DraftKings contributors Nick Friar and Matt Meiselman join The Sweat to give their favorite DraftKings value plays for Monday’s MLB slate.
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I like Ji-Man Choi a lot ... $3.1K going up against (Gerrit) Cole — a guy he has raked against throughout his career. (Choi is) 11-for-30 with four home runs and three doubles (against Cole).
Across Cole’s last five starts, left-handed hitters have 22.7% line-drive rate, 43.2% fly-ball rate (and) 38.6% hard-contact rate. So, a lot of opportunities should be there for Choi.
I really like this White Sox-Astros game. I think it’s a good home run environment with the wind helping a bit, and Jose Urquidy is a guy who does give up a lot of fly balls, so the White Sox outfield in particular and AJ Pollock at $3.9K — I think that’s the best value on the team.
He’s been batting at the top of the lineup with Tim Anderson out, so a couple extra plate appearances maybe. Sub-$4K for him in a pretty good matchup, I just think the price is too cheap. So you can go with Eloy Jimenez, I think Jose Abreu is a good play, but Pollock here is probably the best value on this White Sox stack.
Nick’s Pick: Ji-Man Choi ($3,100)
Matt’s Pick: AJ Pollocj ($3,900)
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