FantasyDraft MLB: Wednesday Values

FantasyDraft MLB: Wednesday Values

This article is part of our FantasyDraft MLB series.

PITCHER

Corey Kluber, CLE vs. LAD ($24,400): This is a tough slate to find pitching, as there are no great options who stick out and every pitcher has a lot of risk. Kluber looks like the best of the bad options, as he's had at least eight strikeouts in three of his past four starts and he's facing a team that strikes out at a high rate against righties. With that said, the danger is that the Dodgers hit well against righties.

Michael Pineda, NYY at LAA ($21,600): Pineda has one of the better matchups, but he's been a bit erratic lately. That being said, the Angels have only scored a few runs in this series and Pineda can certainly shut them down again. He has posted quality starts in six of his past seven appearances, while the Angels are a bottom-five team in wOBA against righties this season.

INFIELD

Elvis Andrus, TEX at HOU ($9,300):Francis Martes takes the hill for the Astros, which means we'll want to fully target Rangers hitters. Martes has only one appearance in the majors and that didn't go well, but his stats in the minors were even worse, so there's no reason to think he can even go five innings against the Rangers. Andrus isn't as hot as he was a week ago, but he's averaging 8.96 fantasy points per game this season, including 13.25 per game over his last 16.

Trey Mancini, BAL at CHW ($6,800):Miguel Gonzalez takes the mound for the White Sox, which means the Orioles should be considered as a stacking option. Gonzalez enters with a 4.86 ERA, including allowing at least four runs in five of his last six starts. Baltimore has plenty of bats that can hurt Gonzalez, but Mancini's .382 wOBA against righties this season leads the team.

Evan Longoria, TB at TOR ($7,500): Longoria started the season slowly, but he's been heating up lately. He's averaging 7.62 fantasy points per game for the year, but he's more that doubled that over his last four appearances. He gets a nice matchup against Francisco Liriano, who enters with a 5.87 ERA and has allowed a .388 wOBA to right-handed hitters this season.

OUTFIELD

Shin-Soo Choo, TEX at HOU ($8,400): As mentioned earlier, the Rangers are a great stack and against a righty, Choo should be involved. He is averaging 11.92 fantasy points per game over his last 14, and he's homered in two of his past three against right-handed starters. Choo is also one of the better Rangers hitters against righties, as he has a .362 wOBA against them for the season.

Charlie Blackmon, COL at PIT ($10,800): Blackmon will face off against Chad Kuhl, who has allowed a .434 wOBA to left-handed hitters this season, and he's posted a 5.61 xFIP against them. Blackmon is one of the better hitters in the league against righties as well, posting a .421 wOBA.

Daniel Nava, PHI vs. BOS ($6,800): Nava is one of the lower-priced options who could pay off in a big way. He has been hitting batting second over the past few games, and he has a solid opportunity to produce against Brian Johnson, who pitched a shutout two starts ago, but his surrounding outings were less than stellar. Additionally, Nava comesin with a .425 wOBA against righties this season.

UTILITY

Paul Goldschmidt, AZ at DET ($10,500): Goldschmidt is usually a guy to target at home, but the way he's hitting lately, he's tough to ignore. He is averaging 11.2 fantasy points per game, but over his past six, that number jumps to 16.8. He'll match up with Jordan Zimmermann, who enters with a 5.72 ERA, but Goldschmidt has a .464 wOBA against righties this year.

Mitch Moreland, BOS at PHI ($8,700): When you think of Red Sox hitters, Moreland isn't the first name who comes to mind. He is averaging 7.85 points per game this season, but over his past seven games he's averaging 15.0. The matchup against Jeremy Hellickson works in his favor as well, as his wOBA against righties this season is .377, which leads the team.

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Greg Vara
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