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.

    LeftiesRighties
    Road StarterHome StarterHome TmRAVGHRAVGHRKO/UHmL1st Pitch
    Marco GonzalesChris SaleRed Sox11411278109105998.0-2451:05 PM
    Domingo GermanMatt AndrieseRays92959794901101:10 PM
    Tyler ChatwoodSal RomanoReds104100119981081061:10 PM
    Matt BoydAdam PlutkoIndians11411411010298949.5-1651:10 PM
    Rich HillChris FlexenMets909310190921068.01501:10 PM
    David HessBrandon McCarthyBraves1021061169881989.5-1801:35 PM
    Clay BuchholzTrevor WilliamsPirates969710110383948.5-1101:35 PM
    Paul BlackburnCarlos RodonWhite Sox9590122991101069.0-1252:10 PM
    Jason HammelGerrit ColeAstros8393109941091017.5-3702:10 PM
    Luke WeaverJhoulys ChacinBrewers105103131961081038.5-1402:10 PM
    Bartolo ColonJose BerriosTwins10510395105113939.0-1902:10 PM
    Caleb SmithGerman MarquezRockies1381211171161188711.5-1703:10 PM
    Eric LauerDereck RodriguezGiants90975310074998.5-1454:05 PM
    Sam GaviglioFelix PenaAngels919691961021094:07 PM
    Nick PivettaJefry RodriguezNationals1009889105114989.0-1208:08 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.

    PlayerOppIPK%BB%K-BBHR/9ERAWHIPDKFDOwRC+OsK%
    Matt Andriese (R)v NYY130.021.36.714.61.384.221.29$4,700$5,50011523.0
    Jose Berrios (R)v TEX241.723.76.617.11.013.691.13$11,800$9,7009823.8
    Paul Blackburn (R)at CWS71.09.96.83.10.764.061.31$5,300$5,5009524.7
    Matt Boyd (L)at CLE214.318.79.09.71.054.661.40$7,100$6,70011118.5
    Clay Buchholz (R)at PIT41.017.65.711.91.104.611.32$7,900$8,0009619.3
    Jhoulys Chacin (R)v STL268.019.49.59.90.843.661.26$8,200$7,6009523.1
    Tyler Chatwood (R)at CIN216.019.514.84.71.004.461.53$6,100$6,00010020.1
    Gerrit Cole (R)v KC 303.727.16.920.21.273.701.13$14,300$11,4007919.2
    Bartolo Colon (R)at MIN223.714.04.89.31.895.921.44$5,000$5,8009520.4
    Chris Flexen (R)v LAD50.314.715.1-0.41.978.052.15$5,400$5,50010822.3
    Sam Gaviglio (R)at LAA110.318.07.910.11.714.161.33$7,200$7,00011119.7
    Domingo German (R)at TB 74.728.89.619.21.334.461.19$9,500$8,5009622.8
    Marco Gonzales (L)at BOS125.319.75.813.91.224.521.44$5,900$7,8008324.1
    Jason Hammel (R)at HOU270.717.06.110.91.165.151.43$5,200$7,00011519.4
    David Hess (R)at ATL37.312.59.43.12.174.821.39$4,300$5,7009819.7
    Rich Hill (L)at NYM166.328.69.319.31.353.631.18$8,600$7,6008224.9
    Eric Lauer (L)at SF 51.019.510.88.71.415.471.84$7,500$6,5009622.4
    German Marquez (R)v MIA241.721.37.713.61.424.661.41$6,300$6,6008722.8
    Brandon McCarthy (R)v BAL166.318.86.811.90.974.381.36$7,200$6,3008624.6
    Felix Pena (R)v TOR41.024.211.312.92.205.271.54$4,400$5,50010323.0
    Nick Pivetta (R)at WAS212.325.68.717.01.445.301.39$8,5009620.8
    Adam Plutko (R)v DET25.017.37.79.62.885.041.28$6,200$6,4008821.7
    Carlos Rodon (L)v OAK85.724.910.314.61.584.201.34$8,400$6,8009624.3
    Dereck Rodriguez (R)v SD 23.719.85.414.40.764.561.52$8,700$8,0008525.2
    Jefry Rodriguez (R)v PHI9.722.012.29.81.864.661.34$6,0009726.4
    Sal Romano (R)v CHC167.017.59.87.71.194.801.46$4,500$6,20010420.9
    Chris Sale (L)v SEA316.335.75.630.10.972.850.96$13,400$11,30011620.1
    Caleb Smith (L)at COL94.725.910.315.51.244.751.32$6,900$6,30010321.0
    Luke Weaver (R)at MIL139.023.67.915.71.044.341.34$7,700$6,00010024.0
    Trevor Williams (R)v ARI231.317.98.29.70.864.051.28$7,000$6,5008123.6

