Saturday’s slate was full of hits and misses. That’s typical for most baseball cards because this is the most volatile sport to discuss from a DFS perspective. The best players in baseball will go hitless in nearly a quarter of their games, and great pitchers will get blown up a handful of times throughout the year. That’s why we love this sport, because it’s fun to estimate when those inconsistencies will happen. With that in mind, let’s dive into this Sunday slate.
Starting Pitcher Rankings
|PLAYER||DK SALARY||FD SALARY||VALUE||RISK|
|Sandy Alcantara (MIA) vs. OAK||$9,000||$9,700||Low||Medium|
|Joe Ryan (MIN) vs. CLE||$10,600||$11,000||Low||Low|
|Michael Kopech (CWS) vs. DET||$8,500||$9,800||Medium||Medium|
|Tyler Wells (BAL) at SF||$7,900||$9,300||Medium||Medium|
Starting Pitcher Strategy
We had some volatile options on Saturday’s card, and that’s the case again here. We actually don’t have any solidifiable aces, with the top-notch option having his worst season in some time. We’re betting on him bouncing back here, so let’s start with the reigning NL Cy Young winner.
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Sandy Alcantara (MIA) vs. OAK
Sandy is struggling a bit, but this guy is too good to fade in this matchup. The 2022 Cy Young winner had a 2.28 ERA and 0.98 WHIP last season and should be able to recapture that form against Oakland. The A’s rank last in runs scored, OBP, OPS, wOBA, and xwOBA since the start of last year, and possess the ugliest lineup in MLB. That’s why Alcantara is a -200 favorite in this game, with Oakland projected to score just three runs.
We only had two offenses we wanted to stack on this slate because there are so many question marks going in. The first thing we’re going to do is build three-man stacks from the Phillies and White Sox. There’s plenty of value from those struggling teams, that you can do whatever else you want with the rest of your build. Some of the other teams we want to stack include the Rockies, Nationals, Mets, Marlins, Astros, and Angels. There’s a multitude of options from all of those teams to build around, and we really want to pair them with Alcantara.
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