Today’s MLB DFS coverage is for the medium sized nine-game main slate that starts at 1:05 pm ET on both DraftKings and FanDuel. Starting pitching is headlined by Brandon Woodruff and Zack Wheeler. Ronald Acuna Jr. and Matt Olson are the most expensive hitters at our disposal, and for good reason as Acuna is probably my top spend-up option on this slate. James Grande is on the MLB DFS Playbook today 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
Joe Boyle, Oakland Athletics (DraftKings: $7,000; FanDuel: $6,400)
Boyle may not be a highly touted prospect, but I think there are some things to like about him. For starters, he looked great in his MLB debut against the Padres last week, firing three shutout innings with four strikeouts. He posted great numbers in the minors this year prior to being called-up, posting a 3.84 ERA with 168 strikeouts across 117.1 innings of work. I really like that strikeout rate and I also like the fact that he is facing the lowly Detroit Tigers. He is also pitching in a pitcher’s park, so there are a lot of positives with this spot.
MLB DFS Value Hitters
*Stats as of Friday (before last night’s games)
Junior Caminero, 3B/SS, Tampa Bay Rays (DraftKings: $2,500 / FanDuel: N/A)
Caminero was called up yesterday but was not in the starting lineup. I have a feeling he will be in the lineup today though and he is a nice value option. He played great in the minors this year, hitting .324 with 31 bombs and 94 RBI across 117 games. Ryu has pitched well this season and I don’t love the matchup, but it’s hard to argue against the upside that Caminero brings to the table at this price tag.
Brent Rooker, OF, Oakland Athletics (DraftKings: $3,400 / FanDuel: $2,900)
Two A’s players in one article? Yes, we are going with another! Rooker is on a power surge right now with five home runs in his last ten games and he now has 28 home runs on the year. Rooker has proven to be a bit of a streaky hitter, but all that matters right now is that he is in a groove. He has smashed against southpaws this season, slashing .273/.354/.511 with nine home runs against them across 143 at-bats. Joey Wentz is a bad lefty with a 6.64 ERA and 1.68 WHIP this season and has allowed 22 home runs in just 97.2 innings of work.
Estevan Florial, OF, New York Yankees (DraftKings: $2,500 / FanDuel: $2,500)
Florial certainly hasn’t come out of the gates on fire by any means, hitting .200 through his first ten games, but he does have five RBI and a stolen base already, so it hasn’t been entirely empty either. More importantly, he is facing Zach Davies today. Davies is horrendously bad, pitching to a 6.81 ERA and 1.61 WHIP this season, causing one to wonder how he is still in the rotation of a team fighting for a playoff spot.