DFS pitchers for May 22
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.
Carlos Carrasco: Choosing between all the aces going today boils down to value for us. Carrasco has the fifth-best xFIP this season at 2.65 yet he is the ninth-most expensive option today at $8,800 for his home matchup with the Reds. He is averaging 10.6 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 but has a 4.98 ERA thanks mostly to a .359 BABIP. Saving $3,900 on Carrasco over Scherzer allowed us to slot in some studs like Buster Posey at Coors and Bryce Harper against Sean O’Sullivan.
Michael Pineda: The other best value is the Yankees ace, who has the second-best xFIP at 2.38 yet is the fifth-most expensive option today at $9,400 facing the Rangers in New York.