Each day of the MLB season will bring us some major price differences among starting pitchers on all sites. These price discrepancies and the site's roster differences can alter the way we use pitchers on each site, as well as how the field of opponents will use them. Listed below are five of today's top pitchers, each with their salary listed as well as the cafe value that takes into account both the total salary cap on the site and points-per-dollar. We've also provided some betting info for you reference. The higher the cafe value, the better the points-per-dollar play is.
There's no way to sugarcoat it: Archer has been disappointing this season. Some of that deals with playing in the offense-heavy AL East, but the 4-12 record with a 4.66 ERA is something beyond even the most conservative preseason projections. Make no mistake, Archer is still a quality pitcher with the arsenal to record a high-upside performance...that just comes with more risk than usual this season. However, the salary has been fully adjusted because of his blowup outings, so we can now access that upside for a cheaper price point. The matchup against Baltimore may look imposing, but playing in Tampa's neutral ballpark (opposed to hitter-friendly Camden Yards) helps the cause. Also, Archer pinned down the Orioles for a 6.2 innings of shutout ball and 10 strikeouts at home earlier this season.