DraftKings contributor Nick Friar and Rotowire’s Erik Halterman join The Sweat to give their favorite DraftKings value plays for today’s MLB slate.
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Let’s go Julio Rodriguez. He still costs the minimum because he hasn’t gotten off to a very good start—1 for 12 with six strikeouts after his first three games isn’t promising, but this is the kind of guy that we were thinking would be a $4500 kind of player. I mean, he’s got that kind of potential, maybe not in his rookie season, but I’d still probably pay $3500 for him and I would be not at all surprised if he’s up in the $4000s sooner or later.
He’s got a pretty easy matchup here too against Dylan Bundy, who’s coming off a pretty poor season, so even though he’s shown me nothing yet, maybe if the price had risen and he showed me nothing I’d be off, but if I can get a guy this talented for the absolute minimum that’s the kind of bet I’d like to take.
Wil Myers at $3.1K—I think it’s pretty deserving. He hasn’t done a whole heck of a lot to start the season but going up against the Giants, going up against Alex Wood, this is a guy who he has seen a lot throughout the course of his career— .294 average, no extra-base hits, so not a lot of power but we do know that he hits for power well against left-handed pitching. I know last season was a little bit of a dip in ISO for him against left-handed pitching at .178, but from 2016 to 2020 he always had an ISO against lefties of .200 or better, so I like him in this matchup a lot. It’s a guy who he’s seen a lot who he hits for average against and now he’s due for some power too.
Erik’s Pick: Julio Rodriguez ($2,000)
Nick’s Pick: Wil Myers ($3,100)
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