Welcome to another edition of Sriracha’s MLB Game Theory. In this article, I will outline my favorite plays at each position for MLB’s Thursday Slate. You can find all of Karma’s staff cores through our MLB Premium Package . Without further ado, here’s my favorite plays at each position.
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Pitching: Corbin Burnes has been on an absolute tear this season, as he’s allowed 3 runs or less in every start this season, pitched over 100 pitches in every start and has had double digit Ks in 3 out of his 5 recent starts. The STL Cardinals sport a 93 wRC+, 23.9K%, 10.5 HR/FB vs RHP and their bats have been struggling as of late. Put all that together plus a negative run environment, and this just shows the edge Burnes has over all other pitchers on the slate. He will be locked in for me in cash games.
GPP: If you are feeling a Burnes fade for whatever reason, I would run this rookie stud Ian Anderson. The Braves stud has shown elite upside, as he’s gone 6+ IP in 3 of his 5 starts so far, along with 3 wins and 3 Quality starts. He’s had games of 6,8,8, and 9 strikeouts and this is a great opportunity for him to end the season off on a good note and ride the momentum onto the playoffs. He has great upside but Burnes still flashes the double digit K upside that I want in all formats.
Top Stacks: KC Royals (TOP STACK! Perez, Mondesi, Merrifield), Boston Red Sox (Verdugo, Martinez, Devers), Detroit Tigers (Candelario, Castro). Good luck today! As the season winds down I hope you guys can stumble your way into some wins!!