Fantasy Baseball Picks: DraftKings MLB’s Best DFS Value Plays for July 13


DraftKings RotoWire contributor Nick Friar and Erik Halterman join The Sweat to give their favorite DraftKings value plays for Wednesday’s MLB slate.

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Video transcript

Nick Brother:

Ryan Mountcastle is a pretty frequent jumper for us. Again, tonight (he) does it at $3.6,000. Sure, at first base you have a lot of big sticks you can go with, but I love him tonight going up against a left-handed pitcher in Justin Steele. When you look at what Mountcastle has done this season, he’s done really well against left-handed pitchers.

As of June 1, Mountcastle has a 51.7 per cent hard contact rate against left-handed throwing and a 24.1 per cent line driving rate. This led to a .306 ISO and a .444 wOBA against left-handed pitching during that time.

Erik Halterman:

Normally I would only give one (value game). I’ll give three here, even if it’s because the logic is the same here for all of them. You have a Padres trio of Eric Hosmer, Esteury Ruiz and Nomar Mazara that will cost you $6,100 combined. That’s $100 more than the minimum for all three of them – I believe Mazara at $2,100, the other two guys are as cheap as they come.

I haven’t even mentioned they play at Coors Field yet. What is happening here? Why do we have regulars at Coors who are minimum priced?

Not that these guys are great — Eric Hosmer is an average bat in the league, though. It’s pretty good for a minimum price at Coors. Nomar Mazara has been pretty good this year. Esteury Ruiz is a pretty excited prospect; he has stolen 60 bases in 77 minor league games this year. He came, made his debut yesterday, had two hits, attempted a steal but was caught.

These are the biggest values ​​out there. I don’t know why they are at a minimum. I think they should all be $1,000 more.

Nick’s Pick: Ryan Mountcastle ($3,600)

Erik’s picks: Eric Hosmer ($2,000), Esteury Ruiz ($2,000), Nomar Mazara ($2,100)

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