With Max Scherzer, Jacob deGrom and Chris Archer all taking the mound in plus matchups, value is going to be a necessity on tonight’s 15-game MLB DFS slate.
Obviously value can be hard to find before lineups are confirmed, so for this value vault article, I will include a value pitcher and two value bats that I find based on their projected batting spots. Read more
Padres starting pitcher Trevor Cahill pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Sloan Park. (Joe Camporeale / USA Today Sports)
We’ve got a reasonable 10-game MLB slate on tap tonight with the CUBS in COORS. Lucky for us, the Cubs played an 18-inning marathon against the Yankees last night plus there’s some legitimate weather concerns in Denver, so I personally will likely be fading Coors entirely in cash (wish me luck).
If you read my Value Vault article this morning covering the Early-Only slate, you’re likely in extremely good shape for the slate as Robbie Grossman homered and Chris Young went yard twice, while Evan Longoria and Derek Norris are in play as we speak.
Looking at the main slate, value is going to be an absolute MUST tonight since we have Clayton Kershaw taking on the San Diego Padres, warranting an auto-lock in my book. Read more
With 15 games of baseball to be played this Saturday afternoon/night, we’ve got a three game early-only slate starting at 2:10 PM ET and a 12-game main slate starting at 7:05 PM ET.
We will look to have articles for both the early-only slate and the main slate, kicked off by today’s Value Vault for the 3-game “Early Only” slate, with all four value plays today priced below $3,000 on FanDuel.
April is one of my favorite times of the year because it’s starting to get warm again. Both NHL and NBA playoffs are almost here. To top it off MLB is just starting out, here in in Detroit we call it April in the D! We have a nice 10 game slate where there is plenty of value. Let’s dive into some value…. Read more
Looking for some value for this lovely Tuesday night slate? Look no further, the Value Vault has you covered! Read more
MLB IS BACK BABY! It honestly feels so great to be writing those words. The Value Vault for MLB will be pretty much the same thing as NBA. Here I will cover value play’s that are in good spots due to recent play, matchups and salary. Let’s jump into the 3 game slate. Games on for the day are NYY @ TAM, SFG @ ARI and CHC @ STL.
Jacoby Ellsbury $2,900 YANKEES OF – Ellsbury is my favorite value play of the opening day simply because he destroys Tampa bay’s starting pitcher Chris Archer. Career stats against Archer include 19/34 for 2 HR’s, 5 RBI’s and 4 BB’s. It’s safe to say Ellsbury sees the ball well when facing Archer. Expect Ellsbury to be hitting somewhere in the top of the order for the Yanks where he will produce some runs.
Hunter Pence $2,500 GIANTS OF – Expect Pence to be batting in the 4 hole in a great hitters park. Pence hits righties much better and gets (R) Zach Grienke who didn’t have his best stuff last year. This game has the highest O/U on the day at 8 runs and at $2,500 Pence should be able to connect to drive some runs in for the Giants. Also expect low ownership if you do roster Pence.
Brandon Crawford $2,400 GIANTS SS– Crawford basically comes in as a punt play from the SS position. He will be in a great spot with a favorable ball park and although he doesn’t have the best career numbers against Grienke .172 avg with 9 K’s. We believe that since he had a good spring and WBC his numbers will translate over to this opening game.
Corey Dickerson $2,800 RAYS OF– Dickerson proved that he had some great power last year with the Rays when he hit for 24 HR’s ( 22 of those off righties). He had a good SLG .469 and ISO .224 last year. He will get (R) Tanaka who had a good spring, but career wise Dickerson is 5/14 with a homer off of him. If Tanaka is on can be lethal, but if he makes a mistake my bet will be it’s against Dickerson and he’ll make him pay.