DraftKings MLB Value Plays: Monday (6/3)
Tonight’s a light one on the MLB schedule with just four games in action. The featured slate provides us with just three matchups so value plays will be limited tonight. We will look at one play for each position and look to find value in a shallow pool.
Walker Buehler (LAD): $8,900 @ ARI
With just six starting pitchers tonight, Buehler comes in as the third most expensive. This is hardly a steal, but he is $700 cheaper than Nola tonight so this feels like the best play. Arizona has produced the fifth most runs this season, but Buehler is 5-1 on the season with a 1.09 WHIP and he posted a 2.90 ERA in the month of May.
Robinson Chirinos (HOU): $3,800 @ SEA
Chirinos is slashing .244/.371/.474 on the season and is averaging 7.2 FPPG. Despite all of that, he is averaging 9.25 FPPG over the last four games, he’s on a top 10 offense, he’s facing Wade LeBlanc and his 6.99 ERA, and with just six catchers in play tonight, options are limited.
Eric Hosmer (SD): $4,100 vs. PHI
Admittedly, tonight will bring a tough matchup for Hosmer, but he did just have a 10-game hitting streak snapped on Sunday. For the season Hosmer is slashing .291/.340/.453 and is averaging 7.6 FPPG. Hosmer is a career 0-for-5 against Nola, but given his production this season, the price, and the limited player options tonight, this is a play that could pay dividends tonight.
Cesar Hernandez (PHI): $4,200 @ SD
There is no matchup history between Hernandez and Lauer, but I like this matchup for Hernandez. Hernandez has been better against righties than against lefties, but Lauer has been worse against lefties. Hernandez has been colder as of late, but he is averaging 7.4 FPPG this season and Monday could be a nice bounce-back night.
Manny Machado (SD): $3,600 vs. PHI
Machado has been hitless in his last four games and his plummeting price is reflective of that. 2019 Machado is not the guy the Padres thought they were getting. This play really comes down to the following, Machado can’t slump forever, he does still have nine home runs, and again, Monday is a light night. He’s averaging 7.0 FPPG this season, and at this price, we all understand what the ceiling on this play is.
Corey Seager (LAD): $4,300 @ ARI
Seager is batting just .246 on the season but has seven home runs and 29 RBI. He has averaged 7.3 FPPG and Robbie Ray will be a tough matchup but Seager offers some boom potential with double-digit performances in six of his last 15 games.
Adam Jones (ARI): $4,600 vs. LAD
Jones is slashing .283/.328/.511 and has 12 home runs and 37 RBI. While facing a potentially tough matchup, Jones comes riding into Monday night on a five-game hitting streak.
Ketel Marte (ARI): $4,900 vs. LAD
We’ll keep it right in Arizona for the other outfield play with a guy in Marte who is on a 10-game hitting streak himself. Marte is batting .280 with 14 home runs and 43 RBI. His $4,900 price tag is more than reasonable which gives him a lot of value tonight.
Be sure to pay close attention to the lineups when they are released and monitor the weather leading up to game time. For reference down the stretch, be sure to bookmark our overview of MLB Park Factors and how to Use Weather to Your Advantage in MLB DFS.