Jose Fernandez was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident. This is one of the saddest moments in baseball history in recent memory. Fernandez was an extremely talented and popular player in his time in Miami. What he meant for the Marlins and the Cuban community cannot be understated. Fernandez's career line is a 2.58 ERA over 471.1 IP with a ridiculous 31.2% K. He will be greatly missed and the game will be without one of its brightest and most exciting young players.
Robert Gsellman went 7 IP and gave up 0 ER on 3 H, 2 BB, and 8 K's against the Phillies. Gsellman now has a 2.56 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 20.3% K. He has now made six starts and the results have been encouraging. His advanced stats do not like his current level of success to continue (4.23 SIERA). This is likely due to his below average strikeout rate and 78% LOB. Gsellman does get 50% ground balls, which helps make up for the lack of strikeouts. However, his 9% BB needs to come down for Gsellman to continue to beat his advanced stats.
Brandon Finnegan went 5 IP and gave up 0 ER on 3 H, 0 BB, and 4 K's against the Brewers. Finnegan now has a 4.10 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 20% K. He has now eclipsed the 170 IP mark, which is a huge hurdle for the left-hander. Finnegan's advanced stats do not matchup with his traditional stats (4.93 SIERA). Finnegan's peripherals are not good. He is walking 11.7% of batters while giving up 37% Hard contact. This is in combination with a 38% GB rate, which could turn into a disaster in Great American Ballpark. Until he improves his command, he is going to be a ticking time bomb.
Tyler Anderson went 6 IP and gave up 2 ER on 10 H, 1 BB, and 1 K's against the Dodgers. Anderson now has a 3.54 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 22% K. He has now made 19 starts for the Rockies and that has included a career high in innings pitched. The left-hander has a 51% GB rate and he does a good job of limiting hard contact (29%). This is key when you pitch half your games in Coors Field. Anderson has a 3.00 ERA at home and a 5.10 ERA on the road. He has one more start at home against the Brewers.
DFS Value Play
Derek Dietrich has been very good against RHP over his career. He has a .365 wOBA and .157 ISO against RHP over the past calendar year. He has seen his batted ball distance, hard hit %, and LD% are all up over the past two weeks. This is important against a pitcher like Colon who throws primarily fastballs near/around the zone. DraftKings: $3,400
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