MLB DFS: Sunday Cheat Sheet
MLB DFS: Sunday Cheat Sheet

This article is part of our DFS MLB series.

Here's a quick glance at Sunday'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
    Reynaldo LopezRick PorcelloRed Sox11411278109105999.0-2251:05 PM
    Alex CobbMarco EstradaBlue Jays9910298101101979.0-1351:07 PM
    James PaxtonNathan EovaldiRays92959794901107.01351:10 PM
    Carlos MartinezAnthony DeSclafaniReds104100119981081069.5-1051:10 PM
    Corey KluberArtie LewickiTigers103981041031011048.02201:10 PM
    Clayton RichardJose UrenaMarlins84938691831037.5-1151:10 PM
    Brandon WoodruffZach EflinPhillies9895120971241098.0-1051:35 PM
    Nick TropeanoFernando RomeroTwins10510395105113939.0-1202:10 PM
    Ivan NovaKyle HendricksCubs989988981141002:20 PM
    Dallas KeuchelMatt MooreRangers1171081071101069310.51803:05 PM
    Zack GodleyKyle FreelandRockies1381211171161188712.0-1453:10 PM
    Derek HollandMax ScherzerNationals1009889105114987.5-3054:05 PM
    Brad KellerSean ManaeaAthletics9697849787968.0-1804:05 PM
    Sean NewcombRoss StriplingDodgers909511396901037.0-1704:10 PM
    Luis SeverinoSeth LugoMets909310190921067.02058:08 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.

    Alex Cobb (R)at TOR231.716.35.810.$5,100$6,60010023.4
    Anthony DeSclafani (R)v STL5.$6,200$5,6009422.4
    Zach Eflin (R)v MIL98.$6,900$7,50010224.0
    Nathan Eovaldi (R)v SEA11.$7,600$6,40011019.8
    Marco Estrada (R)v BAL250.720.$5,400$6,5008525.1
    Kyle Freeland (L)v ARI228.317.$7,100$7,00010223.7
    Zack Godley (R)at COL220.024.69.315.31.023.891.27$6,500$6,7008123.1
    Kyle Hendricks (R)v PIT212.320.86.614.$7,900$7,8009818.9
    Derek Holland (L)at WAS197.317.611.26.41.825.791.59$4,800$6,1009621.6
    Brad Keller (R)at OAK29.715.$4,200$5,50010722.9
    Dallas Keuchel (L)at TEX226.320.47.512.91.073.341.16$7,700$8,3009624.8
    Corey Kluber (R)at DET295.332.$13,600$11,6008920.8
    Artie Lewicki (R)v CLE29.$4,400$5,50010521.9
    Reynaldo Lopez (R)at BOS118.715.$5,600$6,20012419.2
    Seth Lugo (R)v NYY141.021.05.815.31.023.961.25$5,50012023.4
    Sean Manaea (L)v KC$6,300$7,4009521.5
    Carlos Martinez (R)at CIN259.$9,300$8,2009920.0
    Matt Moore (L)v HOU227.317.$4,600$5,60012020.6
    Sean Newcomb (L)at LAD168.723.912.211.70.693.581.42$7,300$8,8009921.9
    Ivan Nova (R)at CHC248.716.94.412.51.414.341.29$4,400$7,60010920.7
    James Paxton (L)at TB 218.329.$12,500$10,1009923.2
    Rick Porcello (R)v CWS283.720.95.315.61.434.351.32$9,700$8,9009924.0
    Clayton Richard (L)at MIA278.318.$7,300$7,4009220.6
    Fernando Romero (R)v LAA36.321.58.912.70.743.961.35$5,900$6,40011020.0
    Max Scherzer (R)v SF 288.335.96.629.20.872.340.88$14,400$12,20011224.7
    Luis Severino (R)at NYM279.329.76.423.30.812.741.01$10,80010221.1
    Ross Stripling (R)v ATL127.727.05.821.20.922.821.15$9,200$8,60010320.2
    Nick Tropeano (R)at MIN49.720.58.312.21.454.351.33$6,700$7,7009622.0
    Jose Urena (R)v SD$6,300$6,8008725.6
    Brandon Woodruff (R)at PHI62.319.37.811.$6,000$5,7009226.6

    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
    Alex Cobb (R)at TOR18.37.910.41.340.34514.74.410.31.230.327
    Anthony DeSclafani (R)v STL22.14.617.51.520.35419.47.312.10.850.267
    Zach Eflin (R)v MIL12.
    Nathan Eovaldi (R)v SEA19.410.
    Marco Estrada (R)v BAL21.
    Kyle Freeland (L)v ARI29.66.623.00.990.30813.
    Zack Godley (R)at COL22.710.712.00.970.32423.
    Kyle Hendricks (R)v PIT22.47.714.81.120.29221.
    Derek Holland (L)at WAS15.
    Brad Keller (R)at OAK11.113.3-
    Dallas Keuchel (L)at TEX25.
    Corey Kluber (R)at DET27.
    Artie Lewicki (R)v CLE11.511.50.00.690.37517.36.710.70.560.354
    Reynaldo Lopez (R)at BOS14.
    Seth Lugo (R)v NYY18.38.310.00.900.29421.44.716.71.110.304
    Sean Manaea (L)v KC 20.74.516.20.770.26019.87.412.31.280.325
    Carlos Martinez (R)at CIN20.511.
    Matt Moore (L)v HOU19.
    Sean Newcomb (L)at LAD24.310.713.60.660.31823.812.711.10.700.305
    Ivan Nova (R)at CHC12.
    James Paxton (L)at TB 21.67.314.20.680.30828.
    Rick Porcello (R)v CWS21.65.516.21.280.31120.53.816.81.140.304
    Clayton Richard (L)at MIA25.15.319.80.100.28914.
    Fernando Romero (R)v LAA19.46.512.91.230.29222.910.412.50.420.337
    Max Scherzer (R)v SF 27.38.518.81.380.30541.
    Luis Severino (R)at NYM28.57.920.61.010.28727.35.921.40.860.266
    Ross Stripling (R)v ATL23.86.817.10.590.25722.
    Nick Tropeano (R)at MIN22.611.111.51.420.36421.
    Jose Urena (R)v SD
    Brandon Woodruff (R)at PHI18.

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