MLB DFS Daily Fantasy Rundown – April 28th, 2015
Welcome to Tuesday’s edition of the Daily Fantasy Rundown with “leonem”, “dinkpiece” and “thenumbersguy”. Each day throughout the MLB season our daily MLB scouting reports will highlight the best top, value and cheap plays of the day based on the Daily Fantasy Industry’s pricing for salary cap games. The goal of our analysis is to help you improve consistency and become a better player long-term.
PLEASE NOTE: The content does not include the two games starting at 6:10 PM EST (KC-CLE, TOR-BOS). These games are being excluded on most sites with the exception of user created contests, so we’ve decided to remove them from the content. We will briefly cover them in our lineup alerts. In addition CHW-BAL has been POSTPONED due to the riots in Baltimore. Players from this game have been removed from our content as well.
Weather: There aren’t any major weather concerns on Tuesday. Please see Meteorologist Mark Paquette’s game by game weather forecasts below the Analysis.
If any weather situations shift drastically, we will keep you updated with lineup alerts so make sure to check your email inbox up until roster lock.
Brian McCann (NYY) – We’re in a similar spot on Tuesday as we were on Monday. McCann ranks as the top healthy catcher option in our model, but ranks as just our 75th best hitter option overall. The matchup with Jake Odorizzi isn’t nearly as strong as the matchup with Nate Karns was on Monday. Odorizzi has allowed just a .298 wOBA and 0.94 HR/9 to LHBs while striking out 26 percent of the LHBs he’s faced since 2012. In fact, since the beginning of last season Odorizzi has been more dominant against LHBs than RHBs. The reason McCann rates well in our model is a strong .185 ISO against RHP since 2012 and the boost Yankee Stadium offers to LH power. In addition, the Rays are short LHPs in the bullpen using Teaford last night and trading for Xavier Cedeno yesterday. Most of McCann’s plate appearances should come against RHP. The landscape at catcher is still largely McCann or punt on Tuesday, but the punt options are a bit more compelling than Monday’s slate.