MLB Data Detective - Best Player Values (July 24)

As a professional software developer with 15+ years of experience working with data in the finance industry, my passion is using data analysis to gain a competitive advantage. I developed a software application that generates custom stats and player projections from play-by-play logs of every MLB game in recent history, and I will use this blog to share my DFS-related findings as I explore this data.

After last night’s 2-game warmup we get our first large slate of the season tonight. We have an 11-game main slate today on FanDuel and DraftKings. The early weather forecast looks OK but be sure to keep an eye on the MLB weather page for updates.

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How did my previous picks do?

To evaluate how my previous stack picks did, I use the cash line score in the large GPP that I entered that day as my target. For yesterday’s main slate the FD cash line was 106.4, which is equivalent to 3.04x value (i.e. FPTS / salary).

Let’s see how my picks did:

Stack Players Total Salary Total FPTS Total Value Verdict?
San Francisco Giants hitters (FD, DK) Yastrzemski, Flores, Sandoval, Dickerson $8,900 21.5 2.42x Failure

I took a chance on a contrarian play (if there is such a thing on a 2-game slate) and it backfired. The Giants were able to get a number of base runners but squandered nearly all of their opportunities. It turns out that the obvious chalk play (a Dodgers stack) was the best one, although my strategy of using a Giants stack to free up salary for some Dodgers bats actually worked out pretty well. Regardless, the Giants stack came up short and goes down as a failure.

This 0-for-1 day brings my overall season record for stack recommendations to 0-1. For comparison, the expected success rate of an average stack is approximately 20% (since I’m using the cash line from large GPPs as my success criteria) and I had a 53% success (cash) rate last season.

Now let’s move onto today’s games…

Which pitching matchups should we target?

Let’s first take a look at how the probable starting pitchers rank in terms of FPTS given up to hitters per plate appearance (over the past 3 seasons):

