Sorare MLB GW6 Breakdown | Cole's World
My goal for these slate breakdowns is to create an all-in-one place for users to get an overview of each Game Week and use that information to pinpoint marketplace inefficiencies and construct a winning team.
I will be focusing on the Limited tier cards when referencing market prices as this is where the majority of Sorare users will be playing, and where there is the most liquid market.
You can find my slate breakdowns every Monday and Friday of the MLB season here on Lucky Trader, or subscribe to my newsletter to get them in your inbox.
Let’s dive in!
⏪ Game Week Rewind
It comes as no surprise to see Gerrit Cole atop the leaderboard this week. I highlighted him in GW5’s Breakdown against these Twins and he delivered with a complete game shutout and ten strikeouts. I’d be looking to buy Cole as an every-week starter at his floor price of around $62
Somehow Wade Miley cracked the list this week in a matchup against the Padres. I will not be buying Wade Miley.
Mariner’s Closer Paul Sewald led the way with two saves and five total strikeouts in Seattle’s sweep of the Rockies this weekend. It’s interesting to note that all five of these guys are Closers as opposed to Middle Relievers, and all five of them earned two saves.
Cedric Mullins had four singles, one double, one triple, two stolen bases and six RBIs in this series. He’s proven that he doesn’t need homers to put up a big score.
Jorge Mateo is a candidate to lead the Majors in steals but also put up a homer, two doubles and three singles in GW5. He also routinely bats ninth for Baltimore.
📋 Multi-Game Monitor
It wouldn’t be too smart to use anyone playing three games unless you absolutely have to and I certainly wouldn’t advise using anyone from the Orioles or Nationals.
⚾️ Pitching Primer
deGrom has the second-highest strikeout rate (40.9%), eighth-lowest walk-rate (3%), and the lowest xFIP (1.94). No further analysis needed. Fire him up.
Some people will be scared of the matchup at home against the Rays but Tampa still strikes out at a league-average rate and Lodolo will have the platoon matchup against Brandon Lowe, Josh Lowe, and Luke Raley.
The best part is that Lodolo has a $17 floor price on his Limited cards in the Sorare marketplace. I assume this is because no one really knows him yet.
Other Starters include:
Kevin Gausman at HOU
Corbin Burnes at SEA
Dustin May vs NYM
Spencer Strider at SD
Logan Gilbert vs MIL
Clayton Kershaw vs NYM
Max Scherzer at LAD
📞 Call To The Bullpen
Nick made a good point that because Closers will only enter the game during a save-situation (when their team is up by three runs or less), it makes sense to target closers in a series that you predict will stay close throughout. For example, picking AJ Minter vs Oakland could potentially be less optimal than rostering him against say, the Astros.
It is also important to roster Relief Pitchers from one of the 12 teams that are playing four games this week to maximize our chances for save opportunities and appearances.
~$40 Josh Hader
~$8 Evan Phillips
~$7 David Robertson
~$10 Camilo Doval
Middle Relief options:
Brusdar Graterol and Alex Vesia
Taylor Rogers and John Brebbia
Below are some stacks to consider for GW6.
In Coors, the Pirates will face Kyle Freeland, Jose Ureña, and Austin Gomber, while the Rockies square off against Rich Hill, Vince Velazquez, and Johan Oviedo. Pittsburgh’s lineup drops off quite a bit after the top four hitters, however, this team is quietly top-ten in homers on the season.
~$12 Ke’Bryan Hayes
~$41 Bryan Reynolds
~7 Andrew McCutchen
~$6 Carlos Santana
The Rockies haven’t shown a ton of upside to start the season but a series at 5,200 feet above sea level seems to always do the trick. Plus the Pirates starting rotation is one of my favorite pitching staffs to target in fantasy. Somehow Rich Hill is still a Major League starter.
~$6 Jurickson Profar
~$19 Kris Bryant
~$8 Charlie Blackmon
~$10 C.J. Cron
~$9 Ryan McMahon
I respected this White Sox rotation coming into the season but they have disappointed in a big way. Chicago pitchers have actually given up the second most runs in the league and everyone on this staff except for Dylan Cease, who won’t start in this series, has over a 4.0 xFIP to start the season. Clevinger’s 2-0 record and 2.2 ERA is deceiving as his advanced metrics show a 5.93 xFIP. I can see Philly doing some damage here.
~$12 Bryson Stott
~$104 Trea Turner
~$51 Kyle Schwarber
~$10 Nick Castellanos
~$13 Brandon Marsh
There you have it, the Sorare MLB Slate Breakdown for Game Week 6.
I will be releasing these every Monday and Friday prior to lineup lock to help you all with preparing for the slate and setting your teams.
I hope to see everyone at the top of the leaderboards.
Thanks for reading!