MLB DFS 7-23-20 DraftKings Value Picks

by Travis Argo
MLB DFS 7-23-20 Draftkings Value Picks

Welcome to the MLB DFS 7-23-20 Draftkings Value Picks article!

Finally, sports fans are getting some normalcy in this world of chaos and uncertainty. No offense to the Premier League or MLS, but we need one of the major sports to satisfy our sports itch. After months of waiting, we finally get one of the best days of the year, MLB Opening Day!

There are only two games on the Opening Day slate, so you will have to be creative in your approach to cash games and GPP tournaments.

When there are a limited amount of games, you have to rely heavily on stacks. Your best stack option today is the Los Angeles Dodgers vs Johnny Cueto.

There are multiple combinations within the Dodgers lineups worth stacking. You can go the expensive route with Mookie Betts, Max Muncy, and Justin Turner or try to save a few bucks and roll with Justin Turner, Cody Bellinger, and Corey Seager.

The staggered stack of Mookie Betts, Justin Turner, and Corey Seager provides excellent value and allows you to spend money in shallower positions.

Keep in mind, in tournaments you will be running the same Dodgers stacks as nearly 50% of the pool. If you want to take it down, switch it up!

MLB DFS 7-23-20 DraftKings Value Picks

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Two Game Slate

Yankees (-1.5) @ Nationals - Gerrit Cole vs Max Scherzer - 7.5 o/u
Giants @ Dodgers (-1.5) - Johnny Cueto vs Clayton Kershaw Dustin May - 7.5 o/u

Starting Pitcher

Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers - $7,700

As previously mentioned, there are only two games, and Kershaw is the best pitcher facing the worst offense in today's slate.

The Giants are missing Buster Posey (opted-out), Evan Longoria (oblique) and Brandon Belt (heel).

He will be the most owned starting pitcher as he is $2,300 cheaper than Gerrit Cole and $900 cheaper than Max Scherzer!


Will Smith, Los Angeles Dodgers - $4,200

It's really a choice between Smith and Gary Sanchez who is just $200 more expensive but facing Scherzer.

First Base

Howie Kendrick, Washington Nationals - $4,400

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To save some money at first base it's a toss-up between Howie Kendrick and Luke Voit ($4,200).

Kendrick has three RBI, two hits, and only one strikeout in nine plate appearances vs Cole.

Kendrick also hit 10 out of his 17 home runs in Nationals Park last season.

Max Muncy ($4.600) is the top dog for just $200 more but he will be in the majority of lineups.

Eric Thames $4,500 is always a threat to hit a home run against right-handed pitching.

Second Base

Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees - $4,300

Second base is a wasteland. DJ LeMahieu might not be ready (confirmed), Max Muncy is "expensive" and Gavin Lux was optioned.

Even if you're starting Clayton Kershaw, if there had to be one Giants player in your lineup, Wilmer Flores ($3,800) vs LHP is a good option.

Third Base

Starlin Castro, Washington Nationals - $3,700

Castro is an interesting play here. It's only a $400 savings vs starting Justin Turner, but could differentiate your lineup just enough!

A third baseman on DraftKings, but Castro is playing second base and batting third for the Nats, between Adam Eaton and Howie Kendrick.


Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers - $4,400

Johnny Cueto's kryptonite is Corey Seager. He has a .353 AVG, 12 hits and three home runs against Giants' Ace.

Seager is projected to bat fifth in the Dodgers lineup between Cody Bellinger and A.J. Pollock.

He is just $100 more than Gleyber Torres and $700 cheaper than Trea Turner.


Mike Yastrzemski, San Francisco Giants - $4,000

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Yastrzemski is one of those rare lefties that have success against left-handed pitching. He had a higher wRC+ and wOBA vs LHP last year (89 PA).

A.J. Pollock, Adam Eaton and Victor Robles are the only cheaper options and that can save you $100-300.

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