MLB DFS Value Vault October 3: Jose Berrios Facing The Orioles
Ray Kuhn brings you his favorite MLB DFS value plays for the Monday, October 3rd daily fantasy baseball main slate on DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo!
At this point in the 2022 MLB regular season, there really is not much left to determine aside from players looking to finish out the year strong and establish momentum heading into either the postseason or the 2023 campaign. From a DFS perspective though, our work is not done as every night is an opportunity to finish in the green. We have a nice 11 game MLB DFS main slate to work with this evening, and leading up to lineup lock, it will be important to stay up to date with the latest MLB news, MLB weather, and MLB lineups. Now, let us take at some MLB DFS value options to slot into your lineups.
DFS Value Pitchers
Bailey Ober (MIN); DraftKings - $6,900; FanDuel - $7,300; Yahoo - $39
Ober was a pitcher who was all over my radar heading into this season but injuries limited him to just 51 innings and 10 starts. When he has been on the mound, it is quite difficult to argue with the performance (3.18 ERA and 1.10 WHIP) and that is all that we care about. Against the same White Sox team that he is facing tonight, Ober threw seven shutout innings in his last start scattering just two hits and a walk while striking out 10.
José Berríos (TOR); DraftKings - $6,200; FanDuel - $7,500; Yahoo – $31
It has been far from the ideal season for Berrios as the right-hander has not come close to meeting expectations in his first full season for Toronto. With that being said, the Blue Jays will still need Berrios if they are going to do some damage in the postseason, but prior to that he closes out the regular season by facing a newly eliminated Baltimore team. Camden Yards has turned into more of a pitcher’s park this season and despite the 5.37 ERA and 1.43 WHIP, Berrios does have 13.5 and 11.5 DK points, respectively, in two starts against the Orioles this month. A 4.61 FIP and 4.18 xFIP do paint Berrios in a slightly better light but we have to go with the results we see on the field and his 1.57 home runs per nine innings this year help to explain those results. The hope is that the Orioles’ home park negates that tonight.
DFS Value Hitters
Mike Brosseau, 3B (MIL); DraftKings - $2,300; FanDuel - $2,200; Yahoo - $13
It is a favorable matchup for Milwaukee tonight against Tommy Henry, and Brosseau figures to bat in the middle of the order for the Brewers as a low-cost portion of the stack. Brosseau has been decidedly better against southpaws this year, .286 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 101 plate appearances, and that puts him in position to succeed tonight.
Nick Gordon, SS/OF/2B (MIN); DraftKings - $3,000; FanDuel - $2,200; Yahoo - $12
Gordon has found himself playing just about every day for the Twins, and in 59 games in the second half he is hitting .285 with 35 RBI. There is nothing here that will truly jump off the page, but he has been a lot better against right-handed pitching (.290 on the season) and that should work to Gordon’s advantage tonight against Johnny Cueto.
Jesse Winker, OF (SEA); DraftKings - $3,100; FanDuel - $2,400; Yahoo - $9
Winker is another player who has frustrated fantasy managers this season, but the track record of having a solid bat still plays here and the price is pretty affordable. The outfielder did go deep on Sunday and it was the fourth time in five games that he picked up a hit. He is still batting just .219 on the season, but with 14 home runs and 53 RBI, there is some pop in his bat and it is a solid match-up against Bryan Garcia and the Tigers tonight.
Harold Ramírez, OF/1B (TB); DraftKings - $3,500; FanDuel - $2,400; Yahoo - $10
When it comes to platoon situations, there are few teams better than the Rays at managing it. By the same token, Rich Hill is a pitcher I have no issues targeting from a DFS perspective and that points us right toward Ramirez tonight. In 108 at bats against left-handed pitching, Ramirez is hitting .370 with two home runs, 17 RBI, and 15 runs scored and that is a track record I like.
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