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.
A very weird pitching slate is on the menu tonight, with Scherzer being the only bonafide ace, and coming in at a much reduced price than normal. Unfortunately, it is too good to be true because he will be pitching in the very unfriendly confines of Coors Field. The Rockies have the best wRC+ and wOBA at home this year, so it will be very interesting to see Scherzer's ownership levels tonight. I will be playing him on the simple fact that he can miss bats, which will help him keep the ball out of the thin Coors air. On the season, he has an awesome K rate of 32.6%, and has double digit strikeouts in three of his last four starts. The Colossus Optimizer, as well as several others across the industry have Scherzer as the #1 or #2 projected pitcher on the slate, so I think a lot of players will be willing to take the risk in cash games.