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.
You can't really argue with the matchup for Mad Max. Milwaukee is clearly in rebuilding mode, and their overall plate presence has suffered by letting younger players develop. The Brewers have the highest strikeout rate of any team, and Scherzer is one of the better punch-out pitchers in the league. The salary is high, but so is the upside for Max, who has racked up 10+ strikeouts in three of the past four games. I'm willing to bet he'll eclipse that mark once again.