I have about 10 minutes to write this for you.
Sorry about the mess.
I didn’t have time to put in extensive research, but everything I’m about to tell you will help you build a better lineup.
The following pitchers are the most favored today by Las Vegas. The number next to the player’s name is the moneyline. The lower the number the more likely they are to win:
1. Hector Santiago, -170
2. Carlos Frias, -157
3. Sonny Gray, -150
4. Brett Oberholtzer, -140
None of those pitchers are costly. Oberholtzer costs as much as a stud outfielder. There are other players on the board, including studs Cole Hamels and Matt Harvey, who both should be considered. Harvey is the most expensive pitcher on the board today, but he is elite and gets to face the Cubs who have struck out more than any other team in baseball.
I also like Francisco Liriano, Taijuan Walker and Corey Kluber today.
Frias is probably my top play today. I have him paired with Harvey in one lineup and Santiago in another.
The Pittsburgh-Philadelphia and New York Mets-Chicago Cubs games have the lowest over/unders of the day at 6.5 runs.
The Washington-Arizona game has the highest over/under at 9.
Detroit vs. Ricky Nolasco — Nolasco can’t stop batters on either side of the plate.
Houston vs. Tim Hudson — I wouldn’t want to be the pitcher facing the 46-homer Astros at home one night after Chris Heston dominated them in a 10-strikeout, 2-hitter. We liked Heston yesterday but couldn’t have expected that kind of performance.
Elian Herrera‘s price jumped to $2,600 since yesterday’s list, but that’s an easy price to pay after he hit another homer and score 14 fantasy points, his third consecutive game with 14 or more
Josh Reddick scored 29 fantasy points yesterday for us and I’m putting him on the list again because of the matchup with Wade Miley and because Reddick’s price is still too low.
Anthony Gose costs just $3,400 and he’ll be the likely leadoff hitter today as the Tigers face Nolasco
Miguel Cabrera, $4,900, I know that’s a bit steep for a value, but two 1Bs are priced higher than Cabrera, arguably the best hitter in baseball. He should have a day against Nolasco.
Sorry, that’s all I have time for. Who did I miss? Leave your picks in the comments.
Good luck today and every day.