MLB Pitching Primer: Monday, April 16th

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.

Monday, April 16th

Arms To Trust

Jacob deGrom vs. Washington Nationals

By just about any measure we look at, deGrom is the top option on tonight’s slate. Based on the 2017 numbers of the pitchers throwing tonight, he has the best K% (28.9%), SwStr% (13.3%), and SIERA (3.44). His strikeout numbers are slightly down to start 2018, but there is nothing to indicate we should be concerned. Furthermore, his BB% has improved so far this season, he is inducing more ground balls, and all while allowing way less hard contact.

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  • Andy Means (meansy53)

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