3 MLB FanDuel Studs to Target on 9/17/18
Patrick Corbin, P, Arizona Diamondbacks
Patrick Corbin has evolved into a bona fide stud this season, ranking fourth among qualifying pitchers in skill-interactive ERA (SIERA; 2.84), eighth in strikeout rate (31.1%) and third in swinging-strike rate (15.4%).
Just looking at the starters in action tonight, those rankings jump to first, first and first, respectively.
His matchup isn't an ideal one, as the Chicago Cubs rank top-10 in wRC+ this season. They have cooled off considerably over the last 30 days, though, ranking a lowly 24th in that time.
They have also been one of the most strikeout-happy sides in the Majors in that month, with a 25.0% strikeout rate. Those marks include a 27.0% strikeout rate (fourth-highest) and 71 wRC+ (ninth-lowest) against left-handed pitching, making this a better spot for Corbin than it might look on the surface.