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August 7 MLB DFS: Nats Bats Help You Play Kershaw

August 7 MLB DFS: Nats Bats Help You Play Kershaw
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Daily Fantasy Rundown – August 7 MLB DFS Picks and Analysis

Welcome to Friday’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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Top Play:

Brian McCann (NYY) – McCann is day to day with a knee injury but if he returns tonight, he’s in an excellent spot at home against RA Dickey. As discussed in recent rundowns, McCann is making a concerted effort to pull the ball (career high pull rate), which has allowed him to take advantage of the short porch in right and display the type of power people expected when he first landed with the Yankees (.221 ISO). He’s expensive on FanDuel but the tag on DraftKings is very friendly given the power upside. RA Dickey has been better recently but on the whole this season has really struggled to miss bats and is allowing 1.20 HR/9 to LHBs since 2013.

Value Plays:

Victor Martinez (DET) – On FanDuel, it’s pretty difficult not to take a chance on Victor Martinez. While he’s been extremely pedestrian at the plate, simply based on price ($2,500), matchup (Joe Kelly has a 6.11 ERA and33.1 hard hit rate) and lineup spot (fourth) he’s the chalk option on a day where 1-opprtunity cost at the position is very low and 2-you need to find some salary cap relief since you won’t be able to skimp on pitching. On top of simply being the logical option, Martinez may have more upside than I am leading on as the Tigers have one of the highest projected team totals and hopefully Martinez’s two homer game yesterday is a sign of him turning it around.

Yan Gomes (CLE) – If McCann is out, Gomes is the cheap catcher I’ll look to target (assuming Martinez isn’t catcher eligible). He’s had a horrific year from a plate discipline standpoint, which makes him very risk, but again our options are limited today. Gomes hits in a good lineup spot (fifth) for a Cleveland team facing the underwhelming Mike Pelfrey, who couldn’t miss a bat to save his life. While Gomes has been disappointing, both his past and projection systems point towards an ISO around .170, which is strong for a cheap catcher. Also note that Mike Pelfrey has displayed some reverse splits over the past few seasons, allowing a .358 wOBA to RHBs.

Additional catcher notes: Yadier Molina (STL) is a cheap filler. We’re not overly optimistic on his skill set but he gives you a top six order guy on the road, in a good park and facing one of the worse starting pitchers in action today. I’d also consider the Blue Jays catchers, Russell Martin/Dioner Navarro (TOR), as cash game alternatives if they land top six lineup spots. They’re in a great hitter’s park in one of, if not the, best lineups in MLB. On the tournament side of things, I’m additionally looking at Salvador Perez (KC) (Danks has been better lately but still someone to target RHBs against in the right spot) and Wilson Ramos (WAS) (underrated offense, especially against LHP; decent power upside). Both guys actually rate better than Molina/Gomes if they land similar lineup spots but project to hit seventh for home teams, making them difficult to use in cash games.

First Base

Top Play:

Paul Goldschmidt (ARI) – Goldschmidt is our top option as Chase Field is the best hitter’s park in action this evening and he’ll face Raisel Iglesias. I view Iglesias as an underrated pitcher, but he’s still likely a high 3s, low 4s ERA guy who is fly ball oriented. More importantly, Goldschmidt is simply underpriced on FanDuel ($4,000) given that he leads all hitters in Fantasy points per game. It’s a good opportunity to grab elite offensive upside on a day where it will be difficult to afford it elsewhere.

Next in line:

Edwin Encarnacion (TOR) – Encarnacion seems to have re-discovered his power stroke. His overall ISO on the year is down thanks to some additional ground balls and weaker contact, but I think those numbers are being distorted by a slow start. Here are Encarnacion’s GB rates by month through August: 47.1/43.6/24.6/39.1/42.1. Here are his hard hit rates through August: 25.7/28.2/30.8/36.2/47.4. Those numbers, particularly the hard hit rate, are trending in the right direction. You might want to try getting some exposure to him on DraftKings (Goldschmidt is too expensive) in the near future before the price starts to explode. Encarnacion is in a great hitter’s park tonight, hitting cleanup for an elite lineup and facing a mediocre pitcher.

Value Plays:

Carlos Santana (CLE) – On FanDuel, Santana is underpriced for a favorable matchup against Mike Pelfrey (.LHBs have a .330 wOBA against him since 2013, and he doesn’t miss any bats overall). The Cleveland hitters also get to face a very weak Twins bullpen behind Pelfrey; they have the highest xFIP in MLB. Santana is a switch hitter who has a very solid .349 wOBA and .199 ISO against RHP since 2013.

