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We have a small five game MLB slate tonight, and one way I plan to differentiate my lineups is by using a cheap SP2 in JP Sears. Sears is also projecting for just 12% ownership, which makes me like him even more at this price tag. Sears is primed for a breakout in my opinion, he’s underrated and basically the only good pitcher that the A’s have. He’s cut his ERA down to the mid-3.00 range for the month of may, and that’s with him throwing against some good offenses such as the Astros, Yankees and Rangers. He’s gone over 5 innings in three of his last four starts, and given that he is the only reliable starter they have they’re going to want as many pitches out of him as they can get. Sears came over from the Yankees in the Frankie Montas trade and has good stuff. He has the highest swinging strike rate on the slate over the last 30 days, and has had some success against the Mariners in his career. He’s started against Seattle four times, resulting in just one total run allowed and 6+ strikeouts in three of those outings. I’m definitely down to be different on a small slate, and Sears is the best point per dollar option on DK tonight in my opinion.
I’ll likely pair Sears with his opponent — Logan Gilbert — in my main lineup. Clarke Schmidt is someone that I’m high on, and would consider him in tournaments.
San Francisco Giants
I’m not sure what’s going on, but we continue to see pitchers that we haven’t seen for 2+ years resurfacing. Tonight it’s Julio Teheran — who will start for the Milwaukee Brewers. We really haven’t seen him since before the pandemic, and in his previous go arounds he was bad against left-handed hitters. He looks to still have the swing and miss ability with 24% strikeouts in the minors this season, but that comes with a near-6.00 ERA so I’m just going to plan on stacking against him for the time being. Luckily, the Giants have a few left-handed batters that fit the mold including Lamonte Wade Jr and Michael Conforto. San Francisco will be my main stack tonight, and I’ll be filling in some mini-stacks around them.
I think it’s a great night to get back on the Yankees. Gibson has struggled on the road, while the Yankees active roster owns a combined .395 wOBA against him. Aaron Judge is my favorite spend-up, and you can pair him with Anthony Rizzo or a cheaper option like Willie Calhoun.
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)