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Which pitchers are getting hit the hardest? Brett Talley answers that. One name that stands out to me is 2014 breakout Phil Hughes. He had the sixth best FIP as of last week, but his ERA was in mediocreland. This is why.
2. Daily DFS
They’re all late today.
Travis Wood will see an unimposing Cincinnati lineup. As a fly ball pitcher at Great American Ball Park, things can happen. Things being primarily defined as home runs or doubles.
The Royals get to pimp their contact oriented approach against Ricky Nolasco. Kansas City has the lowest strikeout rate in baseball. For Nolasco, that’s a poor interaction with his strikeout numbers.
3. Wednesday Picks
Pitchers to Start: Marcus Stroman is coming off two straight poor starts. He’s a very risky pick, even against the Red Sox. He’s shown a lot of inconsistency at the major league level with four starts under five innings in length. If you’re looking at a third-and-20 situation, Stroman might have the upside to pick up the first down.
Pitchers to Exploit: Colby Lewis starts tomorrow in what has become the Automatic Rangers Pitcher Recommendation (TM).
Drew Smyly said an emphatic “Pah!” to my premonitions of doom last week with a complete game, two hitter against the Blue Jays. The Orioles are considerably better at lefty bashing. I’m still worried about Smyly’s platoon splits, hence his placement here.
Kyle Kendrick has become synonymous with early game runs – particularly in the first inning. He’ll face the Nationals.
I’m interested to see how Jacob Turner does in Chicago. I think this was an excellent pick up by the Cubs. However, a start at Great American Ball Park isn’t helping anyone.
Here’s Hector Noesi in his regular spot. I think Noesi could be a league average pitcher in say PNC Park. His fly ball profile doesn’t mix well with U.S. Cellular Field.
John Jaso Jingleheimerschmidt, his name is my name too. Too bad he’s concussed.
Hitters (speed): Sam Fuld might swipe a bag.
The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today. The color coding is a classic stoplight where green equals go for hitters. The weather conditions are from SI Weather’s home run app. A 10/10 means great atmospheric conditions for home runs. A 1/10 means lousy atmospheric conditions.
Detroit appears very likely to receive thunderstorms. You might want to avoid that one.
The Link. You know the drill by now.
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