    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
    NameOppK%BB%K-BBHR/9wOBAK%BB%K-BBHR/9wOBA
    Matt Andriese (R)v NYY20.06.113.91.060.28121.75.416.31.500.344
    Jose Berrios (R)v TEX21.010.310.71.270.32623.55.717.91.080.305
    Paul Blackburn (R)at CWS9.68.90.70.260.27210.15.15.11.220.343
    Matt Boyd (L)at CLE18.47.011.50.610.28619.28.710.51.350.336
    Clay Buchholz (R)at PIT15.010.64.40.850.33417.56.311.11.700.312
    Jhoulys Chacin (R)v STL14.710.83.91.090.33223.77.616.20.630.282
    Tyler Chatwood (R)at CIN18.413.84.61.050.35118.912.16.80.830.304
    Gerrit Cole (R)v KC 27.27.120.11.210.32522.76.815.90.950.284
    Bartolo Colon (R)at MIN14.25.98.31.700.35315.73.112.61.390.332
    Chris Flexen (R)v LAD13.718.8-5.11.500.39515.711.93.72.390.455
    Sam Gaviglio (R)at LAA15.38.47.01.630.34220.37.612.71.780.341
    Domingo German (R)at TB 24.59.315.21.210.28032.79.922.81.450.314
    Marco Gonzales (L)at BOS18.65.213.41.190.30919.95.914.01.230.355
    Jason Hammel (R)at HOU18.38.59.81.260.33218.45.013.51.210.319
    David Hess (R)at ATL16.09.96.22.450.3908.98.90.01.890.320
    Rich Hill (L)at NYM20.611.59.10.780.30731.37.823.50.990.266
    Eric Lauer (L)at SF 11.111.10.01.130.39321.410.710.71.470.385
    German Marquez (R)v MIA18.18.39.81.030.34023.66.716.91.720.355
    Brandon McCarthy (R)v BAL20.69.211.30.890.31919.77.812.00.850.318
    Felix Pena (R)v TOR22.517.64.91.590.34129.45.024.42.300.340
    Nick Pivetta (R)at WAS25.09.915.10.890.31526.27.518.71.950.357
    Adam Plutko (R)v DET11.511.50.03.380.45523.04.918.02.350.316
    Carlos Rodon (L)v OAK27.15.022.20.830.28123.19.413.81.510.339
    Dereck Rodriguez (R)v SD 15.45.89.60.820.37923.75.118.60.710.339
    Jefry Rodriguez (R)v PHI0.012.5-12.52.700.48536.012.024.01.420.264
    Sal Romano (R)v CHC17.310.86.50.950.35517.88.98.91.380.327
    Chris Sale (L)v SEA32.03.728.40.860.24531.45.625.81.040.273
    Caleb Smith (L)at COL25.86.719.20.680.33425.911.914.01.450.305
    Luke Weaver (R)at MIL21.78.713.01.260.34326.57.019.51.120.312
    Trevor Williams (R)v ARI14.77.96.80.980.33420.78.512.20.940.298

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