FanCave Pitching breakdown for 5/14/2018: Should you fade Manaea today?

High Tier

Carlos Carrasco ($9,800 FD/$12,200 DK)- Carlos “Cookie” Carrasco has had an up and down season from a DFS perspective, but this year on the road he is 3-0 with a 2.48 ERA, .206 baa, and 9.9 K/9 rate over 29 innings. It also helps Carrasco’s case that the current Tigers roster is 21 for 115 against him for his career. The Tigers could be heating up, but I think Carrasco handles them pretty well tonight. Carrasco is one of my favorite plays on the slate and is very cash safe.

Patrick Corbin ($10,000 FD/$12,700 DK)- Patrick Corbin has been one of the most dominant pitchers in the majors this season this season. Surprisingly Corbin has always been a better pitcher at home, and he is proving that again this season by pitching to a 4-0 record, 1.32 ERA, .122 baa, and 11.65 K/9. Corbin finally is looking like the Ace the Diamondbacks thought he could be after his 2013 season. Corbin is also safe for cash games.

Mid Tier

Junior Guerra ($8,000 FD/$6,000 DK)- Junior Guerra has been a better pitcher away this year posting a 1-1 record, 1.59 ERA, .184 baa, and a 8.1 K/9 rate. Which makes sense since his home park is a hitters park, but for his career he actually has pretty good numbers at home pitching to a career 6-5 record, 3.02 ERA, .218 baa, and a 8.3 K/9 rate. Guerra’s career success at home is why I think he could do well tonight in another hitters park, but he is reserved for GPP only.

Andrew Heaney ($7,100 FD/$6,200 DK)- The Astros are starting to look like they are finally over their World Series hangover, but they still have struggling against good righties. Heaney has allowed a total of 4 earned runs over his last 17 innings pitched and struck out 16 batters over that timespan. He looks like he’s finally getting back to his 2015 form before all the arm injuries. Heaney is a GPP only play but at his price I could see him being the low owned potential slate breaker at pitcher.

Fade of the Day

Instead of doing a low tier pitcher I am doing my Fade of the Day at pitcher and that pitcher would be:

Sean Manaea ($8,200 FD/$9,600 DK)- The last time Manaea faced the Red Sox he threw a no hitter. The game log watchers will see this game and be all over Manaea without looking into it very much. However, here is the important data Boston didn’t have Xander Bogaerts for this game, they were surging and due for a letdown, and this game was in the A’s pitcher friendly park. Manea has allowed 8 earned runs over his last 11.2 innings, and these two matchups were the second he has faced Seattle and Houston. So lets see if Boston can continue the second time around trend like Seattle and Houston did.

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