Breaking down the 5/26 MLB slate
Hey grinders, I am looking to make this a regular post. I will be breaking every aspect of the days slate. My goal for this blog is to tie up the whole slate into just one piece of writing.
Games and Pitching matchups
Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs
RHP Jordan Zimmerman @ RHP Kyle Hendricks
Houston Astros @ Baltimore Orioles
RHP Scott Feldman @ RHP Chris Tillman
Kansas City Royals @ New York Yankees
LHP Jason Vargas @ RHP Adam Warren
Miami Marlins @ Pittsburgh Pirates
RHP Mat Latos @ LHP Jeff Locke
Chicago White Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays
LHP John Danks @ RHP R.A Dickey
Texas Rangers @ Cleveland Indians
LHP Wandy Rodriguez @ RHP Danny Salazar
Colorado Rockies @ Cincinnati Reds
LHP Jorge De La Rosa @ RHP Mike Lorenzen
Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Mets
RHP Jerome Williams @ RHP Jacob Degrom
Seattle Mariners @ Tampa Bay Rays
LHP J.A Happ @ RHP Alex Colome
San Francisco Giants @ Milwaukee Brewers
LHP Madison Bumgarner @ RHP Matt Garza
Boston Red Sox @ Minnesota Twins
RHP Clay Buccholz @ RHP Mike Pelfrey
Arizona Diamondbacks @ St. Louis Cardinals
RHP Archie Bradley @ LHP Jaime Garcia
Atlanta Braves @ Los Angeles Dodgers
RHP Julio Teheran @ LHP Clayton Kershaw
San Diego Padres @ Los Angeles Angels
RHP Odrisamer Despaigne @ RHP Matt Shoemaker
Detroit Tigers @ Oakland Athletics
LHP David Price @ RHP Jesse Chavez
Diving into todays pitching
|Washington Nationals||Jordan Zimmerman||.232||.342||7.84||3.92||2.32|
|Chicago Cubs||Kyle Hendricks||.285||.325||7.29||3.92||0.45|
|Houston Astros||Scott Feldman||.382||.302||5.83||3.53||1.17|
|Baltimore Orioles||Chris Tillman||.382||.360||6.31||5.21||1.31|
|Kansas City Royals||Jason Vargas||.314||.426||4.91||5.26||1.40|
|New York Yankees||Adam Warren||.339||.291||5,48||4.61||1.02|
|Miami Marlins||Jose Urena||.307||N/A||N/A||N/A||0.24|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||Jeff Locke||.325||.430||7.04||3.88||0.98|
|Chicago White Sox||John Danks||.398||.290||6.55||4.95||1.64|
|Toronto Blue Jays||R.A Dickey||.348||.328||4.58||4.91||1.68|
|Texas Rangers||Wandy Rodriguez||.250||.360||7.53||4.17||0.52|
|Cleveland Indians||Danny Salazar||.319||.293||12.37||2.45||1.44|
|Colorado Rockies||Jorge De La Rosa||.336||. 392||10.08||3.52||0.65|
|Cincinnati Reds||Michael Lorenzen||.349||.455||5.21||5.10||1.89|
|Philadelphia Phillies||Jerome Williams||.381||.347||5.25||4.57||1.50|
|New York Mets||Jacob Degrom||.207||.335||8.73||3.27||0.97|
|Seattle Mariners||J.A Happ||.304||.280||7.23||3.63||0.95|
|Tampa Bay Rays||Alex Colome||.297||.372||7.03||3.49||1.48|
|San Fransisco Giants||Madison Bumgarner||.291||.305||8.21||3.55||0.95|
|Milwaukee brewers||Matt Garza||.348||.341||6.58||4.42||1.38|
|Boston Red Sox||Clay Buccholz||.345||.288||9.85||3.11||0.85|
|Minnesota Twins||Mike Pelfrey||.361||.264||4.40||4.73||0.60|
|Arizona Diamondbacks||Archie Bradley||.346||.272||6.33||4.60||0.33|
|St. Louis Cardinals||Jaime Garcia||.301||.525||3.86||5.41||1.29|
|San Diego Padres||Odrisamer Despaigne||.405||.265||4.08||4.79||1.27|
|Los Angeles Angels||Matt Shoemaker||.383||.353||8.53||3.92||2.64|
|Detroit Tigers||David Price||.304||.248||8.15||3.63||0.91|
|Oakland Athletics||Jesse Chavez||.236||.279||8.45||3.80||0.41|
Drastic Ballpark Shifts
Sure, U.S Cellular isn’t quite a pitchers park, but its not the Rogers Centre. I have a hard time seeing Danks keeping the ball in the park. I expect guys like Donaldson, Encarnacion, and Collabello to be highly owned, but rightfully so.
Buccholz will be moving from Fenway Park to The spacious park in Minnesota. He will have a much better chance of keeping the ball in the park against a team that struggles vs righty pitchers.
Favorite 3 pitchers
Kershaw is an easy plug and play for me in cash games today. He is the largest favorite in the slate and in the game with the lowest over/under. I will have Kershaw in a lot of my tournaments also. His upside is much higher than anyone else as you can realistically see him put up 25 FD points and nobody would blink an eye.
Degrom has the honor of going against the oh’ so bad Philadelphia Phillies tonight. The Phillies are by far the worst team when facing a righty pitcher, its rather laughable. Degrom will be the guy I have more than the field in tournaments. I expect a very nice night and expect some run support.
Salazar is a strict GPP play for me. The rangers have been hitting the ball well, but Salazar can shut them down. Danny Salazar has one of the highest Strikeout upside in the league and could see him getting double digit Ks and a win.
|Colby Rasmus||Chris Tillman||20||6||2||2|
|Giancarlo Stanton||Jeff Locke||12||6||1||2|
|Steve Pearce||J.A Happ||18||6||2||2|
Top 3 Favorite Stacks
I have to go with the chalk stack as it sticks out so much. I expect the Blue jays to smash Danks and get him out of the game early. Don’t be afraid to play a lefty to be contrarian as the bullpen will ikely bring some righties.
The orioles are my favorite stack tonight. My favorite 4 are Machado, Paredes, Adam Jones and Chris Davis. Feldman always leaves a few over the plate and this isn’t the team you want to do that against. Look for the Orioles to take advantage of some mistakes and send a few over the wall at Camden Yards.
Jordan Zimmerman is a good pitcher. One of his main weaknesses is letting the ball get out of the park. With the wind blowing out 20+ MPH, I love the cubs. With the same wind yesterday, and the game being low scoring, I expect the ownership to be much lower. The game was an anomaly and I will take the 60 year sample size over the 3 week sample size.
2 to Dong
I will be highlighting m2 favorite guys to hit a HR tonight. 1 that I think has best chance, and 1 sneaky guy.
Stanton looked great last night hitting the ball hard. Locke has been better than expected but I can see Stanton Sending one 450 feet tonight.
Chris young will be up against the Royals and Jason vargas tonight. Young has hitting lefties well during his career and this year has been no different. Young should be low owned and i think has a good of a chance at a homer as anyone besides Stanton tonight.