Daily Fantasy Rundown – August 3 MLB DFS Picks and Analysis
Welcome to Monday’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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Buster Posey (SF) – Posey is our top catcher but he’s not a particularly compelling value. He’ll face Mike Foltynewicz who has allowed a .340 wOBA and 1.26 HR/9 to RHBs as a big leaguer and practically any road game is a park upgrade for Posey. Posey ranks inside our Top 30 hitters overall but is priced on most sites as a Top 15-20 hitter. With an emphasis on bats in Coors Field, it’s difficult to justify Posey in cash games. He’s a better tournament option.
Mike Zunino (SEA) – Catcher lacks many compelling options on Monday which pushes us to default towards Coors Field. Zunino isn’t a good hitter against RHP (.265 wOBA, 33.3 K Rate) but when he does make contact, he hits for power (.172 ISO). Enter a matchup against Eddie Butler who has a puny 12 percent K Rate against RHBs and you’ve got a better opportunity for Zunino to deliver on a modest price tag. Ideally, we’d like to invest in Zunino when it comes with salary relief. He hits low in the order and is a low probability play overall, but if you can get him cheap it adds another dimension of value at a position with low opportunity cost.