Ross Stripling

Oakland Athletics
Pos: SP | Hand: R
Status: Active
player props
FPTS -7 -4 -1 2 5 8 11 14 17 20 SAL $1.1K $2.1K $3.2K $4.2K $5.3K $6.4K $7.4K $8.5K $9.5K $10.6K
  • FPTS: -5.55
  • FPTS: 6.45
  • FPTS: 12.6
  • FPTS: 9.85
  • FPTS: 14.95
  • FPTS: 3.1
  • FPTS: 9.95
  • FPTS: 9.65
  • FPTS: 0
  • FPTS: 11.15
  • FPTS: 19.7
  • FPTS: 0
  • FPTS: -9.45
  • FPTS: 5.05
  • FPTS: 0
  • FPTS: 1.85
  • SAL: --
  • SAL: $4.5K
  • SAL: --
  • SAL: $5.5K
  • SAL: $5.5K
  • SAL: $6K
  • SAL: $6K
  • SAL: $6.2K
  • SAL: $10K
  • SAL: $5.7K
  • SAL: $6.2K
  • SAL: $6.4K
  • SAL: $10.6K
  • SAL: $6.2K
  • SAL: $6.2K
  • SAL: $6.1K
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Date Opp DKSAL FDSAL DKFPTS FDFPTS k ip ab sho w hra l er cg ha 3ba bba sba ibba whip hbp qstart 1ba k/9 2ba
2024-05-18 @ KC $6.1K $6.4K 1.85 9 2 5 24 0 0 0 1 4 0 9 0 0 0 0 1.8 0 0 6 3.6 3
2024-05-15 @ HOU $6.2K $6.8K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024-05-13 @ HOU $6.2K $6.8K 5.05 12 1 5 20 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0 2 0 1 1.2 1 0 2 1.8 1
2024-05-07 vs. TEX $10.6K $6.8K -9.45 -4 2 1 18 0 0 1 1 5 0 10 0 2 0 0 7.2 0 0 9 10.8 0
2024-05-03 vs. MIA $6.4K $6.8K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024-05-01 vs. PIT $6.2K $6.8K 19.7 34 2 6 24 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.5 0 1 2 3 1
2024-04-26 @ BAL $5.7K $6.7K 11.15 20 3 5 23 0 0 1 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 1.06 0 0 4 4.76 1
2024-04-22 @ NYY $10K $6.8K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024-04-21 @ CLE $6.2K $6.8K 9.65 18 4 5 21 0 0 1 1 3 0 5 0 1 0 0 1.2 0 0 2 7.2 2
2024-04-15 vs. STL $6K $7.1K 9.95 20 4 5 25 0 0 0 1 3 0 6 0 2 0 0 1.41 0 0 1 6.35 5
2024-04-10 @ TEX $6K $7.1K 3.1 15 5 6 32 0 0 0 1 6 0 11 0 3 0 1 2.33 0 0 8 7.5 3
2024-04-03 vs. BOS $5.5K $7.3K 14.95 31 3 7 26 0 0 0 1 1 0 8 0 0 1 0 1.14 0 1 8 3.86 0
2024-03-29 vs. CLE $5.5K $6.6K 9.85 21 6 5 27 0 0 1 1 4 0 7 0 2 0 0 1.8 0 0 4 10.8 2
2024-03-23 vs. LAA -- -- 12.6 21 3 4 15 0 1 1 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 6.75 1
2024-03-18 @ ARI $4.5K -- 6.45 15 3 5 24 0 0 0 0 3 0 7 0 1 0 0 1.6 0 0 6 5.4 1
2024-03-13 @ SD -- -- -5.55 2 5 3 23 0 0 1 1 8 0 13 0 0 0 0 3.55 0 0 7 12.27 5
2024-03-03 vs. TEX -- -- 7.55 12 1 3 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.67 0 0 1 3 1
2023-10-01 vs. LAD $6.5K $7.1K 10.3 16 2 3 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.6 0 0 2 5.4 0
2023-09-25 vs. SD $6.5K $7.1K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-09-23 @ LAD $6.5K $7.1K 3 12 4 4 23 0 0 0 0 4 0 7 0 3 0 0 2.5 0 0 3 9 4
2023-09-16 @ COL $6.6K $7.1K 3.9 10 3 3 17 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 1 2 0 0 1.8 0 0 3 8.1 0
2023-09-11 vs. CLE $6.6K $7.1K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-08-28 vs. CIN $6.6K $7.1K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-08-22 @ PHI $6.7K $7.1K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-08-18 @ ATL $6.6K $7.3K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-08-16 vs. TB $6.6K $7.3K 2.9 12 3 6 29 0 0 3 0 5 0 11 0 0 0 0 1.83 0 0 7 4.5 1
2023-08-11 vs. TEX $5.6K $6.9K 10.25 18 3 5 20 0 0 2 1 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 5.4 0
