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MLB DFS 8-13-20 DraftKings Value Picks


Welcome to the MLB DFS 8-13-20 DraftKings Value Picks

Today we have a five-game slate, and I have a few pairings that will help lead you to a victory.

The cheap option is Rays’ Yoshi Tsutsugo ($2,900) and Austin Meadows ($4,800). You’re getting one of the best outfielders in baseball with Meadows and a great hard contact hitter with Tsutsugo for the low price of $7,700.

The intermediate option is Phillies’ Jean Segura ($3,800) and J.T. Realmuto ($4,800). You won’t have to swim in the muck to find a catcher if you select the Philadelphia pairing. As a bonus, you get a third baseman on a home run streak (two in his past two games). All this could be yours for the reasonable price of 8,900.

The expensive option is the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo ($4,600) and Javier Baez ($4,600). They will be facing off against Brett Anderson, who hasn’t made it past the third inning in both of his starts and has allowed four earned runs during that time. They may be expensive, but they will crush their easy matchup against Anderson.

MLB DFS 8-13-20 DraftKings Value Picks

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Five Game Slate


Jake Arrieta, Philadelphia Phillies – $7,300

Which Arrieta will show up? The seven hits, three earned runs, two home runs Arrieta, or the three hits and six strikeouts Arrieta.

Even though the Orioles have been a surprisingly good offense, I think the bearded old man will get the better of those young whippersnappers in Baltimore’s lineup.


Mike Zunino, Tampa Bay Rays – 2,900

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Most of the catchers are a dart throw, so go with the power hitter against a young inexperienced pitcher, making his first start.

First Base

Jedd Gyorko, Milwaukee Brewer – $3,500

The Brewers have used Gyorko in the batting lineup recently, and he has been the better hitter than Justin Smoak.

Gyorko has six hits, three runs, and two home runs in 23 plate appearances. In 52 plate appearances, Smoak has eight hits, six runs, and one home run.

Go with the efficient hitter in Gyorko and know you’ll get better production.

JI-Man Choi is also an exciting play here.

Jedd Gyorko is not in the Brewers lineup; Justin Smoak is available for $3,100.

Second Base

Kevin Newman, Pittsburgh Pirates – 4,300

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In nine at-bats against DeSclafani, Newman has three hits, three RBIs, and one home run. 

DeSclafani has looked impressive so far, but Newman is going to add some blemishes to DeSclafani’s stat line.

Third Base

Rio Ruiz, Baltimore Orioles – $3,400

Baltimore has been using Ruiz in the fourth spot in the batting order, and it’s been the right spot for him.

In the fourth spot, Ruiz has four hits, three RBIs, two runs, and one home run so far this season.

He has an incredible 44.4 hardball percentage; always go with the guys who crush the ball.


Chris Taylor, Los Angeles Dodgers $3,000 

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Corey Seager has a back injury, which gives more plate appearances for Chris Taylor, who has had some success against the Padres this year.

Against San Diego, Taylor has five hits, two runs, and two RBIs. He does have a tough matchup against Chris Paddack, but Taylor is hitting the ball hard enough (46.2% hardball rate) to damage the hard-throwing Paddack. 


Jesse Winker, Cincinnati Reds – $3,500

The Reds have been missing the power bat of Mike Moustakas, but Jesse Winker has been filling the void until Moustakas returns.

Winker has hit two home runs in his past two games, and only two strikeouts in his previous five games.

As an added bonus, Winker has a career .667 AVG against Trevor Williams.

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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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