Ryan Zimmerman (WAS) – On a day where there aren’t a ton of great offensive situations and cap relief is needed to pay for pitching, Zimmerman pops as an excellent value play option. The entire Nationals lineup strikes me as underpriced as they are finally healthy, have had a brutal schedule and line up excellently against LHP. The matchup is favorable as Jorge de la Rosa has a .334 wOBA yielded to RHBs since 2013 and is backed up by a pretty poor bullpen, which also features plenty of lefties. Zimmerman will hit clean up for Washington and his tag is severely depressed across the industry.

Additional first base notes: Mark Teixeira‘s (NYY) power output this season makes him a great tournament option across the industry. Albert Pujols (LAA) is a secondary value as his price has dropped into the mid-tier. It’s not a great park/matchup, but on price/skills alone I prefer him to Santana where cheaper. Joe Mauer (MIN) is a viable cheap play. We don’t like his lack of power at the position, but his BA should be higher (unlucky BABIP). He’ll grab at least four plate appearances hitting second on the road and holds the platoon edge on the very contact oriented Cody Anderson. Another similarly priced option on the exact opposite end of the risk/reward spectrum is Mike Napoli (BOS). His production has been down this season, but there’s significant HR upside against a LHP in Daniel Norris (48.4 FB rate to RHBs). Eris Hosmer/Kendrys Morales (KC) are worthy of tournament consideration against John Danks (better recently and increased velo last start has us being cautious in cash but keep in mind he’s allowed a .356 wOBA and 1.47 HR/9 to RHBs since 2013).

Second Base

Best Value Play:

Anthony Rendon (WAS) – Rendon is priced at a mid-tier price or cheap around the industry. His plate discipline has been strong to start the season and the loft we want to see is there. However, a tough schedule has led to a lowered hard hit rate and thus less power output. That’s something we expect to correct moving forwards. On top of that, Rendon has a very good 130 wRC+ against LHP for his career with an okay .153 ISO that could be higher given solid loft and a high 21.9 hard minus soft hit rate. Opposing pitcher Jorge de la Rosa, as mentioned above, has struggled with RHBs, leaving Rendon as the best industry wide value today. His price is particularly compelling on DraftKings.

Additional second base notes: Outside of Rendon there are several other tightly clustered values. On FanDuel, where Rendon is a bit less valuable, Brian Dozier (MIN) is underpriced given his elite power peripherals and a good road matchup with a favorable park shift. Dee Gordon (MIA) is also very viable as Teheran’s control and ability to handle LHBs has been off; Gordon’s value is enhanced on FanDuel since you don’t lose points for caught stealing. Kolten Wong (STL) is a superb value if leading off. He gets a great park shift in his favor and will hold the platoon edge on rookie RHP Tyler Cravy (Steamer projects a 4.51 ERA and 1.19 HR/9). Salary aside, Ben Zobrist (KC) tops those options, and his tag on DraftKings is closer to Dozier/Gordo/Wongn where he becomes the best value of the trip (great matchup against John Danks). The best cheap option around the industry is Scooter Gennett (MIL). He’ll lead off at home and is a good splits play against Lance Lynn. Ian Kinsler (DET) and Brandon Phillips (CIN) are tournament considerations.


Top Play:

Troy Tulowitzki (TOR) – Tulowtizki takes a lot of heat in DFS circles, and I think that’s simply because he’s used so often. Shortstop is so scarce that often times it simply makes sense to make room for Tulowitzki; that doesn’t mean he’s going to succeed each time. While I won’t stretch my budget for him on FanDuel, on DraftKings it’s very easy to fit him in. He’s leading off for the best offense in baseball on the road, so you’ve got a high probability of five plate appearances. Yankee Stadium is one of, if not the, best offensive park being played in tonight. While we can’t completely dismiss it, most of Tulowitzki’s overall offensive numbers being down can be attributed to an absolutely wretched May from which he has recovered.

Value Plays:

Xander Bogaerts (BOS) – We anticipate Daniel Norris running into trouble given his combination of wildness (projected for more than 4 walks per nine) and fly ball riskiness (just a 33.7 GB rate, projected for around 1.20 HR/9 by ZiPS and Steamer). That makes Bogaerts a nice value on sites where he’s not too much more expensive than the two cheaper value plays we have at the position (below). He’ll likely hit second and has a solid combination of a 133 wRC+ and .142 ISO against LHP.

