Happy Thursday everyone! We have another 7-game main slate of baseball on both DraftKings and FanDuel kicking off at 7:05 PM EST. The countdown to the playoffs begins as we are rapidly approaching the final days of the regular season. The top arms on this slate include Gerrit Cole, Max Fried, and Tarik Skubal. Your highest priced hitters include Ronald Acuna Jr, Mookie Betts, and Matt Olson. James Grande makes his return and is on the playbook so be sure to give that a read and also 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
Ranger Suarez looks good lately, striking out five or more in five straight games while posting 20+ DK points in three of them. The Mets are not a team that strikes out a ton against left-handed arms, holding a 21.5% k-rate, but they are a bottom 10 team in most offensive categories. The Phillies on the other hand are a top 10 team against lefties over the last 30 days, giving Ranger some win equity against fellow southpaw David Peterson. His biggest obstacle will be Pete Alonso, but over a 13 plate appearance sample, Alonso has failed to record a hit off Suarez.
MLB DFS Value Hitters
Gimenez continues to stay hot with three multi-hit games in his last four while stealing two bags. While I do appreciate what recent form Grayson Rodriguez has looked like, he still has issues with left-handed bats, allowing a .365 wOBA, .503 SLG, and 1.90 HR/9 on the year. He is coming off one of his best starts of the year, tallying seven strikeouts and zero runs across eight innings, but if the field is getting to him I like Gimenez even more as a contrarian value option.
O'Hearn keeps on cruising, riding a five game hit streak with two homers in his last 10 games. He's in a very favorable spot against Cleveland's Hunter Gaddis who has allowed five home runs across his last 13 innings. O'Hearn now has 14 home runs on the year while batting .307 and is one of the best options at first base if you aren't spending up.
Wade is currently riding a five-game hit streak including two home runs and five runs scored. His .356 wOBA and .168 ISO against right-handed arms put him in a really good spot here against Emmet Sheehan who has struggled against lefties. Sheehan is walking lefties at a 16% clip while allowing 2.28 HR/9. My only concern is Sheehan has not thrown more than four innings in four of his last five starts and the Giants are not shy about subbing players out should the Dodgers turn to a left-handed reliever.
Johan Rojas has been awesome lately, hitting .391 over his last 10 games with a home run and four steals. He's hit in five of his last six games, including two multi-hit games, and should crack the lineup against southpaw David Peterson. He's as close to a free square as we are going to find and his ability to get it done with his legs makes him a very appealing play at such a low price tag.