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Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: June 16, 2016 – FanDuel Value Plays

Below we’ve got a discussion on some some MLB DFS value plays for the Wednesday’s 15-game slate on FanDuel. These are some names to consider for salary relief without completely punting the position. Our friends at RotoQL have once again been used to help guide your research for today’s games. To learn more about RotoQL or to take a look at the packages they have to offer, please follow this link – it will truly help you become a better daily fantasy baseball player — and will give you a full look at value plays for each position, for each site.

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Jonathan Villar | Brewers | $3,300 (FD) – We typically aim for bats less than $3,000 in this quick column, but Jonathan Villar has been one of the hottest, underappreciated players of the first half. Villar is batting .300/.390/.430 eith five home runs and 23 stolen bases — good enough for a 121 wRC+ through 64 games. Today Villar draws left-hander Scott Kazmir, so the switch-hitter will hit from the right side — his stronger of the two. From the right against lefties, Villar owns a .413 wOBA, a .176 ISO and a 158 wRC+ this season. He’s also owns a better stolen base percentage with southpaws on the mound this season, successfully swiping nine bags in ten chances. Kazmir allows more fly balls to righties and has surrendered nine of his 12 homers to right-handers. Villar is in play for both cash games and tournaments with the home run/stolen base combination in play.

Yangervis Solarte | Padres | $2,600 (FD) – The Padres draw Tanner Roark and the Nationals at Petco Park tonight with the hame total at 7.7, the Padres implied team total at 3.2 and the wind blowing in from left. Solarte owns a career .329 wOBA, a .151 ISO and a 112 wRC+ against southpaws. Tanner Roark does have some reverse splits — he’s allowed a 4.68 xFIP to LHB and a .302 xFIP vs. RHB — so Solarte could flip to the left side depending on his preference. Tournament play.

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Tommy Joseph | Phillies | $2,900 (FD) – The new Phillies’ first baseman will get the Blue Jays and southpaw J.A. Happ at home today. The game features an over/under of 7.5 with the Phillies’ implied team total sitting at 3.6. In a very, very small sample this season, Joseph owns a .488 wOBA and a .300 ISO against left-handed hurlers. Happ’s 7-3 record along with 3.70 ERA lead us to believe he’s pitched fairly well to start the season, but his FIP (4.72), xFIP (4.52), SIERA (4.67) and K-BB% (8.7%) indicate that he really hasn’t. Joseph is a fine tournament play on Thursday.

James McCann | Tigers | $2,200 (FD) – At just $200 over the minimum, James McCann makes for a nice value behind the plate against left-hander Danny Duffy of the Royals. McCann owns a .343 wOBA and a .255 ISO against southpaws this season and a .366 wOBA and .233 ISO against lefties over his career. Duffy has allowed a .309 wOBA, a 3.92 xFIP along with fly balls 47.6% of the time to righty bats. Right-handers have a 30.2% Hard% against Duffy this season as opposed to just a 16.7% Hard% against lefty bats. Like the three above, McCann makes for a nice tournament play today and the right-handed Tigers could make a nice stack if that’s your bag.


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