Who's ready for a fun Friday evening of Major League Baseball action with a full slate of games for MLB DFS lineups?! Tonight’s slate is consistent across the board as DraftKings, Yahoo Fantasy, and FanDuel will all use a 13-game main slate with a 7:05 pm ET start time. We have quite a few interesting value choices on the mound tonight for MLB daily fantasy lineups. José Berríos and Mitch Keller have both been pitching very well lately and yet, despite that, have seen their price tags drop for tonight’s games. My top value hitter choice for daily fantasy baseball lineups tonight is easily Vinnie Pasquantino in a strong matchup. There are a couple MLB weather report concerns on this slate, so keep up with the weather center leading up to first pitch. Plus, check out the confirmed MLB lineups and the MLB daily projections before locking in those daily fantasy baseball contests. Lastly, don’t forget to check out MLB implied runs totals using our MLB Vegas Odds link and to use our MLB DFS lineup generator. Let’s dive into our MLB DFS top picks for Friday, August 5th.



MLB DFS Value Pitchers

José Berríos, Blue Jays (DraftKings - $7700)

Berrios has been pitching very well lately with five straight starts of at least 15.4 DK points and averaging 23.3 DK ppg in that span. He faced the Twins earlier this year and had his best start of the year. The Blue Jays starter was electric in that outing, firing seven innings of two-run ball with 13 (!) strikeouts. He also picked up the win to finish with 38.2 DK points. 

Mitch Keller, Pirates (DraftKings - $6500 / Yahoo - $35)

Keller has been pitching great, averaging 19.0 DK ppg over his last four starts, and he has had at least five strikeouts in four of his past five games. His k-rate is higher on the road this season, as is his DK ppg (11.8 compared to 10.8 at home). The Orioles are a strong matchup as they are 19th in runs per game and have the ninth-highest strikeout rate in the league. 


MLB DFS Value Hitters

Vinnie Pasquantino, Royals (DraftKings - $2200 / FanDuel - $2200 / Yahoo - $10) 

I had Vinnie P in here yesterday and he gave us a solid performance, going 1-2 with a double, walk, and a RBI to finish with 9.0 DK points. I think he is in a good spot once again today against Josh Winckowski, who has been tagged for 16 runs and six dingers in his last 19 innings pitched. Pasquantino has also been slightly better at home with a .220/.333/.340 slash, compared to a .217/.299/.333 slash on the road. 

Cal Mitchell, Pirates (DraftKings - $2000 / FanDuel - $2100 / Yahoo - $9) 

Mitchell has been a bit better lately with two dingers and 11 total R+RBI over his last 10 games. More importantly, Dean Kremer is a really bad pitcher for Baltimore. He has a 3.86 ERA on the year, but he is lucky to have that mark as he has a 1.40 WHIP and .290 BAA! Kremer has been tagged for 23 hits and 13 runs in his last 13.2 innings pitched and he has a 4.26 ERA at home this season. Look for Mitchell to take advantage of this matchup.

Seth Beer, Diamondbacks (DraftKings - $2000 / FanDuel - $2100 / Yahoo - $10) 

Beer has not hit well since returning to the MLB two games ago, but I do like him at the minimum price in this matchup against Germán Márquez. Beer has hit well throughout his minor league career and he has a bit of pop in his bat. Marquez, meanwhile, has consistently been rocked this season with a 5.29 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and .274 BAA. 

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