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Today I will be talking about my three top pitchers for today’s main slate. The first guy on the list is Jon Lester ($11,400). Lester has just been pitching out of his mind to start the season. You probably didn’t know that he was because he is stuck under Jake Arietta’s spotlight, but trust me – he’s been [good]. He is coming into this contest sporting a 20.2 K-BB%, 0.99 WHIP and 2.97 FIP. All of those numbers are just phenomenal and I don’t see the Marlins slowing him down. The Marlins own a 23.0 K% (11th in MLB) against left-handed pitchers, so watch out! Look for Lester to have another big performance for the Cubs.
After Jon Lester, things get tricky. There is no one else I’m comfortable rostering for my “Cash Games,” so ill go ahead and list a couple of “GPP” options. And the first of two “GPP” guys on the list is Matt Harvey (9,500). Harvey has been up-and-down to start the year, but I love his matchup against the Braves. Although they don’t strike out a ton (20.6 K%), they do lack in other departments that are in Harvey’s favor. The Braves poses a .276 wOBA (30th in MLB) and .096 IS0 (30th in MLB). He’s got a beautiful matchup and should be able to deliver a quality start. (I just hope we get the good Harvey today).
My last guy on this list who is a tournament play [only] is Matt Wisler (6,900). I’m going to be very honest with you guys -- Wisler has not been a great pitcher this season, as his SIERA, FIP and ERA are well over four, but I do love his matchup. He will be going up against a Mets’ squad that has been ice-cold. Yes they have had their share of injuries, but no one has really stepped up, so I will go ahead and pick on them. They own a .294 wOBA and 87 wRC+ in their last 30 contests; so don’t be surprised if Wisler delivers a quality start.