MLB DFS Top Pitchers for Wednesday 4/26/23 Early Slate
High Priced Pitchers
Jon Gray has been an absolute workhorse for the Texas Rangers so far this season, consistently delivering quality starts with a 3.93 ERA and 25% strikeout rate. His ability to generate ground balls at a 44% rate is also a huge asset, and he has a favorable matchup against the Cincinnati Reds. Despite his high price tag of $16,800 on DraftKings (not on Main DK Early slate) and $8,400 on FanDuel, Gray is a solid choice for DFS players looking for a reliable and consistent option at the top of their lineup.
Meanwhile, Yusei Kikuchi has been having a fantastic start to the season for the Toronto Blue Jays, boasting a 3.98 SIERA and an impressive 27% strikeout rate. He’ll be taking on the Chicago White Sox, a team that has struggled against left-handed starters so far this season. With his ability to miss bats and limit runs, Kikuchi is a great high-priced option at $8,200 on DraftKings and $8,700 on FanDuel.
Mid Priced Pitchers
Tanner Houck of the Boston Red Sox has proven to be a reliable mid-priced pitcher option for DFS players. With a 3.65 SIERA and a 23% strikeout rate, he has the potential to deliver a solid performance on any given day. He’s facing the Baltimore Orioles in this matchup, a team that has struggled against right-handed starters this season. Houck’s ability to generate strikeouts and induce ground balls (53% ground ball rate) makes him an enticing option for DFS players. He’s priced at $8,400 on DraftKings and $8,200 on FanDuel, making him an affordable option with upside potential.
Note: It’s worth noting that we wrote up the Orioles as a top stack on this slate, so if you’re considering using Tanner Houck of the Boston Red Sox, be aware of the potential risks.
Domingo German of the New York Yankees is another mid-priced pitcher to consider for Wednesday’s early slate. With a 4.04 SIERA and a 22% strikeout rate, German has been a reliable starter for the Yankees this season. He’ll be facing the Minnesota Twins, who have a below-average lineup against right-handed starters. German’s ability to limit walks (7% walk rate) and generate swings and misses (13% swinging strike rate) makes him a solid option for DFS players. He’s priced at $9,200 on DraftKings and $8,000 on FanDuel, making him a mid-priced option with upside potential. DFS players can look to German for a reliable performance with the potential for a high strikeout rate against a struggling Twins lineup.
Looking for a value-priced pitcher who can still deliver solid performance on the mound? Tyler Wells of the Baltimore Orioles and Michael Lorenzen of the Detroit Tigers could be two pitchers to keep an eye on for Wednesday’s early slate.
Wells, who is priced at $7,500 on DraftKings and $7,600 on FanDuel, has a 4.49 SIERA and an 18% strikeout rate. He’s set to face a Boston Red Sox lineup that has struggled against right-handed starters who rely heavily on the slider, which happens to be one of Wells’ most effective pitches. While Wells may not be the flashiest pitcher on the slate, his ability to generate swings and misses could help him exceed his price tag.
As for Lorenzen, he’s priced at just $6,100 on DraftKings and $6,300 on FanDuel, making him a true value play for the day. Despite his low price, Lorenzen has a 21% strikeout rate and a 4.38 SIERA, and he’ll be facing a Milwaukee Brewers lineup that has been mediocre against right-handed starters this season. While Lorenzen may not have the same upside as some of the other pitchers on the slate, his price tag allows for a lot of flexibility in building a strong DFS lineup.
It’s worth noting that both Tyler Wells and Michael Lorenzen will be facing lineups that we wrote up as top stacks on this slate. However, they are still worthy GPP plays at their value prices.
In conclusion, there are plenty of quality pitching options to consider for Wednesday’s early slate. Whether you’re looking to spend up for a top-tier arm or save some salary with a value-priced option, there are plenty of viable choices to help you build a winning DFS lineup.
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