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It is inevitable that on a big early game slate on get away day there are going to be a lot of player who will be rested today. This is why I have posted the Daily Fantasy Baseball Rankings for today's early slate already for your viewing pleasure. I HIGHLY recommend you check those rankings out in order to fill in any gaps that this Playbook leaves once lineups are announced. I will do my best to keep track of who is in and out of lineups and thus will be updating the Playbook throughout the morning. Still, you MUST keep tabs on these yourself by visiting our MLB Lineups page

Today it is really all about Max Scherzer on the hill with a few solid bats including Freddie Freeman, Kris Bryant and Justin Upton backing him up. If you can base a lineup around those guys today you are well on your way to winning your cash games. Of course, these split slates is where I personally go for broke in more tournaments since the options are limited anyways. 

Here is the DFS MLB Playbook for Thursday April 23rd Early Games:

Max ScherzerSPWSHSTL7,75011,00012,100I would pay $15K for him in this slate
Julio TeheranSPATLNYM6,6508,9009,200Next best option, ATL will win this game
Homer BaileySPCINMIL6,5508,2008,200MIL hitting .201, 27.4% Ks in last 7 gms
Alex AvilaCDETNYY4,2502,9003,300.357 wOBA over last 4 games
Brian McCannCNYYDET4,7503,2003,900.361 OBP (37 PA) Vs Sanchez
Welington CastilloCCHIPIT4,4502,4003,000.304/.372/.479 career Vs LHP
Kevin PlaweckiCNYMATL3,0002,3002,500Shot in the dark value play
Freddie Freeman1BATLNYM5,5003,8004,500.519 wOBA in last 5 games
Joey Votto1BCINMIL5,3504,8004,800.417, 3 HR in last 6 games
Yonder Alonso1BSDCOL4,6503,2004,3006-15 (.400) 3 RBI in last 4 games
Chase Utley2BPHIMIA4,9003,1004,600Low ball hitter Vs weak low ball pitcher
Dee Gordon2BMIAPHI5,4004,0004,800Best 2B on board but expensive
Joe Panik2BSFLA4,1002,5003,000Hitting .435 in last 5 games
Kris Bryant3BCHIPIT4,5003,9004,400Hit .371 Vs LHP in minor leagues
Will Middlebrooks3BSDCOL3,9003,8003,900Cheap Coors field multi HR option
Matt Carpenter3BSTLWSH5,0004,3003,800.531 wOBA in last 5 games
Troy TulowitzkiSSCOLSD5,6505,2005,100Best SS in all of baseball
Ian DesmondSSWSHSTL4,7504,0004,400Hitting .455 over last 5 games
Jung-Ho KangSSPITCHI3,5002,4003,700Continues to start and move up lineup
Justin UptonLFSDCOL5,2504,4005,200Great matchup vs Lyles at Coors
Khris DavisLFMILCIN4,3502,4004,2007-18 (.389) 3 HR Vs Bailey; Value
Jacoby EllsburyCFNYYDET5,0003,8004,700Starting to heat up, underpriced
Odubel HerreraLFPHIMIA4,0003,0003,400Hitting leadoff & raking
Giancarlo StantonRFMIAPHI5,7505,0005,300Harang has been pitching up since spring