And like N’Sync once said…’It’s gonna be, May.’
Yes, I literally just reference a boy band in my opening of a DFS baseball write-up.
But it’s not wrong. It’s officially May and one month of baseball is in the books.
I think April was full of surprises. No one expected Seattle to jump out to such a hot start (only to fall way back down to earth), the Rays came out of nowhere and the Yankees have a starting 9 on the injured list that could make the playoffs if they were a separate team.
We have seen lots of the top pitchers get blown up, and I am still not convinced there’s not something wrong with Chris Sale. Clayton Kershaw has come back to old form for now. Baseballs are apparently juiced, too. Christian Yelich is the new Barry Bonds, but only when playing at home in Miller Park. Pete Alonso and Austin Meadows look like they are headed for rookies of the year in both leagues.
And Bryce Harper is still the most overrated player in baseball.
Tonight we have a solid 9-game slate on tap and thank goodness we don’t have to play Pirates bats on the main slate. What a freaking disappointment they were last night.
There are a ton of stud pitchers to pay up for and there’s one stack I love today that allows you to play the big boys with some wiggle room. And that stack will be leveraged against a likely highly-owned value play at pitcher. The answers to those questions will be answered below, but only to those who are subs to our site. So, it might be worth that small investment to find out!
Aaron Nola – vs. Detroit Tigers – $9,100/$9,000
Analysis: Well Mr. Velasquez did Vince Velasquez things and allowed one lefty bat to eat his lunch and ruin his day. Now we get the same scenario tonight, just with a better pitcher for the Phillies as a RH-heavy lineup faces a Aaron Nola, who eats righties for lunch, but can be exposed against lefties. The good thing is, again, the Tigers have very few lefties. One of those lefties ended Velasquez’s night, so if Nola can cruise through here, I love the upside he brings against a team that is still 25th in wOBA to righties with a .134 ISO and 25.8% K rate against right-handed pitching.