We have a 12-game MLB DFS main slate on Tuesday, August 22nd, on DraftKings and FanDuel. There are plenty of elite bats to spend up on today including Shohei Ohtani, Mookie Betts, and Fernando Tatis Jr. so we need some value options in order to afford those elite players. Be sure to check out all of our tools including the MLB Lineups page, MLB DFS Projections – powered by FanJections – MLB DFS Ownership, and all of our tools HERE! Let’s dive into our favorite daily fantasy baseball value plays of the day.
MLB DFS Value Pitchers
Grayson Rodriguez, Baltimore Orioles (DraftKings - $6,100, FanDuel - $8,200)
It looks like the former top prospect is hitting his stride. Rodriguez is coming off a dominant outing against the Padres and has now allowed three or fewer runs in five consecutive starts. He’s put up double-figure DK points in each of those five games and his price has actually decreased over that span. Rodriguez faces the Blue Jays here and the Jays offense is in a tailspin. During the month of August, Toronto ranks 26th in OPS and wOBA against right-handed pitching. Rodriguez has serious upside at this price point.
Jon Gray, Texas Rangers (DraftKings - $6,700, FanDuel - $9,200)
It’s now been back-to-back quality outings for Gray as he’s reverting back to the pitcher he was earlier in the year. He’s allowed just four earned runs over the past 19.1 innings, a span of three starts, with a 17:4 K:BB ratio. Gray faces off against the Arizona Diamondbacks here and the DBacks are definitely in the midst of their worst offensive output of the year. During the month of August, Arizona ranks 24th in OPS and wOBA against right-handed pitching. The price tag, especially on DraftKings, looks really good.
MLB DFS Value Hitters
Stone Garrett, Washington Nationals (DraftKings - $3,600, FanDuel - $2,600)
It’s been a good season for Stone Garrett against left-handed pitching and he has a match-up against Carlos Rodon here. Rodon is coming off the injured list and has been bad overall. Righties have a .247 ISO and a .362 wOBA against Rodon. Garrett is batting .412 with a 1.171 OPS over his last 10 games. Garrett has a .248 ISO and a .363 wOBA against left-handed pitching this year and is a great value option here.
James Outman, Los Angeles Dodgers (DraftKings - $3,400, FanDuel - $2,900)
This is just simply a fantastic spot for anyone walking to the plate with a bat at this point. Noah Syndergaard has been a shell of a shell of himself, and maybe I should’ve added one more shell to that. Lefties have a .242 ISO and a .375 wOBA against Syndergaard this year, so insert James Outman. He’s so cheap and has a .218 ISO and a .350 wOBA against righties. Over his last 30 days, he’s notched a .262 ISO and a .438 wOBA against RHP. Outman is one of the best values of the day.
Ji Hwan Bae, Pittsburgh Pirates (DraftKings - $2,700, FanDuel - $2,800)
Adam Wainwright has been one of the league’s worst pitchers this year and the Pirates deploy Bae as their leadoff hitter since his return from the injured list. Bae has double-digit fantasy points in two of the three games since being back and we know his ability to swipe a bag, stealing 15 against right-handed hurlers this year. Lefties have a .281 ISO and a .465 wOBA against Waino this season.