You’re going to need some value bats today, especially in cash games on the main slate. Max Scherzer , Brandon Woodruff and Lucas Giolito are going to cost you a pretty penny, but there’s enough value on the slate that you can comfortably roster one, or both, of those guys in your lineup(s). Without further ado, let’s dive into today’s Value Vault!

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Bryan Reynolds , OF PIT ($2,900 FD/$3,800 DK) - Kyle Freeland will be a popular play today, but Reynolds is the lone bat or two that could do some damage against the Colorado southpaw. In 2021, Reynolds has a .365 average, .441 on-base percentage, and a whopping 1.095 OPS against southpaws. His numbers are a bit better on the road, but his home .276 average and .807 OPS is nothing to scoff at. Adam Frazier is another viable bat from the Pittsburgh lineup, if you’re feeling frisky.

Garrett Cooper , 1B/OF MIA ($2,400 FD/$3,200 DK) - Cooper is rather cheap today, despite finding himself in a good matchup. Cooper has a .289 average and .844 OPS against southpaws, and he’s hit safely in nine of his last 10 contests. Five of those games have seen him register multiple hits.


Jean Segura , 3B PHI ($3,100 FD) - Segura is 4-for-11 in his career off Collin McHugh , not  to mention that the veteran infielder is hitting a cool .346 against righties in 2021. Righties have done more damage to McHugh this year. Segura may only have one hit in his last three games, but prior to that, he hit safely in five of six.

Joey Wendle , 3B TB ($3,100 FD) - Wendle has hit safely in four of five, and in his last 10 games, he has three games with at least three hits, and he has a total of three home runs, nine runs scored and seven RBI in his past 10 contests. Wendle is hitting .342 off righties this year.

Alex Bregman , 3B HOU ($3,200 FD) - There’s always a BvP play in my Value Vault! Bregman is 7-for-19 with two home runs off Blake Snell , and against lefties in particular this year, Bregman is hitting .351 with a .996 OPS. Righties have hit .270 Snell this year, and Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman will be a popular mini-stack, albeit slightly expensive, on FanDuel today.

Salvador Perez , C KC ($2,400 FD) - Seventeen career at-bats against Matt Shoemaker have resulted in 10 hits (two home runs) and a massive .706 wOBA for Perez. He’s hit safely in eight of his last 10 games, and he’s sporting a quality .296 average and .843 OPS against right-handers in 2021. In six home appearances this year, Shoemaker is 0-4 with a 6.25 ERA, so do with that what you will!


Lourdes Gurriel, Jr., OF TOR ($3,600 DK) - Gurriel has been far better at home than on the road this year, but I’ll trust him against a lefty, as well as this mini-heater he’s on. He’s hit safely in eight of his last 10 games, with six of those games resulting in multiple hits. Cleveland’s Sam Hentges has surrendered a .344 average and .436 wOBA to right-handers this year.

Andrew Vaughn, OF CWS ($3,100 DK) - Vaughn has a .261 average at home with a .806 OPS. Against lefties, Vaughn is hitting .282 with a 1.071 OPS. At home versus a lefty, Vaughn has a .278 average and 1.187 OPS. He’s an absolute steal on both sites, but I like using him on DraftKings today. However, keep an eye on the weather, just to be safe.