We have another great slate of baseball with a comfortable six games on the main slate for both DraftKings and FanDuel. We have one of the most exciting matchups in recent memory as former teammates just months ago Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander square off in Texas. Let's dive in and find some value plays to help us afford some of the elite arms on this card. 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
Now, I get taking a pitcher against the Yankees on the road can be risky, but Matt Manning has been pretty good of late. He's got quality starts in three straight games, and has allowed only one run in his last 23 innings. He doesn't present much strikeout value, only having a high of four over his last five games, but he's been very good at limiting the damage. His better split has been against righties, holding them to a .259 wOBA and .319 SLG and being that the Yankees are a righty heavy lineup who are bottom five in most offensive categories in this split, he could present some value. Not to mention, he just threw six scoreless innings of two-hit baseball against them a week ago.
MLB DFS Value Hitters
Parker Meadows may not be destroying the baseball, but in his last 10 games he's got three multi-hit games, two stolen bases, a home run, and seven RBI's.Clarke Schmidt will be on the mound for the Yankees and though he has been generally good, he has been susceptible to left handed bats, allowing a .381 wOBA and .513 SLG on the season. It's a great hitting environment with the short wall in right field at Yankee Stadium and with his added ability to steal bases, Meadows can provide value upside.
There is a ton of hype surrounding Jasson Dominguez, one of the Yankees' top prospects, and for good reason. In his first three games, all on the road, he had at least one hit and collected two home runs. He now has a very favorable matchup at home with the short wall in right field going against Matt Manning who is allowing a .437 SLG and 1.69 HR/9 to lefties on the season. In Tuesday's game they hit him in the top half of the lineup, hitting third right behind a guy named Aaron Judge, giving him even more value at the price.
Nelson Valazques has been firing lately for the Royals. Over his last 10 games, he's hit four home runs and had three multi-hit games. The White Sox are pitching right handed Touki Toussaint who holds a 5.64 ERA on the road this year and has given up 17 runs across his last five starts. Now it may be a small sample size of only 66 plate appearances, but he does hold a .367 ISO against right handed arms in that span. Touki could find himself in some trouble here and I like Velazques as a spend down.