MLB Pitching Primer: Monday, July 9th
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, July 9th
Arms To Trust
Gerrit Cole vs. Oakland Athletics
“Trusting” Cole to pitch respectably tonight, and “trusting” him to justify this price tag are two completely separate things in my opinion. Is he the likeliest of pitchers to top the slate in raw points? Probably. But man has he been in a rut lately.
This is going to sound like a repeat of Wednesday’s article, but it bears repeating. His overall 2018 numbers…
116.2 IP, 18 starts, 34.7% K%, 13.4% SwStr%, 8.3% BB%, 2.88 SIERA, 35.6% GB%, 34.9% Hard%
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