With a 10-game main slate on tap tonight, we need to take a look at some value plays for the sites so that we can differentiate our builds in the tournaments and really boost us up the standings. There are a few games with weather concerns today, namely KC-CHW being the most concerning, and a few of them we’ll have to watch as we get closer to lock.

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Joe Ross , RHP WAS - Ross has been great away from Nats Park with a sub-2.00 ERA in 22 innings not in D.C. The Arizona offense has been lackluster to say the least basically all season and so that’s a big upside shot for Ross. The strikeouts have been a bit hit-and-miss the last few starts but that should be back up today.

Jarred Kelenic, OF SEA - Kelenic looked really good yesterday with a homer and a couple extra base hits. Now he gets a pitcher in Triston MacKenzie who’s been rocked by lefties much of the year and his stuff hasn’t exactly been moving the way it has previously, making it easier to hit, especially when he’s been on the road. Neither site has upped the salaries yet so let’s take advantage before they wise up.

Brad Miller (1B FD, 3B/OF DK) PHI - When the Phillies are in AL parks, he is the DH for them and that shouldn’t change even with a lefty on the mound. Anthony Kay has been roughed up by same-handed hitters this year and Miller has been pretty good in his own right against southpaws with a wOBA north of .500 and a homer. While other lefties should be getting more attention in their lineup today, Miller is hard to ignore for the price and potentially lower draft percentage.

David Dahl , OF TEX - Dahl is having a bit of a rough year but against RHP he’s hit all of his homers and hitting for a better AVG and wOBA than against southpaws. Luis García hasn’t fared terribly well against LHHs this year which should make this an interesting match-up to go bargain hunting with.


Josh Bell, 1B WAS - Bell has been a lot better of late and the Nationals offense as a whole showed up in spades yesterday with 17 runs. It’ll likely be a bullpen day today for the Diamondbacks and that bodes well for Bell being a switch-hitter and always getting the advantageous side of the match-ups.


Carlos Santana , 1B CWS - Santana has a long history against Carlos Rodón and it’s typically gone in Santana’s favor. Since getting the no-hitter, Rodon has made two starts and both went well but he’s coming off of back and hamstring issues that pushed his start back a few days. The Royals are looking to get back on track and Santana’s history against Rodon should help with that.

Tommy Edman , 2B STL - Edman has been getting back in the groove this past week and has swiped a few bags as well. He’s 2-for-5 with a homer off of Chris Paddack and Paddack hasn’t been great this year against either handedness of hitter which gives the advantage to the switch-hitting Edman.

Adam Duvall , OF MIA - Duvall has gone deep off of Bauer before. The wind is blowing out at Dodger Stadium as well which should help add some carry to the hits. Bauer has been remarkable so far this year but he’s still prone to give up homers and when Duvall gets hot, the ball goes a long way.