2023-08-07 @ LAA $5.5K $6.9K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-08-05 @ OAK $5.5K $6.9K 22.2 34 7 5 19 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.56 0 0 2 11.81 0
2023-07-30 vs. BOS $5.2K $6.3K 10.75 19 3 4 17 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.92 1 0 2 6.23 1
2023-07-24 @ DET $10.8K $6K 7.5 22 3 6 28 0 0 0 1 3 0 10 0 0 0 0 1.67 0 1 9 4.5 1
2023-07-19 @ CIN $6K $5.8K 9.1 19 2 6 22 0 0 1 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.67 0 1 2 3 1
2023-07-17 @ CIN -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-07-14 @ PIT $5.9K $5.5K 15.5 26 6 4 20 0 0 1 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 1.07 0 0 4 11.57 0
2023-07-02 @ NYM $10K $5.5K 7.9 12 2 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.5 0 0 0 9 0
2023-07-01 @ NYM $7.6K $5.5K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-06-28 @ TOR $7.6K $5.5K 8.35 15 3 3 13 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 1.33 0 0 2 9 2
2023-06-11 vs. CHC $7.8K $5.7K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-05-17 vs. PHI $7.8K $5.7K 2.5 7 2 3 16 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 1 0 0 1.5 0 0 3 5.4 1
2023-05-12 @ ARI $7.6K $5.7K -0.7 4 2 3 16 0 0 2 0 4 0 5 0 2 0 0 2.1 0 0 3 5.4 0
2023-05-07 vs. MIL $7.1K $7.1K 1.85 9 3 5 23 0 0 2 1 5 0 7 0 2 1 0 1.8 0 0 5 5.4 0
2023-05-03 @ HOU $6.3K $7.1K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-05-01 @ HOU $6.4K $7.1K 14.25 24 5 5 20 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 9 0
2023-04-30 @ SD $8.8K $7.1K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-29 @ SD $8.7K $7.1K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-24 vs. STL $8.4K $7.1K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-23 vs. NYM $11K $7.1K 1.3 7 1 3 17 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 1 0 0 2.1 0 0 5 2.7 1
2023-04-19 @ MIA $8.2K $8K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-18 @ MIA $8.1K $8K 10.05 16 3 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.86 0 0 2 11.57 0
2023-04-17 @ MIA $7.9K $8K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-15 @ DET $8K $8K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-14 @ DET $220 $8K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-12 vs. LAD $7.9K $8K 13.1 22 6 3 14 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 16.2 1
2023-04-11 vs. LAD $7.8K $8K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-10 vs. LAD $7.8K $8K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-09 vs. KC $7.9K $8K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-08 vs. KC $7.9K $8K -4.65 -4 1 1 9 0 0 2 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 2.4 0 0 2 5.4 0
2023-04-07 vs. KC $7.9K $8.1K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-06 @ CHW $7.9K $8.1K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-05 @ CHW $7.9K $8.1K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-03 @ CHW $7.9K $8.1K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-02 @ NYY $7.9K $8.1K 3.85 12 3 5 23 0 0 3 1 4 0 6 0 2 0 0 1.6 1 0 3 5.4 0
