Lance Lynn – NYY – LHP (44%) vs CWS
Season Stats (24 GS) 8 W, 5.01 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 128 K/ 70 BB in 124 IP
Lynn has (mostly) been an all new pitcher since going to the Yankees. He has had three solid starts and a couple blunders in his latest outings. As a whole, his profile is not exciting but there is some potential and he does have some negative name value that makes him available more than he might otherwise be. He has a solid K rate just above one an inning, and he is also getting nearly 50% ground balls. He also plays with a fantastic Yankees offense behind him. The White Sox (especially without Jose Abreu) should not offer much of a challenge. Don’t let the name and reputation make you miss out on a solid streaming option for Ks, ratios along with a good chance of a win.
(The White Sox rank 19th in the league with a .239 AVG and 19th in the league with a .709 OPS on the road this season. They also rank 20th in the league with a .245 AVG and 20th in the league with a .745 OPS vs LHP).
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Thomas Pannone – TOR – LHP (1%) @ BAL
Season Stats (1 GS) 1 W, 1.59 ERA, 0.62 WHIP, 9 K/ 3 BB in 11 IP
Pannone was excellent in his first time out starting for the Blue Jays, with 7 shutout innings. Granted, it’s a small sample size and a sub .200 BABIP won’t last. But he also pitched multiple seasons of over a K an inning minor league ball. The pitch mix is a little interesting, as he pitcher over 70% fastballs so far, similar to a Freddy Peralta pitch usage. While he has had success with it so far, it deserves monitoring, as we have seen Peralta’s regression. What’s interesting is that, despite just striking out 3 in his start, he holds a 12% swinging strike rate, which is usually indication of K rate close to 25%. If Pannone can find some positive regression in the strikeout department, he could have a very nice K upside. He’s a good play for good Ks, good ratios and a good chance of a win.
(The Orioles rank 15th in the league with a .249 AVG and 14th in the league with a .738 OPS at home this season. They also rank 28th in the league with a .228 AVG and 28th in the league with a .651 OPS vs LHP).
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Jacob Nix – SD – RHP (1%) vs SEA
Season Stats (3 GS) 1 W, 6.17 ERA, 1.63 WHIP, 7 K/ 5 BB in 11 IP
Despite the one blowout that Nix experienced in his second start, he still holds some promise for the future. He did well in his debut against the Phils, shutting them down over 6 quality innings. While he will not be a strikeout king and does not have a particularly strong offense behind him, he will be a solid streamer moving forward. He can help you compile some strikeouts and ratios, with good control which should help to keep the Padres in games. He’s much closer to a quality start pitcher than a sub 1 innings blowout. He should provide some Ks, decent ratios, and a small chance of a win.
(The Mariners rank 3rd in the league with a .264 AVG and 8th in the league with a .748 OPS on the road this season. They also rank 5th in the league with a .257 AVG and 13th in the league with a .735 OPS vs RHP).
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