MLB DFS Top Pitchers for Saturday 9/2/23
Buckle up, fellow baseball enthusiasts! Today, we dive into the captivating realm of pitching strategy. As we analyze the contenders for the MLB DFS top pitchers on this exciting Saturday slate, I’m thrilled to share some keen insights to help you make those critical DraftKings and FanDuel choices. It’s impressive how quickly these four standout pitchers caught my eye. With their consistent performance over the past months and enticing matchups on the horizon, they’re undoubtedly names to reckon with.
Blake Snell (SD) vs. SF: A Southpaw’s Brilliance
Starting off our pitching lineup is the remarkable Blake Snell of the San Diego Padres, squaring off against the San Francisco Giants. Despite San Diego’s recent struggles, Snell has been a shining beacon of excellence on the mound. His journey from a sluggish start to a dominant force with a stellar 1.38 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 12.5 K/9 rate since mid-May is nothing short of inspiring. And here’s the kicker: Snell managed to silence the Giants’ bats, tossing six scoreless innings and striking out an impressive 11 in their last showdown.
His inclusion in the Cy Young conversation speaks volumes about his prowess. Facing a subpar San Fran lineup, Snell’s poised to add another masterpiece to his collection. The Giants’ lefty-heavy batting order plays to his strengths, making him an enticing choice for both DraftKings and FanDuel enthusiasts.
Luis Castillo (SEA) at NYM: Rising Star of the AL Cy Young Race
Next up is the sensational Luis Castillo, donning the Seattle Mariners’ jersey as he prepares to face the New York Mets. Castillo’s meteoric rise up the AL Cy Young standings is a story worth celebrating. With an impressive 3.00 ERA and 1.04 WHIP since his move to Seattle, he’s been on a consistent roll. What’s even more remarkable is his ability to consistently deliver over 40 FanDuel points in eight of his last 12 starts.
As he enters the pitcher-friendly confines of Citi Field, facing a Mets team grappling with uncertainties, Castillo’s poised to showcase his elite skill set. His recent strong performances, coupled with the Mets’ struggles against righties, make him a top-tier choice for both seasoned DFS players and newcomers.
Kyle Bradish (BAL) at ARI: Unveiling the Hidden Gem
Let’s uncover a diamond in the rough with Kyle Bradish of the Baltimore Orioles. This former top prospect has been making waves since the season’s inception, boasting a remarkable 2.23 ERA and 0.94 WHIP since early June. A consistent performer, Bradish has crossed the 29 FanDuel point threshold in 10 of his last 11 starts – a feat that demands attention.
His matchup against the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks couldn’t come at a better time. With the D’Backs offense sputtering post-All-Star break, Bradish’s prowess could shine even brighter. As he readies himself to tame the D’Backs lineup, he emerges as a budget-friendly yet high-impact choice for your DFS lineup, showcasing the potential to outshine pricier options.
Yusei Kikuchi, TOR at COL: Navigating the Coors Field Challenge
A dose of calculated risk adds a thrill to any DFS adventure, and Yusei Kikuchi of the Toronto Blue Jays is our calculated risk for this slate. While Coors Field isn’t typically where we seek pitching gems, Kikuchi’s matchup against the Colorado Rockies piques interest.
The Rockies’ vulnerability against lefties is hard to ignore, boasting the fourth-highest strikeout rate and a subpar OPS since August 1. While Coors Field is notorious for its hitter-friendly environment, Kikuchi’s skill set might just be the wildcard to defy the odds. As you tread carefully into this brave territory, Kikuchi could offer an unexpected twist to your DFS strategy.
Mike Clevinger (CWS) vs. DET: Unleashing a Rejuvenated Force
Last but not least, we have the reinvigorated Mike Clevinger donning the Chicago White Sox uniform against the Detroit Tigers. Clevinger’s recent surge is a testament to his unwavering determination, crafting a commendable 2.15 ERA and 1.01 WHIP over his last nine starts. His dominance over the Tigers is undeniable, boasting a staggering 1.63 ERA and 1.07 WHIP across 13 starts against them.
Despite being placed on waivers, Clevinger’s recent performances paint a different picture, indicating that he’s not to be underestimated. As the White Sox make a calculated move to cut salary, Clevinger remains steadfast in his quest to stifle the Tigers’ offense. With his consistent track record, he positions himself as a formidable choice for your DFS roster.
That’s all I’ve got for today
Thank you for checking out the article, I hope I was able to provide you with some value as you begin to build your DFS lineups for today’s contests.
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