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Don’t wait on filling out your daily lineups today. With a few games on the early side of dinner, Draftstreet is closing some of its baseball leagues at 12:35 this afternoon. So here are a few low-cost pitching options for you to consider for your team.
Wily Peralta – $12,707
Whenever you can get a starter who is pitching as well as anyone on his team, and that team happens to have the best record in baseball, at a price lower than two-thirds of the rest of the league’s starters, you take it. That is the case with Peralta, who has helped the Brewers to a MLB-best 10-4 record. His ERA and WHIP are both second on the team among starters, only trailing Yovani Gallardo. He is coming off of a quality start, during which he went seven innings against the division rival Pirates, while allowing just one earned run on four hits. Even in his first start, the Red Sox scored just two earned runs against him over five innings. And, while the Cardinals may present a tough matchup for him today, they are hitting just .242 on the season as a team. Peralta also finished up pretty strongly against them last year. In two September starts, he allowed three runs each time, which included one 6.2-inning, two hit performance.
Joe Kelly – $11,299
Among all National League starting pitchers, Kelly has the second-lowest ERA this season at 0.79. In 11.1 innings so far, he has given up just one earned run. That came in his first start. Since that run scored in the third inning of his opening start, he has pitched nearly a complete game, spread over two outings, without allowing an earned run. His efficiency has also gotten better. After walking four batters in his first start, his control returned, and he didn’t walk a single batter in his last outing. Like Peralta against his Cardinals, Kelly pitched against his opponent twice last September, giving up three runs in each game. All in all, Kelly continues to pitch well. If he can pick up a few strikeouts, he should be a valuable addition to your lineup today.
Roll the Dice
Tanner Roark – $11,955
Roark may not be entering this game with a great resume overall, but he should still be a favorable option. After picking up a quality start in his first outing against the Mets, he followed that us with a rough performance, giving up five runs in 4.2 innings to the Braves. A game against the struggling Marlins may be all he needs. He started one game against Miami last season, shutting them out on four hits in six innings. Roark also held them scoreless in three innings of relief in August. The Marlins have had problems recently, losing eight in a row and frequently striking out. Sounds like a chance for Roark to step up.
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