Top Tier

Adam Wainwright, SP STL - Wainwright at home against a bad Pirates team has all the makings of a GPP winning play today. In two starts against the Pirates he is 2-0, having allowed just one run over 15 innings while striking out 15 which includes his complete game shutout against them just two starts ago.

Framber Valdez, SP HOU - Valdez is the contrarian SP play for me today. He hasn't been outstanding of late but the strikeout upside is nice, the Mariners are a manageable team and the Astros are big favorites to win. If Valdez can get into the seventh here without too much damage then 20+ FP is in the cards.


Vladimir Gutierrez, SP CIN - I don't really like that this is a home game seeing as Gutierrez owns a 5.35 home ERA...