It’s Tuesday so that means that we have a huge major league baseball slate on tap for tonight.  The MLB world is already abuzz on trade deadline day and what better way to cap it all off than with 14 MLB DFS games on DraftKings and 13 contests over on FanDuel and Yahoo. The DFS slate starts at 7:05 pm ET on all three sites. Make sure to check our MLB Weather Center for any surprise storm pop us before lock as well as MLB Lineups, MLB Vegas Odds plus projections, and an MLB lineup generator on our Fantasy Alarm MLB Tools page. This slate has a few high-priced arms and top-dollar team stacks so you will need to find some value plays and that’s where we come in. I have spent the morning researching and coming up with the best point per dollar plays on the slate. So, let’s get right into it and open Tuesday’s MLB DFS Value Vault.



DFS Pitching Values


Adam Wainwright (STL) $7.5K DK / $8.5K FD

Yadier Molina is scheduled to return behind the plate tonight for his 317th start with Adam Wainwright on the mound.  It is a plus for the veteran right-hander to have Molina back in his normal spot as Waino’s batterymate who is at his second lowest price point on the season on DraftKings. Tonight, he will be facing the Cubs at home and his home/away splits have been drastic this season. At Busch Stadium Wainwright has a 2.01 ERA/1.08 WHIP while on the road his ERA is 4.43 with a 1.32 WHIP and more than twice as many home runs allowed (nine to four at Busch). The Cubs may have unloaded Wilson Contreras and Ian Happ by the time tonight’s game is underway and if that happens Waino gets even more of a boost and ventures into SP2 cash territory as well as GPPs on all sites. 



Lucas Giolito (CWS) $6.8K DK/$7.8K FD/$36 Yahoo

Lucas Giolito sub $7K on DraftKings?? Well, at least you can say he has earned the bargain basement price. He came out of the All-Star Break facing the Guardians- a team that he has dominated- and proceeded to get hammered by allowing six runs in only three innings. He was also shaky in his next start against the Rockies when he allowed three runs and walked four over five innings. So here we are today and Giolito is 6-6 with a 5.14 ERA/1.48 WHIP on the season with one bright spot- a 10.09 K/9. He just has not been consistent and there are not really any signs telling us that he is going to improve. He is, though, a proven major league pitcher and that has earned a bit of a “pass” from his struggles this season. Tonight, he gets to face the Royals who only have a team .134 ISO/.298wOBA and 23% K rate to right-handed pitching. The price may be calling you in, but I still suggest fading Gio in cash but is worth taking a shot in GPPs.


DFS Hitting Values


Kolten Wong (MIL) $3.9K DK/$2.9K FD

Kolten Wong is the hottest hitting second baseman in baseball over the last 15 days with a .419/.472/.677 slash and 1.150 OPS. After early season struggles, he has turned it on and over the last 20 games is hitting .290 with a .335wOBA. Tonight Wong should be in the middle of the order facing a bad right-hander – Bryse Wilson, who is 1-6 on the season with a 6.31 ERA/1.60 WHIP. Wong has been near elite on the split this season with a .210 ISO/.356wOBA and .375 BA. On the other hand, Wilson carries a weak 4.99xFIP, 15.6% K rate, and is allowing a .255 ISO/.444wOBA to left-handed bats. Wong is in play in all formats tonight.



Aledmys Díaz (HOU) $3.5K DK/$2.8K FD/$13 Yahoo

Diaz has been hitting in the clean-up spot lately for the powerful Astros and has eight hits in his last 13 at bats which includes three home runs. Over the last 15 days, he is slashing .361/.395/.722 with a 1.117 OPS. Tonight, he faces young Kutter Crawford and the Red Sox and has a solid .191 ISO on the reverse split with a 42.7% contact rate. Diaz is in play in GPPs and as a valuable piece in Astro team stacks.



Austin Hays (BAL) $3.8K DK/$2.9K FD/$12 Yahoo

Hays has struggled over the last month hitting only .220 but has a smash matchup tonight against right-handed Spencer Howard and the Rangers. Howard was a big-time prospect at one time in the Phillies organization but has just been getting raked all season – especially from right-handed bats. His xFIP is 5.23 with an 18% K rate and even worse is allowing a .250 ISO/.363wOBA with a 42% hard contact rate to righty bats. This is a perfect “get right” game for Hays who should be jumping up in the order to the #2 spot with the trade of Trey Mancini. Hays has crazy LvR splits with eight of his 12 home runs and 41 of his 47 RBIs coming against RHP putting him in play as a fine tournament value option tonight.


Other Top Value Plays

Ronaldo Hernández (BOS) $2K DK/$2K FD/$7 Yahoo - May make his MLB debut tonight at C

Daniel Vogelbach (NYM) $3.7K DK/$2.8K FD - .330 last 7 days and gets platoon advantage tonight

Jonathan Schoop (DET) $2.6K DK/$2.2K FD/$9 Yahoo - 16-for-44 6 HRs off Archer

Ryan Mountcastle (BAL) $2.9K DK/$13 Yahoo - See Hays above; Howard gets crushed by RH bats

Yermín Mercedes (SFG) $2.4K DK/$2.4K FD/$10 Yahoo - Raking LHP with a .342/.375/.526 slash

Eloy Jiménez (CWS) $2.7K FD - Too cheap on FD with a plus matchup against Brad Keller


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