The MLB season is set to come to an end on October 1, meaning DFS players have just one month left to get in on the action. If you are looking to up your DFS game as the season winds down, we have you covered. Below are our top five DFS sleeper picks for the remainder of the season to help you finish the year a winner.
MLB DFS: Five DFS Sleepers For the Final Month of the MLB Season
- Sal Frelick is 3-8 with three RBIs since returning from injury
- Gabriel Moreno has a 1.073 OPS in August
- Ke’Bryan Hayes has a .323 batting average, five home runs, and 18 RBIs this month
Sal Frelick – OF Milwaukee Brewers
The Brewers’ rookie made a big splash when he debuted earlier this summer, but a hamstring injury caused him to miss some time. He is now back in the lineup and appears to be returning to his impressive form from earlier this season. This will probably be the cheapest you can get this budding star for the next decade, so don’t miss out!
We will see what kind of power numbers the young outfielder delivers this season, but his ability to get on base while hitting in the heart of this lineup means a high OBP and plenty of runs and RBIs. Frelick is also a good baserunner and should be able to add more steals as the season progresses.
Teoscar Hernandez – OF Seattle Mariners
Okay, Hernandez’s career resume doesn’t scream “sleeper pick”, but he is offering a ton of value at a very reasonable price. Hernandez can be streaky, but he has looked fantastic during this miracle run by the Mariners. His price will undoubtedly continue to rise, but he is producing far more than DFS managers are paying for him.
It isn’t just Hernandez’s impressive play that has us jumping on him; it’s also the play of the rest of this team. That includes Julio Rodriguez, who has been impossible to keep off the basepaths over the last month. That will lead to more RBIs for Hernandez, giving his fantasy value a significant boost over the season's final month.
Gabriel Moreno – C Arizona Diamondbacks
The Diamondbacks are not the same team they were in the first half of the season, but that isn’t Moreno’s fault. The 23-year-old has turned into a significant piece of the Arizona lineup. His play in the second half of the season has been fantastic, and DFS sites have yet to adjust their pricing on him, meaning now is the time to grab him.
Since July 1, Moreno has posted a .358 batting average, raising his season average by 15 points. In August, the catcher has a 1.073 OPS and a .682 slugging percentage, showing how much damage he has done to opposing pitching. Moreno is on a one-year deal, which will motivate him to finish the season strong.
Josh Rojas – 3B, 2B Seattle Mariners
You may not know this name, but Rojas has been a big reason for the Mariners’ recent charge to the top of the AL West standings. Seattle traded for Rojas at the deadline, and he has not disappointed. The infielder has a .290 batting average, three home runs, ten RBIs, and four stolen bases since then. Given the way this lineup has been hitting, Rojas should deliver plenty to close the season.
We are grabbing Rojas now because of his play over the last week. He had two home runs, six RBIs, and two stolen bases during that span. He likely can’t keep this going for another month, but he will deliver far more than his DFS price would suggest. If you need a cheap shortstop, look no further than Rojas.
Ke’Bryan Hayes – 3B Pittsburgh Pirates
Hayes was expected to be a big part of the Pirates' future, but he hasn’t lived up to that in his first four seasons in the league. That changed in August, with the third baseman finally starting to boost his average and find his power stroke. At 26 years old, he may have finally found a way to generate offense consistently.
If you want to know why we are selecting Hayes, look no further than his play in August. The young Pirates infielder has a .323 batting average, five home runs, and 18 RBIs this month. The Pirates won’t be making a playoff push, but we expect Hayes to finish the year strong and boost his value for the 2023 season.
Michael is an avid sports fan and a veteran bettor from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He learned the trade from his grandfather in Las Vegas as a kid. As an adult, Michael started picking games for a small sports betting site and has built it into a career. His experience allows him to provide tips and information to help other bettors improve their game. Michael cheers for all Wisconsin pro teams, the Arizona State Sun Devils (his alma mater), and the Ottawa Senators. He specializes in baseball betting but has extensive experience in football, basketball, and hockey. When he isn’t pouring over stats, he’s spending time with his two young children or hiking and enjoying the outdoors.