MLB Pitching Primer: Thursday, July 26th

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.

Thursday, July 26th

Welcome to Thursday! We have a bit of a larger Thursday night slate than normal with nine games this evening, but with Stephen Strasburg getting scratched, we don’t have any strong aces going. Sometimes those can be the most fun slates, with ownership spread out among various pitchers rather than the slate coming down to a make-or-break decision on whether to fade the top ace. Let’s take a look at the pitchers taking the hill tonight and see if we can find an edge.

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  • John Breslin (squirrelpatrol)

  • John Breslin, aka squirrelpatrol , is a consistent top-ranked Grinder and RotoGrinders contributor. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and graduated with an M.B.A. from prestigious New York University. He followed that up studying abroad at the London School of Economics. He’s been playing fantasy sports since 1996 and is still scarred from being on the losing end of James Stewart’s 5-TD performance. John beat out the competition to take home first place in the 2018 FanDuel World Fantasy Baseball Championship and has numerous other six-figure finishes to his name.

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