Happy July 4th Weekend and no better way to spend it than with some major league baseball! Sunday baseball has a reputation for being out of the ordinary, so fantasy baseball managers must be on their toes as they build their MLB DFS lineups. Today’s DFS slate is nine games starting at 1:05p ET on DraftKings and FanDuel while Yahoo Fantasy covers 14 games throughout the afternoon. The weather forecast does not look bad now but make sure to check our MLB Weather Center before lock as well as the MLB Lineups, MLB Vegas Odds, and MLB News pages leading up to lock. To get the big arms and bats in your lineups 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 Sunday’s MLB DFS Value Vault.



Shane Baz (TAM) $7.9K DK/$8.1K FD/$35 Yahoo

Shane Baz has been outstanding over his last three starts. He has only allowed two runs in 16.1 innings with a 19:4 K/BB ratio. He deserved much better in his last start against the Brewers but the Rays bullpen let him down. He left with a 1-0 lead and a runner on first, but Matt Wisler came in and gave up four straight hits- including two home runs. He is one of the Rays top prospects and we all know how elite that farm system is. With a 26.4% strikeout rate and 3.57 SIERA he is in a solid spot for a decent DFS outing today but tournaments only due to his opponent- the powerful Blue Jays.


Connor Seabold (BOS) $5.5K DK/$4.6K FD/$25 Yahoo

It is a small sample size, but Connor Seabold has looked like a major league pitcher. He also gets a spot start today against the Cubs in Wrigley Field with the wind blowing in. The Cubs strike out at a rate of 22.9% (19th in MLB) with a .145 team ISO to right-handed pitching. Seabold has a 28% strikeout rate- he struck out seven batters in 4.2 innings in his start against the Blue Jays but he also allowed seven runs. Certainly not a cash play here but if you are multi-entering lineups Seabold is the favorite to win and may be worth a punt at an extreme discount.



Garrett Cooper (MIA) $2.8K DK/$3.1K FD/$19 Yahoo

Garrett Cooper does not get respect in the DFS world. He is always too cheap yet is slashing .320/.386/.470 with an OPS of .856 on the season. His xBA of .304 and .372wOBA are both Top 10% yet no one seems to play him. He is hitting .410 over the last week and .359 over his last 20 games with a 148.5wRC+.  Today he faces right-hander Erick Fedde who comes into the game with a 4.40 ERA/1.44 WHIP. Fedde also does not miss bats (18.5% K rate) and has an xFIP of 5.03. Cooper is a good reverse splits hitter with a .385wOBA and 40% hard contact and is viable in all formats.


Yandy Díaz (TAM) $3.6K DK/$2.7K FD/$14 Yahoo

Yandy Díaz is riding a hot bat for the Rays. He had two hits in each of the two games of yesterday’s doubleheader while leading off in both contests. He is now on a seven-game hit streak and is slashing .462/.548/.615 in that span. It even gets better- Diaz is hitting .303 over the last 20 games with a .343 wOBA. He may not win you a GPP but Diaz has a solid floor and rarely will put up a DFS bagel plus he faces Ross Stripling who is due for some negative regression.


Michael Harris II (ATL) $3.3K DK/$3.2K FD/$17 Yahoo

Michael Harris II, the Braves #1 prospect, was called up to the big leagues in May and by the way he has hit he is here to stay. He is slashing .308/.341/.500 with a .841 OPS plus has a .197 ISO/.369wOBA. He has looked comfortable at the plate right from the start and has even started to use his speed with two stolen bases over his last six games. Today he gets the platoon advantage in a hitter’s park- Great America Ball Park. He faces right-hander Luis Castillo and has near-elite splits of .220 ISO/.362wOBA with 50% hard contact. Harris always comes in low owned and is a cheap way to get a piece of the Braves lineup, especially when you employ a wrap-around stack that includes Harris and then the top of the powerful Braves order.


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