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August 1 MLB DFS: An A-Bomb from A-Rod is coming

August 1 MLB DFS: An A-Bomb from A-Rod is coming
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MLB DFS Daily Fantasy Rundown – August 1 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.

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Top Play:

Buster Posey (SFG) (Posey has been one of the best hitters against LHP in baseball, accumulating a .417 wOBA and .238 ISO in the last three seasons; he’s our top catcher play and a top 30 hitter despite a tough matchup against Cole Hamels but he’s expensive so we’d rather keep our investment limited to tournaments)

The Play:

Kyle Schwarber (CHC) – Co-writer Drew Dinkmeyer said it best yesterday: “Schwarber profiles very similarly to Kris Bryant when you assess their career minor league performance (Schwarber – .333/.429/.613 in 621 PA, Bryant – .327/.426/.667 in 773 PA) but Schwarber comes with catcher eligibility.” The catcher position lacks strong cash game values so Schwarber seems like a natural fit in all formats today. He’s off to a remarkable start at the major league level (.399 wOBA, .200 ISO in 74 PAs) and he draws a matchup against the below average Matt Garza (he’s getting hit harder this season, especially via the long ball and he’s no longer generating swings and misses at a league average rate) at Miller Park. The Cubs have an implied run total that’s approaching 4.5 runs, Schwarber hits second and he’s on the road so we’re expecting at least four PAs (all great for his DFS value). Schwarber feels like a core cash game play this evening.

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