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MLB DFS 4/16/24 – Ben’s Building Blocks

Welcome in to Ben’s MLB DFS Building Blocks for DraftKings and FanDuel! In this article, I will highlight my favorite MLB DFS plays for small-field tournament formats. If you’re interested in signing up for premium access, which grants you Core Plays for every slate, projections + expert picks and our premium Discord click HERE. You can also sign up for our AI-driven sports betting tools and access to my daily betting card by clicking HERE. Let’s get into the plays…


Welcome into another season of Ben’s MLB Building Blocks! I believe this is my seventh season providing MLB DFS content and I couldn’t be more excited to have baseball back.  Let’s dive into our Tuesday starters…

  1. Hunter Greene
  2. Jared Jones
  3. Logan Gilbert
  4.  Lance Lynn
  5. JP Sears

This is my list in order of pitchers today.

Glasnow getting shredded by the Nationals wasn’t on my bingo card yesterday but that just goes to show anything can happen nightly in baseball!

We don’t have a true glorified ace on the mound tonight, but we do have several high-upside arms that can rack up strikeouts.

Hunter Greene and Jared Jones both fit that mold, and are the two I’m most likely to roster on Tuesday. Greene isn’t as safe right now as we’d like him to be, but that doesn’t matter when he strikes out over 30% of batters faced. He has the top match-up on the board against Seattle who has struck out 30% of the time vs RHP this season in their own right. He will be chalky, but it’s chalk I’m willing to eat. As for Jones, I’m extremely high on this kid — as high as I’ve been on a young pitcher in the last few years. He has two really good pitches with great velocity to boot. Right now, he really only has two great pitches which leads to him allowing some homeruns, because if guys get ahold of that high-velo fastball it can leave the yard. Even with that, he has struck out around 35% of batters faced this season and while the Mets are heating up offensively, I’m not scared of them. Jones is someone I will be playing a lot of this season, and tonight is no different.

Lance Lynn and JP Sears both fit the GPP-mold for me tonight. Lynn obviously has the great match-up vs Oakland while Sears has flashed at times but remains inconsistent. Lynn will be pretty high-owned it appears, but I prefer him in tournaments than cash game or single-entry contests.

Building Blocks

Chris Morel

More will be a popular play on Tuesday night, and rightfully so facing off with the left-handed Tommy Henry. At this point, it’s getting really hard to ignore Morel against left-handed pitching. Since the start of last season, he’s posted well over both a .350 wOBA and .320 ISO in the split. That also comes with a monster 73% hard-hit rate, one of the highest marks in all of baseball. Henry can struggle at times to both sides of the plate — but more importantly he’s not a strikeout pitcher. Morel’s strikeout rate is 26% making that the one way to attack him. Swing and miss should be mostly avoided vs Henry and these numbers vs LHP is somethint I want to buy into at a mid-tier salary. He’s also had a great start to 2024 owning a 9.2 barrels/PA rate.

Davis Schneider

Schneider is another cheap play that can be used as a one-off/mini-stack and help us spend up on pitching or an expensive stack. I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen at the plate from him this season — if qualified he would currently lead the Blue Jays in barrels/PA. He’s a platoon player that’s going to get action against left-handed pitching — and he hasn’t disappointed in that split sporting a huge .493 wOBA in 60+ AB’s between 2023-24. Carlos Rodon has been better this season for the Yankees, but he is still struggling with righty bats. As of now, I am completely fine picking on him and Schneider is cheap enough to be used in all formats tonight.

Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)

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