It’s Friday and we have quite the slate on our hands! There’s a slew of expensive pitchers on this slate, as well as some higher tier bats you want to get in your lineup, and the only way to do that is finding value at various spots. Fortunately, there’s a lot of good value on the slate, and you can take a couple of these bats below to offer you some financial flexibility on this fine Friday. Without further ado, let’s head to the Value Vault for tonight’s main slate!

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Mitch Moreland , 1B OAK ($2,300 FD/$3,300 DK) - The higher Moreland hits in the order tonight the better value he becomes. While Moreland has been better against southpaws than right-handers in 2021, Matt Shoemaker is someone he’s quite familiar with. Moreland is 7-for-14 off Shoemaker, and five of those hits sailed over the fence! Seven for 14 with five home runs. Good grief! Shoemaker has served up an OPS north of 1.000 to left-handed hitters, not to mention a .327 batting average and .432 wOBA.

Jarred Kelenic, OF SEA ($2,100 FD/$2,000 DK) - Kelenic, an uber-hyped prospect, went 0-for-4 in his debut, but he’s incredibly cheap and his potential is out of this world. Aaron Civale has been solid, but his 3.38 ERA on the road is far higher than his 2.60 ERA at home, and lefties have had slightly more success this year against him. This is more so a bet on Kelenic and his price point, than an offensive explosion against Civale. Kelenic might be higher owned since he’s the shiny new toy, but it’s hard to ignore the price point and potential return on investment.


Jared Walsh , OF LAA ($3,300) - Walsh is hitless in his last two games, but fear not in this one. He’s pummeling righties this year, to the tune of a .369 average and a 1.110 OPS. Nick Pivetta has some solid numbers for the year, but he’s also been fortunate in facing some of the weaker offenses in the league. Also, for what it’s worth, Walsh’s numbers are better on the road than at home, and there’s a nice porch in right field for him to park one.

Jean Segura , 2B PHI ($3,000) - BvP! BvP! Segura is 8-for-15 with two home runs in his career against Steven Matz , and furthermore, Segura is a cool .300 hitter against southpaws in 2021. For Segura’s entire career, he’s a .278 hitter against southpaws with a .422 slugging percentage and .144 ISO. While Segura might just be my favorite play from the Phillies tonight, considering price, Alec Bohm is also in a great spot (.294 hitter against lefties in 2021).


Tyler O'Neill , OF STL ($3,100) - There are a couple of Cardinals who have some good BvP numbers against San Diego’s Joe Musgrove , but considering the price point, I’m willing to take a chance on O’Neill in this one. He’s 4-for-11 with two home runs off Musgrove, and this year, all seven of O’Neill’s four-baggers have come against right-handed pitching. Musgrove has been solid this year, and tough on righties, so O’Neill is only in GPP consideration for me.

Tyrone Taylor, OF MIL ($2,200) - Taylor hasn’t started either of the past two games, but it would behoove Milwaukee to have him in the lineup tonight against Drew Smyly . Taylor is hitting .381 with a 1.076 OPS against lefties this year (21 ABs), and Smyly has served up an .882 OPS against right-handed hitters. Despite hitting just .246 on the year, Taylor has a .193 ISO and 45.2 percent fly ball rate, and Smyly has a 3.24 HR/9 through 25 innings of work.