MLB DFS Value Plays May 25: Top DraftKings and FanDuel Picks
Published: May 25, 2023
Updated: May 25, 2023
Tonight’s MLB DFS coverage is for the 5-game main slate DraftKings and 6-game slate on FanDuel that starts at 7:05 pm ET (on DK) and 6:40 PM ET (on FD). We do not have Coors Field on the slate, so you don’t have to worry about that when setting lineups. Starting pitching is headlined by Logan Gilbert and Aaron Nola but, overall, the pitching on this slate sucks. We don’t have any mlb weather concerns today, which always makes for a more enjoyable experience. Jon is on the playbook today, make sure to give that a read, and don’t forget to check out the MLB Lineups page, Vegas Odds, and all of our MLB DFS Tools. Let’s dive into some of my favorite value options of the day and some we can fit into our cash and tournament lineups!
MLB DFS Value Pitchers
Let me start by saying I hate the pitching on this slate and hate the value options even more. If Gilbert isn’t 80%+ rostered, I’ll be shocked.
Clarke Schmidt, New York Yankees (DraftKings: $7,900 / FanDuel: $7,900)
Schmidt has pitched well in two of his past three games; scoring 23.3 and 19.1 dk points… the problem is that he scored just 1.1 points in the start between those two. His ERA (6.00) and WHIP (1.62) are both horrendous, but he does have 54 strikeouts across 45 innings of work, which provides the upside we need in DFS.
JP Sears, Oakland A's (DraftKings: $6,700)
Sears has been pitched well, scoring at least 15.8 dk points in three of his past four starts and racking up at least 6 Ks in three of them as well. He has at least four strikeouts in 6 straight starts and all but one of his outings this year. He has 51 Ks across 48.2 innings of work, which is good, and a solid 1.15 WHIP. The issue with Sears is that he has a 4.99 ERA (gives up a lot of bombs) and has yet to win a game this season.
MLB DFS Value Hitters
Francisco Alvarez, C, New York Mets (DraftKings: $2,700 / FanDuel: $2,700)
Alvarez is feeling good at the dish right now, scoring 18, 23, 5, and 19 dk points over his last four games. He is 6-13 in that span with three home runs, 7 RBI, and 4 runs scored. He is still extremely cheap too, so we love that. The only issue with Alvarez is that we have to deal with awful old head manager Buck who still bats Alvarez 9th for who knows what reason, but outside of that, he’s a great play.
Matt Mervis, 1B, Chicago Cubs (DraftKings: $2,300 / FanDuel: $2,600)
Mervis is starting to get it going a little bit, with both of his dingers coming in the past seven games and upping his average a bit in that span as well. He is still not really locked-in, but a matchup with Carlos Carrasco can help that as Carassco hasn’t been able to get anyone out this year. He has an 8.68 ERA and 1.55 WHIP through four starts, so just all around abysmal numbers.
Owen Miller, 2B/3B, Milwaukee Brewers (DraftKings: $2,700 / FanDuel: $2,800)
Miller is hitting .395 over his last 10 games with three home runs and a pair of stolen bases, averaging 11 dk points per game over that span. He is actually having a great year overall thus far, hitting .346 with a .915 OPS across 34 games of action (104 at-bats). He is currently slated to face a combination of Tyler Alexander and Jacob Junis, both of which aren’t any good.
Michael Conforto, OF, San Francisco Giants (DraftKings: $3,100 / FanDuel: $3,100)
Conforto is scorching hot right now, hitting .325 with four home runs and 11 RBI over his last 10 games (averaging 10.9 dk ppg in that span). He has been WAY better on the road this season, hitting .257 with seven home runs and a .934 OPS, compared to a .182 aveage at home with three home runs and a .588 OPS. He gets to face Julio Teheran, who is making his season debut and not been good in a long time.
Dominate your MLB DFS contests this week with our DFS Playbook, Podcasts, Lineup Generator, Player Projections, & Draft Percentage Forecaster.