DFS pitchers for May 1
We’re diving into the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) craze and will be bringing you the two pitchers we’re using in Draft Kings with other possibilities as well.
Scott Kazmir: The A’s lefty has stud stats (2-0, 0.99 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, 30 K in 27.1 IP) for a middling price ($7,400) at the light-hitting Rangers. Kazmir is a much better value than Max Scherzer and Matt Harvey, who have to go against each other and two solid lineups.
Jose Quintana: The White Sox lefty should be able to bounce back from a bad start with at matchup at the Twins, who somehow managed to torch Chris Sale yesterday. Quintana is a bargain at $7,200, which allowed us to load up on star hitters like Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz, Giancarlo Stanton and Carlos Gonzalez.
There are quite a few bargain pitchers we like today: the Dodgers’ Carlos Frias (vs. D-backs, $4,600), the Braves’ Mike Foltynewicz (vs. Reds, $5,900) and the Reds’ Anthony DeSclafani (at Braves, $7,700). Just don’t use Foltynewicz and DeSclafani since they’re facing each other.