We have a 10 game morning/afternoon slate, and the pitching is beyond awful. I’m looking to Luis Severino ($9,100) at home vs. the Astros. The Astros is not a good matchup, but there is something to be said about K upside here. Severino has a K% of 29.2. He has a filthy breaking ball, and has mixed in a solid changeup this season. This is a good spot to look for some strikeouts. If you want to pay up for deGrom ($11,000), he is not a bad option.
Drew Pomeranz is my next option, and honestly, he sucked last time out. But, he gets another strikeout heavy team in the Rays, and I think Pomeranz has got it in him. He is not efficient, but he loves the strikeout. K% of 26.7%, Pomeranz a strikeout pitcher gets the Rays who strikeout 26.1% of the time. This is a pure GPP play, with double digit strikeout upside.
The Yankees are pretty good at hitting baseballs. Top 5 in a ton of offensive categories, and Mike Fiers is awful vs. righties. Small Yankees stadium plays smaller with the power of Holiday and Judge. Fiers is not good and if they get to the blow out crew in the bullpen it could get ugly.
Another bad pitcher on this slate is Chris Young. He struggles vs. both sides of the plate, so everyone is in play here. I will be looking to the long ball power of Machado, Trumbo, Jones, and Seth Smith. Chris Young is really bad, but Kansas City is not the best park to hit in. This stack will most likely be very chalky, so get creative with it.