MLB DFS Top Pitchers for Tuesday 4/4/23
Max Scherzer (New York Mets, RHP) Price: $10,800 (DK), $10,800 (FD) Matchup: at Milwaukee Brewers Max Scherzer has been nothing short of stellar over the past two seasons, boasting a 2.9 SIERA and a remarkable 31% strikeout rate. The right-hander has managed to maintain an ERA of just 2.38, and with a mere 4% walk rate, he’s been limiting free passes to a minimum. Facing the Milwaukee Brewers, Scherzer will take the mound as the Mets’ top option, and he’s poised to deliver an impressive performance.
Shane Bieber (Cleveland Guardians, RHP) Price: $10,500 (DK), $11,000 (FD) Matchup: at Oakland Athletics Shane Bieber, another right-handed ace, has been turning heads with a 3.24 SIERA and a 25% K-rate. Posting an ERA of 2.8, Bieber’s control is noteworthy with only a 4% BB rate. As he prepares to square off against the Oakland Athletics, Bieber’s matchup is promising, as Oakland’s offense has struggled with a meager .288 average against left-handed pitching.
Framber Valdez (Houston Astros, LHP) Price: $9,900 (DK), $9,800 (FD) Matchup: vs. Detroit Tigers The left-handed Framber Valdez has been making waves with a 3.1 SIERA and a 23% strikeout rate. With an ERA of 2.75 and a groundball rate of 67%, Valdez has been inducing a high rate of groundouts. He’ll face the Detroit Tigers, who have been lackluster against left-handed pitching, hitting just .299.
Luis Castillo (Seattle Mariners, RHP) Price: $9,500 (DK), $10,100 (FD) Matchup: vs. Los Angeles Angels Luis Castillo’s numbers speak for themselves, with a 3.31 SIERA, a 27% K-rate, and an ERA of 2.88. The right-hander will take on the Los Angeles Angels, who’ve managed just a .351 average against left-handed pitching. Castillo’s ability to limit hard contact (31% HC%) could prove to be a significant advantage in this matchup.
Andrew Heaney (Texas Rangers, LHP) Price: $8,900 (DK), $8,800 (FD) Matchup: vs. Baltimore Orioles Despite being a value play, Andrew Heaney is generating an exceptional 36% strikeout rate and a 2.46 SIERA. The lefty’s matchup against the Baltimore Orioles provides an opportunity for strong returns, as the Orioles have hit only .302 against left-handed pitching.
Nick Pivetta (Boston Red Sox, RHP) Price: $8,500 (DK), $8,500 (FD) Matchup: vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Nick Pivetta presents another value option with a solid 23% strikeout rate and a 4.21 SIERA. The right-hander’s ERA of 4.56 may seem elevated, but Pivetta has shown the ability to limit opposing teams’ scoring. Facing the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have a .305 average against right-handed pitchers, Pivetta will take the mound at Fenway Park with the potential to deliver a quality start for DFS players.
As you craft your MLB DFS lineup for Tuesday’s slate, consider the pitchers mentioned above, each of whom brings unique attributes to the table. Whether it’s Scherzer’s dominant strikeout ability, Valdez’s knack for inducing groundballs, or Heaney’s impressive swing-and-miss stuff, there’s a pitcher for every budget. Remember to keep an eye on matchups, handedness, and opposing teams’ offensive performance to make informed decisions as you finalize your roster. Best of luck to all fantasy baseball enthusiasts, and may today’s slate bring success to your lineups!