FPTS / PA given up (FanDuel) FPTS / PA given up (DraftKings)
Pitcher Opponent vs All vs Lefties vs Switch vs Righties vs All vs Lefties vs Switch vs Righties
Tommy Milone (BAL) BOS 2.5 (572 PA) 2.5 (162 PA) 3.2 (55 PA) 2.4 (355 PA) 1.9 (572 PA) 1.9 (162 PA) 2.4 (55 PA) 1.8 (355 PA)
Lucas Giolito (CWS) MIN 2.3 (1480 PA) 2.3 (484 PA) 2.2 (255 PA) 2.4 (741 PA) 1.8 (1480 PA) 1.7 (484 PA) 1.7 (255 PA) 1.8 (741 PA)
Nathan Eovaldi (BOS) BAL 2.3 (757 PA) 2.6 (268 PA) 2.5 (107 PA) 2.1 (382 PA) 1.8 (757 PA) 1.9 (268 PA) 1.9 (107 PA) 1.6 (382 PA)
Danny Duffy (KC) CLE 2.3 (1247 PA) 2.1 (252 PA) 2.4 (226 PA) 2.3 (769 PA) 1.7 (1247 PA) 1.6 (252 PA) 1.8 (226 PA) 1.7 (769 PA)
Jeff Samardzija (SF) LAD 2.2 (949 PA) 2.6 (370 PA) 2.2 (95 PA) 2 (484 PA) 1.7 (949 PA) 1.9 (370 PA) 1.7 (95 PA) 1.6 (484 PA)
Andrew Heaney (LAA) OAK 2.2 (1158 PA) 1.9 (252 PA) 2.7 (100 PA) 2.3 (806 PA) 1.7 (1158 PA) 1.5 (252 PA) 2 (100 PA) 1.7 (806 PA)
German Marquez (COL) TEX 2.2 (1540 PA) 2.5 (604 PA) 2.1 (176 PA) 1.9 (760 PA) 1.7 (1540 PA) 1.9 (604 PA) 1.6 (176 PA) 1.5 (760 PA)
Joe Musgrove (PIT) STL 2.1 (1205 PA) 2.2 (456 PA) 3.1 (110 PA) 1.9 (639 PA) 1.6 (1205 PA) 1.7 (456 PA) 2.3 (110 PA) 1.5 (639 PA)
Sandy Alcantara (MIA) PHI 2.1 (984 PA) 2.2 (407 PA) 2.1 (130 PA) 2 (447 PA) 1.6 (984 PA) 1.7 (407 PA) 1.6 (130 PA) 1.5 (447 PA)
Madison Bumgarner (ARI) SD 2.1 (1398 PA) 1.8 (286 PA) 1.8 (110 PA) 2.3 (1002 PA) 1.6 (1398 PA) 1.4 (286 PA) 1.4 (110 PA) 1.7 (1002 PA)
Marco Gonzales (SEA) HOU 2.1 (1547 PA) 2.3 (344 PA) 2.2 (150 PA) 2 (1053 PA) 1.6 (1547 PA) 1.8 (344 PA) 1.7 (150 PA) 1.6 (1053 PA)
Lance Lynn (TEX) COL 2.1 (1576 PA) 2 (530 PA) 2.4 (237 PA) 2 (809 PA) 1.6 (1576 PA) 1.6 (530 PA) 1.8 (237 PA) 1.5 (809 PA)
Jose Berrios (MIN) CWS 2.1 (1640 PA) 2.1 (564 PA) 2.1 (279 PA) 2 (797 PA) 1.6 (1640 PA) 1.6 (564 PA) 1.6 (279 PA) 1.6 (797 PA)
Shane Bieber (CLE) KC 2 (1347 PA) 2.2 (474 PA) 2.1 (192 PA) 1.8 (681 PA) 1.6 (1347 PA) 1.7 (474 PA) 1.7 (192 PA) 1.5 (681 PA)
Frankie Montas (OAK) LAA 2 (677 PA) 2 (276 PA) 2.1 (78 PA) 1.9 (323 PA) 1.5 (677 PA) 1.6 (276 PA) 1.7 (78 PA) 1.5 (323 PA)
Kyle Hendricks (CHC) MIL 2 (1545 PA) 2 (552 PA) 1.6 (173 PA) 2 (820 PA) 1.5 (1545 PA) 1.6 (552 PA) 1.2 (173 PA) 1.6 (820 PA)
Ross Stripling (LAD) SF 2 (875 PA) 1.9 (337 PA) 1.6 (117 PA) 2.1 (421 PA) 1.5 (875 PA) 1.5 (337 PA) 1.3 (117 PA) 1.6 (421 PA)
Brandon Woodruff (MIL) CHC 1.9 (670 PA) 2.3 (232 PA) 1.7 (88 PA) 1.7 (350 PA) 1.5 (670 PA) 1.8 (232 PA) 1.3 (88 PA) 1.4 (350 PA)
Chris Paddack (SD) ARI 1.9 (568 PA) 2.1 (227 PA) 1.9 (63 PA) 1.8 (278 PA) 1.5 (568 PA) 1.6 (227 PA) 1.5 (63 PA) 1.4 (278 PA)
Aaron Nola (PHI) MIA 1.8 (1685 PA) 1.9 (639 PA) 1.9 (155 PA) 1.8 (891 PA) 1.4 (1685 PA) 1.4 (639 PA) 1.5 (155 PA) 1.4 (891 PA)
Jack Flaherty (STL) PIT 1.7 (1388 PA) 1.8 (548 PA) 1.5 (150 PA) 1.7 (690 PA) 1.3 (1388 PA) 1.4 (548 PA) 1.2 (150 PA) 1.3 (690 PA)
Justin Verlander (HOU) SEA 1.7 (1680 PA) 1.8 (609 PA) 1.5 (211 PA) 1.7 (860 PA) 1.3 (1680 PA) 1.4 (609 PA) 1.1 (211 PA) 1.4 (860 PA)

Here are the most hitter-friendly platoon splits by FPTS given up per plate appearance to hitters (minimum 100 plate appearances):

