Sorare MLB GW10 Breakdown | Fireworks in Mexico City
Welcome to the Sorare MLB Game Week 10 Breakdown!
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
The other player worth nothing here is rookie Grayson Rodriguez who racked up nine strikeouts against the Tigers on Saturday. He is someone to monitor for new card auctions on the Sorare marketplace.
The top relievers list consists of three closers in Graterol, Puk, and Williams. It’s worth noting that this is the second week in a row that Orioles’ Yennier Cano has appeared on this list. Cano has looked sharp and helped Baltimoresecure their sixth-straight series win this weekend.
Olivares had a productive weekend despite hitting zero homers. He got there through steals, hits, and runs scored. The guy I’m looking at here is Brent Rooker, who has now appeared on this list three times, and broke Shohei Ohtani’s streak of zero homers surrendered this weekend.
📋 Roster Movements
Justin Verlander - Will make season debut this week against the Tigers
Bryce Harper - Could return to Phillies lineup Tuesday
Gavin Stone - Called up to Dodgers roster on Sunday, will start Wednesday vs. Phillies
Joey Ortiz - Called up Thursday to Orioles, Went 2 for 8 this weekend
Aaron Judge - Right hip strain, was out Sunday and may require trip to IL
Jacob deGrom - Placed on 15-day IL with right elbow inflammation
Kenta Maeda - Placed on 15-day IL with right triceps strain
Luis Robert - Pulled for lack of hustle Saturday, not in starting lineup Sunday
Garrett Whitlock - Placed on IL with right elbow ulnar neuritis, will miss two starts
🔎 Multi Game Monitor
Red Sox, Blue Jays, Cubs, Nationals
Rockies, Brewers, Tigers, Twins, White Sox, Phillies, Dodgers, Mariners, Athletics, Reds, Padres, Guardians, Yankees, Giants, Astros, Cardinals, Angels, Royals, Orioles, Pirates, Rays, Marlins
⚾️ Pitching Primer
Spencer Strider at NYM
Last week’s cover boy had his last start washed away with the rain and will get a makeup start today against the Mets. The story remains the same with Strider, a league-leading 42.6% strikeout rate, a 2.62 xFIP, and a league-leading mustache.
The Mets don’t strikeout a ton against righties (19.2%) and they’re hardly a weak offense, but matchup shouldn’t matter much here. Strider continues to be a cheat code.
Limited Price: ~$123
Zac Gallen at TEX
Gallen’s floor price has finally crept up to appropriate levels after his last start where he stretched his scoreless streak out to 28 innings. It seems that people are finally starting to realize who he is. He’s third in K% (36.2%), tied for sixth in walk-rate (3.5%), and leading the league in xFIP (2.23).
The matchup against Texas is scary, as they are 7th in both ISO (.184), and wOBA (.341). That being said I’d still bet on Gallen and his Cy Young-esque numbers.
Limited Price: ~$79
Logan Gilbert at OAK
Gilbert’s Sorare price is nowhere near where it should be considering the numbers he currently sports on the season. He currently has the tenth-best K% (30.1%), he’s sixth in xFIP (2.94), and 16th in BB% (4.4%). His advanced stats are actually better across the board than Gerrit Cole.
He draws Oakland in GW10 who strikeout the fourth most versus righties (25.6%) and are bottom-ten in both ISO and wOBA. He makes for a superb long-term asset and a worthwhile pickup for Game Week 10.
Limited Price: ~$8
Other Starters Include:
Luis Castillo at OAK
Blake Snell vs CIN
Gerrit Cole vs CLE
Shane McClanahan vs PIT
Pablo Lopez at CHW
Shohei Ohtani at STL
Dylan Cease vs MIN
Notable Starting Pitchers NOT starting in Game Week 10:
Chris Sale, Alex Cobb, Yu Darvish, Nick Lodolo, Noah Syndergaard, Jose Urquidy, Justin Steele, Marco Gonzales, Sonny Gray, Mike Clevinger, Drew Rasmussen, Jose Suarez, Martin Perez, Nestor Cortes
📞 Call To The Bullpen
Our mission is once again to pick a closer who can make two relief appearances and earn a save in each. 5 points for an appearance plus 10 points for a save, multiplied by two would give us 30. With the additional points for innings pitched and strikeouts, a target of 40 Sorare points is typically the ceiling.
In contrast, if we select a middle reliever we’d be looking for two appearances and a hold in each. 5 points for an appearance and 5 points for a hold, multiplied by two would give us 20. The upside might seem more capped compared to a closer, but a middle reliever can pitch more than 2 innings, and can therefore match a closer with points for IP and strikeouts.
We also want to pick closers in games where we think the series will stay competitive throughout. This way we can maximize our chances of our closer being needed for a save situation (maximum 3-point lead) or our middle reliever not entering the game for mop-up duty in a blowout.
This week it feels like a great opportunity to focus on the teams playing 4 and 5 games only.
~$9 AJ Minter
~$N/A David Robertson
~$10 Kenley Janson
~$31 Jordan Romano
~$1 Brad Boxberger
~$3 Kyle Finnegan
The Braves are lightyears ahead of everyone else in GW10. They were one of the best offenses in the MLB, they recently welcomed 2022 NL Rookie of the Year Michael Harris back to the lineup, and they’re playing FIVE games due to two rain postponements.
They are scheduled to face Denyi Reyes (Bullpen game) and Tylor Megill of the Mets on Monday, and then Sandy Alcantara, Braxton Garrett, and Jesus Luzardo of the Marlins. Braves players could have 40% more at-bats than most other teams in this game week.
~$200 Ronald Acuña Jr.
~$85 Matt Olson
~$78 Austin Riley
~$77 Ozzie Albies
~$54 Michael Harris Jr.
The Mets are the second team playing five games in GW10, however, they will have two tough matchups to kick off the 5-gamer with matchups against Spencer Strider and Charlie Morton. This will be followed by a trip to Detroit to face one of the worst pitching staffs for three more games (Detroit pitchers are TBD at the time of writing).
~$27 Brandon Nimmo
~$21 Starling Marte
~$57 Fransisco Lindor
~$93 Pete Alonso
~$19 Jeff McNeil
I’ll throw Toronto in here as well as they head to Fenway park for a four game series against the Red Sox this week. They’re one of four teams who will be playign four games in GW, and are slated to miss Chris Sale in this series. The Jays will face Corey Kluber, Tanner Houck, Nick Pivetta, and Brayan Bello.
Toronto loves hitting in Boston. I’m still scared from this 28-5 dismantling of Boston almost one year ago. Fenway’s Green Monster might take a beating in this series with these power righties at the top of the order.
~$24 George Springer
~$78 Bo Bichette
~$102 Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
~$33 Matt Chapman
~$7 Whit Merrifield
Other Stacks To Consider:
Value Options (Under $20):
~$11 Ketel Marte, ~$11 Jorge Polanco, ~$15 Vaughn Grissom, ~$10 Jonah Heim, $11 Cal Raleigh
~$18 Rowdy Tellez, $14 Ke’Bryan Hayes, ~$17 Brandon Lowe, ~$10 Andrew Vaughn, ~$14 Jake Burger
~$7 Whit Merrifield, ~$19 Hunter Renfroe, ~$12 Andrew McCutchen, ~$19 Teoscar Hernandez, ~$4 Max Kepler, ~$10 Joey Gallo
There you have it, the Sorare MLB Slate Breakdown for Game Week 10.
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!