Here are some recommendations for a 14-game Wednesday slate…
Walker Buehler, LAD at MIA ($44): Buehler came into this season as one of the most-exciting prospects in baseball, and that hoopla has proven to be valid so far. It's only been four starts, but he has a 1.64 ERA and has struck out 11.05 batters per nine innings. He should have no problem staying hot in this matchup. The Marlins have played like a team stripped for parts, as they are last in runs scored by a solid margin.
Matt Koch, ARI vs. MIL ($34): Koch has pitched well after replacing the injured Taijuan Walker in the rotation. He has a 2.43 ERA and 0.99 WHIP through 33.3 innings. The Brewers ranked 20th in runs scored last year, and that's roughly where they rank right now despite playing more games than most of the teams below them.
Buster Posey, SF vs. CIN ($17): Posey is 31 now, and he seems to be sitting more than in the past, but his bat is still there. He has averaged a slash line of .308/.378/.451 over the last three seasons and this year his numbers are in line with that. Matt Harvey looked alright in his first start as a Red, but he still has a 5.20 FIP after having a 6.42 FIP last year.
C.J. Cron, TB at KAN ($18): Having moved from Anaheim to Tampa, and in his prime at 28, Cron is currently putting up career best numbers. He's hit nine homers, and it would be surprising if he didn't surpass his career high of 16, which is the exact number he's hit in each of the last three seasons. Cron could add to that against Jason Hammel, who allowed 1.30 home runs per nine innings last year (his first with the Royals).
Jonathan Schoop, BAL vs. PHI ($16): Schoop's numbers are a bit down, but his BABIP of .294 is below his career average of .303. He also has a ton of power for a second baseman, as he hit 32 homers in 2017. Home runs have been an issue for Philadelphia's Victor Velasquez, as he's given up 1.47 home runs per nine innings in his career. Velasquez also has a 4.32 career FIP.
Eugenio Suarez, CIN at SF ($19): Suarez has absolutely crushed lefties this year, in an incredibly small sample size to be fair, but he's always hit southpaws better. In addition to being similarly named, Giants pitcher Andrew Suarez is a lefty. The 25-year-old rookie only has four starts to his name, and so far he has a 4.57 ERA. He's also given up five home runs in 21.7 innings.
Paul DeJong, STL at MIN ($18): DeJong impressed as a rookie, posting a .285/.325/.532 slash line with 25 homers in 108 games. He's still only 24, and he's still looking impressive, even if his numbers are a bit down. Lance Lynn used to be a Cardinal, but they are probably relieved he is now with the Twins. Through seven starts he has a 7.34 ERA and 1.98 WHIP.
Starling Marte, PIT vs. CWS ($22): Marte has put his lost season in 2017 behind him, as he currently has a career-high slugging percentage . He's also already stolen 10 bases, adding extra value with his legs. Carson Fulmer's 6.23 ERA is bad, but his 7.02 FIP is actually worse. Beyond that, he has a career FIP of 6.12.
David Peralta, ARI vs. MIL ($17): Peralta has crushed righties, and he gets to go up against a righty on Wednesday. More to the point, Milwaukee's starter is Brandon Woodruff. He only has two starts this season (he's mostly worked in relief), and in his last one he gave up seven runs in three innings. That may have been on the road against the Rockies, but Arizona's ballpark has been just as hitter friendly as Colorado's.
Andrew McCutchen, SF vs. CIN ($17): McCutchen is 31 now, but he has averaged a .275/.367/.464 slash line over his last three seasons. Additionally, though the sample size is small, moving from Pittsburgh to San Francisco hasn't hurt his numbers, as he's been better at home than on the road. As previously noted, the Giants are going up against Matt Harvey, who has struggled for a couple years. He's allowed 1.74 homers per nine innings this year after allowing 2.04 last season.