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Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: June 26, 2016

Below we’ve got a discussion on some some MLB DFS value plays for Sunday’s 15-game all-day 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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James Loney | Mets | $2,500 (FD) – When paying up for a pitcher like Clayton Kershaw on a slate like today, you’re obviously going to have to scratch and claw your way to some value on the board to make a lineup work. I’m not the biggest fan of paying down at the corner infield position, but the model  really likes James Loney’s value today against right-hander Bud Norris. The Braves and Mets total sits at only eight runs today with the Mets accounting for 4.7 of those runs at Turner Field. This season, Norris has allowed a .395 wOBA and a ton of hard contact (42.5% Hard%  vs. LHB compared to 21.9% Hard% vs. RHB) lefty bats this season. Loney owns a .338 wOBA and a 113 wRC+ against righties during his career . Despite the relative pedestrian success against RHP, when he’s displayed power, it’s mostly come with the platoon advantage. The model likes his value and should be considered in tournaments only.

Josh Phegley | Athletics | $2,900 (FD) – Right-hander Josh Phegley draws southpaw Hector Santiago of the Angels in Anaheim today. The Oakland has an implied run total of 4.5 runs with a game total of 8.5 runs and the wind blowing out towards right-center at the time of this writing. Phegley owns a .329 wOBA and a .185 ISO against left-handed pitchers over the course of his career. Santiago has allowed a .328 wOBA and 5.02 FIP against right-handed batters since he started in the league. Phegley is 3-of-9 against Santiago with a homer, but that’s too small of a sample to give any merit. Just covering all of our bases.  

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Travis Jankowski | Padres | $2,700 (FD) – Rain may or  may not be an issue here in Cincinnati — what else is new? Left-hander Travis Jankowski will start in center and leadoff for the Friars against right-hander Anthony Desclafani. While Jankowski hasn’t shown a ton of power in his short career (.292 wOBA, .113 ISO vs. RHP) he does have some on base and stolen base skills. He’s cheap,  leading off in a game with a run total of 10 and makes for a fine value if you need to start an ace for tournaments.

Shin-Soo Choo | Rangers | $3,700 (FD) – Choo draws right-hander Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox at home with the game total of 10 runs and the platoon advantage. The Rangers’ outfielder has struggled a bit against righties this season, but owns a career .391 wOBA, .202 ISO and 146 wRC+ versus right-handed hurlers. Choo has put together hits in 8 of his last 10 games with a couple of homers and a stolen base — which has caused his price to spike a bit. He doesn’t present as much value as he did last week, but the model still believes he’s atop the list of outfielders in that sense. Cash and tournaments. 


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