FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays

FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays

This article is part of our FanDuel MLB series.

PITCHER

Corey Kluber, CLE vs. CHW ($12,000): Kluber could be on a pitch count with the playoffs on the horizon, but his shortest outings in September have all been seven innings and he's averaging more than 10 strikeouts per game, so he's more than capable of putting up a big number even if he doesn't go the distance. The White Sox have the fourth-lowest wOBA against righties this season and the sixth-highest K%.

CATCHER

Buster Posey, SF vs. SD ($2,800): Padres starter Jhoulys Chacin has a 6.93 ERA in 15 road starts this season. Posey, who had three doubles Friday, has a .334 wOBA against right-handed pitchers.

FIRST BASE

Eric Hosmer, KC vs. AZ ($3,500): Hosmer isn't exactly closing the season out in style, but he gets another shot at a righty and has handled them well all season. His team-leading .399 wOBA against right-handers is top-15 in the majors. Diamondbacks starter Taijuan Walker allowed three runs in 3.2 innings in his last start.

SECOND BASE

Jose Ramirez, CLE vs. CHW ($4,300):Carson Fulmer left his last start after 20 pitches thanks to a blister on his right index finger, and his scheduled Tuesday start this week was pushed back. Ramirez has a .390 wOBA against right-handed pitchers this season.

SHORTSTOP

Paul DeJong, STL vs. MIL ($3,100):Aaron Wilkerson has an 8.11 ERA, making the Cardinals a good stack option Saturday. DeJong has a .343 wOBA against right-handers this season after three hits, including a homer, Friday against a righty.

THIRD BASE

Pablo Sandoval, SF vs. SD ($2,900): It might be a good idea to grab more than one Giant against the road-weary Chacin. Sandoval has had a terrible season, but he's shown some signs of life lately with 10 hits in his last 31 at-bats, including five doubles and two home runs.

OUTFIELD

Brandon Nimmo, NYM at PHI ($3,300):Henderson Alvarez was pitching in the Independent League in August, but he'll make his third start of the season for the Phillies on Saturday. Nimmo has a team-leading .387 wOBA against righties this season.

Eddie Rosario, MIN vs. DET ($3,900): Rosario has been the top target on the Twins with a righty on the mound during their second-half run. He has a .378 wOBA against right-handers this season and has been a much better hitter at home this season with a .421 wOBA at Target Field.

Alex Presley, DET at MN ($3,200):Aaron Slegers and his 7.36 ERA will make a spot start to keep the Twins' rotation in order for the playoffs. There aren't many bats left on the Tigers, but Presley has a .346 wOBA against righties this season.

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