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.
Tonight's eight game slate is not short on top tier pitching options, and I won't be considering too many cheaper pitchers outside of Michael Pineda. Stephen Strasburg has been scratched from his start in Baltimore tonight with elbow soreness, A.J. Cole will start in his place for the Nats. Lester is the highest priced pitcher on the slate, and the Cubs are by far the biggest betting favorites on the board for their visit to Petco Park. As our very own Jason Guilbault pointed out on twitter, the Padres have some abysmal numbers against lefties in August. Those numbers look like a 31% K rate and a putrid OPS of .556. His price is high, but still reasonable enough to play him in cash games on all three sites.