Pitcher Opponent Against hitters who bat… FPTS/PA given up (FD) FPTS/PA given up (DK) # Plate appearances against
Joe Musgrove (PIT) STL Switch-hitter 3.1 2.3 110
Andrew Heaney (LAA) OAK Switch-hitter 2.7 2 100
Nathan Eovaldi (BOS) BAL Left-handed 2.6 1.9 268
Jeff Samardzija (SF) LAD Left-handed 2.6 1.9 370
Nathan Eovaldi (BOS) BAL Switch-hitter 2.5 1.9 107
German Marquez (COL) TEX Left-handed 2.5 1.9 604
Tommy Milone (BAL) BOS Left-handed 2.5 1.9 162

My App’s Top-Value Hitter Stacks (FanDuel)

CLE hitters vs Danny Duffy (KC) - Score: 10.36, Value: 4.02 (FD):
2) Jose Ramirez (S) - 12.56 proj FPTS & 3.59 value on FD ($3500)
3) Francisco Lindor (S) - 12.51 proj FPTS & 3.29 value on FD ($3800)
4) Carlos Santana (S) - 12.01 proj FPTS & 3.75 value on FD ($3200)
5) Franmil Reyes (R) - 11.83 proj FPTS & 4.38 value on FD ($2700)
6) Jordan Luplow (R) - 12.94 proj FPTS & 5.88 value on FD ($2200)

SF hitters vs Ross Stripling (LAD) - Score: 10.01, Value: 4.7 (FD):
1) Mike Yastrzemski (L) - 11.99 proj FPTS & 4.79 value on FD ($2500)
2) Alex Dickerson (L) - 11.56 proj FPTS & 5.26 value on FD ($2200)
3) Hunter Pence (R) - 10.17 proj FPTS & 4.24 value on FD ($2400)
4) Pablo Sandoval (S) - 10.49 proj FPTS & 4.99 value on FD ($2100)
5) Wilmer Flores (R) - 8.87 proj FPTS & 4.22 value on FD ($2100)

BOS hitters vs Tommy Milone (BAL) - Score: 9.94, Value: 3.88 (FD):
1) Andrew Benintendi (L) - 11.65 proj FPTS & 4.31 value on FD ($2700)
2) J.D. Martinez (R) - 15.09 proj FPTS & 3.87 value on FD ($3900)
4) Xander Bogaerts (R) - 12.26 proj FPTS & 3.41 value on FD ($3600)
5) Christian Vazquez (R) - 10.63 proj FPTS & 3.94 value on FD ($2700)
6) Michael Chavis (R) - 10.57 proj FPTS & 4.06 value on FD ($2600)

SD hitters vs Madison Bumgarner (ARI) - Score: 9.87, Value: 4.15 (FD):
1) Fernando Tatis (R) - 13.61 proj FPTS & 4.12 value on FD ($3300)
2) Manny Machado (R) - 12.32 proj FPTS & 4.11 value on FD ($3000)
3) Tommy Pham (R) - 11.46 proj FPTS & 3.95 value on FD ($2900)
6) Wil Myers (R) - 10.25 proj FPTS & 4.1 value on FD ($2500)
7) Ty France (R) - 9.26 proj FPTS & 4.63 value on FD ($2000)

COL hitters vs Lance Lynn (TEX) - Score: 9.79, Value: 3.67 (FD):
1) David Dahl (L) - 12.41 proj FPTS & 4.28 value on FD ($2900)
2) Trevor Story (R) - 12.78 proj FPTS & 3.45 value on FD ($3700)
3) Charlie Blackmon (L) - 12.02 proj FPTS & 3.25 value on FD ($3700)
4) Nolan Arenado (R) - 11.6 proj FPTS & 2.97 value on FD ($3900)
8) Sam Hilliard (L) - 10.6 proj FPTS & 5.3 value on FD ($2000)

My App’s Top-Value Hitter Stacks (DraftKings)

