Tuesday features a 14-game night slate (minus an afternoon game at Coors Field) which includes a few different high-priced ace pitchers to choose from. As I was doing my research today, I found myself preferring pitchers throwing at home and ended up with all four of my selections pitching at their home parks this evening.

Ace

Max Scherzer (FD-$11,800 / DK-$12,900)

I tried to make a case to select Chris Sale over Scherzer tonight and it was close until I got to BvP. Scherzer has dominated Indians’ hitters allowing just a .209 wOBA with a 23.7% K-rate over 152 plate appearances, while Sale has had some trouble against the Royals allowing a .346 wOBA with a 21.8% K-rate over 312 plate appearances. Sale could be worth a flier in a GPP but I prefer Scherzer in Cash games.

Value

Kenta Maeda (FD-$8,800 / DK-$9,700)

Maeda has been solid all season and gets a favorable matchup tonight pitching at home as a big favorite over the Phillies. The Phillies rank near the middle of the pack in strikeout percentage at 21.4% but rank in the bottom three in wRC+ and wOBA against righties this season. Maeda is a solid Cash game option and potential GPP play.

John Lackey (FD-$8,700 / DK-$9,400)

Lackey should get a win tonight as a huge home favorite against the Angels and Jered Weaver. However, he doesn’t have much strikeout upside facing an Angels team that only strikes out 15.3% against righties which is by far the lowest in the league. Due to his limited strikeout upside, I would limit my exposure to only Cash game lineups.

Darkhorse

Hector Santiago (FD-$8,100 / DK-$8,000)

The newly acquire Twins’ pitcher will face an Astros’ offense that has struggled recently ranking dead last in wRC+, wOBA and ISO over the last 14 days. They have also struck out 26% of the time during that span and have the sixth highest strikeout rate (23.4%) against lefties this season. Santiago has also allowed just a .289 wOBA to Astros’ hitters in his career. Santiago is a good GPP option and potential Cash game option as a #2 SP on two-pitcher sites.

On the Hill – Results

Monday

Type Pitcher DK $ DK Pts Grade
Ace Jose Fernandez 12800 18.70
Value Zach Davies 8600 10.95
Value Michael Wacha 6500 3.25
Dark Julio Urias 6800 13.05
  • Grades not compiled yet

Season

Type A+ A B C D F Tot DK Cost DK Pts DO Score
Ace 33 7 5 6 5 8 64 $11,905 23.96 6.20
Value 25 15 14 32 7 34 127 $8,674 15.81 3.45
Dark 22 10 6 8 8 14 68 $6,642 16.04 4.59
  • DK Cost is the average DraftKings cost per pitcher selected
  • DK Pts is the average DraftKings points scored per pitcher selected
  • DO Score is the Daily Overlay score for each type

Come back to DailyOverlay later today for the MLB Consensus list and some sample MLB lineups.

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