Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: June 22, 2016 – FanDuel Value Plays
Below we’ve got a discussion on some some MLB DFS value plays for Wednesday’s 8-game evening 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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Wil Myers | Padres | $3,800 (FD) – A pair of gas cans will take the bump in Baltimore tonight between the Orioles and Padres, leading to the slate’s highest game total of 10 runs. The Padres implied team total sits at 4.9 when the Orioles is up at 5.6 runs. Over the past month, Wil Myers has been one of the hottest bats in baseball. On the year he has 26 homers plus stolen bases and owns a .358 wOBA and .241 ISO against right-handed pitchers. Jimenez has been pretty terrible against all hitters this year, but has allowed a .368 wOBA and a 4.58 xFIP to righty bats specifically. Myers grades out as one of the top values on the model despite being $3,800, making him a play in both cash and tournaments. Cash game and tournament play.
Yangervis Solarte | Padres | $2,500 (FD) – The same game, the same game total of ten and the same opposing pitchers in Ubaldo Jimenez. Solarte fares better as a right-hander against left-handed pitchers, but the model still feels he’s one of the best values on the night as a left-hander with a .298 wOBA and a .128 ISO against right-handed pitchers. If you want to save a few extra bucks, you could drop down to Ryan Schmipf at $2,200 who is a true lefty against Jimenez. Small sample shows Schimpf with a .331 wOBA and a .151 ISO against right-handed pitchers and he’ll likely hit in the six-hole for the Friars. Tournaments only.
Robinson Chirinos | Rangers | $2,300 (FD) – The Rangers play host to the Reds at home with a game total of 9.5 runs. The Rangers implied team total is 5.6 runs and they’re a heavy favorite at -210 at the time of the writing. Chirinos is significantly better against lefties, but still owns a .337 wOBA and .276 ISO against same handed pitchers. And not to toot our own horn, but last time he made this column Chirinos started against a right-handed pitchers (Sonny Gray) and double donged. There likely won’t be a double dong repeat, but we’ll take just one longball from the Rangers’ backstop at $300 over minimum. Cash game and tournament play.
Shin-Soo Choo | Rangers | $3,000 (FD) – Like Chirinos above, Choo draws right-hander Dan Straily and the Reds at home with the game total of 9.5 runs and the platoon advantage. The Rangers’ outfielder has struggled a bit against righties this season, but owns a career .392 wOBA, .203 ISO and 147 wRC+ versus right-handed hurlers. And although Straily has pitched better this season, over the course of his career he’s allowed a .326 wOBA and 5.26 xFIP to left-handed hitters. Choo shows up as one of the best outfield values of the night, so we’ll roll him out in both cash and tournaments.