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August 19 MLB DFS: My Favorite Martin

August 19 MLB DFS: My Favorite Martin
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Daily Fantasy Rundown – August 18 MLB DFS Picks and Analysis

Welcome to Wednesday’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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The Play:

Russell Martin (TOR) – The Jays are the best offense in baseball against LHP and it’s by a rather wide margin (126 wRC+, next highest is 114). Martin’s price tag is down around the industry and the shift to the National League will likely keep him in a premier lineup spot. Adam Morgan has really struggled with RHBs (.358 wOBA, 34.1 hard hit rate, and 1.63 HR/9) at the big league level which brings all of the Jays elite RHBs in play. This season, Martin has posted a .424 wOBA and .254 ISO against LHP (.352/.182 since 2012). He’s a Top 25 hitter overall in our model. Martin is the one with the best price point and he comes at a thin position. He’s our primary target at the catcher position in cash games.  

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