MLB DFS: Saturday Cheat Sheet
MLB DFS: Saturday Cheat Sheet

This article is part of our DFS MLB series.

Here's a quick glance at Saturday's slate(s).

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    Park Factors & Lines

    Park factors in this piece are a three-year average from 2015-2017, indexed (100 = average). For example, left-handed home runs at Guaranteed Rate Field (home of the White Sox) have a three-year index of 122, which means there have been 22% more homers hit by lefties from all teams during that span in that park compared to a completely neutral environment. Left-handed hitters have a significant advantage when hitting at Guaranteed Rate Field.

    AT&T Park (home of the Giants), has a three-year run index of 90, which means that games played at AT&T park have had 10% fewer runs scored overall than a completely neutral environment. Overall offensive production is reduced by a significant amount for games played in San Francisco, making it a safer environment than most for pitchers.

    Road StarterHome StarterHome TmRAVGHRAVGHRKO/UHmL1st Pitch
    Sean NewcombDrew PomeranzRed Sox114112781091059910.5-1301:05 PM
    Ian KennedyBartolo ColonRangers1171081071101069310.5-1454:05 PM
    Jack FlahertyTrevor WilliamsPirates969710110383948.5-1054:05 PM
    Clay BuchholzDaniel MengdenAthletics9697849787968.5-1654:05 PM
    Jaime GarciaAaron NolaPhillies9895120971241098.5-1954:05 PM
    Andrew CashnerRyne StanekRays92959794901108.5-1504:10 PM
    Hector SantiagoFrancisco LirianoTigers103981041031011049.5-1454:10 PM
    Jason VargasChase AndersonBrewers105103131961081039.0-1504:10 PM
    Tanner RoarkWei-Yin ChenMarlins84938691831038.01354:10 PM
    Chris StrattonJose QuintanaCubs989988981141007:15 PM
    Lance McCullersCarlos CarrascoIndians11411411010298948.0-1057:15 PM
    Jaime BarriaSonny GrayYankees1039514299123929.5-1657:15 PM
    Tyler MahleTyler AndersonRockies1381211171161188711.0-1509:10 PM
    Jake OdorizziWade LeBlancMariners919610594971048.0-12510:10 PM
    Jordan LylesAlex WoodDodgers909511396901037.0-19510:10 PM

    Pitcher Skills

    These stats look at each starting pitcher's stats since the start of last season.

    The final two columns are team stats for each pitcher's opponent.

    OwRC+ is the team wRC+ for the current season, against the handedness of that pitcher.

    TeamK% is the strikeout rate of the opposing team for the current season, against the handedness of that pitcher.

    Note: Opponent team matchup data from 2018 season.

    Chase Anderson (R)v NYM192.721.47.713.$6,50010620.9
    Tyler Anderson (L)v CIN135.322.47.914.51.604.791.33$6,400$6,0009023.2
    Jaime Barria (R)at NYY25.319.46.812.60.362.131.03$5,300$6,60012522.7
    Clay Buchholz (R)at OAK12.312.$5,60010823.3
    Carlos Carrasco (R)v HOU266.727.25.621.60.983.381.09$11,600$9,50010721.4
    Andrew Cashner (R)at TB$6,40010422.4
    Wei-Yin Chen (L)v WAS55.$5,7009922.9
    Bartolo Colon (R)v KC 199.314.$6,3008917.4
    Jack Flaherty (R)at PIT44.725.79.316.$7,50010618.8
    Jaime Garcia (L)at PHI195.719.610.$5,60010821.9
    Sonny Gray (R)v LAA208.321.$5,800$7,00010919.5
    Ian Kennedy (R)at TEX206.720.38.711.51.875.361.38$7,1008524.7
    Wade LeBlanc (L)v MIN102.$4,400$6,2009325.6
    Francisco Liriano (L)v CWS149.718.812.26.60.964.871.46$7,4008327.2
    Jordan Lyles (R)at LAD107.319.$6,600$7,20010422.3
    Tyler Mahle (R)at COL73.720.$5,000$6,1006524.2
    Lance McCullers (R)at CLE177.726.58.418.00.563.901.24$11,000$9,6009324.0
    Daniel Mengden (R)v ARI100.316.53.712.$7,7006526.0
    Sean Newcomb (L)at BOS152.724.812.112.70.773.661.42$8,9007524.9
    Aaron Nola (R)v TOR232.725.66.718.90.853.211.16$9,30010123.5
    Jake Odorizzi (R)at SEA197.322.$9,400$8,00010619.6
    Drew Pomeranz (L)v ATL202.323.19.713.41.073.691.41$6,80013418.1
    Jose Quintana (L)v SF$8,100$8,30010423.8
    Tanner Roark (R)at MIA239.721.$8,5008222.7
    Hector Santiago (L)at DET108.717.710.86.91.905.471.46$5,80010617.5
    Ryne Stanek (R)v BAL25.031.612.818.82.885.761.80$5,5008825.0
    Chris Stratton (R)at CHC111.719.$4,700$6,20011120.2
    Jason Vargas (L)at MIL197.017.87.810.01.464.661.40$5,9007720.5
    Trevor Williams (R)v STL209.317.$6,7009723.2
    Alex Wood (L)v SD 209.324.05.618.40.822.881.05$10,100$8,70010026.8

    Pitcher Splits

    These splits cover each pitcher's performance against left-handed and right-handed hitters since the start of the 2016 season.

    Stats highlighted yellow indicate matchups favoring the pitcher. Stats highlighted blue indicate matchups favoring opposing hitters.

    v. Leftiesv. Righties
    Chase Anderson (R)v NYM21.
    Tyler Anderson (L)v CIN22.
    Jaime Barria (R)at NYY21.65.915.70.000.21117.
    Clay Buchholz (R)at OAK14.311.03.40.750.34116.
    Carlos Carrasco (R)v HOU26.36.919.41.370.30526.54.621.90.870.281
    Andrew Cashner (R)at TB 17.411.85.61.440.35114.
    Wei-Yin Chen (L)v WAS20.13.516.70.810.31218.16.611.51.740.337
    Bartolo Colon (R)v KC
    Jack Flaherty (R)at PIT19.811.08.81.690.34131.57.623.90.770.270
    Jaime Garcia (L)at PHI23.54.718.81.310.31118.910.
    Sonny Gray (R)v LAA20.58.611.90.810.30319.
    Ian Kennedy (R)at TEX20.
    Wade LeBlanc (L)v MIN15.53.412.11.340.31921.05.415.61.600.305
    Francisco Liriano (L)v CWS23.
    Jordan Lyles (R)at LAD13.610.23.31.630.37818.86.512.31.150.330
    Tyler Mahle (R)at COL20.915.55.42.560.40920.13.416.70.860.286
    Lance McCullers (R)at CLE31.58.922.60.450.28624.310.613.80.650.321
    Daniel Mengden (R)v ARI19.05.713.20.980.30618.
    Sean Newcomb (L)at BOS24.511.013.50.730.32524.912.412.40.780.305
    Aaron Nola (R)v TOR20.
    Jake Odorizzi (R)at SEA23.78.515.21.460.27920.38.711.61.730.335
    Drew Pomeranz (L)v ATL24.
    Jose Quintana (L)v SF 24.44.619.80.450.26223.
    Tanner Roark (R)at MIA19.510.
    Hector Santiago (L)at DET16.615.
    Ryne Stanek (R)v BAL35.48.327.10.000.26629.015.913.05.270.493
    Chris Stratton (R)at CHC15.
    Jason Vargas (L)at MIL13.
    Trevor Williams (R)v STL14.
    Alex Wood (L)v SD

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