Today’s MLB DFS coverage is for the big sized 13-game main slate that starts at 1:05 pm ET on both DraftKings and FanDuel. Starting pitching is headlined by AL Cy Young front-runner, Gerrit Cole. Ronald Acuna Jr. and Corey Seager are the most expensive hitters at our disposal, but Trea Turner and Julio Rodriguez are probably my top spend-up options on this slate. Henry 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 Pitcher
Tylor Megill, New York Mets (DraftKings: $6,300)
Megill is far from a sure thing but he is coming off a nice game in which he scored 17.2 dk points and had 6 Ks. It marked his third start in his last four with at least 15.9 dk points and he has at least 5 Ks in four straight outings. The Twins are far from a powerhouse offense, so Megill should be able to limit the damage, at least a little bit.
MLB DFS Value Hitters
Ji Hwan Bae, 2B/OF, Pittsburgh Pirates (DraftKings: $3,100 / FanDuel: $2,700)
Bae has scored 12, 5, and 10 dk points over his last three games and while it’s not popping of the page, it’s a good indication that he is feeling pretty good at the plate right now. He is hitting .297 over his last 10 games and with 22 steals on the year in just 95 games, the upside for steals is very high if he is in a groove at the dish, like he is right now.
Ronny Mauricio, 2B/3B/SS, New York Mets (DraftKings: $3,300 / FanDuel: $2,500)
Mauricio has the toughest matchup of anyone here today, having to face a good pitcher in Pablo Lopez, but that could also mean he finally sees lower rostership. And what’s not to like with what we have seen from Mauricio thus far as he is hitting .360 with three steals in his first seven games. I am willing to take a chance on him for GPPs today.
Seiya Suzuki, OF, Chicago Cubs (DraftKings: $3,700 / FanDuel: $3,100)
Suzuki remains cheap and he remains scorching hot. Maybe the DFS sites have just simply moved onto football, I’m not sure, but Suzuki should be in the 4,000s on DK and a few hundred more on FD. He is hitting .410 with a 1.273 OPS over his last 10 games. He has 16 home runs and 6 steals on the year and he is in a good spot today facing a low-tier pitcher in Brandon Pfaadt.
Evan Carter, OF, Texas Rangers (DraftKings: $2,500 / FanDuel: $2,200)
He is the number one Rangers prospect and he had a nice first game in the bigs, going 1-3 with a walk and a stolen base to finish with 10 DK points. Today, he faces a terrible pitcher in Luis Medina, so I expect another strong showing from Carter and at this cheap of a price, it’s a lock and load type of play. Get him into your lineup.