MLB Top 5: Best left-handed money pitchers in baseball
Here’s a look at the year-to-date moneyline returns for the Top 5 left-handers in the majors through Monday's games according to Covers.com's money pitchers rankings.Patrick Corbin, Arizona Diamondbacks (11-1, +14.45 units)
He’s not only the top left-handed pitcher this season when it comes to his team’s return on the moneyline, but he is the No.1 pitcher overall with a +14.45 units return through his first 19 starts. Corbin boasts an 11-1 win/loss mark and an overall ERA of 2.35. The Diamondbacks have gone an impressive 17-2 in those 19 starts and have also been profitable on the total as well recently with six of his last eight starts staying under the closing number.Matt Moore, Tampa Bay Rays (14-3, +10.41 units)
The Rays boast a team record of 16-4 in Moore’s first 19 starts this year. His personal record is 14-3, and he has now won his last six starts after the Rays posted a 3-0 win over Boston Monday. This followed a rough patch in mid June in which Moore lost three consecutive starts that cost -4.00 units on the moneyline. However, he has appeared to have regained that winning form in his last few outings. The total has stayed under in four of his last five starts.Hyun-Jin Ryu, Los Angeles Dodgers (8-3, +7.60 units)
The South Korean lefty is 8-3 in 19 starts with the Dodgers going 13-6 over the same stretch of games. He has just two wins in his last eight starts along with a loss and five no-decisions, but the Dodgers won six of those games. The total has gone over in six of his last seven outings after Los Angeles outscored its opponents 48-30 during this run, including a 14-5 win over Toronto Monday.Jorge De La Rosa, Colorado Rockies (9-5, +5.97 units)
De La Rosa is coming off a no-decision against the Chicago Cubs this past Friday, but his team lost 3-1 as a -150 home favorite to drop his total return on the year. He has made a total of 20 starts this season, and the Rockies have gone 13-7 in those games. De La Rosa is 9-5 on the year and 3-2 in his last 10 starts. Colorado has gone 6-4 in those 10 games with a +1.08 return on the money line.Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros (4-5, +5.10 units)
Much of Keuchel’s profits have to do with the high moneylines the Astros routinely attract as the worst team in baseball. He has made 13 starts this season. And while he has a personal record of 4-5, his team is 6-7 in those games. That is quite an accomplishment when you consider that Houston is 33-65 and down almost 10 units on the year.