Jhonny Peralta (STL) – There’s not a lot to say here. Peralta is in the value play conversation quite often due to his lineup spot and decent power at an affordable cost at a scarce position. That’s the case again today, particularly on FanDuel, as Peralta has other contextual factors in his favor: huge park shift playing in Milwaukee and a subpar rookie pitcher.

Alcides Escobar (TOR) – Escobar is the cheapest of the shortstop values and enables you to get exposure against John Danks at a reasonable cost. While I’m paying attention to Danks’ recent run and increased velocity, let’s not go overboard. After all, the man still has a 4.80 ERA and 4.54 xFIP. Escobar doesn’t provide any power upside, but will make contact (just a 10.7 K rate) and has runs scored/stolen base upside out of the leadoff spot for an offense that should have some success today.

Additional shortstop notes: Hanley Ramirez (BOS) is a great cash game candidate on DraftKings, where he has the same matchup as Bogaerts but more power upside due to his personal skills and costs a couple hundred dollars less than Tulowitzki. Ian Desmond (WAS) is a phenomenal tournament option across the industry.

Third Base

Top Play: Alex Rodriguez (NYY) (good home matchup that provides a ton of power upside, but he’s a secondary target due to a tough to mange price given today’s landscape)

Value Plays:

Todd Frazier (CIN) – Admittedly today’s value play options at third base are very FanDuel specific, as both Frazier and Jake Lamb (below) are priced more favorably on FanDuel. Also, DraftKings’ MPE (multi-position eligibility) has left a lot of other viable third base candidates who have a different primary position (Santana, Zimmerman, Rendon, Bogaerts). On FanDuel, Frazier is the guy I’ll most likely go with. His salary has dipped all the way down to $3,300, making him very affordable. Yet, he possesses upside usually found in $4,000-plus players. That’s extremely valuable given the complexion of the night. While the price dip is for a reason (decreased production due to lowered hard hit rate recently), Frazier continues to flash pretty elite power peripherals. Overall on the season, he’s generating a ton of lost (career low .70 GB/FB ratio) and making quality contact (career high 36.8 hard hit rate). When the improving power peripherals also meet improving plate discipline (career low K percentage), you get the type of year we’re seeing out of Frazier (just two HRs shy of his career high already). He’s playing in one of the best hitter environments this evening, and opposing pitcher Chase Anderson has allowed a .352 wOBA and 1.28 HR/9 to same handed batters for his career. On top of the favorable split for Frazier, Anderson’s having a really down year overall as his K rate has fallen off the table.

Jake Lamb (ARI) – My co-analysts tell me I have a Jake Lamb problem. While they’re probably right to an extent, Lamb’s had a strong past two weeks, flashing some more power. The increase in power isn’t surprising as his power peripherals have improved this season but have been masked by an unlucky 9.1 HR/FB rate (a little higher now). He’s been hitting in the top five in the order the past two times against RHP and will have the platoon edge on Raisel Iglesias tonight (very small sample size, but a .382 wOBA and 4.90 xFIP against LHBs).

Additional third base notes: Both of the Twins 3B (Miguel Sano/Trevor Plouffe) deserve tournament consideration. They get a bump in park factor and face a contact oriented pitcher. Matt Carpenter (STL) is a secondary value. His price has risen recently, but he’s a high floor hitter given his on base skills, the positive park shift and an advantage over a subpar rookie RHP. On the cheaper end of things, Derek Dietrich (MIA) is a punt option. He’ll hit second on the road (which is a positive park shift) and face Julio Teheran (.339 wOBA allowed to LHBs since 2013). Chase Headley (NYY) and Pablo Sandoval (BOS) are additional tournament options.


Top Play: Mike Trout (LAA) (he’s actually pretty underpriced given his skill level but in a pitcher’s park, lacking the platoon edge against a decent SP, he’s not a priority; consider him a secondary cash game target)

Value Plays:

Ender Inciarte/David Peralta (ARI) – As mentioned in Lamb’s blurb, Raisel Iglesias has struggled against LHBs in a limited sample size, and he’s a fly ball oriented pitcher in one of the best hitter’s parks in play tonight. That gives Peralta plenty of power upside. Peralta has stepped up his power game this year by being more patient at the plate (increased walk rate), which has led to more consistent, high quality contact (35.5 hard hit rate, just a 10.5 soft hit rate). He’s a superb value and near core option on DraftKings but better used in tournaments on FanDuel. Inciarte doesn’t have the power upside Peralta has, but he’ll lead off for a Diamondbacks team with one of the higher projected run totals. Inciarte’s lack of patience isn’t good from a real life standpoint, but between that and a low 11.4 K rate, he puts the ball in play often, which is good on sites that don’t weigh walks evenly with hits. Inciarte also possesses nice stolen base upside.

