MLB DFS Daily Fantasy Rundown – July 19th, 2015
Welcome to Sunday’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: Meteorologist Mark Paquette’s game by game weather forecasts will be included in the first lineup alert today.
Buster Posey (SFG) – Posey has surreal skills against LHP (.417 wOBA, .240 ISO) and he’s used to playing in a terrible hitting venue (AT&T Park). Posey and the Giants offense are undergoing a massive park shift today (Chase Field) and they face Patrick Corbin (has allowed three home runs in two starts this season but he’s a solid pitcher overall). Posey is expensive around the industry but he’s worth his high salary in tournaments.
Jonathan Lucroy (MIL) – While Lucroy isn’t Buster Posey, he has been a very good hitter against LHP (.376 wOBA, .198 ISO). Opposing pitcher Jeff Locke is accustomed to playing in a great pitcher’s park (PNC Park) and he has allowed a .316 wOBA to RHBs since 2012 while posting a below average eight percent K-BB%. Lucroy seems priced for a different matchup on DraftKings ($3,300), where he represents the strongest point per dollar value at the catcher position (ranks inside our top 15 hitters according to our model).