MLB Pitching Primer: Friday, September 14th
Everything in the sport of baseball comes down to the hitter-versus-pitcher matchup – which makes pitching the most important element of MLB DFS play. Without an understanding of the best pitching plays on the day, your DFS efforts will be sunk! Each day, the Pitching Primer will provide you with some of the top pitching plays on the day – taking a close look at the “why” behind these picks, and helping you to identify pitchers others might overlook.
Friday, September 14th
Arms To Trust
Max Scherzer at Atlanta Braves
Max is unquestionably the top arm on this slate. No one comes close to his consistency of strikeouts (34.4% K%), control (5.8% BB%), and ability to limit the other team from hitting the crap out of the ball (29.1% Hard%). So as per usual with guys like this, the only thing that matters here is matchup, price tag, and other pitching options available in order for us to determine what formats we are deploying him in.
Matchup: Nothing really stands out here against the Braves, as they have pretty much been an average offense this year against RHP; nothing to avoid, but also nothing to go out of our way to target.
Price tags: $12,000 (FD), $13,700 (DK), $26,400 (FDRFT)
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