FanDuel MLB Lineup Advice: Tuesday (9/10) PREMIUM
We have a fascinating slate here, so we’re going to take a different approach. What we’re going to do is recommend two cheap pitchers and build from there. That will allow you to get studs from the Coors Field game, which will be critical on a slate like this. With that in mind, let’s get into our value pitchers.
Johnny Cueto (SF): $6,900 vs. PIT
This is a very risky play but there’s a lot to like about Cueto. While he is making his first start of the season, he did some serious damage in Triple-A. In fact, Cueto pitched to a 3.38 ERA and 0.98 WHIP, striking out 21 batters across 21.1 innings of action. That’s pretty much the guy we’ve seen throughout his career, with Cueto totaling a 2.95 ERA and 1.13 WHIP dating back to 2011. What limits his risk here is the fact that he faces a bad lineup in a pitcher’s park. Not only does Oracle Park rank as the toughest ballpark to hit in, the Pirates also sit 23rd in SLG, 22nd in OPS and 24th in xwOBA since the All-Star break.