We have a huge 14-game Major League Baseball slate on tap for tonight and that means lots of options for our MLB DFS lineups. The daily fantasy baseball slate starts at 7:05 pm ET on all three sites – DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo Fantasy. This slate is stacked with high-priced pitchers like Gerrit Cole, Zack Wheeler, and Shohei Ohtani for our MLB daily fantasy lineups. There are plenty of offenses to consider as top MLB DFS 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 MLB DFS value plays on the slate. Make sure to check out the latest MLB weather report updates with our MLB Weather Center before locking in daily fantasy baseball lineups. Plus, take advantage of our confirmed MLB Lineups, MLB Vegas Odds, MLB daily projections, and MLB DFS lineup builder before tonight's action.So, let’s get right into it and open the MLB DFS Value Vault for Tuesday, August 9th.



MLB DFS Value Pitchers

Marcus Stroman (CHC) – $7.2K DK/$8.6K FD/$42 Yahoo

Marcus Stroman has been solid since he returned from injury back on July 9th. Now he just needs to finally earn a win at home as he faces the Washington Nationals, who are on a six-game losing streak. Stroman, who missed more than a month from June into July with shoulder inflammation, is 1-0 with a 1.67 ERA in five starts since returning. The Chicago Cubs' starter is 3-5 overall on the season with a 4.00 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and an 8.23 K/9. The Nationals are struggling at the plate with their lineup that was dismantled at the trade deadline. Over the last 15 days, they are striking out 19% to right-handed pitching with a .125 ISO (one of the lowest on the slate). This slate is loaded with elite pitchers and Stroman will come in under-the-radar tonight as a low-owned GPP option.

Tommy Henry (ARI) – $5.4K DK/$28 Yahoo

Tommy Henry is a GPP wildcard tonight. After a 3.83 ERA in 20 starts at Triple-A, the Diamondbacks' No. 20 prospect (per MLB Pipeline) made his debut last Wednesday against Cleveland. He pretty much handled himself, only allowing a single run in his first four innings before giving up a three-run home run in the fifth. 

According to Alex Weiner of Arizona Sports, pitching coach Brent Strom noticed that Henry’s breaking balls were lacking some “bite” in the Cleveland start. So the Diamondbacks adjusted the grip on his slider and curveball and it paid dividends during a bullpen session on Saturday with a rise in spin rate and more power. Tonight, Henry gets a chance to try out the new grip against a Pirates team that is striking out a slate-worst 31.2% to left-handed pitching with a .141 ISO and .296 wOBA. Henry could not ask for a better matchup tonight and, at this price, can be used as a high-risk GPP dart if multi-entering lineups. 

MLB DFS Value Hitters

Robbie Grossman (ATL) – $2.0K DK/$2.3K FD

Last season, the Braves reaped major rewards with the acquisition of two low-priced outfielders at the trade deadline – Eddie Rosario and Jorge Soler. This year, Atlanta is hoping that Robbie Grossman can offer anything close to the same kind of production over the next two months. Grossman has just a .206/.313/.288 line with a .601 OPS and only two home runs, but he is still drawing walks at a strong 11.9% clip. Last season, he was one of the better hitters in Detroit with a career-best 23 home runs and a new team could be just what the doctor ordered. Tonight, he is at the dirt-minimum price for DFS, should be in the middle of the Braves order against a mediocre left-hander (Rich Hill), and will be playing in the hitter-friendly Fenway Park. Over the last two seasons, Grossman still has a strong .190 ISO and .387 wOBA with 36% hard contact on the split – putting him as one of the better point-per-dollar darts on the slate.

Darin Ruf (NYM) – $3.0K DK/$2.6K FD/$14 Yahoo

Darin Ruf’s career slash against left-handed pitching is .282/.378/.548 with a .926 OPS. That’s pretty darn good. This season, he has a near elite .263 ISO and .369 wOBA with hard hit and flyball rates of 45.2%. Tonight, the New York Mets face veteran lefty Mike Minor – whose better days are far behind him now. Minor comes into the game with a 6.25 xFIP (horrible) and just an 18% strikeout rate. Plus, he's getting raked by right-handed bats to the tune of a .329 ISO and .426 wOBA. This puts Ruf as an elite play with one hiccup – he is at risk of getting pinch-hit for once Minor leaves and a righty enters the game.

Chas McCormick (HOU) – $2.8K DK/$2.4K FD/$9 Yahoo

Dusty Baker needs to wake up and get Chas McCormick in that Houston Astros lineup on a regular basis. After a productive rookie season, McCormick has made decent strides this year all while fighting off various platoon players. McCormick has out-hit this rotation of players and is coming off his best month ever in the major leagues when he slashed .269/.388/.478 with four home runs and an excellent walk rate of 16.3%. With a double-digit barrel rate (11.5%), he comes into tonight’s game with elite advanced metrics against left-handed pitching – .269 ISO, .425 wOBA and 54.2% hard contact. Martín Pérez has been having a fine season for the Rangers but at this price, if McCormick breaks the starting nine, he will be in a majority of my lineups tonight. 

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