Today’s slate is a bit of a mess. We have a split slate of games, both of which are small slates, but the 1:10 pm ET slate provides the most action with four games. DraftKings and FanDuel are using the same slate, but in typical Yahoo! fashion, they are using the rest of the games to bump their total to an eight-game slate.

Finding value on this slate doesn’t actually feel all that important, as there’s not really great spend-up spots, but at the same time it can be if trying to build unique lineups. We don’t appear to have any MLB weather concerns on this slate, which is nice, but still make sure to check the Weather Center leading up to first pitch. Lastly, don’t forget to check out MLB implied runs totals using our Vegas Odds link and to use our MLB DFS Lineup Generator. Let’s dive into our MLB DFS picks today!

MLB DFS Value Pitchers

Logan Gilbert, Mariners 
(DraftKings - $7800 / FanDuel - $9000)

Gilbert has been awful lately, failing to score more than 12.1 DraftKings points in any of his last five starts, but a cure for that can be a matchup with the Tigers. He still has a good stat line on the year with a 3.49 ERA and 10-5 record. He has been slightly better on the road too with a 3.15 ERA and 16.1 DraftKings PPG, compared to a 3.94 ERA and 15.6 DraftKings PPG at home. Detroit ranks dead last in scoring this year and they have the fourth-highest strikeout rate. 


Ken Waldichuk, A’s 
(DraftKings - $5000 / Yahoo - $27)

Waldichuck will make his MLB debut tonight and it’s in a good spot against the Nationals. He has pitched well in the minors this year with a 2.84 ERA across 95 innings with 137 strikeouts. At such a cheap price, it won’t take a whole lot for him to be a nice value. On a slate with very few options to choose from, he’s a play I can get behind as the Nationals rank 26th in runs per game this season. 




MLB DFS Value Hitters

Sam Haggerty, Mariners 
(DraftKings - $2000 / FanDuel - $2100 / Yahoo - $10)

Haggerty is having a good season, hitting .301 with four home runs, 10 steals, and 37 total R+RBI across 123 at-bats (58 games). He has been far better on the road, slashing .345/.400/.517 than he has been at home where he has slashed .262/.304/.446. He is also slashing a ridiculous .463/.511/.829 against lefties this season with three of his four home runs. That’s far too many reasons to like a min-priced player for me to avoid him on a small slate like this. 


Gavin Sheets, White Sox
(DraftKings - $2600 / FanDuel - $2800)

Sheets is hot right now, slashing .387/.429/.742 over his last 10 games with three dingers and 17 R+RBI. He is now hitting .256 on the year with 12 homers. He has been amazing at home this year with a .956 OPS and ALL 12 of his home runs, compared to a .532 OPS on the road. Today he gets to face Daniel Mengden, who we know is not a good pitcher. Mengden has produced a 4.55 ERA and 1.47 WHIP at AAA prior to being called up for today’s start. 


Michael A. Taylor, Royals
(DraftKings - $2100 / FanDuel - $2600 / Yahoo - $8)

Taylor is riding a three-game, multi-hit streak, going 7-for-14 with two dingers, a triple, seven RBI, a steal, and four runs scored in that span. He has scored 26, 30, and 13 DraftKings points in that timeframe, while batting leadoff and cleanup. Taylor has reverse splits this year, slashing .279/.341/.373 against righties with three steals, compared to .238/.306/.386 against lefties with no steals. Johnny Cueto also has reverse splits as righties are slashing .266/.304/.407 against him, compared to .240/.292/.385 line lefties have produced. 


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