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FantasyDraft MLB: Tuesday Values

Greg Vara

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Pitcher

Corey Kluber, CLE vs DET ($25,800)
The only problem with taking Kluber is that just about everyone else will have him, so its almost like you are selecting one pitcher on this slate. Kluber has not allowed more than three runs in any start since the end of July and hes recorded double-digit strikeouts in 12 of his past 17.

Kyle Gibson, MN vs SD ($16,000) -- Gibson has quite simply been a different pitcher over his past four starts, allowing just four runs total and recording 20 strikeouts. The strikeout number is not as high as Id like, but considering the opponent, its not too much to ask for Gibson to up that number a bit. The Padres enter with the second lowest wOBA and second-highest K% against righties this season.

INFIELD

Francisco Lindor, CLE vs DET ($10,800)
With Jose Ramirez likely out for this one, Lindor will be the top bat in the Indians lineup. Lindor enters with a .380 wOBA against lefties this season, which is 45 points better than his number against righties.

Brian Dozier, MN vs SD ($9,900) Travis Wood has either been good or terrible over his past five starts and considering the task at hand, hes more likely to be terrible than good tonight. Leading the way will be Dozier, who enters with a .421 wOBA against lefties this season. Though I like the Twins better against righties, they are certainly a stacking option against a lefty as erratic as Wood.

Elvis Andrus, TEX vs SEA ($8,800) Marco Gonzales takes the hill for the Mariners with a 7.07 ERA and considering the team hes facing and the park hes in, that number is likely to go up. Although the Rangers are much better against righties as a whole, there are certainly a few batters to target against lefties. Andrus is near the top of that list as he enters with a .365 wOBA against lefties this season, which is tops among active Rangers.

OUTFIELD

Austin Jackson, CLE vs DET ($7,600)
Matthew Boyd takes the hill for the Tigers and he brings a 5.93 ERA with him. Jackson enters with a .420 wOBA against lefties, which is second on the team.

Byron Buxton, MN vs SD ($8,400) Thanks to a recent slump, Buxtons salary has come down a bit, but with extra base hits in his two most recent starts, he looks to be on the rise again. Buxton has been very streaky this season and we are catching him at a good time as hes getting hot again, but his price hasnt caught up yet. Buxton enters with a .364 wOBA against lefties this season, which is second among active Twins.

Marcell Ozuna, MIA at PHI ($9,600) With Nick Pivetta on the mound for the Phillies, there are plenty of Marlins in-play, including Giancarlo Stanton, but Ozuna provides a lot of upside at a lower price. Ozuna enters with a .390 wOBA against righties this season, which is top-20 in the majors. Pivetta enters with a 6.49 ERA, which makes the Marlins a nice under the radar stacking option.

UTILITY

Jonathan Schoop, BAL at TOR ($7,600)
Schoop has been maddeningly inconsistent lately, but a after a three-hit night Monday and a matchup against Joe Biagini in front of him, that shouldnt be an issue. Biagini pitched a gem against the Os the last time he faced them, but in the starts before and after, he allowed five runs in each. Schoop enters with a .355 wOBA against righties this season, which leads the Os.

Andrew McCutchen, PIT at MIL ($7,600) Brent Suter has pitched well in two short stints since his return from the DL, but hes only logged four innings, so theres no way to tell if hes back to form quite yet. If hes not on his game, McCutchen is likely to get to him as hes hit lefties well all season. McCutchen enters with a .446 wOBA against them, which is top-20 in the majors.

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