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How to watch, what to watch for on April 24th of the 2021 MLB regular season

We take a look at the games on slate for Saturday, April 24th in the 2021 MLB season.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. #2 of the Miami Marlins bats against the San Francisco Giants at loanDepot park on April 18, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

We have another 15-game slate on deck Saturday, beginning at 1:10 p.m. ET. Before first pitch between the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, we’ll take a look at the best games on the schedule, rookies to keep an eye out for, and fantasy spotlight.

Best Games To Watch

We have two games on Saturday that will be must-see television and should be worth your while. At 6:10 p.m. ET, the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians will play Game 3 of their four-game set. The Yankees have won the first two games and will look to win their third-straight game with Gerrit Cole on the mound. The superstar pitcher has a record of 2-1 and dazzling ERA of 1.82. Meanwhile, Cole will be opposed by former AL Cy Young winner Shane Bieber, who has been lights out for Cleveland. Bieber also has a record of 2-1 and ERA of 2.45.

Finally, to end the night, we have the San Diego Padres taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers on MLB Network. The Padres defeated the Dodgers 6-1 on Friday night thanks to a couple of home runs from Fernando Tatis Jr. The Dodgers will try to steal Game 3 as they have Trevor Bauer on mound (2-0, 2.42 ERA), while the Padres will start Blake Snell (0-0, 4.11 ERA).

Fantasy Spotlight

For Saturday’s fantasy spotlight, we are going to focus on Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos. The 29-year-old Castellanos has played an integral role in the Reds’ success this season, specifically on offense. He is currently slugging .292/.320/.653 with seven home runs (tied for first in MLB) and 14 RBI. As a team, the Reds are averaging a league-best 6.05 runs per game. The veteran outfielder has hit a home run in two-straight games and is someone who you always need to have in your fantasy baseball lineup.

Rookies to Watch

Tampa Bay Rays rookie pitcher Brent Honeywell Jr. will be making his second career start against the Toronto Blue Jays at 6:10 p.m. ET. In his first start against New York on April 11, he had two strikeouts in two innings of work. Then earlier this week against the Royals, he struggled in relief, giving up two hits, two walks, and a home run.

Another rookie to watch is Miami Marlins shortstop Jazz Chisholm. The young shortshop has been as advertised slugging .315/.415/.630 with four home runs and seven RBI. He also has stolen four bases this season and has yet to be caught.

MLB regular season schedule for Saturday, April 24th

If no streaming option is listed, game is available on pending blackout restrictions.

Royals vs. Tigers, 1:10 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Mariners vs. Red Sox, 1:10 p.m. ET
Pirates vs. Twins, 2:10 p.m. ET
Reds vs. Cardinals, 2:15 p.m. ET
Brewers vs. Cubs, 2:20 p.m. ET
Nationals vs. Mets, 4:05 p.m. ET, FS1
Angels vs. Astros, 4:10 p.m. ET
Yankees vs. Indians, 6:10 p.m. ET
Blue Jays vs. Rays, 6:10 p.m. ET
Athletics vs. Orioles, 7:05 p.m. ET
Rangers vs. White Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET, FS1
Diamondbacks vs. Braves, 7:20 p.m. ET
Phillies vs. Rockies, 8:10 p.m. ET
Padres vs. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. ET, MLBN
Marlins vs. Giants, 9:45 p.m. ET

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