The San Diego Padres (13-14) and San Francisco Giants (15-11) will continue their National League West series Tuesday night at AT&T Park, with the first pitch scheduled for 10:15 p.m. ET
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Every year at about this team I like to take a look at the stats to see the pitchers that have been very good to bettors. There are always several big names that you would expect -Halladay , Santana, and so on. What I find more interesting, though, are the players that no one is talking about, and in many cases that few people even know about who are turning out serious money. It happens every year like clockwork – no name guys are wildly profitable. Determining in advance who those guys will be is very tough, of course, but you can profit by recognizing who is being successful ahead of the betting public. With that in mind, here’s a look at five guys who are doing much better than they are widely getting credit for:
Matt Palmer, Angels – After breaking in with San Francisco last year, Palmer moved south for this season. He gets almost no national attention, but he is the single-most profitable pitcher in the entire league. He’s 5-0 in seven starts, and the team is 6-1 behind him. He’s not fancy – his ERA is over four, and he has as many career walks as strikeouts – but he has got the job done consistently, and the lines he’s facing haven’t yet caught up to how he is playing.