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Gerrit Cole- At $11,000 on DraftKings and FanDuel, Cole is my pay up starting pitcher for cash. Boston has struck out 24.4% of their plate appearances in 2020 and Cole had a K/9 of 13.82 in 2019. I expect Cole to have a strong outing against Boston.
Sonny Gray- At $9,600 on DraftKings and $10,800 on FanDuel, Gray is priced up for a favorable matchup against Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh has been dormant on offense in 2020 posting a wRC+ of 68 and an implied run total of 3.49 suggests they will struggle to score. Gray has been dominant thus far in 2020 and I expect him to keep the momentum against Pittsburgh.
Texas Rangers- The Rangers have a matchup against the Colorado Rockies in Coors Field against an unexperienced Ryan Castellani. With an implied run total of 6.16, I expect the Rangers to score early and often in this spot. Focus on Joey Gallo, Shin-Soo Choo, Willie Calhoun, and Isiah Kiner-Falefa.
New York Yankees- The Yankees are going against Boston’s struggling bullpen on today’s slate. Regardless of who Boston throws out there, they are coming off a game where their starting pitcher only lasted 2 innings. The Red Sox likely let one of their taxi squad long relievers throw the bulk of the innings. I like the high floor that the Yankees lineup has for cash. Focus on Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks, Luke Voit, and D.J. LeMahieu.
Dinelson Lamet- At $9,200 on DraftKings and FanDuel, I expect Lamet to get lost in the abundance of pay up options at starting pitcher. He’s facing an Arizona offense that has a below-average wRC+ of 92 which is inflated coming off a series at Coors Field. Lamet has gotten off to a strong start with a K/9 of 11.28 and a FIP of 2.62. I like the ceiling that Lamet has in this spot.
Pablo Lopez- At $6,900 on DraftKings and $7,400 on FanDuel, Lopez is my favorite pay down option on today’s slate. I expect Lopez to go overlooked due to the implied run total of 4.31 against Atlanta. The Braves have struck out at a 27.5% clip in 2020 which gives Lopez a decent ceiling. Lopez will be a volatile play that I’ll have a few shares of in tournaments.
Minnesota Twins-Minnesota is going against Jake Junis in a game where they have an implied run total of 5.4. Junis has a below-average K/9 of 4 in 2020 which will lead to a lot of contact for the Twins. With power up and down the lineup, I like the Twins’ upside in this spot. Focus on Nelson Cruz, Max Kepler, Eddie Rosario, and Jorge Polanco.
Miami Marlins- The Marlins are facing an inexperienced Kyle Wright with an implied run total of 4.19. Wight hasn’t had command of the strike zone in 2020 posting a BB/9 of 7.50 in a limited sample. Miami should be a low owned stack that has a high ceiling in this spot. Focus on Jonathan Villar, Jesus Aguilar, Brian Anderson, and Corey Dickerson.