Welcome to MLB DFS 8-27-20 DraftKings Value Picks article!
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We've got some exciting matchups in our seven-game slate with some great pairings.
MLB DFS 8-27-20 DraftKings Value Picks
Seven Game Slate
- Boston Red Sox (Chris Mazza) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (Hyun Jin Ryu)
- Philadelphia Phillies (Spencer Howard) vs. Washington Nationals (Max Scherzer)
- Oakland Athletics (Chris Bassitt) vs. Texas Rangers (Jordan Lyles)
- Baltimore Orioles (John Means) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Ryan Yarbrough)
- Minnesota Twins (Randy Dobnak) vs. Detroit Tigers (Matthew Boyd)
- Miami Marlins (Sixto Sanchez) vs. New York Mets (TBA)
- Los Angeles Dodgers (TBA) vs. San Francisco Giants (Logan Webb)
Hyun Jin Ryu, Toronto Blue Jays - $9,700
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Ryu has been terrific in his past two starts with only two earned runs and nine strikeouts.
Now he is going against a so-so Boston Red Sox offense who is 19th wRC+ and 18th in ISO power.
UPDATE: Another postponed game, so quickly take Ryu out of your lineup.
As of right now, Randy Dobnak is the next man up if you're looking for a value.
Joey Bart, San Francisco Giants - $4,400
Bart's pitching opponent is Walker Buehler, who has been less than stellar this year. Before his previous start, Buehler had a 5.21 ERA and allowed 11 earned runs and five home runs.
Update: DraftKings is not recording the points scored by players in the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants game. So, switch out Bart with Mike Zunino ($3,000) from the Rays.
He is a cheap power bat who has a nice matchup against John Means.
Danny Santana, Texas Rangers - $3,600
Embed from Getty Images Santana has a matchup against his favorite punching bag Chris Bassitt. Santana had four hits, four RBIs, and one home run in eight at-bats against Bassitt. Normally, you want to avoid the Rangers’ offense, but on this special occasion ignore that rule.
Update: Since the Rangers game has been postponed, Pete Alsono ($4,500) would be a great replacement for Danny Santana. He has already had a 20-point game against the Marlins and could easily have a huge day against Miami's young pitcher.
Robinson Cano, New York Mets - $4,000
Cano has been crazy productive in August, he has 14 hits, 10 RBIs, six runs, and three home runs.
Plus, he is facing a young hitter in Sixto Sanchez, and elements point to a big day for Cano.
Yandy Diaz, Tampa Bay Rays - $3,500
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Diaz has been a steady contributor recently. He had eight hits, five walks, four runs, four RBIs, and two home runs in his previous five games. Now he'll be slugging against John Means.
For his career, Diaz has a .286 AVG, two hits, one home run, and one RBI in seven at-bats against Means.
You'll be dandy if you use Yandy, and your partner might give a… high five for such a smart move.
Niko Goodrum, Detroit Tigers - $4,200
Goodrum has been a streaky hitter in August. His next short hitting streak should start against Randy Dobnak.
Dobnak has allowed 11 hits, four earned runs, and three home runs in his previous two starts.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Toronto Blue Jays - $4,000
Gurriel had five RBIs, three hits, three runs, two walks, and two home runs in his previous three games.
Plus, Gurriel has an above-average .182 ISO power in August.