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August 27 MLB DFS: All eyes are on Jose at the Cell

August 27 MLB DFS: All eyes are on Jose at the Cell
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Daily Fantasy Rundown – August 27 MLB DFS Picks and Analysis

Welcome to Thursday’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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Catcher notes: The catcher position is barren this evening and the only catcher that I consider a primary value is Geovany Soto (CWS). He won’t have the benefit of a good lineup spot but that’s the case with every catcher on this slate. In 169 PAs this season, Soto has accumulated a .354 wOBA/.215 ISO. His power will likely regress some (22 percent HR/FB rate this season; 14 percent HR/FB rate over his career) but the White Sox have the highest team total on this slate (between 4.5 and 5 runs). He’s the best cash game option on this slate relative to his price and contextual factors (platoon edge at home against Seattle’s Roenis Elias). Travis d’Arnaud (NYM) is actually the top play at the catcher position but he’s priced wildly around the industry (still priced from a trip to Coors Field on DraftKings). Aaron Harang isn’t any good and the Mets have a team total of 4.5 runs, which makes d’Arnaud a viable tournament option. Yadier Molina (STL) doesn’t have a good matchup vs. Rubby De La Rosa but he has a top six spot for a Cardinals offense that has a team total approaching 4.5 runs. Molina is a decent secondary target.

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