Daily Fantasy Rundown – August 6 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.
Weather: Late game in ATL is the weather problem game tonight. There’s some risk of ppd but a delay is more likely. Please see Meteorologist Mark Paquette’s game by game weather forecasts below the Analysis.
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Russell Martin (TOR) – Martin is a better hitter against LHP but he’s still solid vs. RHP (.330 wOBA, .168 ISO against RHP since 2012). Opposing pitcher Kyle Gibson has surrendered a .313 wOBA to RHBs in the last few seasons and at the surface level that’s not terrible. However, he’s used to pitching at Target Field (great pitcher’s park) and he has allowed a 1.09 HR/9 to RHBs. He will pitch in one of the best hitting venues in all of baseball (Rogers Centre) so the environment won’t help him. The catcher position is usually barren but that’s even more obvious on a five game slate. Martin is the best value in a vacuum at the position when you factor in the high team total (Blue Jays have an implied run total of five runs) and his price (priced fairly around the industry).
Additional catcher notes: Buster Posey (SFG) actually ranks as the top play at the catcher position and he’s not in a great situation (facing Jason Hammel). He’s still pricey after coming off a trip to Globe Life Park in Arlington so we don’t view him as a cash game option tonight. Kyle Schwarber (CHC) doesn’t have a great matchup (Chris Heston) but he’s the best value play after Russell Martin at the position due to his skill set. Evan Gattis (HOU) has catcher eligibility on FanDuel and he represents the top play at the position on that particular site.