Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: June 24, 2016 – FanDuel Value Plays
Below we’ve got a discussion on some some MLB DFS value plays for Friday’s 15-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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Arismendy Alcantara | Athletics | $2,000 (FD) – Former Cubs’ farmhand Arismendy Alcantara found a new home with the Athletics last week as the Cubbies shipped him west in exchange for Chris Coghlan. Throughout the minors he displayed a bit of the speed/pop combination we love so much in real/fake baseball. He’ll likely hit at the bottom of the order for the A’s against soft-tossing Jared Weaver that features a game total of nine runs with an implied team total of 4.5 runs. At just $2,000, Alcantara makes for a fine tournament punt play in the outfield on Friday’s slate.
Steven Moya | Tigers | $2,400 (FD) – The Tigers square up with the Indians on Friday with a game total of eight runs at the time of this writing. Danny Salazar is on the hill for Cleveland, meaning he’ll likely be one of the more popular plays on most sites, making Steven Moya a fine tournament play going against the grain a bit. He’s popped three homers in the last four games and owns a (short) career .361 wOBA and .221 ISO against opposing right-handed hurlers.
Jhonny Peralta | Cardinals | $2,800 (FD) – For the second time this week Jhonny Peralta finds himself atop the list of best values according to the model. Peralta will likely be at the hot corner and batting fifth for the Cardinals against left-hander Wade LeBlanc of the Mariners. The game total sits at eight, with St.Louis’ implied team total at 4.5 runs as a slight -114 favorite right now. LeBlanc’s outing will be his first in the first division since the ‘14 season, but he’s pitched relatively well on the farm for the Blue Jays this season — he’s 7-2 in 14 starts with a 1.71 ERA (2.49 FIP) and a 17.3% K-BB%. Peralta owns a .341 wOBA and a .189 ISO against left-handed hurlers over the course of his career. He’s a fine tournament play, but would pass on him in cash.
Devon Travis | Blue Jays | $3,200 (FD) – The Blue Jays trip to Chicago to take on young left-hander Carlos Rodon and the White Sox this evening. The Jays are a nice -140 favorite at the time of this writing and the game features a run total of nine — with Toronto’s implied team total at 5.3 runs. For his career Travis has fared a bit better against same-handed pitchers, but still owns a .324 wOBA and .182 ISO against southpaws. Rodon has allowed right-bats a .354 wOBA and he’s owned a 4.55 FIP against them. The model loves Travis in this game from the leadoff spot, but Darwin Barney is a fine option at the bottom of the order for just $2,100 if you’re looking to get access to the game total while saving a few bucks.