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.
On the short seven game slate tonight, Pineda is my top play at home against the Orioles. With his depressed price, and lack of stud options, his ownership levels will be through the roof. He's a must play in cash games on all three sites in my opinion, as it allows you to take any batters you want. In his last six starts, Pineda has racked up 48 strikeouts, only allowing more than three earned runs twice. Both of those were in his most recent outings, which is why I think his salary is so low across the industry. The Orioles are a tough match up, in a tough park for pitchers, so there is some risk. Pineda has an elite 27.2% K rate on the season, which matches up well for him against an Orioles team that strikes out in bunches against right handed pitching (22.5%).