said this is a solid match-up for him and if you don’t want to pivot I get it, but I am going to try to go elsewhere I think. 

Yu Darvish – Love this spot for Darvish against a Mets team coming home from Coors field. The Mets haven’t been a big K team this season but over the last seven days they have struck out at a 25.1% clip, 8th in the league. The Mets are also now without one of their bigger power lefties Lucas Duda which bodes well for Darvish. He got rocked in last outing in Texas however it was literally 100 degrees and the hitting conditions were prime.

James Paxton – Paxton has big K upside and gets a match-up in a big pitcher’s park. The Royals haven’t K’d much lately but Paxton’s stuff is elite.

Kevin Gausman – His stuff has been really good recently especially against righties. The Tigers are right handed heavy and will have a much tougher match-up here than they did against Chris Tillman. *Monitor Weather*

SP2

E-Rod – Has big upside but doesn’t provide a high floor and hasn’t looked good since returning but we saw what Happ did to this same team just a coupe days ago and we know he has shown us upside in the past.

Brandon Woodruff – This kid was supposed to start earlier this year and got hurt during warm-ups however in 15 starts in AAA he showed some decent K-upside with over a K/9 over 8. We all know the Rays are filled with strikeouts and their big ball-park doesn’t do their hitters any favors. On DraftKings Woodruff’s price is very enticing as an SP2 option but this play carries great risk.