Million Dollar Musings: Wednesday, August 16th

By Dave Potts (CheeseIsGood), Last Updated 1 hour ago (DK Premium)
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16

We have a split-slate Wednesday with six day games nine games on the main evening slate. I’m going to focus on the main slate, but will take a look into the early slate for starters. DraftKings has all six games together for a decent sized early slate, and I’m going to be talking about these games from that perspective. FanDuel has split it up into two different smaller three-game slates, which I am not a fan of.

EARLY PITCHING

There is not much pitching to be found today, with the top two pitchers squaring off in a hitter’s park in Milwaukee with Gerrit Cole at Jimmy Nelson.

Nelson finally had a bad start in his last start, but he’s been so great for so long, I’m willing to give him a pass on a game that fell apart in one bad inning with some awful fielding mistakes making matters look worse than actually were. Even with the bad start added in, Nelson has a 29.1% strikeout rate with 6.6% walks and a 52.6% ground ball rate in 36 innings since the All-Star Break. For the season his 3.39 SIERA is by far the lowest of any pitcher on this early slate.


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  • Dave Potts (CheeseIsGood)

  • Dave Potts, aka CheeseIsGood, is a full-time fantasy baseball player and analyst. Dave has won at the highest levels of both season-long and DFS baseball, including not one but TWO $1 million wins in the 2014 FanDuel DFBC and the 2015 DraftKings MLB Main Event. He has also previously won the Main Event Overall Championship in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship, and the NFBC Platinum League (the highest buy-in entry level). – Follow Dave on Twitter – @DavePotts2

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