Michael Kopech, Chicago White Sox - Kopech looked incredible in his two innings for the White Sox on Tuesday, but rain rolled through and he was done after the delay. Kopech showed why he's one of the most exciting arms in the minors as he say in the upper 90's with his fastball and had mid-80's off speed offering helping him strikeout four batters in just two innings. Kopech should be locked into the White Sox rotation through the rest of the year, barring him hitting an innings limit and is 100% worth a flier in all formats.
Dylan Bundy, Baltimore Orioles - Bundy was roughed up for the third straight start allowing seven runs in four innings to Toronto. Bundy at least had no walks in the outing, but that doesn't mean too much when you give up ten hits. His strong start to the season has been completely derailed as he has a 4.99 ERA for the year and a 5.11 FIP. Since May Bundy has a 5.76 ERA and 5.99 FIP while striking out less than a batter an innings and there's no real reason to feel comfortable trotting him out there in any situation right now unless you're a huge believe in the matchup.
Nathan Eovaldi, Boston Red Sox - Eovaldi gave up ten hits and four runs for the second time in three starts but at least list outing he was able to make in through 5.1 innings while previously he was chased in the third. So far Eovaldi has been hit or miss for the Red Sox as he allowed no runs and seven hits over his first 15 innings with the team, but has allowed nine runs and 27 hits over his last 13 innings. His strikeouts are also down in his time in Boston as he hasn't recorded a strikeout total over five in any start for the team.
Blake Snell, Tampa Bay Rays - Snell dominated the Royals to improve to 15-5 for the season. He tallied eleven strikeouts, his highest total of the season, and recorded 23 swinging strikes in the outing. Snell looks like he's past the shoulder injury that put him on the DL at the end of June, and this start is reassuring as it's the first time he's pitched beyond the fifth inning in any of his four starts since returning. He gets the Red Sox on Sunday.
This pitching slate for Wednesday is not pretty but I'll dip my toes back in on Carlos Rodon at $9,300 on DraftKings. Since July 24th, Rodon has a 1.69 ERA (3.16 FIP) despite not having typically Rodon strikeout numbers (6.99 K/9) but he's done an excellent job at limiting homers as .24 HR/9. He has a sub-.200 BABIP against him in that same stretch, which holds some legs with teams registering hard contact at a 25% or lesser rate in three of the five starts.
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