FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Saturday 4/23/22

Our daily helper is available every day to analyze FanDuel's main slate and help give you a starting point when you're building lineups. Be sure to also incorporate our great tools into your research process. Whether you're looking for daily projections, the latest starting lineups and weather, or batting and pitching heat maps to find the best matchups -- we've got you covered!

Let's check out the top options on today's main slate.


Noah Syndergaard ($10,200) - Today's most expensive pitcher is in a solid spot against a Baltimore lineup with a 25.7% K rate and a 0.302 weighted on-base percentage (wOBA) against right-handers including six projected starters with strikeout percentages over 25% and contact rates lower than 75% the past two seasons.

"Thor" has been relatively solid in 11.1 innings, recording a 2.95 Fielding Independent Pitching rating and a 13.9% swinging strike.

With two previous matchups against pesky squads ranked 25th and 26th in strikeouts, Syndergaad should see some positive regression in his low 10.6% K-rate and overall improvement in his fantasy scoring.

numberFire's models currently rank the 29-year old fourth among today's pitchers with a 4.8 strikeout prediction.

Matt Brash ($8,600) - Seattle's 24-year old rookie has gotten off to a good start in the Majors, accounting for a 10.0% swinging strike rate and a 3.84 expected FIP in 10.2 total innings.

In a promising opportunity to prolong his quick success, Brash should be able to rack up fantasy points against an Royals lineup with a 23.9% strikeout rate and a low 72.3% contact percentage against righties.

As numberFire's third rated pitcher with a 28.0 fantasy projection, Brash will be a popular option at home for those seeking mid-range salary options.


New York Mets

In a rematch against Humberto Castellanos, the Metropolitans have a revenge opportunity against the 24-year old after he held them to four scoreless innings last week despite recording a 4.1% swinging strike rate and a poor 7.74 expected FIP.

Potential stacks in New York's lineup include higher salary infield options such as Pete Alonso (.349 expected wOBA,15.6% barrel rate) and Francisco Lindor (expected .377 wOBA, .274 expected average) while their bottom half still contains value hitters in Mark Canha (.306 expected average, $3,100) and Robinson Cano (8.7% barrel rate, $2,600)

Los Angeles Angels

Spenser Watkins will take the hill on Saturday night against a Los Angeles Angels team implied for a slate-high 5.4 runs. Despite producing a 2.25 Earned Run Average, the 29-year old journeyman has overall struggled in his second big league stint, recording a 5.84 expected FIP and a poor 4.8% swinging strike rate.

With heavy reverse splits against right-handers (.434 wOBA, 6.54 expected FIP), Mike Trout (.451 expected wOBA, 15.4% barrel rate) is the first option to plug into a stack, followed by Anthony Rendon (.358 expected wOBA, 11.1% barrel rate), Jo Adell (.265 expected average, 20% barrel rate) and Max Stassi (.433 expected wOBA, 31.6% barrel rate).