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FantasyDraft MLB: Wednesday Values

Greg Vara

Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the 2013 FSWA Golf Writer of the Year. In addition to producing the weekly preview and the bulk of the draft kit content, Vara participates in Yahoo!'s "Experts Picks" where he routinely dominates. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.


Brent Suter, MIL vs. STL ($12,400):
Without a doubt, this was the most time Iíve spent trying to find one good pitching prospect, let alone two. I like Suter, and while itís not a great matchup against the Cardinals, he enters with a 2.40 ERA after a gem against the Cubs when he allowed no runs in seven innings while striking out five.

Dallas Keuchel, HOU vs. TB ($20,400): Keuchel only lasted three innings in his return from the DL last week, but hopefully he knocked off the rust in that outing and is ready to get back to his early season form. He has always been better at home and a return to Houston could do him well. Additionally, the Rays are a much better team against righties than lefties.


Jose Altuve, HOU vs. TB ($10,800):
After going hitless Tuesday, Altuveís prospects are certainly better Wednesday. The Rays will send Austin Pruitt and his 6.63 ERA to the mound to fend off the best lineup in the majors. Altuve enters with a .424 wOBA against righties this season, which is second on the Astros and top-10 in the majors.

Marwin Gonzalez, HOU vs. TB ($9,300): Gonzalez has slowed a bit recently, but heís still among the league leaders in wOBA against righties. With Pruitt on the mound for the Rays, the Astros make for one of the better stacks, and it certainly should include Gonzalez, who has a .427 wOBA against righties this season, which leads the Astros and is seventh-best in the majors.

Adam Lind, WAS at MIA ($8,400): With Vance Worley on the mound for the Marlins, the Nationals are certainly in play for a stack as well, but with so many good stacking options on this board, the problem will be picking the right ones. All the big names are in play for the Nats, but if you are trying to save a little money, Lind could be your guy, as he has a .392 wOBA against righties this season, which is top-30 in the majors.


Charlie Blackmon, COL vs. NYM ($10,800):
The slugfest that was supposed to happen Tuesday at Coors Field never materialized, but Wednesday's game is even more promising as Mets starter Chris Flexen has an ERA of 9.00 and very little experience at this level. With a lefty on the mound Tuesday night we targeted the likes of Nolan Arenado and DJ LeMahieu, but with a righty on the mound we switch to Blackmon, who leads the Rockies with a .410 wOBA this season.

Gerardo Parra, COL vs. NYM ($10,200): Itís always expensive stacking the Rockies, especially at Coors Field, but with limited pitching options this is a night to focus on hitting. As mentioned, Flexen enters with a 9.00 ERA, but that was after one start against the Padres of all teams, imagine what the Rockies will do to him. Parra is one of the Rockies to target any time there is a righty on the mound, as he comes in with a .369 wOBA against them this season.

Andrew McCutchen, PIT vs. CIN ($10,800): As you can tell, a lot of big names are in play as some pretty awful pitching happens to be facing some really good lineups. Robert Stephenson (7.86 ERA) has been a good pitcher to pick on all season and Tuesday should be no different. The only problem is that the Pirates have not been very good against righties this season. The lone exception is McCutchen, who has a solid .349 wOBA against right-handed pitching this season.


Albert Pujols, LAA vs. PHI ($7,200):
Pujols has six hits, including home runs, in his past two games and the good news is, all of the home runs have come against right-handed pitching, which heíll see Wednesday. The Angels face righty Jake Thompson, who enters with a 4.50 ERA in limited action this year.

Ryon Healy, OAK vs. SF ($6,000): We canít let a Matt Moore start go by without targeting at least one right-handed bat, can we? Moore has struggled against righties all season, and though the Aís aren't stacked with a lot of bats that can hurt you, they do have a few. There are some other names that come to mind, such as Khris Davis or Marcus Seiman, but Healy has a team-high .438 wOBA against left-handed pitching.

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