BOS hitters vs Tommy Milone (BAL) - Score: 6.84, Value: 2.32 (DK):
1) Andrew Benintendi (L) - 8.88 proj FPTS & 2.34 value on DK ($3800)
2) J.D. Martinez (R) - 11.47 proj FPTS & 2.39 value on DK ($4800)
4) Xander Bogaerts (R) - 9.32 proj FPTS & 1.9 value on DK ($4900)
6) Michael Chavis (R) - 8.14 proj FPTS & 2.71 value on DK ($3000)
9) Jose Peraza (R) - 6.93 proj FPTS & 2.48 value on DK ($2800)

LAD hitters vs Jeff Samardzija (SF) - Score: 6.78, Value: 2.02 (DK):
1) Mookie Betts (R) - 10.35 proj FPTS & 1.99 value on DK ($5200)
2) Max Muncy (L) - 9.82 proj FPTS & 2.18 value on DK ($4500)
4) Cody Bellinger (L) - 9.9 proj FPTS & 1.87 value on DK ($5300)
5) Corey Seager (L) - 8.61 proj FPTS & 2.1 value on DK ($4100)
7) Joc Pederson (L) - 8.81 proj FPTS & 2 value on DK ($4400)

CLE hitters vs Danny Duffy (KC) - Score: 6.72, Value: 2.01 (DK):
2) Jose Ramirez (S) - 9.57 proj FPTS & 1.84 value on DK ($5200)
3) Francisco Lindor (S) - 9.61 proj FPTS & 1.92 value on DK ($5000)
4) Carlos Santana (S) - 9.04 proj FPTS & 1.97 value on DK ($4600)
5) Franmil Reyes (R) - 8.99 proj FPTS & 2.04 value on DK ($4400)
6) Jordan Luplow (R) - 9.76 proj FPTS & 2.32 value on DK ($4200)

SD hitters vs Madison Bumgarner (ARI) - Score: 6.67, Value: 2.22 (DK):
1) Fernando Tatis (R) - 10.48 proj FPTS & 2.18 value on DK ($4800)
2) Manny Machado (R) - 9.47 proj FPTS & 2.37 value on DK ($4000)
3) Tommy Pham (R) - 8.9 proj FPTS & 2.02 value on DK ($4400)
5) Jurickson Profar (S) - 7.61 proj FPTS & 2.24 value on DK ($3400)
6) Wil Myers (R) - 7.91 proj FPTS & 2.33 value on DK ($3400)

COL hitters vs Lance Lynn (TEX) - Score: 6.46, Value: 1.88 (DK):
1) David Dahl (L) - 9.5 proj FPTS & 2.11 value on DK ($4500)
2) Trevor Story (R) - 9.81 proj FPTS & 1.85 value on DK ($5300)
3) Charlie Blackmon (L) - 9.29 proj FPTS & 1.69 value on DK ($5500)
4) Nolan Arenado (R) - 8.84 proj FPTS & 1.77 value on DK ($5000)
8) Sam Hilliard (L) - 8.19 proj FPTS & 2.05 value on DK ($4000)

My Favorite Hitter Stacks

I will choose hitters from the projected starting lineups primarily based on their calculated “value”, which is their projected FPTS divided by their salary. The number before each player’s name is his projected position in the batting order.

Boston Red Sox hitters (FD, DK)

1) Andrew Benintendi – 11.65 proj FPTS & 4.31 value on FD ($2700), 8.88 proj FPTS & 2.34 value on DK ($3800)
2) J.D. Martinez – 15.09 proj FPTS & 3.87 value on FD ($3900), 11.47 proj FPTS & 2.39 value on DK ($4800)
4) Xander Bogaerts – 12.26 proj FPTS & 3.41 value on FD ($3600), 9.32 proj FPTS & 1.9 value on DK ($4900)
6) Michael Chavis – 10.57 proj FPTS & 4.06 value on FD ($2600), 8.14 proj FPTS & 2.71 value on DK ($3000)

The Red Sox might not be a great team this season thanks to their decimated pitching staff, but their lineup still looks potent despite the departure of Mookie Betts. Tonight they get to start off the season against arguably the worst pitcher on the slate in Tommy Milone (career 4.47 ERA, .272 avg, 1.32 WHIP), and this is where my lineup construction will likely start. Milone is equally generous to right- and left-handed hitters, so the entire Red Sox lineup is in play. There are a number of viable stacks that can be built here but I like this group because all of these hitters offer great value thanks to very modest prices considering the matchup. My hunch is that this Boston offense will open the season with a statement performance to prove that they will be just fine without Betts.

