Happy Tuesday, and welcome to the MLB trade deadline! It will be an exciting day of baseball with the final trades happening around the league, and we see what rosters are going to look like for the remainder of the season. While we will enjoy following all the trade news today, here we are still focused on the baseball happening on the field as we have a great 14-game main slate starting at 7:05 PM EST on both DraftKings and FanDuel, with the Philadelphia Phillies vs Miami Marlins being the only game not making onto the slate today. Spencer Strider highlights today’s games on the pitching side as the top pitcher, but after him, there is a large list of aces taking the mound and some intriguing pitchers on the lower end to look at. On the offensive side, we have plenty of quality offenses to choose from, with some of my favorite lineups to target today including the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, and the New York Mets. Plenty of ways to build a winning MLB DFS lineup today as teams try to build winning lineups in the real world for the remainder of the season, so let’s jump into my favorite value options of the day! 


MLB DFS Value Pitchers

Alex Cobb, San Francisco Giants (DraftKings: $8,200 / FanDuel: $9,200) 

Alex Cobb is on a fantastic run with a 2.86 ERA over his last 8 starts, and 9 of his 14 runs given up over that stretch came in Colorado and Cincinnati, which you can expect some higher run totals from. He has also been getting plenty of strikeouts recently, including a season-high 9 in his last outing against the Oakland Athletics to go along with 6 shutout innings. He should be able to continue this great run today, getting to pitch at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Jose Quintana, New York Mets (DraftKings: $6,100 / FanDuel: $8,200) 

We have gotten a solid two starts from Quintana to start his season for the Mets against the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees, going a combined 11 innings with 8 strikeouts and only 4 earned runs. The fact that he has already thrown 5 and 6 innings is a good sign, and with a good matchup today against the Kansas City Royals, he has a chance to spike an even higher strike-out number while also limiting the runs and should very easily return his value today. 

MLB DFS Value Hitters

Gary Sanchez, C San Diego Padres (DraftKings: $3,900 / FanDuel: $3,400) 

Gary Sanchez is holding a 1.070 OPS over his last 10 games, along with 4 home runs. He continues to provide quality offense for the Padres, and now getting to play in Coors Field should have a great chance to provide some great value and maybe even get one out of the park today against Peter Lambert. He still provides some downside but must be the biggest homer upside at Catcher today. 

Brendan Rodgers, 2B Colorado Rockies (DraftKings: $2,600 / FanDuel: $2,500) 

Brendan Rodgers is finally back on the team after spending all the beginning of the season on the IL. While I don’t have incredibly high expectations for Rodgers, he is still a solid hitter, and getting him at Coors this price seems like a steal as I am sure that his price will increase quickly now that he is back healthy and in the lineup. 

Isaac Paredes, 3B Tampa Bay Rays (DraftKings: $3,700 / FanDuel: $3,200) 

Isaac Paredes has hit 3 homers and 4 extra-base hits over his last three games. He had a 1.015 OPS across July, along with 8 total homers. He also is historically an even better hitter against lefties, so he should be in a good matchup today even though Carlos Rodon is a quality pitcher. He continues to hit the ball well and seems priced far too low for the quality of hitter he is. 

Amed Rosario, SS Los Angeles Dodgers (DraftKings: $3,800 / FanDuel: $2,900) 

Amed Rosario is looking to lock in at the plate for his new team. He has 3 hits, including a double, through his first 5 at-bats. Including his previous two games with the Guardians, he is 7-13 with 4 extra-base hits. He should be getting the start today getting to face a lefty in Ken Waldichuk, and hopefully, this change of scenery and being on a better offensive club with let Rosario provide some good value in this spot today. 


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