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We have another almost complete list of games, although there are a few early games and a couple of others starting at 6:40 that aren’t included in the main list. There are a number of middle-class pitchers taking the hill, which makes it a bit difficult to distinguish the two hitters on the board.
Nestor Cortes“ ($10,300) is the only bowler with a five-figure price tag, which isn’t a surprise given his impressive start to the season. He’s running but has legitimate skills to back up his results at least in part. However, the combination of its price and a tough road match against the Twins made me hesitant to pay.
I’m also willing to move away from Cortes because of the other options on the menu like Aaron Nola ($9,400) and Tony Johnslin ($9,200). Nola has the best hill climbers skills Wednesday but faces a potentially dangerous Milwaukee attack despite a recent bout of cold. Gonsolin has a tough game as well against the wOBA’s fifth-ranked White Sox squad and isn’t particularly vulnerable to a knockout.
Corey Kluber ($8,400) is my choice among the mid-range price. He has allowed two or fewer runs gained in eight of his 10 starts this season, and he’s hit 20 Danes in three of his last five starts. He’s dealing with a St. Louis offense that’s good on paper but was slightly below average on actual scores.
Finally, here are a few more affordable and viable pitchers on the list: Marcus Strowman ($6900) in Baltimore, Dan Dunning ($6,700) in Cleveland and Ian Anderson ($6,400) against Oakland. Despite his crush on his last appearance, Stroman is my favorite of the bunch. He has scored no fewer than 16 Danish points in four of his last five starts, surpassing 20 Danes on two additional occasions. He faces a Baltimore attack that is among the worst in the league in terms of WOBA and strike rate.
The Angels are a sneaky team to target on Wednesday. Nathan Evaldi has been doing well lately, but has allowed several home runs in four of his 10 starts. The main problem is that the Angels squad has the potential to be severely reduced after Mike Trout exited Tuesday’s game with a thigh injury – along with several other players on the injured list. I still love Jared Walsh ($3,900) as a buildable player, and a very affordable price tag.
Randy Arosarina ($4,700) He took the title role in Tampa Bay with the South Bows on the Hill, and will face inexperienced Bucky Naughton Wednesday. Regardless of the match, Arozarena beat the April slow and averaged 8.8 DK points across the last 10 matches.
Austin Riley ($5,700) knock down the left-hand pitcher this season to hit .487 WOBA. Even given the sample’s small caveat, this is an incredibly impressive sign. Jared Koenig is set to make it into the Major League on Wednesday, and while he did well in Triple-A, it’s a fair bet to expect Atlanta to benefit.
In addition to his success at the surface level, Bryson Stott ($2,400) Scored four badly damaged balls in his last four games. It still makes it to the bottom of the rankings, but Milwaukee is a good place for left-handed power.
Ezequiel Duran ($2000) He got promoted from Double-A Frisco but didn’t look confused early in his Big League career. Like Stott, he didn’t hit a perfect spot in the lineup, but he hit .582 at Frisco so there’s a lot of pop in his racket.
Louis Orias ($3,400) A little pricey to be listed here, but it’s worth some conversation. He returned to the Brewers’ squad on Tuesday and kicked off after missing two games with a thumb injury. This showdown against Nola isn’t perfect, but there are worse ways to fill out a list.
Stacks to consider
San Francisco Giants vs. Antonio Cinzatella: Tommy La Stella ($4900), Mike Jastrzemsky ($4600), Wilmer Flores ($5100), Jock Pederson ($5600)
Senzatella had a miserable start to the season, entering Wednesday’s start with a difference of 5.40 PM. However, his profile doesn’t necessarily make him a target for piles, as his walking rate is only 4.8 percent and allows 0.8h/9. However, he doesn’t hit anyone (8.5K%) and owns a 5.12 SIERA, which shows his skill level. The Giants’ order top is priced, but it’s still hard to build around them.
Atlanta vs. Jared Koenig: Ronald Akuna ($6200), Dansby Swanson ($5200), Austin Riley ($5,700), Ozzy Albis (4800 USD)
Atlanta will play Koenig in his first league appearance. Atlanta doesn’t have strong overall numbers against the Southpaws this season, but this group should make up four of the team’s top five hitters, all of whom have had major success against lefties during their careers. Price, pitch and popularity will all reduce them against Atlanta in championship competitions, but they will still be a clear team to target.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Bucky Naughton/Johan Oviedo: Randy Arosarina ($4,700), Manuel Margo ($4100), Harold Ramirez ($2,400), Yandy Diaz ($4,000)
The rays are expected to take a pair of inexperienced pitchers Wednesday. Naughton in particular has been a hit early in the season, but it’s a contact heavy jug and is set to lose its potency by the likes of The Bat, Steamer and other widely available projection systems. Meanwhile, Rays aren’t very cheap to stack, but they do offer savings compared to both Atlanta and San Francisco. Make sure you pay attention to the ranking before using this, because we all know Rays like to switch players into different roles regularly.
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