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FantasyDraft MLB: Tuesday Values

Greg Vara

Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the 2013 FSWA Golf Writer of the Year. In addition to producing the weekly preview and the bulk of the draft kit content, Vara participates in Yahoo!'s "Experts Picks" where he routinely dominates. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.

Pitcher

Chris Sale, BOS vs TOR ($26,000)
– The Blue Jays have been a middle-of-the-pack team against lefties all season and they were completely shut down the last time they faced Sale. He needs 13 K’s to tie Pedro Martinez’s single-season Red Sox record, as well, so he’ll be motivated.

Alex Wood, LAD vs SD ($18,800) -- Over his past two starts, Wood has recorded 14 strikeouts and allowed just two runs in 12 innings. Though the Padres have had some good outings over the past week, they still enter with the third-lowest wOBA and third-highest K% against lefties this season.

INFIELD

Jose Ramirez, CLE vs MN ($10,500)
– Over his past three starts, Colon has allowed 16 runs in just 10 innings. The Indians have the best lineup in baseball right now, with the best matchup on the board, so it’s pretty clear that they are the best stack as well. That stack should start with Ramirez, who enters with a .396 wOBA against righties this season.

Edwin Encarnacion, CLE vs MN ($9,900) – It’s always tough to stack the Indians because of their expensive salaries, but against Colon, it would be wise to make room. Encarnacion started the season on a tear against lefties, but had little production against righties. That, however, has changed as the season has gone on and he’s now among the best in the Indians’ lineup against righties. Encarnacion enters with a .375 wOBA against right-handers.

Eric Hosmer, KC vs DET ($8,400)Anibal Sanchez enters with a 6.68 ERA and he’s only three starts removed from an outing where he allowed seven runs. I’m not going to stack the Royals, but I will target Hosmer, who comes at a reasonable price. Hosmer enters with a .403 wOBA against righties this season, which is tops on the Royals and top-15 in the majors.

OUTFIELD

J.D. Martinez, AZ vs SF ($10,500)
– Martinez enters with a whopping .520 wOBA against lefties this season, which is tops on the Diamondbacks and third best in the majors. The Diamondbacks face Matt Moore, who has been all over the map this season, so I wouldn’t go with a full stack, but I would definitely find some room for Martinez.

Avisail Garcia, CHW vs LAA ($6,800)Parker Bridwell takes the mound for the Angels with a respectable 3.86 ERA, but he’s been hit hard in three of his past five starts. In those three starts, Bridwell has allowed 17 runs in just 11.1 innings. Bridwell has slipped in a couple good starts between the bad ones, but he’s liable to blow up at any time. Garcia has a .351 wOBA against righties this season.

Matt Holliday, NYY vs TB ($6,800) – I’m not sure I’ve listed Holliday as a selection all season, but he has a good matchup and the price is right. The Yanks face Blake Snell, who has turned a bad season around, but he’s in a tough spot against a team that bashes average pitchers on a nightly basis. Holliday is a good pick on this board because he’s fared well against lefties this season. Holliday enters with a .379 wOBA against them, which is second on the Yankees behind only Aaron Judge.

UTILITY

Asdrubal Cabrera, NYM vs ATL ($6,000)
– Cabrera has seen 125 pitches from R.A. Dickey throughout his career, so he’s very familiar with Dickey’s knuckleball. He’s had plenty of success against him with a lifetime .474 wOBA, which includes three home runs.

Tyler Flowers, ATL at NYM ($7,200) – Flowers enters with a .362 wOBA against righties this season, which is second on the Braves and matches up well against Rafael Montero.

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