Happy Tuesday everyone! We have another 12-game main slate of baseball on both DraftKings and FanDuel as we rapidly approach the end of regular season play. The top-priced pitchers on this slate are Spencer Strider and Luis Castillo. Top-end hitters include Ronald Acuna, Corey Seager, and Mookie Betts.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 our tools HERE! Let’s dive into our favorite daily fantasy baseball value plays of the day.
MLB DFS Value Pitchers
Schmidt is in an interesting spot here at home against the Blue Jays. He hasn't been an amazing pitcher but has been better at home this year, with a 3.94 ERA. His biggest struggle has been dealing with left-handed bats, but Toronto lacks in this department, especially missing Brandon Belt. He's got at least 19 DK points in three of his last five starts and if you're looking for value, going any lower than Schmidt feels risky.
MLB DFS Value Hitters
We are seeing some life out of Gimenez who is hitting .375 in his last 10 games. He has six multi-hit games in that span while tallying a home run, seven RBIs, and three steals. The Royals will be using Alec Marsh as the long man who struggles to get lefties out, allowing a .395 wOBA and .540 SLG on the year. Gimenez feels underpriced for how he's been playing and is in a good spot here to pay off his low price tag.
Taveras is in a great spot here against Tanner Houck. Houck struggles with lefties, allowing a .377 wOBA, .542 SLG, and 2.23 HR/9 on the year. Pair this with Leody who holds a .321 wOBA and .172 ISO against right-handed arms and we have the spot we want. He has hits in eight of his last 10 games and is a very attractive play considering his price tag.
Mark Canha is producing at a high level right now and draws a nice matchup against southpaw Drew Rom. Rom has been way worse against lefties in a small sample size this year, but he hasn't been great against righties either, allowing a .369 wOBA and .474 SLG. Canha has two home runs in his last five games and will remain a great value play on every Brewers slate if he stays hot.
While I do like Clarke Schmidt as a pitcher tonight, we know he struggles against left-handed bats. Biggio might not be a huge power hitter, but he does hold a .167 ISO against righties and is batting .345 with a .963 OPS over his last 10 games. The bonus is this game is in Yankee Stadium with the notorious short wall in right field. Daulton Varsho is another Toronto bat I would give the nod to. He's a little cheaper and has power, but he hasn't given much fantasy production lately outside of the home run he hit on 9/17.