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MLB DFS 7-30-20 DraftKings Value Picks


Welcome to the MLB DFS 7-30-20 Draftkings Value Picks article!

There are eight games in today’s main slate with some excellent pairing options.

The cheapest option is Detroit’s CJ Cron and Niko Goodrum ($7,500), but are projected to be owned in 21.6 percent of DraftKings lineups.

The intermediate option is the Royals’ Whit Merrifield and Jorge Soler ($7,800), with a slightly lower projected ownership of 16.9 percent.

The expensive option is the Mets’ Michael Conforto and Yoenis Cespedes ($8,400), with an extremely low projected ownership of 6.2 percent. It may be more costly but go with the lower ownership stack!

MLB DFS 7-30-20 DraftKings Value Picks

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Eight Game Slate

Red Sox @ Mets – Martin Perez vs. Steven Matz
Indians @ Twins – Shane Bieber vs. Jose Berrios
Royals @ Tigers – Brady Singer vs. Ivan Nova
Rays @ Braves – Ryan Yarbrough vs. Max Fried
Yankees @ Orioles – J.A. Happ vs. John Means
Mariners @ Angels – Marco Gonzales vs. Dylan Bundy
Dodgers @ Diamondbacks – Ross Stripling vs. Robbie Ray
Padres @ GiantsDinelson Lamet vs TBD

Starting Pitcher

Brady Singer, Kansas City Royals – $4,500

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The young pitcher looked impressive in his first major league start against a stout Indian’s offense.

Singer struck out seven batters and allowed only three hits and two walks.

He is facing off against the Tigers and has a chance of walking away with the first win of his young career.


Jason Castro, Los Angeles Angels – $3,500

Castro is a power bat facing off against one of the worst teams in baseball.

Plus, he is $1,200 cheaper and has a 3.9 projected ownership less than Omar Narvaez, one of the top dogs at catcher.

First Base

Eric Hosmer, San Diego Padres – $3,500

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Eric Hosmer has done something miraculous with his swing. He hasn’t hit a groundball yet, which is astonishing considering Hosmer has a 58.2 groundball percent average during his first two seasons with the Padres.

He is tied for second in RBI in the majors. His RBI success should continue batting fifth in a lineup that is getting people in base (6th in OBP) and producing runs (tied for 6th in runs).

This while missing three games with a “non-COVID related illness.”

Hosmer is projected to be owned in 1.9 percent of Draftkings lineups. Strike while the iron is hot.

Second Base

Cesar Hernandez, Cleveland Indians – $3,600

Hernandez is leading off for an excellent offense and has gotten hit in every game so far. Right now, he is the poster child of volume and production at a discount price.

Jose Berrios had a tough outing in his last start, and it’s unlikely he is going to have a bounce-back start against the Tribe. He owns a career 3.95 ERA against them.

Third Base

Kyle Seager, Seattle Mariners – $3,400

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Seager is currently outproducing some high-end third basemen. He has only one strikeout, whereas Rafael Devers ($4,500) has six strikeouts. Seager has one more hit than Alex Bregman ($5,100), and Seager has more RBI than Gio Urshela ($5,000).

He has a nice matchup against Dylan Bundy. Yes, Bundy looked great in his first start, but he has a career 4.64 ERA.


Adalberto Mondesi, Kansas City Royals – $3,300

Mondesi is off to a slow start (only two hits), but his season could get a jump start from the Tigers’ terrible pitching (5.93 team ERA).

Mondesi is projected to have lower ownership than other shortstop value picks like Niko Goodrum (11.3%), Jorge Polanco (17.1%), and Gleyber Torres (9.7%).


Yoshi Tsutsugo, Tampa Bay Rays – $3,600

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Tsutsugo is making an early impact in the Rays’ offense with five RBI, three runs, and one home run. That production has secured his spot as the Rays’ cleanup hitter.

He is projected to be owned in less than one percent of Draftkings lineups, and could easily outproduce the heavily targeted outfielders (Mike Trout, Aaron Judge, Christian Yelich).

Be like an Italian plumber and ride Yoshi to victory. (Please stop rolling your eyes; I know it was a bad joke)

Tsutsugo is not in the Rays starting lineup. Kyle Lewis ($3100) would be a great replacement. He has scored a run in almost every game and is currently only owned in 2.1 percent of DraftKings lineups.

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About Travis Argo

I'm a die hard fan of teams that constantly disappointment me every season. So, I write about fantasy sports to forget my sorrows. That's hard sometimes because I'm a Pacers correspondent for Fantasypros.com. I also recently graduated with honors from UNCC. Go Niners...I guess.

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