FANDUEL MLB PITCHING BREAKDOWN 4/11: Who Wood You Rather Play?
Alex Wood ($8,800 FD)- After Hyun-Jin Ryu tossed 6 shutout innings allowing 1 hit, 1 walk, and striking out 8 Wood looks like the top play on the slate tonight from a pitching standpoint. The A’s have the big bats to hurt lefties, but the last 4 left handed starters they’ve faced have pitched a total of 22.2 innings allowing 4 runs, 18 hits, and striking out 25 batters. Alex Wood this season has pitched to a 1.93 ERA, .146 baa, and 6.43 K/9. Wood’s strikeout numbers are down to start the year, but they will get back up to where they were last season. Wood is coming off of food poisoning along with teammate Cody Bellinger so his DTD tag on FD might lower his ownership even more, but Wood is the top pitcher on this slate.
Marco Estrada ($8,100 FD)- I usually only play Estrada when he faces the Red Sox, but he’s been pitching on a whole new level this season. This season he holds a 1-0 record, 2.77 ERA, .191 baa, and 6.23 K/9. For his career vs the Orioles Estrada holds a 7-1 record, 3.22 ERA, .203 baa, and a 9.0 K/9 Rate. In Baltimore he holds a career 3-1 record, 3.68 ERA, .237 baa, and an 8.0 K/9. Estrada is a safe gpp play tonight, and his ownership might be high enough to warrant playing him in cash.
Zack Wheeler ($6,000 FD)- Zack Wheeler is a little risky because we don’t know what his pitch count will be, but in his rehab start he went 5 innings allowing 3 hits, 1 run, and striking out 6, while throwing 80 pitches. Wheeler in his career against the Marlins holds a 2-1 record, 2.28 ERA, .184 baa, and a 10.0 K/9 rate. In Miami Wheeler is even better posting a 1-0 record, 1.35 ERA, .148 baa, and a 9.5 K/9 Rate. Wheeler comes with risk coming off injury but he can get us 5-6 innings on his pitch count he should be able to do very well against this Marlins team that is worse than the ones he has faced in the past. Wheeler is a gpp play who could completely crush value tonight