Cole Hamels, the Rangers’ co-ace along with Yu Darvish, has been one...
DFS pitchers for April 21
We’re diving into the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) craze and will be bringing you the two pitchers we’re using in Draft Kings with other possibilities as well.
Chase Anderson: Yeah, we’re using high-priced pitchers like Carlos Carrasco and Dan Haren too, but on a day with so many premium matchups for hitters, we went fishing for a better value at SP and came up with the young D-backs right-hander. Not only are we fans of his skill set (career 8.3 K/9 and 3.64 xFIP), but we like the matchup against a Rangers lineup that has been pretty poor so far – .211 average (3rd-worst in MLB), .337 SLG (5th-worst) and .283 wOBA (8th-worst). At a bargain basement $5,500, he saves $3,500 on the highest-priced pitcher (Lance Lynn) that can be reinvested in the Padres’ right-handed hitters in Coors against a lefty in Tyler Matzek.
Drew Pomeranz: Another bargain, the A’s lefty costs just $6,600 against a cold Angels lineup in pitcher-friendly Anaheim. Pomeranz has a combined 2.44 ERA and 8.3 K/9 in his second season with the A’s, numbers that if he were more established would put his price point closer to $10,000. Saving money here also allowed us to get studs like Giancarlo Stanton, Dee Gordon and Adam Jones in our lineups, just to name a few.
Other pitchers we like include Carrasco and Haren, but if you want supreme value to try to win a jackpot with, Cincinnati’s Jason Marquis is facing a Brewers lineup that is circling the drain and without Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Gomez, and he costs just $4,600!