FantasyDraft MLB: Tuesday Values

FantasyDraft MLB: Tuesday Values

This article is part of our FantasyDraft MLB series.

Pitcher

CC Sabathia, NYY at LAA ($16,800) – I can honestly say that I never envisioned putting Sabathia on this list, even one time, but the way he's pitched over his past five starts has forced my hand. Actually, it's a perfect storm of conditions, including the fact that the top options on this slate have some tough matchups, but I do expect another good outing from Sabathia. Sabathia doesn't have a lot of upside, but he's been a pretty safe play recently, averaging under one earned run and six strikeouts per start over his past five games. Los Angeles is a middle-of-the-pack team in both K% and wOBA against lefties this season.

Tyler Chatwood, COL at PIT ($15,300) -- Chatwood is another guy that I'm not sure I envisioned ever putting on this list, but like the other starters on the staff, Chatwood has proven very capable this season. As you'd imagine, Chatwood has been better on the road this season and that's definitely been the case recently. Chatwood has posted quality starts in three of his past four and the only non-quality start came at Coors Field. Though the Pirates don't strike out often against righties, they are a bottom-10 team in wOBA.

INFIELD

Yonder Alonso, OAK at MIA ($8,100)Jose Urena takes the hill for the Marlins and while he fared well in his first three starts this season, it's been a different story over his past four starts. In his past four, Urena has allowed as many runs (16) as he has recorded strikeouts. Alonso is among the league leaders in home runs with 16, and while he hasn't hit a home run since June 3, he's still managing to put up a good number of points by racking up base hits. Alonso is also seventh in the majors in wOBA against righties this season.

Matt Carpenter, STL vs MIL ($8,000) – The Brewers sent Wily Peralta to the bullpen with the hopes that maybe he'd figure it out there, but that didn't work and now they are giving him another shot as a starter, which probably won't end well. The Cardinals provide a great stacking option against Peralta because their prices collectively aren't very high. Carpenter is averaging just 7.6 points per game this season, but he's averaged 11.5 over his past five.

Mark Reynolds, COL at PIT ($9,900) – There comes a point in each season where you simply have to forget the name on the jersey and just look at the numbers and we are at that point with Gerrit Cole. Cole has been bad for most of the season, but he's been exceptionally bad over his past four starts as he's surrendered 23 runs in 19.1 innings. Reynolds leads the Rockies in wOBA against righties this season at .456.

OUTFIELD

Avisail Garcia, CHW vs BAL ($9,300) – Asher has allowed five or more runs in two of his past three starts, a span where he hasn't made it through the fifth inning. Garcia is the rare White Sox hitter who doesn't seem to mind facing right-handed pitching this season, as he leads the team with a .362 wOBA against them.

Stephen Piscotty, STL vs MIL ($6,800) – I mentioned stacking the Cards earlier, and with salaries like this, it shouldn't be very hard. Piscotty leads the Cardinals in wOBA against righties this season at .377. Piscotty's upside has been limited this season, but he's made up for that with consistency, as he's hit safely in 10 of his past 12 games.

Aaron Judge, NYY at LAA ($10,800) – Judge comes at a high price, but the way he's produced this season, he's well worth it. He's also had no issues with right-handed pitching, which plays into this matchup with J.C. Ramirez. Ramirez has really struggled over his past two starts, allowing 11 runs in just 9.1 innings. Judge leads all Yankees with a .476 wOBA against righties this season.

UTILITY

Mitch Haniger, SEA at MIN ($7,500) – Haniger is back from the DL and leads the Mariners in wOBA against righties this season at .444, which is good for 10th in the majors. He gets a nice matchup against Kyle Gibson, who has struggled for the most part this season. The Seattle lineup has been hot lately, and with Haniger sliding back into the No. 2 spot, he should continue to produce fantasy points.

Charlie Blackmon, COL at PIT ($10,800) – If you are ready to stack the Rockies, you need to include Blackmon. Blackmon is on fire right now, with multiple hits in seven of his past nine games. He's also been very good against righties this season with a .431 wOBA, which trails only Mark Reynolds among Colorado batters.

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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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