The Toronto Raptors couldn’t close out the championship Monday night and the series moves to Game 6, and the Warriors could be without Kevin Durant for the rest of the series…
Wait, why the hell am I talking about basketball?
It’s MF’in baseball season!
Tonight we have a completely full slate tonight in MLB, fifteen glorious games!
We have some stud pitching, some underrated offenses for today and then of course Coors.
But before we get to today’s selections, here’s the top pitchers and their xFIPs against lefties and righties for today’s slate….
PITCHER xFIP vs. LH Hitting
PITCHER xFIP vs. RH Hitting
Now, let’s get after it!
Chris Paddack – at San Francisco Giants – $9,300
Analysis: Paddack may seem expensive, but he is priced well enough that you can still fit in some of the better offenses on the slate and feel safe about your pitcher. He takes on the Giants, a team that is 28th in team wOBA and has a team ISO of .168. They have added some lefties to the mix, and Paddack struggles to strikeout lefties, whiffing them at a 7.63 K/9. Against righties, Paddack owns a 12 K/9 rate. His wOBA and overall numbers still look good and he gets a ballpark boost playing in Giants’ stadium.
Darwinzon Hernandez – vs. Texas Rangers – $5,600
Analysis: For his first name alone, which is a very -EV way to play DFS, Darwinzon is worth playing. But in reality, he’s worth playing if you want to get some cheap strikeouts and load up on bats. The lefty faces a depleted Rangers lineup at home tonight, and Texas is a team that isn’t too scary against lefties without Joey Gallo in the mix. The Rangers are 25th in team wOBA agaisnt southpaws and strike out 23% of the time. Hernandez has struggled with giving up runs at Triple A, but he’s striking out batters at a 31% clip. He’s sub-$6K and is a value play that could rack up strikeouts, give up a few runs and your Coors stack could vault you up the standings.