1.Trevor Bauer –
Here we are on the 10th of September, mere weeks away from the end of the MLB regular season and Trevor Bauer has been one of the most disappointing pitchers for me this year in both DFS and seasonal formats. The talent I was in love with at the beginning of the season is still there, and with a decreased price point and a fantastic matchup against the Mariners in Seattle, I’ll roll the dice here one more time and then probably get blocked by Bauer tonight on Twitter if he fails me once again. Enough is enough.
2. Mitch Keller –
We were on Keller last time and he was absolutely rolling over the Marlins until he got hit by a comebacker and was removed from the game. He’s good to go today, though, and gets another good matchup against the Giants in San Francisco. I’m a big believer in Keller’s talent and although the price has come up a bit to $8800 on DK he’s still a solid play on this slate given the lack of quality options elsewhere. Keller has great stuff and the Giants really don’t pose much of a threat to speak of. He brings a nice floor/ceiling combination to the table at a reasonable price.
3. Chase Anderson –
Never an exciting option, Anderson is a price saver on DraftKings with a matchup against the helpless Marlins in Miami. Innings and pitch count are a bit of a concern here as we really can’t hope for more than 5 innings, so he’s only a DK play, but at $6000 he provides you the savings you need to spend up at SP1 or load up on the bats. He’s not going to win you anything with his performance alone, but he’ll give you access to the players that can ultimately get you there.
4. Walker Buehler –
Paying all the way up at starting pitching isn’t my preferred build today, but if I’m doing it Walker Buehler is the guy. He has to pitch away from home which isn’t great for him, but he does get a prime matchup anyway against the strikeout happy Orioles. If Buehler is on his game he could absolutely destroy this team, and even if he pitches poorly he should get enough Ks to not completely toast your lineup. I’m not sure I’ll end up with much of him myself, but I certainly see the case to be made for rostering him.