Below we’ve got a discussion on some some MLB DFS value plays for the Monday 8-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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Jung-Ho Kang | Pirates | $3,300 (FD) – The Pirates will face southpaw Patrick Corbin in one fo the earlier games on this whacky slate in Pittsburgh. Infielder Jung Ho Kang comes in as the best value of the slate at the hot corner according to our friends at RotoQL at just $3,300. In his short MLB career, Kang has posted a .352 wOBA and a .221 ISO against lefties, despite hitting more moonshots against right-handers. Right-handed hitters have fared much better against Corbin over his career with a .326 wOBA and 46-of-51 homers surrendered have come to right-handed bats.
Daniel Murphy | Nationals | $4,600 (FD) – Daniel Murphy isn’t a cheap play on FanDuel today, but grades out as a fantastic value due to the fine matchup and scorching start to the season. Today he draws right-hander Mike Leake of the Cardinals in Washington with a run total of 8 and the wind blowing out. This season, Murphy owns a .461 wOBA and a .252 ISO against right-handers. Additionally, each of Murphy’s seven homers have come against opposite handed hurlers.
Luis Valbuena | Astros | $2,600 (FD) – If you played Valbuena last evening, it paid off. He went yard and the results were glorious. But his price went up $2,000 since then and he still remains one of the best values on the board at FanDuel for third base. He should once again get the nod with the platoon advantage against Kevin Gausman of the Orioles with a game total that currently sits at 8.5 in Houston. Gausman has some reverse splits, but Valbuena packs a punch against right-handers with a .162 ISO and a fine .311 wOBA. Great value with dong potential for the second consecutive evening.
Blake Swihart | Red Sox | $2,200 (FD) – Like Valbuena above, Blake Swihart appeared in our value article yesterday and paid heavy dividends for those that invested in his services. Again today, the young Red Sox catcher comes in as the day’s best value behind the plate. The Red Sox are a big favorite at home (-163) against right-hander Jonathan Gray and the Colorado Rockies with a big run total of 9.5. Boston’s implied run total is 5.3 right now, which we like a lot. But Swihart will likely hit at the bottom of the order again, which we don’t prefer, but will take given the affordability.