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Daily Fantasy Baseball Value Pitchers for May 14

Tony Consiglio identifies the top daily fantasy baseball pitching options that won’t break the bank.

Felix Doubront
Felix Doubront

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One way to find good value plays in daily fantasy baseball leagues is to grab the players who have just started to show signs of life after struggling for a while. And those are a couple of the pitchers on tonight’s schedule who you may want to consider while filling your Draftstreet lineup.

Best Bet

Scott Feldman – $11,948

It’s hard to believe Feldman still comes at this affordable price. If he had enough innings to qualify, his 1.93 ERA and 0.92 WHIP would both lead the American League. In his five starts this season, he has gone at least six innings each time, and has allowed more than two earned runs just once. The thing that is holding him back from a fantasy perspective is the lack of strikeouts. He has just 15 in 32.2 innings, though he did have six in as many innings in his last start against Baltimore. Tonight, he’ll face a Rangers team that he has already handled. In his third start of the year, he threw seven innings, allowing no runs on just two hits. Even without the strikeout consistency, his numbers have been too good to pass him up at this price.

Double Down

Felix Doubront – $9,787

The Red Sox were expecting Doubront to take a step forward this year. After a largely successful 2013, including a spectacular postseason, the Sox were hoping for the lefty to improve on that, but that has not been the case. He is 1-3 with a 5.09 ERA and 1.50 WHIP through seven starts. But his last two have been much better. His ERA was a much more palatable 3.18 in those starts, with his WHIP at 1.24. Doubront is a better pitcher than his April would have you believe, and a game against the Twins could help him prove that.

Roll the Dice

Jake Odorizzi – $10,865

After a tough April, Odorizzi has started to come into his own here in May. In two starts, he has posted a 3.00 ERA, after an April in which it was 6.85. He is coming off one of his best starts of the season, when he threw five shutout innings against the Indians, and struck out 11. Tonight, he’ll go to work against the Mariners, who have had a tough time at the plate lately. In eight games over the last week, they are hitting a dismal .236.

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