I’m running short on time so I’m combining everything into one post today.
You must get some exposure to the Rockies-Cubs and Twins-White Sox hitters. The games have over/unders of 10 and 9 respectively, making them the most prime stacking candidates. Both games start early.
The projected highest scoring teams, in order, Rockies, Cubs, White Sox, Dodgers and Indians are great stacking candidates today. I have a Rockies stack, but I’ll probably throw a Cubs stack and a White Sox stack into the quarter arcade as well.
Now, the pitchers.
I’ve been trying to tweak this chart a bit. And I like what this one produced. The perfect pitcher will go almost a complete game every time, they’ll strike out a bunch of batters and get the W.
I’m not going to go into great detail about which pitchers I’m going to use today, rather, I want to explain why I used the categories in this chart and where the rankings come from. So, if you don’t care about this part you can just skip to the rankings.
W – Wins are based on the Las Vegas moneyline, the lower the moneyline the greater win probability.
wOBA – Weighted on-base average is considered the best metric to describe overall hitting prowess (not just homers).
K/O – Is opponent strikeout rank. For instance, John Lackey’s K/O is 4 because the Reds have the fourth-highest strikeout total this season.
K/P – Is the pitcher’s projected strikeout rank at Rotogrinders
Park – Is a modified park factor ranking, putting extra emphasis on home runs and runs allowed, at the park where the pitcher is throwing that day.
AVG – Is the average of all the rankings, with the win and strikeout rankings weighted slightly higher than the rest.
Pitcher rankings for Friday, April 10
Colin McHugh and Dan Haren appear to be the best values of the day. Mike Fiers strikeout potential is interesting.
Good luck today and every day.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: EP has been playing fantasy sports since 1996. He is among the top third of overall players at RotoGrinders.com. He won two NBA GPPs this season, his first dedicating significant time to NBA lineups, and is among the top 32% of hockey players. He’ll use the same methods in an attempt to crack an MLB tournament in 2015.