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MLB DFS 4/30/24 – 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 Wednesday starters…

  1. Freddy Peralta
  2. Logan Webb
  3. Reynaldo Lopez
  4.  Spencer Turnbull
  5. Mitch Keller

This is my list in order of pitchers today.

We have a huge slate on tap tonight and with that comes a plethora of pitching options. Freddy Peralta is the best real-life pitcher on the slate and will be the highest-owned option as well against the Rays. I will be locking him in as my SP1, and given that I don’t love the value options today I’ll be looking to go double spend-up or use the mid-tier for my SP2.

The two highest upside options in my opinion are Reynaldo Lopez and Spencer Turnbull. Lopez has a 26% strikeout rate this season, and is facing one of the highest strikeout lineups in baseball (SEA). Turnbull has been exceptional for the Phillies this season, and has an exploitable match-up against the Angels if he can navigate Mike Trout.

Mitch Keller will likely be owned against the lowly A’s offense — but his underlying metrics still don’t look good to me. I’m in wait and see mode when it comes to him – and will be avoiding him if the own% creeps up before lock.

Building Blocks

Alex Kirilloff

Kirilloff is leading off for the Twins tonight, and checks in as one of my top-overall plays on the slate. Minnesota faces off with Mike Soroka tonight, who has been dreadful for the White Sox. He currently owns a 7.22 xERA to go along with .411 xwOBA and just a 9.8% strikeout rate. He’s been dreadful to both sides of the plate this season, and could be in for another rough outing vs the Twins. He just faced them in his last start, only allowing two earned runs that came via two solo shots. Minny should be familiar with his game having just saw him, and I can’t overstate how well they match up. Soroko throws primarily sinkers, and the Twins lineup owns a monster .400 wOBA vs the pitch dating back to last season. Kirilloff himself destroys the pitch, and he can be used in a stack or as a one-off tonight.

Gary Sanchez

Sanchez is pretty much a plug and play option against left-handed pitching, especially when he is priced at just $3,000 on DraftKings. Dating back to last season, he owns a .412 wOBA and .425 ISO in the split. Tyler Alexander is allowing a .391 wOBA to right-handed hitters this season and will see a full 9 man lineup of righties tonight. Sanchez is my HR call, and favorite value play on the slate.

Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)

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