Jayson Werth (WAS) – Werth is yet another National with an extremely depressed tag. His peripherals aren’t very good. Normally we want hitters with good current peripherals, good matchups and strong splits. Today, with so much expensive pitching and not a lot of great offenses to target, we’re willing to risk some players whose peripherals aren’t where they like them to be if the other two factors are favorable for a very low price. You can definitely lump Werth in that category. We’ve already identified the matchup against Jorge de la Rosa and the Rockies bullpen as a plus, and Werth has a stellar career .396 wOBA and .235 ISO against LHP.

Hanley Ramirez/Rusney Castillo (BOS) – Ramirez crushes LHP (.385 career wOBA and .218 ISO, power numbers higher last few seasons), making him a great option against Daniel Norris, who projects to allow a lot of power and to be a volatile pitcher in general (wild, fly ball risky). He’s got an affordable price around the industry. Teammate Rusney Castillo led off against a LHP last night. If he’s in that spot again, he’d also be a nice value. Castillo will provide plenty of stolen base upside and some semblance of pop for a top of the order speedster.

Additional outfield notes: You can chalk Brandon Moss (STL) into the category of guys with ugly peripherals but enough upside given contextual factors that we’re willing to risk him in cash games at a low price, assuming a top five or six lineup spot. Other viable cash game options are Michael Brantley (CLE), Jacoby Ellsbury (NYY) and Jason Heyward (STL). The expensive bat I’m most willing to target outside of Mike Trout is Jose Bautista (TOR). If you’re looking for a pure punt on DraftKings, Ichiro Suzuki (MIA) is an option. Teammate Christian Yelich (MIA) is a borderline cash game option, but someone I like a lot in tournaments. Other outfielders worth considering for tournaments are ones on our top stacks (below).

Starting Pitcher

Rankings (price not considered):

Tier One

1) Clayton Kershaw (LAD)

Tier Two

2) Jose Fernandez (MIA)

3) Dallas Keuchel (HOU)

4) Jacob deGrom (NYM)

5) Sonny Gray (OAK)

6) Cole Hamels (TEX)

7) Gerrit Cole (PIT)

Tier Three

8) James Shields (SD)

Tier Four

9) Aaron Nola (PHI)

10) Jake Odorizzi (TB)

11) Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA)

12) Lance Lynn (STL)

13) Jordan Zimmermann (WAS)

14) Julio Teheran (ATL)

15) Andrew Heaney (LAA)

Top Play:

Clayton Kershaw (LAD) – The decision whether or not to use Kershaw today is very difficult. On one hand, he’s the safest source of the most amount of points. He has an absurd 2.00 xFIP and 33.6 K percentage while averaging 7 IP, which is simply DFS gold. The Pirates have been an average offensive team in wRC+ against LHP but their 23.4 K percentage is on the higher end (fourth highest in MLB). On the other hand, Kershaw is priced well more expensive than any other pitcher, has much lower win probability than usual (-155 on the road against Gerrit Cole) and comes with a great deal of opportunity cost given the plethora of high upside aces ranked in our second tier today. A lot of this comes down to team’s lineups and if the cheap values are in the right spots in the order, so hopefully come lineup alert time we’ll be able to give you a clearer picture. My initial inclination was to save some money here to apply towards the only handful of strong team hitting situations today by utilizing a tier two starting pitcher. After thinking about it some more, I don’t think I can pass on a pitcher of Kershaw’s caliber, especially given the run he’s currently on (four straight wins in which he’s averaged 8.5 IP and 11.25 strikeouts). In cash games at the moment, I’m leaning towards figuring out how to get Kershaw in, despite the opportunity cost, which means punting some offensive positions on one starting pitcher sites and likely going with a cheap complement on multi-starting pitcher sites.

