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.
Fernandez rivals Chris Sale for the top spot of the night. You can't really go wrong with either, but I'm leaning with Sale in a better matchup against a weaker overall offense. Fernandez has a decent home draw against the Reds, holding a whopping -275 moneyline favorite that is comparable to Sale's unbelievable spread. On FanDuel, the $700 difference makes the decision easier, looking towards Sale for the discount. On DraftKings, the salary is essentially the same, where it's easier to pivot towards Fernandez at an expected marginally lower ownership rate.