MLB DFS First Look: Thursday, April 8th

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)
Miami Marlins Nick Neidert RHP New York Mets Taijuan Walker RHP 0.0 1:10 PM
Chicago Cubs Jake Arrieta RHP -149 Pittsburgh Pirates Tyler Anderson LHP 127 8.5 1:35 PM
Boston Red Sox Eduardo Rodriguez LHP -167 Baltimore Orioles Matt Harvey RHP 142 9.0 3:05 PM
Arizona Diamondbacks Merrill Kelly RHP -103 Colorado Rockies Jon Gray RHP -115 11.0 3:10 PM
Seattle Mariners Marco Gonzales LHP 168 Minnesota Twins Jose Berrios RHP -199 8.0 4:10 PM
Kansas City Royals Brad Keller RHP 152 Chicago White Sox Lance Lynn RHP -178 8.5 4:10 PM
Milwaukee Brewers Corbin Burnes RHP -136 St. Louis Cardinals Adam Wainwright RHP 115 8.0 4:15 PM
Los Angeles Angels Griffin Canning RHP 103 Toronto Blue Jays Ross Stripling RHP -121 9.5 7:07 PM
Oakland Athletics Cole Irvin LHP 145 Houston Astros Cristian Javier RHP -167 9.5 8:10 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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