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DraftKings MLB: Weekend Value Picks

Jerry Donabedian

Jerry Donabedian

Jerry Donabedian writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

Note: Player prices are based on Thursday’s games (8/21) for players in action Thursday and Friday’s games for all other players.

Here are some of the top plays on DraftKings for Thursday night and the upcoming weekend:

Pitchers

Matt Shoemaker, LAA (Thu. at BOS), $7,300 – Aces Clayton Kershaw ($14,200) and Madison Bumgarner ($9,500) both look like strong plays Thursday night, but pairing the two together will leave you with little room to add hitting. Shoemaker is the only attractive option south of $8,500, and while his 3.84 ERA leaves something to be desired, his ability to miss bats should serve you well on DraftKings. Although the 27-year-old rookie didn’t pile up a ton of strikeouts in the minors, his 8.72 K/9 for the Angels is backed by an 11.1% swinging-strike rate and 75.7% contact rate, with both those marks ranking in the top-20 in the majors among starters who have thrown 80-plus innings. Shoemaker has an excellent chance

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