MLB Pitching Primer: Wednesday, July 11th

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.


Arms To Trust

Chris Sale vs. Texas Rangers
Jacob deGrom vs. Philadelphia Phillies

This is going to feel like a little déjà vu, as we had this same pair at the top on Friday’s slate. Just like it was then, the choice tonight is Sale. But we will still walk through it a bit. Per usual, let’s put their 2018 numbers side by side for a point of reference.

Sale: 122 IP, 19 starts, 36.8% K%, 15.9% SwStr%, 6.3% BB%, 2.43 SIERA, 44.2% GB%, 27.4% Hard%

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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 has been a consistent top-ranked Grinder.

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  • Bornsupreme

    Thank you for early slate advice!!!!

  • Coreyobrien639

    Yes to the dumb and dumber reference!! Also thanks for early slate info…not playing it today but normally i would and any info from you guys on those tyoe of slates really helps. As a red sox fan it scares me that sale is ramping it up right now..he is notorious for burning out in September :-( It showed last year. Wish he would save this 98 stuff for the playoffs.

  • joeycis

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    Can we give Vince Velasquez a massive bump after the Mets released their lineup?

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