After a seven-game MLB DFS early slate, we have a six-game MLB DFS main slate on DraftKings and a seven-game slate on FanDuel on Wednesday, June 21st. It’s a slate loaded up with talent as Shohei Ohtani takes the mound and the likes of Fernando Tatis Jr., Corey Seager, and Mike Trout step into the batter's box. We’ll need to accompany some daily fantasy baseball value plays to afford some of those guys. 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

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MLB DFS Value Pitchers

Garrett Whitlock, Boston Red Sox (DraftKings - $7,000, FanDuel - $6,600)

There is a little to be said about Minnesota having a fairly decent offense against right-handed pitching this year, but Whitlock is coming off a masterful performance his last time out and is really building towards something good. He’s allowed just three earned runs over his last 13.1 innings and has a 13:1 K:BB ratio as well. He has swing-and-miss stuff and the Twins have struck out more than anyone else against right-handed pitching notching a 27.1% K-rate. Love his price point everywhere.

Gavin Williams, Cleveland Guardians (DraftKings - $5,700, FanDuel - $8,300)

The Cleveland Guardians are calling Gavin Williams up, a top-25 overall prospect across all of baseball. Across 60.1 innings between Double and Triple-A this year, he’s struck out 81 batters and has pitched to a 2.39 ERA as well. It’s a great spot to make your debut considering Oakland is last in OPS and wOBA against right-handed pitching this year while posting the second-highest K-rate in the league to boot. Williams might be the most popular play on this slate at the pitcher’s position.

MLB DFS Value Hitters

Mickey Moniak, Los Angeles Angels (DraftKings - $3,500, FanDuel - $2,800)

I’ve loved using hitters against Michael Grove because he’s struggled so much this year. Left-handed hitters are crushing him as he’s allowed 2.38 HR/9, .654 SLG%, and a .476 wOBA. Moniak is in a good groove at the plate hitting .297 with a .901 OPS over his last 10 games. He’s also hit righties at a .333 clip with a .441 wOBA and six bombs to boot.

Andrew Vaughn, Chicago White Sox (DraftKings - $3,100, FanDuel - $2,700)

Throughout Andrew Vaughn’s career, he’s hit left-handed pitching extremely well and after a slow start in that department to start his 2023 campaign, things have begun to turn around for him. He enters Wednesday’s game with a .183 ISO and .334 wOBA against southpaws and faces off against Martin Perez who has not pitched very well this year. He has allowed a .173 ISO and .350 wOBA to right-handed hitters. Vaughn’s a very strong value and fits oh-so-perfectly into a White Sox stack as well.

Ezequiel Duran, Texas Rangers (DraftKings - $3,100, FanDuel - $3,000)

I’ve really liked Michael Kopech this year, but where he’s struggled the most is with right-handed hitters. Righties have a .236 ISO and .349 wOBA against him and is striking out only 21% of the righties he faces compared to 30% of the lefties. Duran has hit righties extremely well this year batting .301 with an .818 OPS and .354 wOBA. Texas is one of the best offenses in the league and Duran’s multi-position eligibility makes him so appealing to use in your Texas stacks.

Andrew Velazquez, Los Angeles Angels (DraftKings - $2,300, FanDuel - $2,100)

Velasquez hasn’t had a lot of major league success over the few seasons he’s finally gotten the chance in the show, but since being called up, he’s been a machine on the basepaths. He’s hit in four straight games and that’s led to four stolen bases as well. I’ve mentioned Michael Grove’s struggles with left-handed bats already in this article and this only fits that narrative more. Using Velasquez hitting ninth is a perfect wrap-around stack opportunity and at near minimum salary across the industry helps you fit anyone you want in the rest of your builds.


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