Dobish’s MLB DFS Value Plays
We’ll take an in-depth look at a handful of value plays to help put your DFS team over the top. Sure, everyone knows who the studs are, but let’s take a look at production to dollars spent. That’s where the wins and losses are determined on a daily basis.
(FantasyAces.com salaries in parentheses) (all times ET)
Robinson Cano, 2B, Seattle ($5,100 vs. SD): Cano hasn’t been putting up the power numbers this season, reaching the seats just once with 10 RBI. However, all of that could change in a hurry against a pitcher he has dominated over the years from his days with the New York Yankees, and James Shields‘ days with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Cano is a career .405 hitter (34-for-84) with nine doubles, two triples, four homers and 15 RBI with a .702 slugging percentage and 1.141 OPS against Shields. He is hitting .309 against right-handed pitchers this season with a .780 OPS as opposed to a .171 average and .457 OPS against left-handed pitching. You’ll want to spend high for Cano and skimp at other positions to get him under your cap.
Nick Hundley, C, Colorado ($4,850 at LAA): Hundley pushed his hitting streak to 13 games Tuesday night, the second-longest streak in the majors. He is hitting .421 (8-for-19) with two doubles, a homer, five RBI and a 1.113 OPS in six games during the month of May, so strike while the iron is hot. During his hitting streak he has five games with two or more hits, and the best part is he has just struck out six times in 44 at-bats during his impressive 13-game run.
Jimmy Paredes, 3B, Baltimore ($4,900 vs. TOR): Paredes enters Wednesday’s action with a career-high 11-game hitting streak. Even in a losing effort Tuesday Paredes accounted for the team’s only two RBI. He is hitting .333 (15-for-45) with two doubles, a triple, two homers and eight RBI with an impressive .917 OPS in the month of May.
The switch-hitting Paredes might not have the ‘name’ value of other third basemen on the board, but he can be trusted by DFS players. He is hitting a robust .361 (26-for-72) with five doubles, two triples, five homers, 14 RBI and a stellar 1.081 OPS against right-handed pitching in 2015. And hey, for what it’s worth, he has a homer and three RBI in three at-bats against Toronto’s Aaron Sanchez this season.
George Springer, OF, Houston ($4,900 vs. SF): Springer is expected to come off the 7-day concussion disabled list to play against the Giants Wednesday. When he was healthy, Springer hadn’t done much of anything. He is hitting just .192 overall with 35 strikeouts in 99 at-bats. However, over his career he has 18 home runs in 290 at-bats, and he’ll be squaring off against a veteran righty against SP Tim Hudson.
Sooner or later the light is going to go off for Springer this season, and against a soft-throwing right-hander he could fire out of the chute. He has too much power potential, and his FantasyAces.com salary is mighty attractive.