FantasyDraft MLB: Tuesday Values

FantasyDraft MLB: Tuesday Values

This article is part of our FantasyDraft MLB series.

PITCHER

Dallas Keuchel, HOU at MIA ($22,800): After a down year in 2016, Keuchel appears to be back and better than ever. In his most recent start, he shut down the high-powered Yankees, and he posted a quality start at Cleveland as well. With that in mind, it doesn't bother me that Keuchel will face the a worthy opponent in the Marlins, who have a healthy .343 wOBA against lefties this season, but their K% against them at home is 25%, something that Keuchel should be able to take advantage of.

Zack Greinke, AZ vs. NYM ($21,300): Greinke is off to a great start this season and perhaps most impressively has been his performance at hitter-friendly Chase Field. He has allowed just eight runs in five home starts, and he's recorded 41 strikeouts in 31.2 innings. The Mets' numbers against righties on the season are about middle of the pack in both wOBA and K%, but a lot of that has to do with Yoenis Cespedes, who's obviously not available for this one.

INFIELD

Nick Ahmed, AZ vs. NYM ($5,400): There are a lot of lower-tier pitchers in play, but Tommy Milone might be the best one to target on this slate. Milone pitched well in his first start, but believe me, it's fool's gold. If he gets past the fifth inning in his game, I will be shocked. The Diamondbacks are a great stack and it's easy to find room for Ahmed because of his reduced price, and he comes in leading the team in wOBA against lefties (.494).

Paul Goldschmidt, AZ vs. NYM ($10,800): You can't have a Diamondbacks stack without Goldschmidt, can you? Technically yes, but I wouldn't advise it. Oddly enough, Goldschmidt has been better against righties than lefties this season, but it's only a matter of time before his wOBA against lefties catches up. He has the rare combination of consistency and upside, so paying up for him is never a problem. Goldschmidt has averaged over 16 points per game over his last five, with a high of 32 on Sunday.

Marwin Gonzalez, HOU at MIA ($6,900): The Astros face Tom Koehler, and the way Koehler has pitched this season, the Astros are another stacking option. There are certainly bigger names to target on the Astros than Gonzalez, but nobody has been better against righties this season. Gonzalez has a .415 wOBA against righties, good for 26th in the league.

OUTFIELD

Jon Jay, CHC vs. CIN ($6,400): Jay, like many of the Cubs, is not off to a great start this year, but a matchup against Bronson Arroyo might be just what he needs. Arroyo hasn't been nearly as bad as we thought he would be this season, so I would hesitate to stack against him, but plucking a Cub or two wouldn't be a bad idea. Jay comes at a very nice price, especially when you consider he is 16-for-42 lifetime against Arroyo, including five extra-base hits.

Billy Hamilton, CIN at CHC ($8,700): It's been a week since Hamilton had a big game and that's due to his lack of a stolen base since May 6. If ever he's going to get back in the stolen base groove it will be against John Lackey, who he's stolen seven bases against in his career. Hamilton has nine hits in 26 at-bats against Lackey and is a perfect 7-for-7 in stolen base attempts. Hamilton's success off Lackey is no fluke though, as 17 of his 19 stolen bases have come against righties this year.

Tommy Pham, STL vs. BOS ($7,200): Pham has the highest points per game average of anyone in baseball. Sure, he's only played nine games, but considering how well Bryce Harper is playing this season, it's pretty impressive. Pham got off to a hot start, but he's still managing to score points nine games in. He'll now face Eduardo Rodriguez, who has struggled with his control against righties this season and Pham is walking at a high rate against lefties.

UTLIITY

Carlos Correa, HOU at MIA ($9,600): I mentioned Tom Koehler's struggles earlier and I also mentioned bigger names to target on the Astros. Correa is one of those names, possibly the biggest and for good reason. Correa has been on fire lately, averaging 15 fantasy points per game over his last six. He has also been stellar against righties, posting a .393 wOBA.

Yonder Alonso, OAK at SEA ($8,400): Alonso has been a boom-or-bust player for most of the season and he's now facing a boom-or-bust pitcher in Chase De Jong, who has two good starts and two terrible ones this year. So which De Jong will we get? There's no way to tell, which is why I won't advise a stack, but Alonso looks like a good pick as he has .441 wOBA against righties this season.

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Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year in 2005 and 2013. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
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