7/14 MLB DFS Studs & Values

7/14 MLB DFS Studs & Values

It’s the weekend before the MLB all star break. Tonight’s main DFS MLB slate has 6 games to navigate. Favorable wind conditions in Baltimore, Colorado, Los Angeles and San Francisco make paying up for hitting worth considering.

The Rockies and the Orioles are my favorite offenses to target tonight, both with expected run totals over 5 on the night.

Problem is, there’s a hard time finding pitchers worth rostering on this slate with no real aces available. There’s a couple of spots I like tonight that I’ll be using.

Pitchers

Stud: Alex Wood (vs. LA Angels)

Wood has thrown four consecutive quality starts, the most recent being against the Angels in their park last Sunday. In that stretch, he’s posted a 2.88 ERA in 25 innings. His strikeout percentage is low at 20.4%, however, and the Angels are one of the best teams in the league at avoiding strikeouts. There’s not a very high ceiling with Wood, but with the Dodgers as a favorite tonight, he feels like one of the better options on the slate.

Also Consider: Kyle Hendricks (@ San Diego)

Value: C.C. Sabathia (@ Cleveland)

It’s a “revenge game” for Sabathia against his former club! Ok, not really, but I’m trying to talk myself into this spot, admittedly. Sabathia pitched extremely well against the Indians at Yankee Stadium on May 4th, throwing 6 shutout innings and striking out 7 batters in the outing. Hopefully¬†that Sabathia is the the one who shows up tonight, and not the one who pitched against Baltimore on Monday night.

The Indians have a combined .214 average and .552 OPS against Sabathia in 206 total at-bats. The trend favors C.C. tonight.

Also Consider: Yefry Ramirez (vs. Texas)

Catchers

Stud: Yasmani Grandal (vs. LA Angels)

Value: Austin Hedges (vs. Chicago Cubs)

First Base

Stud: Brandon Belt (vs. Oakland)

Value: Chris Davis (vs. Texas)

Second Base

Stud: Javier Baez (@ San Diego)

Value: Jonathan Schoop (vs. Texas)

Third Base

Stud: Nolan Arenado (vs. Seattle)

Value: Pablo Sandoval (vs. Oakland)

Also Consider: Danny Valencia (vs. Texas)

Shortstop

Stud: Trevor Story (vs. Seattle)

Also Consider: Javier Baez (@ San Diego), Manny Machado (vs. Texas)

Value: Addison Russell (@ San Diego)

Outfielders

Stud: Charlie Blackmon & Carlos Gonzalez (vs. Seattle)

Also Consider: Wil Myers (vs. Chicago Cubs), Brett Gardner (@ Cleveland)

Value: Stephen Piscotty (@ San Francisco)