Doing more of a GPP lineup today for today’s MLB FanDuel “Main Slate” that features 15-games and starts at 7:05pm.
Weather for the most part looks fine, however, Boston does have some concerns of a delayed start or an in-game delay.
I’m keeping it pretty simple today as I’m going to fade the high-priced pitchers and go with a high risk/high reward option in Oakland’s Chris Bassitt in his match-up against the St. Louis Cardinals. Bassitt has been solid this season as he comes into this game with a 3.64 ERA & 1.17 WHIP and although he hasn’t put up huge performances as of late, he has allowed 3 ER’s or less in 10 of his 11 starts this season. Bassitt has a respectable 8.81 K/9 ratio and although St. Louis is a tough team to face on the road, I think he does have 40+ point upside tonight.
With the money we’re saving on the mound tonight, we’re basically doing big stacks of NYY & SD.
The Yankees have a one of the best match-ups on the slate as their up agianst the LHP Clayton Richard of the Blue Jays who comes into this game with a 7.46 ERA & 1.74 WHIP while allowing opponents to post a .293 average/.939 OPS against him. Richard has really struggled vs. RHB’s as they’ve posted a .320 average/1.022 OPS agianst him.
For the Yankees, we’re paying up for the big bats of Edwin Encarnacion, Gleyber Torres, and Gary Sanchez.
San Diego will get a bullpen game from the Baltimore Orioles tonight at Camden Yards which should lead to a big offensive night. Baltimore’s will be starting Jimmy Yacabonis who has been decent, however, I see plenty of runs getting put up on the board for the Padres as the Orioles bullpen comes into this game with a 6.16 ERA over 311.0 IP this season.
For the Padres we have a 4-man stack of Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis Jr., Hunter Renfroe, and Franmil Reyes.
Rounding out the team, we’re going to Cleveland and going with their talented prospect Bobby Bradley who has shown a ton of power down in the minors and won’t stay this cheap for long!
As always, I will make any necessary updates due to confirmed lineups, weather, etc. I will do my best to update the post but if it’s a last-second update, it’s easier for me to post that with an image on Twitter (@BrettCU05).