MLB DFS: Chris Bassitt, Reid Detmers Seeing Leverage for Wednesday

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Pitchers seeing the most leverage: Chris Bassitt, Reid Detmers

Chris Bassitt is coming into tonight under-owned against a Padres squad who have not been swinging the bats too well lately. Over the past month, San Diego ranks in the bottom four in ISO, wOBA, and wRC+ and has the second-lowest HardHit%. Bassitt has had a decent year where his xERA and xFIP are approaching 4.00 while he has a strikeout percentage of a respectable 25%. He is faring well in optimal probabilities, higher than anticipated, which offers leverage as his ownership comes in around 10%. Bassitt has not been a consistently dominant pitcher, but there is leverage with his affordable salary against a struggling offensive lineup.

We wrote about the leverage we saw with Reid Detmers yesterday, but he was scratched from his expected start right before lock last night, so we’ll try this again. He’s going up against a dominant Red Sox lineup, which ranks near the top of every offensive category over the past two weeks. In the same stretch, Detmers’ team has seen a collapse. Yesterday, we pointed out how Detmers has been super inconsistent, featuring a no-hitter and absolute duds. Getting a gem from Detmers is conceivable even though he does not have the high strikeout numbers, but at what price and ownership is it worth the risk? Yesterday, he was priced at $8500, which was too rich for our blood. Today, he is priced at $7400 with minimal ownership and an extra rest day. The Angels showcased a little bit of life last night in the wake of their skipper’s firing, which could be a wake-up call going forward. If you were already on Detmers last night before he was scratched, it doesn’t make sense not to be on him tonight. If not, sprinkling in some Detmers lineups at the current value offers a high upside with little risk.