We have a nine-game MLB DFS afternoon slate on our hands for Saturday, June 17th, on DraftKings and FanDuel. To get to some of the elite names such as Ronald Acuna Jr., Shohei Ohtani, and Corey Seager, we’re going to have to dig deep and find some value options as well. 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

Griffin Canning, Los Angeles Angels (DraftKings - $8,200, FanDuel - $9,300)

The Angels have started to get consistent innings out of Canning every fifth day and he has a really good match-up here as he takes on the Kansas City Royals. Not only do the Royals have the sixth-highest K-rate against right-handed pitching this season at 24.3%, but they’re 28th in OPS and 29th in wOBA. Canning has topped 15 DKP in four straight starts and has struck out at least seven batters in two of his last three starts. Canning and the Angels are a -170 favorite despite being on the road and this is a great spot and price for him.

Braxton Garrett, Miami Marlins (DraftKings - $8,400, FanDuel - $8,900)

Garrett makes for a very interesting play every time he takes the mound. He’s been fantastic more often than he hasn’t, but there is the elephant in the room every time he takes the mound; the pitch count. He’s thrown 82 pitches or less in six straight starts. That said, he has 20+ DKP in four and 15+ in five of six. Garrett has been really good away from home pitching to a 2.29 ERA compared to a 6.35 ERA at home. Washington has struggled against lefties during the month of June notching the 25th-best OPS. I like his price on FanDuel quite a bit.

MLB DFS Value Hitters

Marcell Ozuna, Atlanta Braves (DraftKings - $3,800, FanDuel - $3,000)

One day the Braves will stop scoring runs, right? It doesn’t seem like today’s the day with Connor Seabold opposing them and Seabold really struggles with right-handed bats. Insert Ozuna here as Ozuna has done nothing but mash righties. He has a .211 ISO and a .344 wOBA against righties while Seabold’s allowed a .212 ISO and .369 wOBA against RHH. Once again the Braves lead a slate with their near seven implied runs total and Ozuna is in the middle of that.

Mickey Moniak, Los Angeles Angels (DraftKings - $3,300, FanDuel - $3,100)

After a brief stint playing fourth and fifth fiddle in the outfield, Moniak has caught fire and has forced the Angels' hand putting him back atop their order. He’s notched six hits over his last three games and has hits in six of seven overall. He’s raked against right-handed hurlers posting a .388 ISO and .469 wOBA to boot. The Angels face a guy in Mike Mayers who’s been awful against left-handed hitters allowing a .179 ISO and .417 wOBA. That’s pretty much in line with how poorly he pitched against them last year, so getting to Moniak and pairing him with Shohei Ohtani feels like a great one-two punch for your lineups today. 

Jesus Sanchez, Miami Marlins (DraftKings - $2,900, FanDuel - $2,700)

The Washington Nationals skipped Jake Irvin’s last start for a reason. He’s not all that great. Lefties have a .217 ISO and a .393 wOBA against Jake Irvin this season and have really owned him in every start he’s made. The Nationals' bullpen also has the fourth-worst ERA in the league. Sanchez has a .223 ISO and a .363 wOBA against righties himself and has hits in two straight games and is coming off a two-RBI game on Friday. He’s really cheap across the industry and is hitting in the heart of the Marlins lineup.

Brett Baty, New York Mets (DraftKings - $3,000, FanDuel - $2,600)

There are a lot of numbers suggesting Baty’s been a little unlucky this season but maybe he’s breaking the curse of late as he’s started looking better at the dish. He faces off against Adam Wainwright who’s over the hill and can’t get lefties out. Lefties have a .258 ISO, .443 wOBA, and 49.2% hard-hit against him this year. Also, this game is on the road and Adam Wainwright only knows how to pitch in St. Louis.