DRAFT MLB Value Watch: Wednesday, June 13th

Aaron Hendrix will be bringing Premium subscribers his tiers for head-to-head, three-man, four-man (tournaments), and six-man drafts on DRAFT. Included will be strategy discussion and options for the day’s slate.

Wednesday, June 13th

Good afternoon Grinders! Welcome to our MLB content for DRAFT Premium. Each day, I will go over the MLB slate with tier rankings for head-to-head, three-man, four-man (tournaments) and six man drafts. I’ll also provide a brief slate analysis as to how to attack drafts for the slate.

A couple notes to remember about DRAFT contests. One, there is no salary cap so you’re not worried about fitting players in on a budget. Raw fantasy points is what matters most, not the popular point per dollar. Second, while there is no late swap, if a player is ruled out, you will be able to swap them out. For more information on how this works, read the DRAFT Swap Rules Page – for this reason you can take some marginal chances in the later rounds on players that are questionable to play. It’s also important to note the scoring for DRAFT baseball contests is different than any other site with an emphasis on hitters and power (10 points for a home run) as opposed to traditional strong value for starting pitching (only one point for a strikeout). View the DRAFT MLB Scoring System here – last, roster requirements are one pitcher, two infielders, and two outfielders. All analysis and rankings will be based on that.

One note about my rankings. They are typically made based on projected values. To get the best feel for the industry, each day I run a comparison of major DFS sites and come up with a average projected value from these sites. These values are how I determine my rankings.

Slate Overview

This data is copied from the MLB First Look from Notorious.

Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Vegas Line Run Total Ballpark Time (ET)
New York Mets Jacob deGrom – R at Atlanta Braves Mike Soroka – R NYM -105 8.0 SunTrust Park 12:10 PM
Toronto Blue Jays J.A. Happ – L at Tampa Bay Rays Wilmer Font – R TBD TBD Tropicana Field 1:10 PM
Chicago Cubs Mike Montgomery – L at Milwaukee Brewers Jhoulys Chacin – R MIL -105 9.0 Miller Park 2:10 PM
Boston Red Sox Chris Sale – L at Baltimore Orioles Yefry Ramirez – R BOS -205 8.0 Camden Yards 3:05 PM
Pittsburgh Pirates Jameson Taillon – R at Arizona Diamondbacks Zack Greinke – R ARI -142 7.5 Chase Field 3:40 PM
LA Angels of Anaheim Garrett Richards – R at Seattle Mariners Marco Gonzales – L SEA -102 7.5 Safeco Field 4:10 PM
Colorado Rockies Tyler Anderson – L at Philadelphia Phillies Nick Pivetta – R PHI -145 8.0 Citizens Bank Park 7:05 PM
Washington Nationals Erick Fedde – R at New York Yankees Sonny Gray – R TBD TBD Yankee Stadium 7:05 PM
Minnesota Twins Jose Berrios – R at Detroit Tigers Matt Boyd – L MIN -150 8.5 Comerica Park 7:10 PM
San Francisco Giants Andrew Suarez – L at Miami Marlins Caleb Smith – L MIA -105 7.5 Marlins Park 7:10 PM
Cleveland Indians Trevor Bauer – R at Chicago White Sox Dylan Covey – R CLE -165 8.5 Guaranteed Rate Field 8:10 PM
Cincinnati Reds Tyler Mahle – R at Kansas City Royals Jason Hammel – R CIN -108 9.5 Kauffman Stadium 8:15 PM
San Diego Padres Eric Lauer – L at St. Louis Cardinals Luke Weaver – R STL -200 8.5 Busch Stadium 8:15 PM
Houston Astros Gerrit Cole – R at Oakland Athletics Paul Blackburn – R HOU -167 8.0 Oakland Coliseum 10:05 PM
Texas Rangers Cole Hamels – L at Los Angeles Dodgers Kenta Maeda – R LAD -170 7.5 Dodger Stadium 10:10 PM

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About the Author

  • Aaron Hendrix (thehazyone)

  • Aaron Hendrix is a former professional poker player who made the transition from season long fantasy sports to DFS in October of 2014. He used to cover poker tournaments for a living until stepping into his current role at RotoGrinders. He can be found on Twitter at @aaronhendrix


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