3 Daily Fantasy Baseball Players to Avoid on 8/17/18
Marcus Stroman, SP, Toronto Blue Jays
FanDuel Price: $6,900
My, how the tables have turned for Marcus Stroman this season.
After brilliant back-to-back 200-plus inning seasons, Stroman has limped his way through 96 2/3 innings with an ugly 5.03 ERA. On the bright side, a 3.94 skill-interactive ERA (SIERA) shows Stroman has been a bit better than his ERA would indicate, and his 19.8% fly-ball rate remains extremely strong.
However, Stroman's strikeout rate has dipped down to 17.8%, and his walk rate has risen to 8.2%. His hard-hit rate, while still solid at 33.6%, would be the highest of his career.
Facing the New York Yankees, who rank second in baseball in team weighted on-base average (wOBA), in the Bronx, Stroman could be in for a tough night.