We have a seven-game MLB DFS slate on our hands on Monday, June 12th, and pitching is going to cost you so to make sure you can afford everyone up top such as Jesus Luzardo, James Paxton, and Zach Eflin, you’ll need to get some value in your lineup. 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

Luke Weaver, Cincinnati Reds (DraftKings - $7,500, FanDuel - $8,100)

This is one of those plays where you lock and literally shield your eyes and maybe don’t even look at the results until the next day. It’s scary, but so is the entire pitching tier outside of the top few names. Kansas City has a 24.7% K-rate against right-handed pitching and that’s the fifth-highest mark in baseball. They’re also 28th in OPS and 29th wOBA against righties. Weaver’s been pretty unlucky this year and has been much better on the road. His K-rate is north of 23% and his xFIP is 3.52. This could be a spot where we see Weaver at his best, but I also want it to be known he’s VERY risky because of the 2.28 HR/9 he’s allowing.

MLB DFS Value Hitters

TJ Friedl, Cincinnati Reds (DraftKings - $3,700, FanDuel - $3,000)

If there’s anything that Zack Greinke has been particularly bad with, it’s been left-handed swingers. Lefties have a .237 ISO and .378 wOBA against him this year. Friedl is hitting out of the leadoff position today and against righties has a .176 ISO and .366 wOBA. He’s someone who can hit a home run and steal a base in the same game. Love his upside at this cheap tag.

Luke Raley, Tampa Bay Rays (DraftKings - $3,500, FanDuel - $3,100)

This has been a fantastic season for Luke Raley against right-handed pitching. Raley has a .315 ISO and a .394 wOBA against righties this season. He faces right-hander James Kaprielian and lefties have crushed him all season long. They’ve posted a .300 ISO and a .430 wOBA against him this season. Tampa Bay is one of the best stacks of the night and Raley fits perfectly into any very expensive Rays stack.

Austin Slater, San Francisco Giants (DraftKings - $3,300, FanDuel - $2,600)

The Giants likely lead Austin Slater off in this spot and he’s been good since returning from the injured list. Slater’s been historically great against left-handed pitching throughout his entire career as he’s batting .291 with an .854 OPS with a .183 ISO and .368 wOBA. Looking at his opponent, Matthew Liberatore, Liberatore really has struggled over the past two seasons against right-handed hitters allowing a .236 ISO and .407 wOBA across 175 plate appearance sample. 

Triston Casas, Boston Red Sox (DraftKings - $2,800, FanDuel - $2,500)

We’ve known about Casas’ power for some time now if you’ve followed baseball and the light-tower-power that he flashed in the minors but he’s been extremely unlucky this year for the Red Sox. Well, the luck seems to be turning of late as he’s posted three multi-hit outings over his last six games and now faces Connor Seabold who has not pitched well at all this year. Boston is one of the slate’s best stacks and Casas, hitting in the middle of their lineup, fits that stack perfectly.


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