Cleveland Indians hitters (FD, DK)

2) Jose Ramirez – 12.56 proj FPTS & 3.59 value on FD ($3500), 9.57 proj FPTS & 1.84 value on DK ($5200)
3) Francisco Lindor – 12.51 proj FPTS & 3.29 value on FD ($3800), 9.61 proj FPTS & 1.92 value on DK ($5000)
5) Franmil Reyes – 11.83 proj FPTS & 4.38 value on FD ($2700), 8.99 proj FPTS & 2.04 value on DK ($4400)
6) Jordan Luplow – 12.94 proj FPTS & 5.88 value on FD ($2200), 9.76 proj FPTS & 2.32 value on DK ($4200)

Speaking of potent offenses with great matchups, the Indians will face off against a mediocre Danny Duffy (career 3.98 ERA, .251 avg, 1.32 WHIP) who is coming off a couple of subpar seasons. Duffy isn’t what I would call a gas can, but on a slate featuring the top pitchers from most teams he’s about as good of a matchup as you will find tonight. Cleveland’s entire lineup is priced very reasonably and I seriously considered Carlos Santana, but I settled on this group that offers and excellent blend of upside (Ramirez & Lindor) and value (Reyes & Luplow).

Best Hitter Values

For reference, here are my app’s top hitter values by DFS site and price range. I use my own algorithm to generate projected FPTS for hitters, which is primarily based on the following:

  • Hitter’s average FPTS per plate appearance against similar pitchers over the past 3 seasons
  • Hitter’s projected # of plate appearances (considering batting position, home/away, & opposing pitcher)
  • Pitcher’s average FPTS per plate appearance given up to similar hitters over the past 3 seasons (for starter & bullpen)
  • Ballpark factors (e.g. the impact of the ballpark on fantasy production)

Value is calculated as projected FPTS / salary.

FanDuel – expensive hitters ($3500 or more)

Hitter FD Salary Opposing Pitcher Projected FPTS Value
J.D. Martinez (OF, BOS) $3900 Tommy Milone (P, BAL) 15.09 3.87
Jose Ramirez (3B, CLE) $3500 Danny Duffy (P, KC) 12.56 3.59
Nelson Cruz (OF, MIN) $3600 Lucas Giolito (P, CWS) 12.78 3.55
Anthony Rizzo (1B, CHC) $3600 Brandon Woodruff (P, MIL) 12.51 3.48
Max Muncy (1B, LAD) $3800 Jeff Samardzija (P, SF) 13.16 3.46
Trevor Story (SS, COL) $3700 Lance Lynn (P, TEX) 12.78 3.45
Xander Bogaerts (SS, BOS) $3600 Tommy Milone (P, BAL) 12.26 3.41
Joey Gallo (OF, TEX) $3500 German Marquez (P, COL) 11.83 3.38
Bryce Harper (OF, PHI) $3900 Sandy Alcantara (P, MIA) 12.89 3.31
Francisco Lindor (SS, CLE) $3800 Danny Duffy (P, KC) 12.51 3.29

FanDuel – midrange hitters ($2500 to $3500)

