Main Slate Value Report – 6/5
Welcome to TheRotoDojo.com’s MLB Value Report for June 5th, 2017. Let’s get into the slate!
MLB Value Report
Welcome to TheRotoDojo.com‘s MLB Value Report for June 5th, 2017. Remember to check out our MLB Cheat Sheets to get all the data you need to set the best possible lineups, night in and night out. Well, Let’s get into the slate!
St. Louis Cardinals- Aledmys Diaz is at a solid price point for tonight’s slate. He is $3,100 and going up against a right-handed pitcher. When he faces a righty on the road, he is batting .296 with 2 home runs and 5 doubles. He is one of the cheaper Cardinal options and could fill a void at the shortstop position.
Cincinnati Reds- Scooter Gennett is someone that could really flourish if he gets the start tonight. He is priced at $2,000 and he tends to hit righties well. At home when facing right-handed pitchers, he bats .326. Scooter is not the everyday starter so definitely check and see if he is in the lineup.
Philadelphia Phillies- The Phillies will be facing gas can Bartolo Colon tonight. One guy that I think has a lot of GPP upside could be Michael Saunders. Saunders has 4 of his 6 home runs against right-handed pitchers. He is priced low at $2,700 which could help if you were wanting to pay up at your pitcher spot tonight.
Atlanta Braves- Matt Adams has been crushing the ball ever since he was traded to Atlanta. He gets a right-handed matchup tonight against Nick Pivetta. When he is batting at home, he is batting .317 and all 5 of his home runs have come from right-handed pitchers. He is looking like one of my favorite overall plays on the night.
San Francisco Giants- At $2,600, Joe Panik could provide some nice value in your lineups. Panik tends to go under the radar especially on a weaker offense like the Giants. Panik has 3 doubles in his last 4 games and both of his home runs have come on the road against right-handed pitching which is what he will face tonight.
Milwaukee Brewers- Eric Thames is starting to heat up again so now is the time to jump on board the Thames train. He is hitting .276 versus righties and has hit 9 of his 14 home runs against righty pitchers. His price is $3,100 which is a great price for someone that has the power potential and GPP upside like Thames has.
Miami Marlins- Derek Dietrich is in a solid spot if he is in the lineup tonight. He is priced at $2,600 and offers some pop from the left side of the plate. Both of Dietrich’s home runs on the year have come against right-handed pitchers on the road. Also, watch to see if the wind will be blowing out to right field since that will help Dietrich at Wrigley Field.
Chicago Cubs- Kyle Schwarber is at his best when he is playing at home. 6 of his 9 home runs are at Wrigley and he has hit 6 home runs off right-handed bats at home as well. He faces Dan Straily who has given up 5 home runs while on the road this year. Schwarber has been struggling in terms of consistency and it is showing with his batting average, but he does offer the power upside that you look for when making a GPP lineup and he is priced at $2,900.
Houston Astros- Nori Aoki makes the value report today for the Astros. He is one of the lowest priced players on the Astros today and draws a solid matchup against Ian Kennedy. He has some solid BVP numbers, going 6 of 13 and also drawing 2 walks. On the road against righties, his batting average is .333 and has 1 home run. If he is in the lineup today, he could be a sneaky play today!
Kansas City Royals- Mike Moustakas is in a great spot for tonight’s game! He is priced at $3,100 and faces Mike Fiers for the Astros. Fiers has been known to give up the long ball this year, averaging 3.08 home runs per 9 innings and Moustakis can rip one at any moment. 11 of his 14 home runs have come against right-handed pitchers and has a 35.84 hard contact percentage over his last 7 games. He is one that I will be looking to plug in a good portion of my gpp lineups!
Toronto Blue Jays- It feels weird to put Kendrys Morales on this list as a value play but he is priced low at $3,100. When looking at it, Morales hits better from the right side of the plate this year. He is averaging .311 on the year against lefties and is averaging .444 when facing lefties on the road. If you decide to stack the Blue Jays, make sure to include Morales if he is in the lineup.
Oakland Athletics- Josh Phegley could draw the start tonight as catcher for the A’s. They will typically look his way when they are facing a lefty and tonight they draw a lefty in J.A. Happ. He is $2,200 which is very cheap and he always has power potential against lefties. Both of his home runs this year have come off lefty pitchers. An honorable mention play that could be a good GPP play is Ryon Healy. He is $3,700 but mashes lefties, batting .383 on the year and batting .519 against lefties at home. He could be a sneaky low owned play as well.
Washington Nationals- I like two National plays tonight. First will be catcher Matt Wieters. He had himself a game last night against Oakland and I think he is in a good spot against Ryu tonight as well. He is a switch hitter and hits better form the right side of the plate. His batting average as a righty is .364 and has 2 home runs in 22 at-bats. The second National that I like is Michael Taylor. Taylor has a lot of upside especially at his price of $2,800. He has scored over 20+ FanDuel points in 5 of his last 9 games and has a batting average of .321 against left-handed pitchers. I am hoping he is in the starting lineup tonight!
Los Angeles Dodgers- Kike Hernandez could be in the lineup tonight since the Dodgers will be facing a southpaw, Gio Gonzalez. Gio fares well against lefty batters but struggles against right-handed batters, allowing all 10 home runs from the right side of the plate. Hernandez hits well against lefties at home, averaging .318 on the year and has 2 home runs against them. He is priced at $2,800 which gives you some flexibility with your lineup tonight.