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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  • Andy Means (meansy53)

  • Andy Means, aka meansy53, was a walk-on with the esteemed Duke University basketball team for three years before graduating in 2004. He has a Masters in Accounting from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and has been playing DFS since 2014 – professionally since 2016. He is a featured contributor for RotoGrinders who has qualified for multiple live finals and displays his extensive basketball knowledge as the lead host of our top premium show – NBA Crunch Time.

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  • bc8844

    Thanks Meansy. Even though it’s football season now just wanted to drop a comment letting you know your article is still being perused daily and that it’s not total crickets around here.

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    @bc8844 said...

    Thanks Meansy. Even though it’s football season now just wanted to drop a comment letting you know your article is still being perused daily and that it’s not total crickets around here.

    Appreciate that very much bc. I will remember that each morning as I continue to grind this sucker out!

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