DFS pitchers for May 19
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.
Jason Hammel: The Cubs righty is averaging 19.6 fantasy points yet is priced at just $8,700 for a start at San Diego. Hammel is tough on right-handed hitters, which is what dominates the Padres lineup. He has a tough opposing pitcher in James Shields, but brings a 3-1 record with a 3.11 ERA and 0.99 WHIP into the matchup.
Trevor Bauer: The Indians strikeout machine (9.5 K/9) is a bargain at $6,800 in Chicago to face a White Sox team that was dominated by Corey Kluber on Monday. In his last start, Bauer answered a Kluber gem with a 10-strikeout performance of his own against the Cardinals. Bauer’s a bit risky, but his price allowed us to spend some money on hitters like Dee Gordon, Josh Donaldson and Stephen Vogt.
We’re stacking from a trio of our favorite matchups: Phillies left-handed hitters vs. Chad Bettis at Coors Field, A’s lefties vs. Roberto Hernandez at Houston and Marlins lefties vs. Jeremy Hellickson in Miami.