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FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays

Kevin Payne

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Lance Lynn, STL vs. SD ($8,000) -
Lynn should be a popular play given he's an NL pitcher at home with an elite matchup. The Padres continue to be a terrible hitting team on the road against right-handed pitching with a .303 wOBA (sixth worst) and a league-high 26.8 percent strikeout rate. Meanwhile, Lynn has pitched at least six innings in eight consecutive starts and scored at least 25 fantasy points in 10 straight starts, showing a lot of consistency. This is a good bargain spot to use Lynn, especially considering he's only the ninth-highest priced starting pitcher on the board.


Kurt Suzuki, ATL vs. SEA ($2,800) -
Suzuki was chalky Monday and will likely be again against an inexperienced left-handed pitcher. He has a ridiculous .537 wOBA against lefties this season and comes into this game with home runs in his last two and has safely reached base in 12 of his last 13. Marco Gonzales has an 8.44 ERA and hasn't pitched more than 4.1 innings in a game this season. Stick with Suzuki in cash games, but don't hesitate to fade him in GPPs.

First Base

Chris Davis, BAL vs. OAK ($3,400) -
Davis is back on the field and feeling much healthier after falling ill over the weekend and faces Paul Blackburn on Tuesday. Davis has always hit right-handed pitching better than lefties. Blackburn gets a park downgrade heading into Camden Yards and has allowed four earned runs in each of his last two starts.

Second Base

Wilmer Flores, NYM vs. ARI ($3,200) - Flores has quietly put together a nice season, batting .279 with 15 home runs. He continues to hit left-handed pitching with a .338 wOBA, though that's down from his .455 mark a season ago. Patrick Corbin is a solid matchup for Flores as he's struggled the most on the road against right-handed pitching this season, giving up a .387 wOBA.


Marwin Gonzalez, HOU vs. WAS ($3,300) -
His price has dropped quite a bit after a hot start, but he's still one of the best bats to use at home against right-handed pitching. Gonzalez has a .407 wOBA against right-handed pitchers in Houston and gets a good matchup against Tanner Roark. Roark has allowed a .353 wOBA this season to left-handed hitters and should have his hands full against one of the better offenses in baseball.

Third Base

Kyle Seager, SEA at ATL ($3,200) -
Atlanta has played much better this season as a hitter's park, so the move from Safeco won't be too different for Seager. Lucas Sims has a 5.24 ERA in four starts this season and has allowed four home runs in only 22.1 innings. Seager has always hit right-handed pitching well, sporting a .348 wOBA for his career against that handedness.


Nicky Delmonico, DET vs. NYY ($2,900) -
Delmonico's price still hasn't caught up to his production given that he's averaging 13.5 fantasy points per game. He's scored fantasy points in 16 of his first 17 games and has put up 31.9, 43.9 and 46.4 fantasy points in three of those games as well. Tuesday, he should hit cleanup against Masahiro Tanaka in his first start off the disabled list.

Tommy Pham, STL vs. SD ($3,500) -
Pham is in the midst of a breakout season, averaging 12.2 fantasy points per game while hitting .307 with 16 home runs. He's hit lefties especially well this season with a .416 wOBA. Clayton Richard's worst splits have come on the road against right-handed hitters where he has a .395 wOBA.

Matt Joyce, OAK at BAL ($3,500) -
Joyce has resurrected his career in Oakland this season, and while he's only hitting .233, his .342 wOBA against right-handed pitching is a better indication of what he's done this season. Joyce has been particularly hot lately with games of at least 12.2 fantasy points in nine of his last 15 with three of those more than 30 points. Ubaldo Jimenez is always a great pitcher to target, as he's given up a .425 wOBA to left-handed hitters at home in 2017.

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