Hey guys I know MLB season can seem like a grind sometimes, but just trust your process that has worked and it will pay dividends for you in the long run. Anyway now to your pitchers for tonight:
Chris Sale($11,000 FD)- Over the last week the Yankees have struck out an average of 9.3 times in their last 6 games with being under 8 strikeouts only once. Tonight the Yankees get to face one of the best left handed pitchers in the game. Chris Sale for his career has dominated the Yankees and holds a 5-2 record, 2.60 ERA, .189 baa, and 9.7 K/9. He also holds a career 8-4 record, 3.25 ERA, .221 baa, and 11.4 K/9 at Fenway Park. Chris Sale on the season is 0-0 but has a .82 ERA, .162 baa, and a 12.27 K/9. Sale looks even better this season than he has in the past and is definitely my top cash pitcher tonight. You might even get him with some lower ownership because people are afraid of the Yankees lineup.
Aaron Nola($8,500 FD)- As long as Gabe Kapler doesn’t pull him after 68 pitches like he did on opening day Nola should be an amazing value pitcher tonight. Nola has a 0-0 record, with a 2.61 ERA, .194 baa, and a 6.10 K/9 rate so far this season. He has faced the Reds 3 times in his career and owns a 1-1 record, 3.15 ERA, .203 baa, and a 9.9 K/9 rate. At home for his career Nola owns a career 14-12 record, 3.54 ERA, .232 baa, and a 10.4 K/9 rate. He has been much better at home in the last year to two years and with his cheap is a safe cash play tonight to fit the big bats you will want
Carlos Martinez ($8,700 FD)- This season C-Mart has a 1-1 record, 2.84 ERA, .174 BAA, and a career high 10.66 K/9 rate. He just faced these Brewers last week and went 8.1 innings allowing 4 hits and striking out 10 batters, only difference is this game was in Milwaukee. He is at home now where he owns a career 21-16 record, 3.62 ERA, .251 baa, and a 8.6 K/9 rate. However, vs the Brewers for his career he owns a 6-4 record, 1.98 ERA, .227 baa, and a 10.0 K/9. Martinez can be a cash play tonight, but as we saw in his first start of the season there is a chance of him losing all sense of control so with that risk I am reserving him for GPPs.
Tyler Skaggs ($7,100 FD)- Skaggs has dealt with injuries the last few seasons, and normally I wouldn’t play a lefty in Texas because of Adrian Beltre’s dominance vs lefties at home, but Skaggs looks to be back and better than ever. This season he is 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA, .200 baa, and a 8.18 K/9 rate. In his career vs the Rangers Skaggs owns a 2-2 record with a 6.57 ERA, .279 baa, and a 9.2 K/9. Now his ERA is kinda high and so is his baa, but he hasn’t thrown over 113 innings yet in his career because he has been hurt. Skaggs looks to be back to the ace potential he was said to have in the minors and I like him for GPPs tonight.