FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

This article is part of our FanDuel MLB series.

Pitcher

Sonny Gray, OAK vs SF ($9,500) – With Gray on the trading block, it would be wise to keep an eye on the ticker all day, but if he's still on the A's come game time, then he's a good SP option. Gray is averaging 33.9 points per game on the season, but over his last seven starts, he's fared no worse than 37 points and he's been above 40 in five of those.

Catcher

Salvador Perez, KC at BAL ($3,400)Ubaldo Jimenez enters with a 6.93 ERA and only seems to pitch well once a month. Perez enters with a healthy .365 wOBA against righties this season.

First Base

Yonder Alonso, OAK vs SF ($2,800) –Alonso was in the midst of a two-week drought prior to hitting a walk-off homer Sunday, so he could be on the way back up and his matchup here against Matt Cain is nice. Even with his recent slump, Alonso still remains among the league leaders with a .389 wOBA against righties this season.

Second Base

Yoan Moncada, CHW vs TOR ($2,600) – Estrada enters with a 5.43 ERA and has allowed four or more runs in three of his past four starts. Moncada has yet to pick up a hit from the right side of the plate, but he's been pretty good from the left side, putting up a .351 wOBA against righties this season.

Shortstop

Francisco Lindor, CLE at BOS ($3,900) – Lindor set a new career high with his 16th home run of the season Sunday. He's a switch hitter, but almost all of his production has come from the left side of the plate. Lindor enters with a .380 wOBA against righties this season. Righty Doug Fister takes the mound for the Red Sox, entering with a 7.46 ERA.

Third Base

Mike Moustakas, KC at BAL ($3,700) – As mentioned, Jimenez is on the mound, which means the Royals are in play for a stack, and Moustakas should be at the top of that stack. Moustakas enters with a .371 wOBA against righties this season, which is second on the Royals behind only Eric Hosmer.

Outfield

Khris Davis, OAK vs SF ($4,000) – Davis has been the best and most consistent bat in the A's lineup, so he should be included in any kind of A's stack. As mentioned earlier, Cain is on the mound for the Giants and he brings a 5.45 ERA with him. Davis enters with a .371 wOBA against righties this season, which trails only Alonso on the team.

Ezequiel Carrera, TOR at CHW ($2,200) – White Sox hurler James Shields enters with a 5.86 ERA. Carrera is a sneaky play given his near-minimum price, but he has nice upside against righties. Carrera is not an everyday starter, but considering season numbers against righties (.361 wOBA), he should be in the lineup after putting up 31 fantasy points Sunday against the Angels.

Bryce Harper, WAS at MIA ($4,900) – Harper's price is so high that he's not an automatic pick, but he's worth pouncing on against a vulnerable righty. Jose Urena takes the mound for the Marlins, and while he's been good in spots, he's been bad more often than not. Harper enters with a .468 wOBA against righties this season, which is second in all of baseball.

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