Tonight’s main slate for daily fantasy baseball action on FanDuel and DraftKings features 12 games with no shortage of star power on the mound. Shane McClanahan leads all pitchers, but James Paxton, Pablo Lopez, and Jon Gray are all toeing the rubber this evening as well. Offensively speaking, there are a ton of superstars, a la Ronald Acuna Jr., Shohei Ohtani, and Mookie Betts, all in very advantageous situations, and serving as the headliners when making the Braves, Angels, or Dodgers one of your MLB DFS stacks for the evening. Coors Field is on the slate tonight, and aside from any random hail storms, there’s a lot to like on both sides of that game. To gain an edge this evening, use our MLB projected ownership report and MLB DFS lineup generator to help create your FanDuel and DraftKings lineup(s). We have plenty of other tools to help lineup construction this evening, including our MLB DFS daily projectionsweather center, and our lineups page to ensure your top plays of the day are in the starting nine. Here are my top MLB DFS value plays for your daily fantasy baseball lineups on FanDuel and DraftKings for Friday, June 30.


MLB DFS Value Pitchers

Freddy Peralta, SP Milwaukee Brewers (FanDuel: $9,200)

Peralta as the ninth-highest priced pitcher on FanDuel is quite the value, if I must say so myself. I like him overall today, but in terms of a value, the value on FanDuel is superior to DraftKings. Pittsburgh hasn’t been striking out a ton here in June against right-handed pitching, but they haven’t been able to hit water if they were stranded in the middle of the ocean! In June, they have a .230 batting average, .107 ISO, .288 wOBA, and 78 wRC+ against righties. If we look just at the last two weeks, they have a .255 wOBA and 56 wRC+! Peralta has a 10.33 K/9 over his last five starts, and he has at least five strikeouts in four of his last five outings.

Bobby Miller, SP Los Angeles Dodgers (DraftKings: $8,900)

Yes, Miller has a 12.10 ERA and 1.86 HR/9 over his last two starts. However, in the four starts prior, he posted a 0.78 ERA with a 23:7 K/BB ratio across 23 innings with a 3-0 record. Miller was great against Atlanta and Philadelphia, two solid offenses, and he’s struggled lately against Houston and SanFrancisco, two solid offenses. Are we quick to forget those first four starts? On DraftKings, he’s the eighth-highest priced pitcher on the slate, which is a better value for him, compared to being the fourth-highest on FanDuel. The Royals have the 11th-highest strikeout rate and sixth-lowest wRC+ against righties here in June, and over the last two weeks, the Royals have the fifth-highest strikeout rate against righties, coming in at 26.1 percent! Miller is too good of a value to pass up on DraftKings today.

Luis Severino, SP New York Yankees (FanDuel: $7,500 / DraftKings: $7,400)

Shoutout James Grande for this play, as he seems to like him a good bit. If you haven’t listened to our early preview of the slate, check it out here and listen to James hype up Severino. At his best, Severino is a pitcher north of $10,000, and he’s not there today. He just blanked the Rangers over six innings in his last start, and his velocity is trending in the right direction. It may not be for the faint of heart, but as great as this Cardinals lineup can be, they can go dormant at times.

Honorable Mention: Dean Kremer. SP Baltimore Orioles (FanDuel: $8,700 / DraftKings: $8,100)

MLB DFS Value Hitters

Andy Ibanez, 2B/OF Detroit Tigers (FanDuel: $2,800 / DraftKings: $3,000)

This game is at Coors, and as long as there isn’t another insane hail storm that actually postpones the game, Ibanez is an exceptional value play tonight. He has a .335 wOBA versus left-handed pitching this season, but he’s picked things up a bit of late. Albeit a small sample size, he has four extra-base hits over his last 18 ABs against southpaws, not to mention a .500 ISO and 1.202 OPS during that stretch! Colorado’s Austin Gomber has an 8.72 ERA at home this season, and when he’s in his home park facing right-handers, he’s served up a 2.57 HR/9. You can play Ibanez at second base or outfield on DraftKings, but you can also slot him in at third base over on FanDuel. If you want more Detroit bats at a value, Matt Vierling (OF) and Jake Rogers (C) are appealing plays at their price.

Garrett Cooper, 1B Miami Marlins (FanDuel: $2,500 / DraftKings: $3,400)

Winds should be blowing out in Atlanta this evening, and that only stands to benefit Cooper, who is seeing a beach ball at the plate of late. In two big league starts this year, Soroka has served up nine earned runs on 12 hits (3 HR) across 9.2 IP, not to mention a good bit of hard contact. This doesn’t bode well for him, but it does spark plenty of optimism for Cooper in this matchup. Cooper may have a higher batting average against left-handed pitching compared to righties this season, but when you look deeper, there’s a lot to like. Cooper has a .205 ISO against righties this year, and over his last 10 games, he’s hitting .375 with a .600 SLG! Also, nine of his 10 home runs this season have come against righties, and he has 18 XBH in 176 ABs this year against right-handed pitchers! Soroka has allowed a .428 wOBA to right-handed hitters this season, and with those winds blowing out, Cooper should probably be rostered more than he likely will be. He was scratched last night due to being under the weather, so make sure he cracks the lineup tonight.

Anthony Volpe, SS New York Yankees (FanDuel: $2,600 / DraftKings: $3,200)

A little swing change can do wonders for folks, and Volpe surely has benefitted. Over his last 10 games, he’s slashing .367/.457/.533 with three XBH (1 HR), five runs scored, five walks, and two stolen bases. He has three straight multi-hit efforts, and for the season as a whole, he has a .788 OPS, .230 ISO, and 119 wRC+ against left-handed pitching. If we shrink the sample size and look only at the month of June, we see his .471 average, 1.467 OPS, and .471 ISO against left-handed pitching. Through 27.1 IP in the majors this season, Liberatore has served up a .314 average, .488 SLG, and .388 wOBA to right-handed hitters. For what it’s worth, Volpe is averaging just over seven DraftKings points per game over the last two weeks, which is easily over 2x value.

Elias Diaz, C Colorado Rockies (DraftKings: $4,400)

Can someone tell me what I’m missing here? On DraftKings, where you have to play a catcher, Diaz is the eighth-highest priced catcher in a game with a double-digit over/under, and Diaz is sporting a .242 ISO and .938 at home. He has an .827 OPS versus right-handed pitching, and Detroit’s Michael Lorenzen has allowed righties to hit him at a .304 clip with a .432 SLG. Sure, he hasn’t been overly great of late, but still, what am I missing here? 

Hunter Renfroe, OF Los Angeles Angels (FanDuel: $2,900)

Renfroe is priced appropriately on DraftKings, or maybe priced up a smidge, but the same cannot be said over on FanDuel. Hunter Renfroe being under $3,000 on FanDuel facing a lefty is criminal. The power may not be on full display this year against southpaws, but he’s hit them well for most of his career, and when he’s in his home park against a lefty this year, he has a .281 ISO and 1.003 OPS! He’s homered in back-to-back games, and 11 of his 14 home runs have come in his home park this season. Arizona’s Tommy Henry has a 2.36 HR/9 on the road this season, and he’s served up eight home runs and .457 SLG to right-handed hitters this year.


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