We have a 14-game MLB DFS slate as we return from the MLB All-Star break and man it’s a doozy. We have Coors Field to possibly spend up on and the likes of Shohei Ohtani and Tyler Glasnow taking the mound. That’s why we need to dig into the depths of the MLB DFS value plays and pick some winners. 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 the rest of our tools HERE! Let’s dive into our favorite daily fantasy baseball value plays of the day.


MLB DFS Value Pitchers

Kenta Maeda, Minnesota Twins (DraftKings - $7,700, FanDuel - $7,000)

Heading into the All-Star break, Kenta Maeda has been pitching his best, allowing just three earned runs over his last three starts (17 innings). He’s incredibly priced across the industry and has an excellent match-up against the Oakland Athletics. Oakland had a 25.1% K-rate, which was the third highest in the league while ranking last in OPS and wOBA against right-handed pitching during the first half of the year. Maeda has been missing bats lately striking out eight or more opponents in two of his last three outings. Maeda will be a very popular play on this slate and I don’t blame anyone for getting to him in any format.

Dean Kremer, Baltimore Orioles (DraftKings - $7,100, FanDuel - $8,600)

For a guy pitching incredibly well outside of a couple of blow-ups, Kremer is very cheap on DraftKings at just 7.1K. He’s flashed tremendous strikeout upside of late punching out 10 opponents in his final start before the break and he’s put up five or more strikeouts in nine consecutive starts. The Marlins have a 22% K-rate against right-handed pitching this year and rank 21st in OPS. Kremer put up 20+ DKP in three of his last five outings and 16+ in four.

MLB DFS Value Hitters

Wilmer Flores, San Francisco Giants (DraftKings - $3,200, FanDuel - $2,900)

We’re back to the times when Wilmer Flores raked against left-handed pitching. On the year, Flores is batting .322 with a .195 ISO and a .381 wOBA against southpaws this year and is free across the industry. Overall, he hit .344 in June and before the break, he hit .417 in July as well. He faces Rich Hill who’s in the midst of a bad slide right now and Hill has allowed a .213 ISO and a .351 wOBA to boot.

Brandon Belt, Toronto Blue Jays (DraftKings - $3,100, FanDuel - $2,800)

What has turned Belt’s season around from a brutal start has been the power. He posted a .240 ISO in June and a .300 ISO in July thus far. Against righties this year in general, Belt has a .192 ISO and a .363 wOBA and is hitting in the midst of the great Blue Jays lineup. Ryne Nelson heads to the mound and he’s been mashed by left-handed bats. Left-handed bats have a .246 ISO and a .382 wOBA against Nelson this season.

Brendan Donovan, St. Louis Cardinals (DraftKings - $3,100, FanDuel - $2,900)

The Cardinals lineup has come out and once again, Brendan Donovan is sitting atop the lineup as the leadoff hitter against the Washington Nationals and Trevor Williams. Donovan has had a good season and has been better lately as he hit .307 in June and through six games in July is batting .400. He’s batting .291 with all nine of his homers against righties and has a .358 wOBA against righties. Trevor Williams has been historically bad against left-handed hitters and this year is no different allowing a .172 ISO and .356 wOBA.

Jordan Walker, St. Louis Cardinals (DraftKings - $3,000, FanDuel - $3,100)

Yeah, I’m double-dipping with my Cardinals value today but against Trevor Williams, it’s definitely a nice strategy to employ. Especially if you’re stacking Cards and want to spend up on the likes of Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado. Walker’s been very good against right-handed pitching this year posting a .156 ISO and .366 wOBA while Williams, although bad against lefties, has been worse against right-handed power. Righties have a robust .256 ISO against him this year along with a .355 wOBA.


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