MLB DFS First Look: Friday, April 16th

The MLB First Look, complete with sortable odds, a pitcher breakdown, and team offense rankings, will help you get an early start on the upcoming slate.

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MLB Schedule & Vegas Lines

Away Pitcher Handed Line Home Pitcher Handed Line Run Total Time (ET)
Atlanta Braves Kyle Wright RHP -127 Chicago Cubs Zach Davies RHP 108 7.5 2:20 PM
St. Louis Cardinals Carlos Martinez RHP 125 Philadelphia Phillies Zach Eflin RHP -148 8.5 7:05 PM
Arizona Diamondbacks Taylor Widener RHP 166 Washington Nationals Max Scherzer RHP -200 8.5 7:05 PM
Tampa Bay Rays Michael Wacha RHP New York Yankees Deivi Garcia RHP 7:05 PM
Cleveland Indians Logan Allen LHP 105 Cincinnati Reds Jeff Hoffman RHP -123 9.0 7:10 PM
San Francisco Giants Anthony DeSclafani RHP -139 Miami Marlins Daniel Castano LHP 118 8.5 7:10 PM
Chicago White Sox Dylan Cease RHP -102 Boston Red Sox Nick Pivetta RHP -115 9.0 7:10 PM
Baltimore Orioles Jorge Lopez RHP 112 Texas Rangers Mike Foltynewicz RHP -132 8.5 8:05 PM
Pittsburgh Pirates JT Brubaker RHP 134 Milwaukee Brewers Adrian Houser RHP -157 8.5 8:10 PM
Toronto Blue Jays Steven Matz LHP -118 Kansas City Royals Mike Minor LHP 100 8.5 8:10 PM
New York Mets Jacob deGrom RHP -300 Colorado Rockies Chi Chi Gonzalez RHP 251 9.5 8:40 PM
Minnesota Twins Lewis Thorpe LHP 117 Los Angeles Angels Andrew Heaney LHP -137 9.0 9:38 PM
Detroit Tigers Jose Urena RHP 158 Oakland Athletics Frankie Montas RHP -186 8.5 9:40 PM
Los Angeles Dodgers Walker Buehler RHP -150 San Diego Padres Ryan Weathers LHP 126 8.0 10:10 PM
Houston Astros Jose Urquidy RHP -118 Seattle Mariners Yusei Kikuchi LHP -101 8.0 10:10 PM

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  • Derek Farnsworth (Notorious)

  • Derek Farnsworth, aka Notorious, is one of the most recognizable names and faces in all of DFS, thanks in large part to the great advice he gives on a daily basis in’s Grind Down for NBA and MLB as well as the First Look column that gives a preview of the day’s games from a DFS perspective. Before joining the RotoGrinders team, Derek received a Masters Degree from the University of Utah. When he’s not busy providing content, he’s dominating the industry as evidenced by his consistent top rankings in multiple sports. Farnsworth provides expert analysis for RotoGrinders Premium members on a daily basis during the NBA season and has also been nominated for five different Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA) awards.


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