Hitter FD Salary Opposing Pitcher Projected FPTS Value
Mike Yastrzemski (OF, SF) $2500 Ross Stripling (P, LAD) 11.99 4.79
Bryan Reynolds (OF, PIT) $2500 Jack Flaherty (P, STL) 11.56 4.62
Danny Santana (OF, TEX) $2900 German Marquez (P, COL) 13.04 4.5
Matt Carpenter (3B, STL) $2500 Joe Musgrove (P, PIT) 11.18 4.47
Franmil Reyes (OF, CLE) $2700 Danny Duffy (P, KC) 11.83 4.38
Adalberto Mondesi (SS, KC) $2900 Shane Bieber (P, CLE) 12.61 4.35
Shin-Soo Choo (OF, TEX) $2700 German Marquez (P, COL) 11.68 4.33
Andrew Benintendi (OF, BOS) $2700 Tommy Milone (P, BAL) 11.65 4.31
David Dahl (OF, COL) $2900 Lance Lynn (P, TEX) 12.41 4.28
Kyle Schwarber (OF, CHC) $2800 Brandon Woodruff (P, MIL) 11.87 4.24

FanDuel – cheap hitters (less than $2500)

Hitter FD Salary Opposing Pitcher Projected FPTS Value
Jordan Luplow (OF, CLE) $2200 Danny Duffy (P, KC) 12.94 5.88
Austin Hays (OF, BAL) $2400 Nathan Eovaldi (P, BOS) 14.02 5.84
Sam Hilliard (OF, COL) $2000 Lance Lynn (P, TEX) 10.6 5.3
Alex Dickerson (OF, SF) $2200 Ross Stripling (P, LAD) 11.56 5.26
Jay Bruce (OF, PHI) $2100 Sandy Alcantara (P, MIA) 10.77 5.13
Pablo Sandoval (3B, SF) $2100 Ross Stripling (P, LAD) 10.49 4.99
Sean Murphy (C, OAK) $2000 Andrew Heaney (P, LAA) 9.81 4.91
Franchy Cordero (OF, KC) $2000 Shane Bieber (P, CLE) 9.64 4.82
Jesus Aguilar (1B, MIA) $2300 Aaron Nola (P, PHI) 10.69 4.65
DJ Stewart (OF, BAL) $2000 Nathan Eovaldi (P, BOS) 9.27 4.64

DraftKings – expensive hitters ($4500 or more)

Hitter DK Salary Opposing Pitcher Projected FPTS Value
J.D. Martinez (OF, BOS) $4800 Tommy Milone (P, BAL) 11.47 2.39
Austin Hays (OF, BAL) $4500 Nathan Eovaldi (P, BOS) 10.7 2.38
Adalberto Mondesi (SS, KC) $4500 Shane Bieber (P, CLE) 9.89 2.2
Fernando Tatis (SS, SD) $4800 Madison Bumgarner (P, ARI) 10.48 2.18
Max Muncy (1B/2B, LAD) $4500 Jeff Samardzija (P, SF) 9.82 2.18
Danny Santana (1B/3B, TEX) $4700 German Marquez (P, COL) 10.06 2.14
David Dahl (OF, COL) $4500 Lance Lynn (P, TEX) 9.5 2.11
Keston Hiura (2B, MIL) $4700 Kyle Hendricks (P, CHC) 9.74 2.07
Shohei Ohtani (OF, LAA) $4500 Frankie Montas (P, OAK) 9.31 2.07
Javier Baez (SS, CHC) $4600 Brandon Woodruff (P, MIL) 9.21 2

DraftKings – midrange hitters ($3500 to $4500)

Hitter DK Salary Opposing Pitcher Projected FPTS Value
Manny Machado (3B, SD) $4000 Madison Bumgarner (P, ARI) 9.47 2.37
Matt Carpenter (3B, STL) $3600 Joe Musgrove (P, PIT) 8.48 2.35
Jonathan Villar (SS, MIA) $4000 Aaron Nola (P, PHI) 9.39 2.35
Andrew Benintendi (OF, BOS) $3800 Tommy Milone (P, BAL) 8.88 2.34
Jordan Luplow (OF, CLE) $4200 Danny Duffy (P, KC) 9.76 2.32
Didi Gregorius (SS, PHI) $3800 Sandy Alcantara (P, MIA) 8.65 2.28
Jesus Aguilar (1B, MIA) $3600 Aaron Nola (P, PHI) 8.07 2.24
Mike Yastrzemski (OF, SF) $4100 Ross Stripling (P, LAD) 9.17 2.24
Justin Upton (OF, LAA) $3500 Frankie Montas (P, OAK) 7.79 2.23
Daniel Vogelbach (1B, SEA) $3500 Justin Verlander (P, HOU) 7.69 2.2

