DraftKings contributor Matt Meiselman and RotoWire’s Paul Bruno join The Sweat to give their favorite DraftKings value plays for Wednesday’s MLB slate.
I’ll look for a big night from a couple of Dodger bats, feasting on Colorado starter German Marquez. I’ll be stacking the likes of Cody Bellinger and their Swiss Army Knife, Chris Taylor — both of them priced at $4,000.
I’m looking forward to tonight’s final game of the Red Sox visiting Toronto, where the home nine have cooled off the hottest team in the majors. ... I think this is a great spot to go with a guy like Cavan Biggio, who has a couple of multi-hit games the past week and looks like he’s sharpened up his batting eye once again. He looks like a solid on-base guy in the middle of a potent Jays attack. And he has a career ledger that’s pretty impressive against (Nick) Pivetta, with a couple of homers and an OPS north of 1.400.
I’m going to have go against Paul a little on this one because I do think the Rockies’ hitters — even though Julio Urias is a good pitcher, I think the Rockies’ hitters are just all underpriced. Specifically, Ryan McMahon, who’s only $3,100.
McMahon is actually pretty good against lefties. He’s a neutral platoon splits guy for his career. I think the fact that it’s lefty-lefty usually makes people not want to play almost anybody. Overall, I think you can make an argument that all of the Rockies are value plays.
Clayton Kershaw is a better pitcher than Urias, they did well against him last night. I just think the Coors Field effect is strong enough that even if you bring in a good pitcher, when the Rockies are cheap it’s still wrong. These guys are all short of $5,000 in salary, and McMahon is way short of that, so I think he’s my favorite. But you could make a case for just about any hitter in this game on both sides.
Paul’s Pick: Cody Bellinger ($4,000), Chris Taylor ($4,000), Cavan Biggio ($3,200)
Matt’s Pick: Ryan McMahon ($3,100)
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