2023-04-01 @ NYY $7.4K $8.5K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-03-30 @ NYY -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-03-27 vs. OAK -- -- -9.95 -6 2 5 0 0 0 3 0 9 0 11 0 1 0 0 2.4 0 0 8 3.6 0
2023-03-22 vs. TEX -- -- 14.9 26 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 1.29 0 0 6 7.71 0
2023-03-17 @ OAK -- -- 3.25 12 3 5 23 0 0 0 1 4 0 10 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 9 5.4 1
2023-03-12 vs. OAK -- -- 12.5 22 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 1.5 0 0 5 16.2 0
2023-03-05 vs. KC -- -- -5.45 -3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 7 0 0 0 0 2.33 0 0 6 0 0
2023-02-28 vs. SD -- -- 9.9 15 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.5 0 0 1 13.5 0
2022-10-01 vs. BOS $7.4K $8K 21.1 37 3 6 22 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.67 0 1 4 4.5 0
2022-09-25 @ TB $7.7K $8.9K 15.65 27 3 5 21 0 1 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 1 0 1.2 0 0 4 5.4 2
2022-09-20 @ PHI $6.9K $8.3K -0.4 6 3 4 21 0 0 1 0 5 0 9 0 0 0 0 2.25 0 0 6 6.75 2
2022-09-14 vs. TB $8K $7.3K 21.85 38 4 6 23 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0.63 0 1 0 5.68 2
2022-09-09 @ TEX $8.2K $8.7K 15.7 28 4 6 21 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.5 0 1 1 6 1
2022-09-04 @ PIT $11K $8.8K 23.9 43 8 6 24 0 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 3 0 0 0.83 1 1 0 12 1
2022-08-28 vs. LAA $7.4K $7.7K 15.3 31 6 6 25 0 0 2 1 3 0 7 0 0 0 0 1.17 0 1 5 9 0
2022-08-23 @ BOS $7.4K $6.6K 23.3 43 6 6 25 0 1 0 0 1 0 6 0 1 0 0 1.17 0 1 5 9 1
2022-08-17 vs. BAL $7.4K $6.6K 27.65 44 7 6 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.16 0 1 1 9.95 0
2022-07-30 vs. DET $7.4K $6.4K 12.15 22 5 4 18 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 1 0 1.15 1 0 4 10.38 1
2022-07-24 @ BOS $6.7K $7.6K 3.4 9 1 4 17 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 1 0 0 1.5 0 0 4 2.25 1
2022-07-13 vs. PHI $6.5K $7.1K 30.55 49 6 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.29 0 1 0 7.71 1
2022-07-08 @ SEA $5.8K $7.1K 14.45 27 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 0 1 0 0 1.6 0 0 4 10.8 3
2022-07-03 vs. TB $5.3K $7.1K 5.7 14 3 4.2 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 7 0 1 0 0 1.71 0 0 5 5.79 1
2022-06-28 vs. BOS $5.1K $6.7K 9.65 18 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 5 0 1 0 0 1.2 0 0 2 5.4 2
2022-06-22 @ CWS $5.2K $6.3K 21.9 40 5 6 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 5 7.5 0
2022-06-17 vs. NYY $5.8K $6.8K 6.05 14 3 3.2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 5 0 2 0 0 1.91 0 0 4 7.38 1
2022-06-12 @ DET $6.9K $6.7K 24.9 40 4 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.17 0 1 1 6 0
2022-06-06 @ KC $5.8K $6.3K 18.65 27 2 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.2 0 0 1 3.6 0
2022-06-01 vs. CWS $4K $6.5K 12.2 20 2 2.2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1.13 0 0 3 6.77 0
2022-05-29 @ LAA $4K $6.5K 5.95 11 3 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 1.8 0 0 0 16.27 2
2022-05-28 @ LAA $4K $6.5K 0.75 1 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022-05-24 @ STL $4K $6.5K 7.3 12 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 13.5 1

