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DraftKings and FanDuel Spotlight Pitchers of the Day 4/7

Jake Hari



On today's MLB DFS podcas Josh Engleman goes over today's early MLB DFS slate and talks MLB Picks like Gerrit Cole and James Paxton.

This is an ugly pitching slate outside of the top dog, Gerrit Cole. Here are a couple of the pitchers we’re keying in on for tonight’s slate, with one of them being fairly obvious, and other more of a risky GPP play. Awesemo will start with a quote, and then I (Tommienation1) will follow up.

Gerrit Cole ($12,300 DK/$9,100 FD)

“Cole’s opponent has one of the lowest team totals on the board, and his elite strikeout stuff makes him worth every penny tonight against a K-happy Padres team.”

Cole was brilliant in his first start against the Rangers, posting 11 strikeouts and a swinging-strike percentage over 20 and a league-leading 46.7% whiff/swing rate. He should face a handful of righties (Margot, Pirela, Villanueva, Renfroe, Hedges) as well as a couple lefties who strikeout over 20% vs. righties. Cole’s stuff looked nasty in his first start and he could have a repeat performance tonight at home.

Chad Kuhl ($7,200 DK/$6,300 FD)

“Kuhl is a nice price-play as a -130 favorite at home in good pitching weather against the Reds, who have a team-total of 4.2.”

Kuhl has the stuff to be a solid pitcher as he showed us last year, but he can be a bit erratic sometimes which can get him into trouble. The reds are rolling out four right-handed bats tonight, and the hard-contact Kuhl tends to give up to lefties may stay in the yard with the game-time temperature under 40 degrees. This is a slate-specific play for me as I’m not super excited about clicking on Chad Kuhl, but he’s one of the best point/dollar plays on the slate.


Jake Hari is the Director of NHL Content at and contributes to the site's NHL and MLB coverage as a writer of the spotlight stacks articles and host of Strategy Videos and Livestreams. Jake has been dubbed "the Baseball Savant" thanks to his immense knowledge of MLB but he's achieved some of his best success as an innovator in the world of NHL DFS. You can contact Jake by emailing [email protected].

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