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FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

Greg Vara

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Stephen Strasburg, WAS at CIN ($10,400)
The Reds enter with the seventh highest wOBA against righties this season and they dont strike out at a high rate, which obviously makes this a difficult matchup. With that said, there arent any options lower down the board that look appealing at all.


Kurt Suzuki, ATL vs CHC ($2,500)
Suzuki often gets the nod against lefties, as hes him them well this season, while Tyler Flowers faces the righties. Suzuki enters with a .450 wOBA against lefties this season. Jon Lester takes the mound for the Cubs and hes coming off the worst start of his career.

First Base

Logan Morrison, TB at OAK ($3,600)
After a strong first half of the season, Morrison has picked up right where he left off with two home runs in three games. Both of those home runs have come off righties, which is no surprise since Morrison carries a .394 wOBA against them this season. Righty Daniel Gossett takes the hill for the As and enters with a 6.23 ERA.

Second Base

Jose Altuve, HOU vs SEA ($4,400)
Miranda has surrendered four or more runs in three of his past five starts, and with a lineup full of guys that pound lefties in front of him, that number is bound to rise. Jose Altuve has been on a tear lately and enters with a .428 wOBA against lefties this season.


Stephen Drew, WAS at CIN ($2,300)
With Trea Turner on the shelf, Drew has received a lot more playing time lately, and with righty Scott Feldman on the hill for the Reds, Im expecting Drew to get the nod here. He provides nice upside at nearly the minimum salary and is 7-for-16 with two triples and two homers against Feldman.

Third Base

Adrian Beltre, TEX at BAL ($3,700)
Chris Tillman takes the hill for the Os, and since hes a righty, Beltre makes for a great choice. Beltre enters with a .393 wOBA against righties this season, which is tops on the Rangers.


Daniel Nava, PHI at MIA ($2,300)
Marlins starter Tom Koehler has been so bad that you should get a piece of the Philly lineup, and Nava presents a very inexpensive option. Nava leads the Phillies with a .394 wOBA against righties this season.

Carlos Gomez, TEX at BAL ($3,100) Gomez was on a tear heading into the break, but hes been unable to get it going in the few games since. That said, this looks like a perfect spot to find his groove as he faces Tillman, who enters with a 7.90 ERA. Gomez is second on the Rangers with a .365 wOBA against righties this season. The Rangers are one of the best stacks on this slate and Gomez should be included.

Charlie Blackmon, COL vs SD ($4,800) Luis Perdomo is in a tough spot here at Coors Field. The Rockies were slumping as a team heading into the break, but theyve come out on fire and Blackmon is a big reason why. The center fielder is second on the Rockies with a .395 wOBA against righties this season.

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