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.
This wouldn't be a pitcher column without Kershaw leading the list. The question, as usual, revolves around price. The salary has been jacked up by his tremendous start to the season, and there's a Colorado game with a 12 run over/under that you'll likely want some exposure to pricey hitters. Balancing that could be difficult when plugging Kershaw into your lineup, so you'll likely have to choose one route or another. With fine pitchers for less, I'm leaning towards stacking Colorado hitters and fading Kershaw simply as a pirce play (not due to ability). The matchup at San Francisco is a little more difficult than most, and some cheaper pitchers have better odds.