We've got 10 games on the MLB DFS main slate tonight. While there are some weather concerns in the MLB, it's mainly for the games that start earlier than the main slate. Therefore, we'll likely get the full ten games in for tonight's slate. 



Check out today's MLB playbook below before you get your lineups in on DraftKings and FanDuel as we present our MLB DFS picks for today, April 23rd!

MLB DFS Picks & Daily Fantasy Playbook Today, April 23

MLB Weather Today, 4/23

MLB DFS Lineup Construction Thoughts

I'm typically someone who likes to play high-tier pitchers. Max Fried might not be priced as one, but he's got a tremendous matchup against the Marlins, who have been absolutely pathetic against lefties since last season. 

Fried got his lone quality start of the season against the Marlins back on April 12, where he went 6.1 innings and allowed just one run. Therefore, if you're looking to fill up your starting lineup with better, high-cost players, consider using Fried tonight as one of your pitchers. 

Also, remember to include some of the left-handed hitters on the Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs in your DFS lineups. 




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Marcus Stroman, New York Yankees

Marcus Stroman will face the Oakland Athletics tonight. Stroman is a right-handed pitcher who has already held his first 91 batters to a .136 ISO and a .290 wOBA. In addition, Stroman has earned more than 61% of ground balls and has limited fly balls and line drives to below 20%. 

While he's not the biggest strikeout thrower, he's facing an Athletics projected lineup that has struck out 26.6% of the time against righties since last season. Stroman should be able to get pretty deep into this game. Therefore, the strikeouts, quality start, a win, and everything in between are right there for the taking. 

Pablo Lopez, Minnesota Twins

The White Sox were shut out last night by the Twins. Chris Paddack might've allowed some hits, but he didn't allow any runs in the Minnesota rout yesterday. That was already the 8th time the White Sox had been shut out this season. Why can't Pablo Lopez do the same?

Since last season, the White Sox have collectively hit a .130 ISO and wOBA of .295 against righties using their projected lineup, with only 7.3% of walks. Meanwhile, Lopez has earned nearly 26% of strikeouts this season and has limited teams to a .269 wOBA while keeping line drives down to 22.6%. 

Grayson Rodriguez, Baltimore Orioles

Since last season, the Los Angeles Angels' projected lineup has struck out 25.4% of the time against righties. That's good news for Grayson Rodriguez, who has earned 27.8% of strikeouts this season.

Beyond the strikeouts, Rodriguez has held teams to a .301 wOBA and continues to earn a high swinging strike and whiff rate against both sides of the plate. The Angels are typically notorious for swinging and missing. Just look at that strikeout rate, which is over 25% with this starting lineup since last year. 

Max Fried, Atlanta Braves

While Max Fried hasn't started the season as well as Atlanta would've hoped, he's got a terrific matchup on the horizon tonight. Fried has only struck out 15% of batters and allowed a .382 wOBA. But that's about to change against the Marlins tonight. 

Since last season, the Marlins' projected lineup has hit a .088 ISO and wOBA of .258 with just 5% of walks against lefties. Only Josh Bell has eye-popping numbers against lefties. That said, Fried struck out nearly 25% of batters last season and has no choice but to increase his strikeout rate. It's a perfect buy-low spot for Fried tonight. 




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Alex Kirilloff, OF, Edouard Julien, 2B, Trevor Larnach, OF, Max Kepler, OF, Minnesota Twins

Erick Fedde was forced out of the MLB a few years ago after mediocre performances with the Washington Nationals. But after a couple of successful stints in Asia, he's back with the White Sox. Fedde has done well against righties. However, he's struggled badly against lefties. The right-hander has allowed a .317 ISO and wOBA of .370 with only 14.9% of strikeouts to lefties this season.

Therefore, we'll stack the Minnesota lefties. Since last season, Alex Kirilloff has hit a .199 ISO and wOBA of .377 against righties, while Edoyard Julien has slugged a .218 ISO and wOBA of .372 in that same time frame. The stack would also include lefties Trevor Larnach and Max Kepler, who have also hit above-average numbers against righties since last season. Ensure you at least have a couple of these Twins lefties in your lineup.

Willson Contreras, C, St. Louis Cardinals

The Diamondbacks are giving Tommy Henry another chance tonight. Henry is a lefty pitcher who has allowed a .250 ISO and wOBA of .407 to his first 90 batters. Those are some horrible numbers for a pretty solid sample size to start the season.

Against righties, Henry has struck out only 18.2% of batters and has allowed more than 25% of line-drive contact. He'll face Willson Contreras of the Cardinals, who is really the only super-consistent hitter against lefties. Since last season, Contreras has hit a .224 ISO and wOBA of .392 with 55.3% of hard contact. 

Michael Busch, 1B, Cody Bellinger, OF, Chicago Cubs

Houston will send out J.P. France to pitch tonight's game against the Chicago Cubs. France is a right-handed batter who has already allowed a .167 ISO and a wOBA of .388 to his first 55 lefties. France has also allowed 37% of fly balls to 98 batters overall and just 30.1% of ground balls. 

Meanwhile, he's due to face Michael Busch of the Cubs, who has been on a home run rampage to begin the season. While he's only been talked about this season, dating back to last year, through 133 plate appearances, he's hit a .252 ISO and wOBA of .364 against righties. Busch has always been dominant against righties, even before this year. 

On the other hand, Cody Belllinger has smashed a .193 ISO and wOBA of .343 with only 15.9% strikeouts against righties since last year. There's a high probability that he will use some hard contact against France tonight. 

Gunnar Henderson, SS, Baltimore Orioles

Gunnar Henderson absolutely destroys right-handed pitching. Since last season, he's hit a .290 ISO and wOBA of .388 against 515 righties. Tonight, he'll get Griffin Canning. Although Canning has kept his walks down, he's only struck out 18% of batters this season, allowing a .278 ISO and wOBA of .407. 

He's allowed more than 40% of fly balls to lefties and has induced only 35.1% of ground balls. Henderson has slugged 66.7% of hard contact and used a 14.7%-barrel percentage, hitting 29.5% of fly balls and more than 25% of line drives against righties. 



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