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Fantasy Baseball Picks: Top DraftKings MLB DFS Value Plays for June 1

Garion Thorne and Nick Friar join The Sweat to give their favorite DraftKings value plays for Wednesday’s MLB slate.

DraftKings contributors Garion Thorne and Nick Friar join The Sweat to give their favorite DraftKings value plays for Wednesday’s MLB slate.

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Video Transcript

Nick Friar:

Now, I do think you can go and pile on a couple Mariners, but I’m actually going to switch over to the Tigers-Twins game. I’m going to go back to Jonathan Schoop at $3.4K. He had a .235 ISO against right-handed pitching in May; that was the result of four home runs, five doubles and a triple. He had a high hard-contact rate against right-handed pitching, too, (at) 42.5%.

I know Bailey Ober is a solid pitcher at $8.2K tonight. Definitely can see people rostering him every so often, and I know he had limited damage against right-handed hitters last month, but they still had a pretty high hard-contact rate (at) 40% and that fly-ball rate at 48.9% gives me reason to want to go and find a righty to target him with. Schoop is a good guy at $3.4K.

Garion Thorne:

I feel like Nick is shaming me. I was really hoping to get Ty France as like my “value play” because he’s right in the middle there — he’s $4,200, so that’s who I was gonna go with. I think he’s a fantastic play in general, and the fact that he’s $4.2K is insane, so I will pivot to a different first baseman who falls under that $4K threshold.

Anytime you can get Roday Tellez going up against a sub-par right-handed pitcher, you should probably try and do that. He’s just $3,800 tonight. I mentioned where (Aaron) Judge ranked in terms of his expected statistic percentiles; Rowdy Tellez: 98th percentile expected slugging, 94th percentile expected wOBA so far this season. Tellez has been quietly tearing the cover off the ball in Milwaukee, he’s got a .292 isolated power against right-handed pitchers and I think we’ve finally seen the end of Kyle Hendircks.

Hendricks has been terrible so far this season for the Cubs. He’s always struggled with left-handed bats but never quite this much — 2.67 home runs per 9 (innings) for Kyle Hendricks so far this season. We know that Wrigley can play pretty small sometimes, and I think Rowdy Tellez is going to make it look really small tonight.

Garion’s Picks: Ty France ($4,200); Rowdy Tellez ($3,800)

Nick’s Pick: Jonathan Schoop ($3,400)

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