Happy Edwin Jackson Day everyone!

The Astros get to tee up on the worst pitcher in baseball and trying to figure out which Astros to build your team around on FanDuel will be quite the challenge. I want to play all of the big boys, but on FanDuel you can only stack four.

So that’s where I will be going today. The rest of the field will be filled up by some variation of the players listed in today’s Value Index, which by the way, will be ending after this week.

We have college football, NFL football and I have a second kiddo on the way and my wife has been having some issues in the past week or two, so my focus for a daily sport such as baseball just hasn’t been there consistently.

So I will try to get one of these out every day this week to end on a high note, and then start looking for college football content starting in a little over a week! So glad football is coming back soon.

Today we have 9 games to build our lineups around, and it’s clear who the top stacks will be today. Good luck!

Pitcher xFIP vs. LH

1. Chi Chi Gonzalez – 7.39
2. Joe Ross – 6.99
3. Zach Davies – 6.01
4. Eric Lauer – 5.78
5. Edwin Jackson – 5.77
6. Trevor Williams – 5.49
7. Dillon Peters – 5.24
8. Dakota Hudson – 5.22
9. Ivan Nova – 5.21
10. Marco Gonzales – 5.21

Pitcher xFIP vs. RH

1. Edwin Jackson – 5.89
2. John Means – 5.84
3. Zac Gallen – 5.67
4. Jorge Lopez – 4.89
5. Trevor Williams – 4.88
6. Kolby Allard – 4.85
7. Marco Gonzales – 4.83

Hitter wOBA vs. LH

1. Mike Trout – Angels – .415
2. Hunter Pence – Rangers – .406
3. Eugenio Suarez – Reds – .396
4. Tommy Pham – Rays – .392
5. Danny Santana – Rangers – .380

Hitter wOBA vs. RH

1. Christian Yelich – Brewers – .483
2. Bryan Reynolds – Pirates – .425
3. Josh Bell – Pirates – .414
4. Charlie Blackmon – Rockies – .399
5. George Springer – Astros – .395

PITCHERS

Brendan McKay – vs. Seattle Mariners – $7,500

Analysis: I am going to make this happen and work…at least that’s what I believe. McKay is the hybrid player who can pitch and hit. But they have been using him as a pitcher mostly. As a lefty, he draws one of the best matchups on the board, but we have to worry a bit if McKay can get to 5 or 6 innings without much trouble. The Mariners strike out a ton so McKay’s upside gets a bump, plus he has QS and W upside here. He strikes out righties at nearly a 12 K/9 clip and lefties nearly at an 8 K/9 clip. The Mariners are 20th in team wOBA against lefties.

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