MLB DFS Value Vault September 17: Line Up Chas McCormick Against Left-Handed Pitching
Published: Sep 17, 2022
Updated: Sep 17, 2022
The majority of today’s MLB action comes in primetime tonight as we have a nine game MLB DFS main slate to work with. That gives us plenty of time to work on lineup construction while also making good use of all of the tools Fantasy Alarm has to offer. As you work through your process, it is also important to stay up to date with the latest MLB lineups, MLB news, and MLB weather. Now, let us go forth and find some MLB DFS value picks for tonight’s slate.
MLB DFS Value Pitchers
George Kirby (SEA); DraftKings - $8,000; FanDuel - $9,300; Yahoo - $45
The rookie has met or eclipsed the 20 DK point mark in four of his last five starts while allowing a total of five earned runs in that span. Kirby was able to shut down the surging Braves in his last start with six innings of one run (unearned) ball in which he scattered three hits and struck out six. Perhaps the most impressive stat over that stretch is the fact that Kirby has only walked two batters while striking out 29. In 111.2 innings this season, Kirby has struck out just over a batter per inning to along just 1.13 walks while posting a 2.98 ERA (3.07 xERA).
José Urquidy (HOU); DraftKings - $7,700; FanDuel - $8,800; Yahoo - $47
After dominating the Angels two starts ago with seven shutout innings while striking out eight, things went in the complete opposite direction against them in his last start as Urquidy allowed six runs on 10 hits. Things should go a little easier tonight for the right-hander as he gets to face the A’s at home and we also get him at a substantial ($1.3k on DK) discount. On an overall basis, Urquidy has a 3.75 ERA and 1.16 WHIP this year and we get some upside as he is already up to 13 victories on the season.
MLB DFS Value Hitters
Chas McCormick, OF (HOU); DraftKings - $2,700; FanDuel - $2,300; Yahoo - $12
Cole Irvin is simply not a good pitcher on the road and that is where the Astros get to face the southpaw tonight in what lines up as prime stacking opportunity. In 94 at bats against left-handed pitching this season, McCormick is hitting .330 with five home runs 16 runs scored, and 13 RBI and the outfielder offers up some salary relief tonight as he looks to put his 11.2% barrel-rate to good use.
Luis Guillorme, 2B/3B/SS (NYM); DraftKings - $2,700; FanDuel - $2,300; Yahoo - $15
In facing Bryse Wilson tonight, the Mets figure to be busy offensively as they continue to fight off the Braves for first place in the NL East. Since his return from the Injured List, Guillorme has picked up a hit in four straight games to bring his batting average to a solid .285 on the season. Based on Guillorme’s eligibility, you can essentially build your roster and then plug him in wherever you need across the infield and the fact that he does not strike out much (12.9% of the time) helps with consistency as he does a good job of putting the bat on the ball. When he has the platoon advantage (as he does tonight), Guillorme is also much better with a .308 batting average.
Corey Dickerson, OF (STL); DraftKings - $2,700; FanDuel - $2,700
Tonight, we get the platoon advantage with Dickerson against the fresh from the Injured List, Hunter Greene who likely will be on a pitch count and potentially erratic as well. In 216 at bats against right-handed pitching this season, Dickerson making himself at home in the middle of the Cardinals’ batting order as he is hitting .306 with five home runs, 24 runs scored, and 30 RBI.
Gio Urshela, 3B (MIN); DraftKings - $3,000; FanDuel - $2,800
Urshela is the midst of his best stretch of the season as he is hitting .378 over his last 10 games from the middle of Minnesota’s lineup. Tonight, he figures to have success against Konnor Pilkington as he enjoys the platoon advantage (.290 batting average against southpaws). Batting behind a scorching hot Carlos Correa, with Jose Miranda in between, has afforded Urshela the opportunity the ability to come up with runners on base and any damage that the Twins do tonight will likely include Urshela in some form.
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