Another three game late slate should be available on Fanduel again tonight. It is critical to select the right pitcher to compete because of a smaller pool of players to choose from. Those who started Yusmeiro Petit for the late games last night had a huge leg up of the rest of the field. The winning score for the Line Drive was 43.5 points, and Petit scored 21 of them on his own. When choosing a lineup from only a few teams the salary cap becomes less of a factor. Winning lineups are often well below the maximum allowance for these smaller slates. Below are a few of the pitchers from the west coast games.
Hisashi Iwakuma – Heavily favored to get the win, and has the lowest ERA, FIP, and xFIP of all the starters over the second half of the season. Should be the safest play, but will be heavily owned.
Ian Kennedy – Has proven he can strike batters out. Has a K rate of a batter per inning over the second half of season. With an ERA and xFIP above 4.00 he is a risky play.
Dan Haren – Riskiest play, but may win a gpp if you have the guts to take the risk. Favored in the win tonight, and pitched well his last outing. Struck out 9 batter with a 1.50 ERA last game.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 9:48:00 AM