MLB DFS Top Pitchers for Thursday 4/27/23 Early Slate
Welcome to our MLB DFS Top Pitchers article for the Thursday 4/27/23 Early Slate. We have analyzed the pitchers and their matchups to provide you with the best options for your DFS lineups. Here are the top three pitchers that we recommend for this slate.
The best of the best?
The early slate of Thursday’s MLB DFS action features some intriguing pitching options, including Shohei Ohtani, Julio Urias, and Kyle Wright. These three pitchers are all capable of putting up big numbers and are worth considering for your lineup.
First up is Shohei Ohtani, who is having a monster season both on the mound and at the plate. On the pitching side, Ohtani has been dominant against both left-handed and right-handed batters. He has a strikeout rate of over 30% against both sides of the plate and a low xwOBA of .284 against lefties and .225 against righties. Additionally, Ohtani’s opponent, the Oakland Athletics, have a high strikeout rate against top-tier right-handed pitchers like Ohtani, making him an even more appealing option.
Next up is Julio Urias, who has been a reliable left-handed starter for the Dodgers. Urias has been particularly effective against left-handed batters, holding them to a low xwOBA of .267 and a strikeout rate of 24.2% over the last two years. His opponent, the Pittsburgh Pirates, have struggled against top-tier left-handed pitchers, batting just .209 against them over the last two years.
Finally, Kyle Wright is an interesting option against the Miami Marlins, who have struggled against right-handed starters this season. Wright has a respectable strikeout rate of 23% against lefties and 22% against righties, and has been effective at limiting hard contact with a low HC% of 30%. However, Wright’s control has been an issue at times, as he has a walk rate of 8% against lefties and 5.7% against righties.
GPP Dart throw?
While we recommend these three pitchers as our top options for this slate, we also want to mention Matt Strahm of the Philadelphia Phillies as a potential value play. Strahm has a projected DK rating of 57.14 and a DK salary of $7,200. He has a solid 30% strikeout rate against right-handed batters, but pitchers with similar repertoires to him have struggled against the Mariners over the last year.
It’s worth noting that there are other pitchers on the slate who could also be viable options, such as Logan Webb and Seth Lugo. However, Ohtani, Urias, and Wright stand out as the most appealing options based on their matchups and recent performance.
As with any DFS lineup decision, it’s important to consider factors beyond just the pitcher’s individual performance, such as ballpark factors and the quality of the opposing lineup. Additionally, monitoring late-breaking news and lineup changes can be crucial in adjusting your lineup and maximizing your chances of success.
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