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MLB DFS 8-20-20 DraftKings Value Picks

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Welcome to the MLB DFS 8-20-20 DraftKings Value Picks article!

We’ve got an eight-game slate today with some matchups that could be high scoring and a couple of pairings that will be the benefactors of all that scoring.

The cheapest pairing is the Diamondbacks’ Eduardo Escobar ($3,700) and Ketel Marte ($3,800). This pairing has combined for nine hits, seven RBIs, five runs, and one home run in their previous four games, and now they’ll face off against Sean Manaea, who has been terrible this year.

The intermediate pairing is Cleveland’s Franmil Reyes ($4,300) and Jose Ramirez ($5,300). They are projected to be owned in 14 percent of DraftKings lineups but will be a catalyst of points facing Trevor Williams.

The expensive option is the Dodgers’ Max Muncy ($5,200) and Cody Bellinger ($5,400). They are $1,000 more than Reyes and Ramirez but will be owned in only 7.6 percent of lineups. Muncy and Bellinger definitely will encompass the saying, “you get what you pay for.”

MLB DFS 8-20-20 DraftKings Value Picks

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Eight Game Slate

Pitcher

Dinelson Lamet, San Diego Padres – $8,500

Five. That is the max number of hits Lamet has allowed in a start this season (that’s the same as superstar Shane Bieber).

That number will not change in Lamet’s start today against the Texas Rangers, who are in the bottom half of the league in On-Base Percentage.

You’ve got a pitcher who doesn’t allow batters to get on base, and a team that struggles to get on base; a match made in heaven.

Catcher

Carson Kelly, Arizona Diamondbacks – $3,100

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In his previous three games, Kelly had five hits, four RBIs, two runs, and one home run.

As mentioned before he has a great matchup against Sean Manaea and you should always take the young power bat against the incompetent pitcher.

First Base

Mitch Moreland, Boston Red Sox – $4,800

Moreland hasn’t been getting any help from his teammates. In his past five games, he had four hits and three walks but didn’t score a single run. He is getting on base, but no one is bringing him home.

Hopefully, his teammates will fix their struggles in Camden Yards. Moreland will give them plenty of opportunities to drive him in, especially with how hard he is hitting the ball this season (56.3 percent hardball rate).

Second Base

Cesar Hernandez, Cleveland Indians – $4,500

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Hernandez is on a five-game hitting streak and scored four runs with two doubles during that streak.

As previously mentioned, he has a great matchup against Trevor Williams, who has been less than perfect (that’s my polite way of saying he sucks more than vacuum).

Even with this great matchup, Hernandez will be owned in less than five percent of lineups.

Third Base

Evan Longoria, San Francisco Giants – $3,600

Longoria is the opposite of Mitch Moreland, Longoria is getting on base and scoring runs.

In his last five games, he had five runs, five hits, four RBIs, and one home run.

The last time Longoria faced Andrew Heaney it didn’t go well, but I don’t see that being a problem with the way Longoria is crushing the ball.

Shortstop

Marcus Semien, Oakland Athletics – $4,500

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Semien may not be on a hitting streak like Hernandez, but he is hitting the ball well.

In his previous five games, Semien had six hits, four RBIs, and two home runs.

He has a decent matchup against Alex Young, who is making his second start of the season (allowed five earned runs in seven relief appearances).

Trust in the veteran who is hitting well against the inexperienced youngster.

Outfield

Eddie Rosario, Minnesota Twins – $4,200

Rosario has crushed the Brewers pitching staff this season.

Against Milwaukee this year, Rosario has eight RBIs, five runs, four hits, and three home runs.


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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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