The Starting 5: Featuring pitcher and hitter MLB DFS picks for FanDuel & DraftKings cash game lineups on Tuesday, August 23 (8/23).
Sharing articles with picks and advice to help you build winning MLB line-ups on FanDuel (FD) and DraftKings (DK).
The Starting 5 features 2 pitchers (1 stud, 1 with upside) and 3 batters (1 stud, 1 mid-range, 1 bargain bin). We post it for every day of the 2016 MLB season, with a focus on both FanDuel and DraftKings options for cash game play.
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Here we go…
Manning the Mound
Stud SP to Target: Jake Arrieta, CHC
Arrieta has not been as dominate of a pitcher as we are use to of late but he still holds an ERA of 2.75, a K rate of 24.5% and a WHIP of 1.06. Tonight he gets to face the Padres who are the best possible match-up for right-handed pitching and I am expecting us to see the old Jake the Snake take the mound. If I am paying up for one pitcher on this slate it is Arrieta as his match-up and high probability for a win give him a slight edge over Madison Bumgarner.
Upside SP to Target: Jon Gray, COL
There are a lot of mid-tier ranged pitchers that I love today and you can get the whole breakdown over at our Pitcher’s Pulse article. Gray is one of those pitchers as he has a ton of strikeout upside with a K/9 rate of 9.38 and a K% of 24.8%. The Brewers are also the most strikeout happy team in the majors against right-handed pitching with a team K rate of 25.1%. Gray has shown he can put together some big games and I expect tonight to be one of those nights.
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