Ben’s 8/16/23 MLB Early Slate Breakdown

Ben's MLB Daily DraftKings Plays

What’s up, 4Deep!? Writing this article on Tuesday night, so I’ll try and edit if we get different lineups than expected. This should be an interesting slate with Coors on it.  That’s above and away the best hitting environment. LETSSS GOOO!!


  1. Kenta Maeda DK $9,900 – Has been extremely consistent and a great matchup.  Has handled this lineup 2 times already this season.
  2. Johan Oviedo DK $8,100 – This Mets lineup stinks and people will be afraid to go back to him after his last start.
  3. Tylor Megill DK $6,100 – With limited options, I’m going all the way down to Megill, whose cheap price lets you get all the bats we want.  The Pirates don’t have the craziest K rate in this split, but they are weak overall against righties. Should come in low owned. Could get a huge edge on the field here.


  1. D-BACKS – I’m going to them one more time here against Gomber. Walker is red hot and a must-have in stacks.  After that, I rank them Gurriel, Lewis, and Pham.
  2. TWINS – A lot of people are going to go to Olson here and I think it’s a great spot to get leverage over the field.  Wallner, Correa, Lewis, and Julien are my favorites.
  3. RAYS – I don’t love a lot outside the two teams above, but Stripling struggles to righties and the Rays have a ton of them. Arozarena, Diaz, Raley, and Paredes are my favorites.

The player highlighted in BOLD GREEN is my top play at each position.

  • C: Diaz, Jeffers, Moreno
  • 1B: Walker, Diaz, Gallo
  • 2B: Marte, Polanco, Paredes
  • 3B: McMahon, Hayes, Lewis
  • SS: Tovar, Correa, Perdomo
  • OF$$$: Arozarena, Gurriel Jr, Carroll
  • OF$$: Raley, Jones, Pham
  • OF$: Lewis, Wallner, Carpenter


  • Double Dong: Walker
  • 4-Hit Game: Polanco
  • Favorite 1-Off Player Stud: Arozarena
  • Favorite 1-Off Player Value: Lewis
  • Slate Edge: Jones
  • Top Pitcher: Maeda

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