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.
Cueto is a decent play this evening, but you don't necessarily have to "spend up" at pitcher. While the SanFran hurler has fair upside, he's playing on the road against a quality Arizona lineup in hitter-friendly Chase Field. Even though Cueto pinned down the D-Backs for a line of seven innings, nine strikeouts, and 54 overall fantasy points (FanDuel scoring), there's some risk to this equation in the hitter-friendy environment. You could look to Cueto for some upside in what is otherwise a mediocre pitching slate, but it essentially comes down to how confident you feel selecting value hitters to make the cumbersome salary work.