TGIF Team WiseTake, I feel like this All-Star Break lasted forever and I’m so glad MLB is back. My favorite part of the All-Star break is it gives our minds a chance to recharge and hit the 2nd Half in full force. What else can you ask for on a Friday with a 15 game slate? Let’s take a look to see what pitchers have been Hot or Not.
Pitchers, Hot or Not by @SYRACUSEEEE
Carlos Carrasco ($12,100-DK/$9,500-FD) – In Carrasco’s last 5 games he has just been flat out awesome other than one substandard performance vs Texas when they were hot offensively. In the 4 games he’s pitched well, his worst score was 26-DK/47-FD points. Today he is a -140 favorite and is facing an Oakland team that has been striking out a ton in a pitcher’s ballpark. The hot streak should continue as Carrasco loves pitching on the road (7-1, 2.38 ERA).
R.A. Dickey ($6,600-DK/$7,400-FD) – Never in a Million years did I ever expect to be putting Dickeys name down on this list. Facts are that he’s pitched great in his last 4 starts averaging (6.2 IP, 4.5 Hits, 0.7 Runs, and 5 K’s). The one thing I noticed in his game logs was his Hard Contact % and Swinging Strike % have drastically improved over the past month. Let’s see if Dickey can keep up his hot streak against an Arizona team that has been struggling on the road offensively.
Nick Pivetta ($8,400-DK/$7,300-FD) – Pivetta in his last 5 starts other than his one REALLY bad game at Chase Field against Arizona has been hot. In those 4 games, he has averaged 26-DK/45-FD points making him achieve some very good value for his price tag on both sites. One thing to note on Pivetta is he has begun to throw his fastball much more in those five starts so that is something to keep an eye on moving forward.
Mike Montgomery ($7,800-DK/$7,300-FD) – Montgomery has just been flat out terrible in his last 2 starts (5.1 IP, 9 ER, and 6 K’s) against the Pirates and Brewers of all teams. Tonight, Montgomery will face an underperforming Orioles team in Baltimore (Hitters Park) with a DH added in so he will really need to step it up to get off the cold streak.
Brandon McCarthy ($6,900-DK/$7,400-FD) – In 3 of McCarthy’s last 4 starts he hasn’t given DFS players anything to be happy about. The Dodgers pitching has been very good of late and they really need McCarthy to bring up the bottom of the rotation. In those 3 starts with minimal points he hasn’t been giving up runs, just hits without many strikeouts. Tonight, he will face a Marlins team that has hit well vs RHP this year.
James Shields ($6,100-DK/$6,800-FD) – There’s just certain pitchers name you see and you get excited just thinking about the runs they’re going to give up. You can put Shields in the same boat as Bartollo Colon and Bronson Arroyo. Shields time left in MLB is limited and there’s not much good to say about his pitching. Load up on Seattle tonight and enjoy the merry go round.