5 Daily Fantasy Baseball Value Plays for 7/9/18

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Yonder Alonso, 1B, Cleveland Indians

Price: $2,700

Cleveland's 5.39 implied total is the second-highest on tonight's main slate, and for good reason.

They bring their dangerous offense into a matchup with Cincinnati Reds righty Anthony DeSclafani, who is off to a rough start this year.

DeSclafani wasn't showing anything especially impressive even before he missed nearly two seasons with injuries, posting skill-interactive ERA (SIERA) marks north of 4.00 in both 2015 and 2016. He missed all of 2017 and has opened this year on pace for a career-worst 4.21 SIERA while allowing the highest hard-hit rate (44.1%) of his career.

Yonder Alonso shouldn't have much trouble taking advantage of this matchup, having tagged right-handed pitchers for a .366 wOBA and .215 isolated slugging (ISO) on a 37.8% hard-hit rate over the last two seasons.