This article is part of our AL FAAB Factor series.
12 games are included in Wednesday's main slate.
Jacob deGrom ($12,000) leads six arms priced north of 10k Wednesday against the Marlins. It's an obvious plus matchup against a lineup he's 4-1 against this year, striking out 39 over 31.0 innings while allowing 28 hits and 11 runs. There's no indication deGrom's pitch count will be limited in what should be his final start, making cost the only hindrance.
Shane Bieber follows ($11,800) and is a bit of a wild card. The Indians need a good start as they chase a postseason bid, and the White Sox have only a .299 wOBA, 86 wRC+ and strike out 26.3 percent of the time against righties. But Bieber has allowed 10 runs and 21 hits over 19.2 innings against them to date. He's a little more of a GPP pivot than a cash game anchor as such. Charlie Morton ($11,100) is in a similar spot. The Rays need a quality outing to continue their postseason aspirations, but he's allowed four homers and 14 runs across 15.1 innings against the Yankees while fanning 20. The risk-reward here isn't for cash lineups.
Zack Greinke ($10,400), Frankie Montas ($10,100) and Dinelson Lamet ($10,000) round out the top tier. Greinke hasn't been as dominant as you'd like for this price, but the win probability against the Mariners (+300) should keep the floor stable. Montas is an intriguing GPP flier. He was borderline dominant prior to suspension, is well rested and stretched out, and gets