FanDuel MLB Value Plays: Tuesday (6/4)

by Ryan Seal
Jun 4, 2019

Rougned Odor packs plenty of upside for a fairly low price

Another night where all 30 clubs are in action. This kind of slate generally makes for interesting roster construction, which creates opportunities where players become underowned due to the number of playable options. Here are eight players who could potentially go overlooked and provide value.

Make your first deposit on FanDuel and receive a $20 bonus >>

Pitcher

Madison Bumgarner (SF): $8,900 @ NYM
Bumgarner has been somewhat subpar to begin the 2019 campaign. Fortunately for him, he faces a reeling Mets team in pitcher-friendly Citi Field. His price being below $9,000 seems odd, but his past performances warrant such a tag. However, forward-thinking fantasy players can benefit from this type of situation. New York has an average lineup at best, making their offense one to target rather than one to fear. Mad-Bum’s lack of ownership paired with his ability to still strike batters out makes him an intriguing option.

Jerad Eickhoff (PHI): $7,300 @ SD
Scuffling of late, Eickhoff could be an afterthought on this particular night. Don’t sleep on him here. His $7,300 price point is too low for the type of talent he possesses. Add in the fact that he’s taking on a struggling Padres team in Petco Park, and he presents great value. To begin the season, Eickhoff posted five straight starts worth 30 or more FanDuel points. At this price, he can certainly make that happen again and pay dividends for your squad. San Diego is in the bottom five in runs scored and is tops in the league in K%. Eickhoff is very worthy of a roster spot with upside to produce frontline starter numbers.

Catcher/First Base

Eric Thames (MIL): $2,900 vs. MIA
On a recent hot streak and facing a struggling righty in Pablo Lopez, Thames looks like a solid play here. A career .253/.337/.485 hitter against righties, Thames is setup for a successful night at the ballpark. Although he tends to bat in the bottom third of the order, the Milwaukee lineup is deep, providing Thames with ample RBI opportunities. As large home favorites with a total currently sitting at nine, look for the Brew Crew to inflict damage on Lopez.

Second Base

Rougned Odor (TEX): $2,600 vs. BAL
I’ve recommended Odor numerous times and feel as though it’s once again warranted. At home in Globe Life Park, with a total of 11, Odor and the Rangers exciting options. Taking on righty Dylan Bundy puts Odor in an advantageous position. He will have the platoon split where Bundy has a career line of .276/.340/.476 versus lefties. Odor has too much upside to still be priced under $3,000. Don’t let others benefit on his potential without getting in on it for yourself.

Third Base

Gio Urshela (NYY): $2,800 @ TOR
Who would have thought coming into the year that Gio Urshela would be making noise like this, especially on a Yankees team stacked with so many quality options? Regardless, Urshela has been consistent and provides a stable floor for rosters looking to save a few dollars. He will be taking on a lefty in Clayton Richard, someone we shouldn’t fear, while swinging in hitter-friendly Rogers Centre. The Yanks are large road-favorites with a total of nine, indicating their potential success as a unit.

Shortstop

Orlando Arcia (MIL): $2,700 vs. MIA
Stacking Brewers could be a winning strategy on this particular night. Some inexpensive exposure to them is Arcia. A recent two-homer game supports the claim that he possesses the upside necessary to soar to the top of tournaments. As is the case with Thames, Arcia bats towards the bottom of the lineup. Pairing them together could be a successful strategy and they may come in somewhat lower-owned than they should.

Outfield

Yasiel Puig (CIN): $2,700 @ STL
Puig is a bet-on-talent play in this contest. He will be facing an unproven rookie in lefty Genesis Cabrera. Ideally, this game would be played in Cincinnati, but his power from the right-side can play anywhere. Undoubtedly streaky, Puig is a classic boom-or-bust play, but is always worth rostering due to his unique skill set. The Reds have been playing above their heads to begin this season, which presents Puig with opportunities regardless of his lineup slot.

Chris Taylor (LAD): $2,300 @ ARI
Although Taylor lacks one solidified position, he tends to find himself in the lineup more often than not. Heading into Arizona to face a lackluster righty in Taylor Clarke, look for Chris to make his presence felt. A player at near-minimum salary who can steal an occasional base, while also being capable of hitting the long ball, is someone we need to have on our radars.

Create FanDuel lineups using our DFS Lineup Optimizer Tool >>


SubscribeApple Podcasts | Google Play | SoundCloud | Stitcher | TuneIn

Ryan Seal is a correspondent at FantasyPros. For more from Ryan, check out his archive and follow him @ryanseal13.

What's your take? Leave a comment

1Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
2Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
3Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
4Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
5David Johnson (ARI)RB
6DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
7Davante Adams (GB)WR
8Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
9Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
10Julio Jones (ATL)WR
 View All Rankings 
11Le'Veon Bell (NYJ)RB
12Travis Kelce (KC)TE
13Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE)WR
14James Conner (PIT)RB
15Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
16Michael Thomas (NO)WR
17JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)WR
18Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
19Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
20Mike Evans (TB)WR
21Antonio Brown (OAK)WR
22George Kittle (SF)TE
23T.Y. Hilton (IND)WR
24Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
25Amari Cooper (DAL)WR
26Marlon Mack (IND)RB
27A.J. Green (CIN)WR
28Damien Williams (KC)RB
29Aaron Jones (GB)RB
30Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
2Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,CF
3Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
4Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
5Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
6Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
7Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
8Trevor Story (COL)SS
9Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
10Javier Baez (CHC)2B,3B
 View All Rankings 
11J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
12Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
13Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
14Gerrit Cole (HOU)SP
15Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
16Trea Turner (WSH)SS
17Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
18Chris Sale (BOS)SP
19Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
20Anthony Rendon (WSH)3B
21Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
22Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
23Whit Merrifield (KC)1B,2B
24Adalberto Mondesi (KC)2B,SS
25Josh Bell (PIT)1B
26Juan Soto (WSH)LF
27Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
28Pete Alonso (NYM)1B,DH
29Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
30Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
1Anthony Davis (LAL)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (BKN)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
 View All Rankings 
11Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
12Paul George (LAC)SG,SF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
18Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
19Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
26Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
Build winning DFS lineups

Use the FantasyPros Lineup Optimizer to build winning lineups based on expert projections.