Daily Fantasy Rundown – August 29 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 Cleveland (Corey Kluber is our top ranked pitcher).
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.
Jonathan Lucroy (MIL)– We have some depth at the catcher position and we’re letting price points dictate our decisions. Jonathan Lucroy ranks as the best catcher in our model (ranks inside our top 15 hitters) despite having a R/R matchup. He’s a fine hitter vs. RHP (.346 wOBA/.160 ISO vs. RHP since 2012) but our model ranks him this highly due to his matchup. Opposing pitcher Keyvius Sampson owns a 5.55 ERA/1.48 HR per 9 through six major league starts and ZiPS thinks he’s even worse (5.91 ERA/1.88 HR per 9 projected for the rest of this season). This makes Lucroy our primary target at catcher but his price point varies around the industry.