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5/23 MLB DFS: Houston, Lobstein has a problem

5/23 MLB DFS: Houston, Lobstein has a problem
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Daily Fantasy Rundown – May 23rd MLB DFS Picks and Analysis

Welcome to Saturday’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.

Weather: Our main concern is the weather in Denver. 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.

Scheduling Note: All of the content today is focusing on the afternoon games. We’ll provide an “evening guide” later this afternoon that helps customers prepare for the small evening only slate.

Catcher

Top Play:

Buster Posey (SF) – (Best offensive catcher in MLB and a matchup against a below average pitcher at Coors Field makes him an elite option at the catcher position; with a higher emphasis on top tier starting pitchers today, Posey’s full price tag plays better in tournament formats)

Value Play:

Evan Gattis (HOU) – Gattis is ranked among our top 20 hitters today and the other value alternatives are ranked outside the top 50 hitters. Gattis has historically hit LHP well (.340 wOBA, 117 wRC+) but his power skills are absurd (.243 ISO against LHP in the last few seasons). He’s prone to strike out (25 percent K rate this season) but his matchup against Kyle Lobstein should help him in this area. Lobstein doesn’t miss any bats (10 percent K rate this season) and he’s allowed a .333 wOBA to RHBs since being called up to the majors (has faced 229 RHBs at the major league level). The Astros have a team total pushing 4.5 runs, Gattis is the cleanup hitter for this offense and he’s affordable around the industry. If you want to have some exposure to this Astros offense, paying for this type of hitter with these contextual factors at a scarce position makes a lot of sense.

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