Ross Stripling Daily Fantasy News, Rankings, Projections

Let's Try This Again

We don’t have a ton of value pitching options on this slate, which makes me really like Stripling in this below $8,000 price range on DraftKings. He has a 3.80 xFIP with a 24.4% strikeout rate and a 5.4% walk rate since the start of the 2019 season. The Padres are a much better offense than years past, but they still strikeout at a high clip against right-handed pitching. The projected starting lineup has five hitters with strikeout rates over 25% against righties since the start of the 2019 season. I think Stripling has a really nice floor, and he’s a strong value option on this slate.

Good Pitcher, Great Price

As much as I like Gerrit Cole, it's hard to ignore the salary on Ross Stripling on FanDuel and Yahoo tonight. Stripling's only issue is pitch count, the skills and matchup are ideal. His 27% strikeout rate is well above every non-Cole pitcher on the slate, and he combines that with elite control. He is nearly unhittable against lefties and the Giants just don't have the right-handed bats to be much of a threat.

Home team exposure seems fine, but not a necessity

The Rockies are not one of the three teams above five implied runs tonight, but they're closest to that mark at 4.96. Rarely are they that low at Coors, but Ross Stripling seemed to be temporarily granted Kershaw-like powers while the latter the big lefty was on the DL. Over his last two starts, Stripling has struck out 11 of 41 batters, but has allowed nine runs and four HRs. In fact, he's allowed 12 HRs over his last 11 starts and has stuck between five and seven strikeouts in nine of his last 10 starts. A quality pitcher, but not someone that needs to be avoided at Coors. He still has an 86.2 mph aEV for the season with a .294 xwOBA and 24.2 K% over the last month. The price drop to $7K makes this feel like a matchup you don't want to much exposure to, but some on either side might be okay. Stripling throws either curveballs or changeups over 30% of the time, which gives him a reverse split, though some pitchers elect to abandon the curve at Coors. The three best hitters for the Rockies by wRC+ and ISO against RHP over the last calendar year are all LHBs. You want to be creative and come up with someone other than Charlie Blackmon (126 wRC+, .255 ISO), but while Nolan Arenado (96 wRC+, .211 ISO), Carlos Gonzalez (137 wRC+, .242 ISO), Trevor Story (104 wRC+, .237 ISO) and David Dahl (150 wRC+, .270 ISO) all seem okay (and boy did Dahl's price shoot up quickly on DK), none feel like they need to be in your lineup tonight, especially if considering high priced pitching.

The Price Tag is Just Too Cheap

The FanDuel price is still fairly high with Stripling, but my mouth is watering at that ridiculously cheap price tag on DraftKings ($8,500) and FantasyDraft ($16,100). What’s not to like about his profile? The 2.43 ERA? The 28% strikeout rate? The 3.5% walk rate that puts him as one of the best control pitchers in baseball? The sub-3.00 SIERA and xFIP? The 30% hard contact rate that beats league average? I’ll wait for a negative. The only thing I can think of is that his manager is the ever unpredictable Dave Roberts, but even that is a small quibble at these prices. Despite a matchup against a Braves offense that is capable of scoring runs, I have a hard time arguing against Stripling today. Fade him on FanDuel if you want, but that DK/FDRAFT price is just WAY too cheap.

Every high end pitcher carries some form of risk

A few hours ago, the easy (and likely most popular) thing to do was load up on either Jacob deGrom (vs San Diego) and/or Ross Stripling (in Philadelphia) and pair them with a $4K Eric Lauer if playing on DraftKings. Lauer has been scratched and replaced with a pitcher double his price tag (still left-handed though), while these are two of the three spots Kevin has serious concerns about in his forecast. Both are in such high upside spots against offenses that strike out more than 25% of the time vs RHP (only two other teams have a 25+ K% split today, one of them the Mets), deGrom in one of the top parks on the board. Removing the starts before and after his DL stint, he’s struck out fewer than seven in a game just once since April 10th, failing to complete seven innings just twice in that span. Stripling has a decreased 26.1 K% since the beginning of June (eight starts), but that’s still a great mark against a 1.5 BB%. He has allowed seven HRs over that span, but has completed six innings in six of those starts with more than two runs just twice. They are two of the top contact managers on the board as well. No other regular starter on the board has an xwOBA within 30 points of either of them this year. Pay attention to Kevin's update later because these are the two pitchers you want. Additional high end pitchers may all have some issues attached. Corey Kluber has been receiving treatment on an ailing knee and has allowed six runs in two of his last four starts, while facing an offense with just a 19.3 K% vs RHP in one of the most positive run environments on the board. Luis Severino has a 22.3 K% over the last month. His velocity has been up and down over the last couple of months. His hard hit rate has been above 40% in each of his last two starts with his ground ball rate just 39.7% over his last 13. He does get a park upgrade against a marginal Rays offense that's not very dangerous and obviously has the talent to put up some great numbers, but he costs $1K more than any other DK pitcher. Patrick Corbin has struck out just 20 of his last 94 batters, but has a 10.9 SwStr% low over those four starts and has been above 13% in each of the other three. The matchup is a concern for him at Wrigley (Cubs 8.6 K-BB% at home, 11.6 K-BB% vs LHP).

