7/8 MLB DFS Studs & Values

7/8 MLB DFS Studs & Values

This Sunday’s MLB DFS main slate consists of 11 games in the 1:00 P.M. EST window.

Once again, it’s a great weather day throughout the country with no concerns.

The Astros, Red Sox, Indians, Yankees and Twins lead the day on implied run totals; they are all expected to plate 5+ runs. Pitching on this slate is surprisingly scarce, so something has to give on this. I’ll be looking for some bargains on offense in order to pay up for the quality pitching today.

Pitchers

Stud: Rick Porcello (@ Royals)

Porcello leads the way today against a Kansas City offense averaging the lowest amount of runs per game this season – just 3.48. He brings an 8.43 K/9 and 3.57 ERA in 111 total innings across 18 starts into the matchup. He is a heavy favorite to also earn a win today. The Royals have a combined .252 average and .750 OPS against Porcello in 103 total at-bats.

Also Consider: Dallas Keuchel (vs. Chicago White Sox)

Value: Nathan Eovaldi (@ New York Mets)

Eovaldi makes for an interesting tournament option or second starter depending on the roster rules for the provider you’re looking to build a lineup on tonight. He has thrown two consecutive quality starts, and holds a 3.92 ERA on the year. His 7.62 K/9 on the season leaves a lot to be desired, however, he is pitching at Citi Field today, one of the better pitching environments on the slate.  The Mets have a putrid .172 average and .433 OPS against him in 29 total at-bats.

Also Consider: Jake Odorizzi (vs. Baltimore)

Catchers

Stud: Willson Contreras (vs. Cincinnati)

Value: Russell Martin (vs. New York Yankees)

Also Consider: Kevan Smith (@ Houston)

First Base

Stud: Yuli Gurriel (vs. Chicago White Sox)

Also Consider: Edwin Encarnacion (vs. Oakland)

Value: Mark Reynolds (vs. Miami)

Second Base

Stud: Jose Altuve (vs. Chicago White Sox)

Value: Niko Goodrum (vs. Texas)

Also Consider: Rougned Odor (@ Detroit)

Third Base

Stud: Jose Ramirez (vs. Oakland)

Also Consider: Alex Bregman (vs. Chicago White Sox), Eugenio Suarez (@ Chicago Cubs)

Value: Johan Camargo (@ Milwaukee)

Also Consider: Brian Anderson (@ Washington)

Shortstop

Stud: Jose Peraza (@ Chicago Cubs)

Value: J.T. Riddle (@ Washington)

Outfielders

Stud: Avisail Garcia (@ Houston)

Also Consider: Josh Reddick (vs. Chicago White Sox), Aaron Judge (vs. Toronto), Mookie Betts (vs. Kansas City)

Value: JaCoby Jones (vs. Texas)

Also Consider: Nick Williams (@ Pittsburgh)