MLB Pitching Primer: Monday, September 17th
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, September 17th
Arms to Trust
Mike Foltynewicz vs St. Louis Cardinals
Foltynewicz has had a very impressive season thus far in which he has racked up a solid 10.1 strikeouts per 9 innings to go along with a 363 xFIP. Trusting him is easy based on what he has done in 2018. He has started 28 games this season for Atlanta. He has a rough four-game stretch in July that he struggled with. If we remove that small glitch, we are left with 24 starts this season and 22 of them where he surrendered two earned runs or less. He’s coming off of a one-run complete game on the road, and I would rank him above Corbin tonight in my desired SP1 options.
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