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.
Hamels is one of my favorite overall plays of the day. The fact that he's cheaper than Cueto across all sites has me leaning towards the Texas' starter. Hamels has been pitching through a gauntlet lately, as his last three starts have been at Baltimore, at Colorado, and vs Detroit. He managed pretty well considering, but it's time for Hamels to rekindle that 50+ fantasy point (FanDuel scoring) upside against Tampa Bay. We are somewhat worried about the red-hot Evan Longoria inflicting some damage, but the Rays' lineup overall could be diluted with Logan Forsythe and Nick Franklin both nursing injuries. The bottom half of that order was very suspect to begin with, and those injuries certainly help Hamels' cause. On top of that, getting out of the Texas heat (and hitter-friendly environment) to play at the Trop's pitcher-conducive atmosphere inspires confidence.