DraftKings – cheap hitters (less than $3500)

Hitter DK Salary Opposing Pitcher Projected FPTS Value
Michael Chavis (1B, BOS) $3000 Tommy Milone (P, BAL) 8.14 2.71
Bryan Reynolds (OF, PIT) $3400 Jack Flaherty (P, STL) 8.93 2.63
Alex Dickerson (OF, SF) $3400 Ross Stripling (P, LAD) 8.88 2.61
Jose Peraza (2B/SS, BOS) $2800 Tommy Milone (P, BAL) 6.93 2.48
Ty France (2B/3B, SD) $3000 Madison Bumgarner (P, ARI) 7.14 2.38
Nicky Delmonico (OF, CWS) $2300 Jose Berrios (P, MIN) 5.41 2.35
Tommy La Stella (2B/3B, LAA) $3100 Frankie Montas (P, OAK) 7.22 2.33
Wil Myers (OF, SD) $3400 Madison Bumgarner (P, ARI) 7.91 2.33
Jason Heyward (OF, CHC) $3400 Brandon Woodruff (P, MIL) 7.85 2.31
Brandon Crawford (SS, SF) $2800 Ross Stripling (P, LAD) 6.46 2.31

Top-Scoring Hitters

For reference, here are my app’s top hitters in terms of total projected FPTS, ignoring value:

Top 10 hitters ranked by projected FPTS (FanDuel)

Hitter FD Salary Opposing Pitcher Projected FPTS Value
J.D. Martinez (OF, BOS) $3900 Tommy Milone (P, BAL) 15.09 3.87
Austin Hays (OF, BAL) $2400 Nathan Eovaldi (P, BOS) 14.02 5.84
Christian Yelich (OF, MIL) $4400 Kyle Hendricks (P, CHC) 13.83 3.14
Fernando Tatis (SS, SD) $3300 Madison Bumgarner (P, ARI) 13.61 4.12
Mike Trout (OF, LAA) $4500 Frankie Montas (P, OAK) 13.58 3.02
Mookie Betts (OF, LAD) $4200 Jeff Samardzija (P, SF) 13.47 3.21
Max Muncy (1B, LAD) $3800 Jeff Samardzija (P, SF) 13.16 3.46
Alex Bregman (3B, HOU) $4000 Marco Gonzales (P, SEA) 13.06 3.26
Cody Bellinger (OF, LAD) $4400 Jeff Samardzija (P, SF) 13.04 2.96
Danny Santana (OF, TEX) $2900 German Marquez (P, COL) 13.04 4.5

Top 10 hitters ranked by projected FPTS (DraftKings)

Hitter DK Salary Opposing Pitcher Projected FPTS Value
J.D. Martinez (OF, BOS) $4800 Tommy Milone (P, BAL) 11.47 2.39
Austin Hays (OF, BAL) $4500 Nathan Eovaldi (P, BOS) 10.7 2.38
Christian Yelich (OF, MIL) $5800 Kyle Hendricks (P, CHC) 10.57 1.82
Fernando Tatis (SS, SD) $4800 Madison Bumgarner (P, ARI) 10.48 2.18
Mookie Betts (OF, LAD) $5200 Jeff Samardzija (P, SF) 10.35 1.99
Mike Trout (OF, LAA) $5700 Frankie Montas (P, OAK) 10.23 1.8
Danny Santana (1B/3B, TEX) $4700 German Marquez (P, COL) 10.06 2.14
Alex Bregman (3B, HOU) $5300 Marco Gonzales (P, SEA) 9.92 1.87
Cody Bellinger (OF, LAD) $5300 Jeff Samardzija (P, SF) 9.9 1.87
Adalberto Mondesi (SS, KC) $4500 Shane Bieber (P, CLE) 9.89 2.2

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