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Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: June 17, 2016 – FanDuel Value Plays

Below we’ve got a discussion on some some MLB DFS value plays for Friday’s 14-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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Tim Anderson | White Sox | $2,500 (FD) – Tim Anderson’s price is on the rise across the industry, reflective of his production since being promoted to the first division. Today he’ll draw right-hander Trevor Bauer of the Indians in Chicago with a game total currently at 8 runs and a White Sox implied team total at 4.5 runs. Bauer’s performance this season shows evidence of reverse splits — he’s allowed a .266 wOBA/3.29 FIP to LHB and a .325 wOBA/4.11 FIP to RHB — so running out Tim Anderson from the right side without the platoon advantage shouldn’t scare you away.

Will Venable | Dodgers | $2,100 (FD) – New Dodger Will Venable is super cheap at just $2,100 and will get the platoon advantage against right-hander Zach Davies of the Brewers. The game total is 7.5, the Dodgers implied team total sits at 4.3 as a -160 favorite and the wind appears to be blowing out to right field. For his career, he’s been slightly above average against right-handers in terms of wRC+ at 107 and owns a .323 wOBA and .165 ISO. He has home run/stolen base potential here if you’re okay with rostering someone likely hitting down in the order. Venable is a tournament option only.

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Jhonny Peralta | Cardinals | $2,600 (FD) – At the hot corner, Jhonny Peralta comes in as one of the top values on the day against southpaw Cole Hamels. The Rangers and Cardinals will get together tonight at Busch Stadium with an over/under of eight runs and the Cards implied team total sitting at 4.1. Peralta owns a .342 wOBA and a .190 ISO against left-handers over the course of his career and in a very small BvP sample is 4-of-11 with three doubles lifetime versus Hamels. This season, Hamels has allowed a .342 wOBA with a 5.22 FIP to right-handed batters, making Peralta a fine tournament play on Friday.

Shin-Soo Choo | Rangers | $3,100 (FD) – A second value comes in from the Rangers/Cardinals duel in St. Louis tonight. The game total is the same at eight runs, but the Rangers’ implied team total is a bit higher at 4.3. Choo should hit in the two-hole with the platoon advantage against right-hander Michael Wacha. While there’s not much history between the two (Choo is 0-for-3 with two walks lifetime vs. Wacha), Choo owns a career .393 wOBA and .202 ISO against right-handed pitchers. Wacha has allowed a .334 wOBA and 4.35 FIP to lefty bats this season. We pegged Jonathan Villar to homer and steal a base last night in Los Angeles, tonight Choo could go for the same combo.


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