I wanted to mix it up today and talk strictly about a few value bats that should offer flexibility in your lineups. The first player that meets that criteria is Welington Castillo ($3,200 DK, $2,500 FD). He’s coming off a 4-5 night last night including two doubles and two RBIs. He should continue to be under-owned due to his lack of recent playing time. Castillo was on the Bereavement List and missed seven games. Last night was his first game back and I think he makes for a solid value despite his matchup with Noah Syndergaard. The Mets righty hasn’t been nearly as sharp as we are accustom to, sporting a 4.30 ERA over his last four starts and opponents hitting .295 against him.
I’m willing to invest in Aaron Judge ($2,700 DK, $2,900 FD) before his price rises. After making his MLB debut on Saturday, Judge has played a total of three Major League games in his career. He’s off to a fast start with five hits in ten ABs including two homers. Judge is a massive 6’7″, 275 pounds and hit 39 homers over the last season and a half across AA and AAA. Another tough matchup here with Marco Estrada, but the upside on Judge is certainly appealing.
You can continue to ride the hot hand of Edwin Jackson ($5,800 DK, $7,000 FD) who allowed just two hits in seven shutout innings the last time he took the bump. He’s now only only three earned over his last 15 innings (two starts) while racking up 52 DraftKings points in the process. Since being traded to the Padres, Jackson has put together five solid starts, culminating in a 3.62 ERA and holding opponents to a .227 batting average. Now he earns a date with the Rays who are a high strikeout team that has struggled offensively for the majority of the season. Jackson should also be fine at Tropicana Field which has allowed the 5th fewest runs in the league this season.
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