Ace At A Discount

Of the five ace pitchers tonight, Ross Stripling is the one at a discount on DK/FDRFT. The discount comes from the fact that he sees limited pitch counts, which typically leave him at six innings. But that is priced in here, as his skills are every bit as good as the four pitchers above him. He has a 28.1% strikeout rate with just 3.7% walks and 29.9% hard contact allowed. Dating back to early May when he joined the rotation, he has allowed more than two runs only twice in 14 starts, and he has seven or more strikeouts in eight of those starts and 0-1 walks in 12 of them. There is just nothing to quibble with in these skills, so I'll be happy to take the discount here.

DraftKings has under-priced a few pitchers tonight

There's so much quality pitching on Thursday night that players don't necessarily have to use a $10K+ arm even though they account for more than one-third of the board. There are also some nice SP2 bargains for DraftKings tonight. Jameson Taillon (22.2 K%, 3.81 SIERA, .292 xwOBA) is one of just two pitchers to reach a 50% ground ball rate tonight (exactly 50%). He manages contact well with a league average strikeout rate and costs an absurd $5.7K on DraftKings against the Brewers tonight (85 wRC+, 25.2 K% vs RHP). Ross Stripling (28.7 K%, 2.78 SIERA, .244 xwOBA) has the lowest aEV (85.8 mph) on the board. While the strikeout rate has come down over the last month, it's still at 25.8% with a 2.84 SIERA that's virtually identical to his season rate. He costs just above $9K against the Padres (81 wRC+, 26.1 K% vs RHP). Tyler Skaggs (26.4 K%, 3.48 SIERA, .305 xwOBA) has increased his strikeout rate over the last month (29.7%) and has not allowed more than a single earned run in five straight starts. He faces a tough opponent in the Mariners (109 wRC+, 21.5 K% vs LHP), but in a favorable park for just $7.7K on DraftKings. Steven Matz (21.4 K%, 4.23 SIERA, .312 xwOBA) may be a pitcher players are looking to attack tonight, but he has a board topping 52 GB% with an 87 mph aEV that's fourth best on the board. The Nationals have a 90 wRC+, 22.9 K%, and 11.7 HR/FB vs LHP (not terrible, but nothing special), while he costs just $5.9K on DraftKings.

The Ace With Savings

There is a significant salary drop from the top five aces down to Stripling, but there is not a skills drop. Everything about Stripling's skill set puts him firmly in the top tier and he has a strong matchup on top of it. The only thing holding him back is the somewhat limited pitch count he gets, but six innings of these skills against the Padres is more than enough for me on this slate.

Stripling's combination of elite control, with just 3.6% walks and a low 28.1% hard hit rate that is the best mark of any pitcher on this loaded slate, gives him safety, while his 28.7% strikeout rate gives him upside. He is an easy fit as a cash game SP2 on DK/FDRFT and a strong tournament play with the salary on all sites.

The Pivot Off All the Big Names

Ross Stripling was around 6-7% owned in most contests in his last start, and that was on a short slate. He was rock solid once again in that outing against the Angels, and it surprises me how much most people overlook him. That won't happen to the same extent tonight given the fact that he gets to face the Padres, but he still might go under-owned given the sheer number of aces we have on the mound. His stats are impressive across the board, with a 29% strikeout rate and one of the lowest walk rates in the league. His SIERA and xFIP are both right around 2.75. There's a ton to love here, and the matchup is just icing on the cake.

Is He Really This Cheap?

When looking at this slate, Ross Stripling is priced as the seventh-highest pitcher on FanDuel tonight. I think he's great value this far down, so he's one of the top pitchers on the slate for me. The projected starters for the Padres have a .143 ISO with a .301 wOBA against right-handed pitching this season. They also have a 23.5% strikeout rate and they hit a lot of groundballs.

Stripling has been great this season, and he opens up some extra bats on this slate. He has a .290 wOBA with a .150 ISO and a 25.7% strikeout rate against righties. With this projected lineup having four righties and lefties, it's good to note that he's actually been better against left-handed hitters, as he has a .266 wOBA with a .119 ISO and a 31.5% strikeout rate. Stripling generates a lot of soft contact with his slider and changeup and has a 7% hard to soft contact ratio this season.