MLB DFS Top Pitchers for April 12 Early Slate
MLB DFS Top Pitchers for Wednesday, April 12 Early Slate
Zack Wheeler – PHI ($9,700)
Wheeler has been dominant this season, posting a 2.31 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his first three starts. He faces the Miami Marlins, who have struggled against top-tier right-handed pitchers like Wheeler over the last two years. In fact, current Marlins hitters have an OPS of just .625 against pitchers of his caliber. Wheeler’s high DK salary may be worth it for his favorable matchup.
Sonny Gray – MIN ($8,300)
Gray faces the Chicago White Sox, who have struck out 25.8% of the time against top-tier right-handed pitchers like Gray over the last two years. That’s higher than the league average of 20%, making Gray an intriguing option. Gray is also priced affordably at $8,300, so he could be a good value play.
Logan Gilbert – SEA ($8,500)
Gilbert faces the Chicago Cubs, who have struck out 27.7% of the time against pitchers similar to Gilbert over the last two years. That’s well above the league average, which bodes well for Gilbert’s strikeout potential. However, other matchup data favors the Cubs, so Gilbert may be a riskier play. At $8,500, he’s a bit cheaper than Wheeler and Gray, but still priced relatively high.
Tylor Megill – NYM ($9,200)
Megill has only made a handful of MLB starts, but he’s shown promise with a 2.63 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 13.2 innings. He faces the San Diego Padres, who are batting just .226 against hard-throwing right-handed pitchers like Megill over the last two years. At $9,200, Megill is the most expensive option on our list, but he could be worth the investment if he continues to pitch well.