Value Plays:

Dallas Keuchel (HOU) – If fading Kershaw, my preferred option to anchor your cash game lineups is Dallas Keuchel. Keuchel has been a master in terms of run prevention for two straight seasons due to the insane amount of ground balls (63.6 GB rate) and weak contact (-4.5 hard minus soft hit rate is absolutely absurd) he forces combined with stellar control (low 2’s BB/9 last two seasons). His innings pitched in a given game always gave him additional upside as well. While that’s all fine and dandy, it was hard previously to use him on days like today when there was so much opportunity cost, given Keuchel’s reduced K rate relative to other top pitchers. That’s all changed though. His K percentage on the season has improved dramatically from 18.1 to 23.0, and the scary part is how high it’s been recently. That change didn’t take place from day one as Keuchel’s K rate through two months was pretty much in line with last season’s. Well, it’s improved each and every month: 16.3/21.6/24.9/28.3. In one August start, he struck out 33.3 percent of batters faced, and over his last seven starts Keuchel has four in which he’s struck out 30 percent or more of batters. There’s complete game shutout and double digit K upside here, and Keuchel has the best combination of floor and ceiling to give you a chance to somewhat hold pace with Kershaw while saving some money that can be applied to hitting. The Athletics are below average in wRC+ against LHP, and Oakland is a favorable pitcher’s park.

Aaron Nola (PHI) – It’s tough to take a risk on Nola with so many options that can be considered safe while holding upside in the second tier. However, he’s considerably underpriced on DraftKings ($6,000) and FanDuel ($6,100). On the latter site he’s way too risky for cash games but makes a nice tournament play. On the former site, he’s one of the main reasons why Clayton Kershaw‘s huge price tag is manageable. Through three starts, Nola has shown us a bit of everything. His K rate is slightly above league average while the BB rate and GB rate have been phenomenal. He gets a very favorable park shift pitching in spacious Petco Park and will face a Padres team that ranks 25th in wRC+ against RHP with the fifth highest K percentage (21.8). The difficult decision on DraftKings that I’ll be toying with all day is Kershaw-Nola or Keuchel-second tier 2 SP. It might not be a bad day to split your cash teams given a couple of major decisions that have a similar EV in my eyes from the outset but could have dramatically different results.

Additional starting pitcher notes: Jose Fernandez (MIA) has been nothing short of spectacular in his return from TJS. I still think there’s a touch of risk here, which on a normal day wouldn’t impact me but on the road, with a bad umpire and a plethora of high upside and high floor alternatives, I’m finding myself reserving Fernandez for tournament play primarily. The difficult part about today is that there are seven legitimate aces throwing and six closely ranked pitchers in the second tier that would be tier one guys on a non-Kershaw day. While Keuchel is our preferred choice, it’s difficult to go wrong with any of Jacob deGrom (NYM) (favorable park, Rays lineup is meh), Sonny Gray (OAK) (faces a high risk, high reward offense; heightens K upside and hopefully park mitigates the risk aspect of it; elite peripherals, including one of the best hard minus soft hit rates) and Cole Hamels (TEX) (great second option on DraftKings simply due to costing less than the other tier two options despite ranking similarly). James Shields (SD) has been frustrating to own all year but in a home matchup against a bad Phillies team, he’s definitely underpriced on DraftKings. I personally would rather pay up for a second tier two starting pitcher or drop down to Aaron Nola, but in a vacuum Shields is underpriced at just $8,600. With their being so much upside contained in the top two tiers and Nola remaining way too cheap in a great matchup, I’m not too keen on any of the other ranked options unless being contrarian in a tournament. If so, my favorite choice is Jake Odorizzi (TB) who is home in a favorable pitcher’s park, has decent K upside and faces a Mets lineup ranked 22nd in wRC+ against RHP.

Macro Thinking, Stacks, and Tournament Notes:

This is a new section we’ve created to try and offer more dedicated macro thinking to our analysis and hopefully add more value to those playing tournaments. The format is a bit of a work in progress and we welcome feedback ( if you have suggestions.

Top Tournament Stacks/Cash Game Mini Stacks:

1) Washington Nationals (they don’t have the highest upside purely from a runs scored standpoint, but the value in a mini-stack given pricing is tremendous)

2) New York Yankees (unlike the Nationals, difficult finding individual values here (McCann, Ellsbury the best), but RA Dickey in Yankee Stadium leads for a ton of upside for their slew of LHBs)

3) Toronto Blue Jays (it’s going to cost you a lot of money, which might make this more of a contrarian play given the emphasis on pitching, but this is the best lineup in baseball facing a subpar pitcher in Yankee Stadium with nine guaranteed innings)

4) Chase Field (two below average RHPs going against each other in one of the most favorable hitting parks in play this evening)

5) Boston Red Sox (ton of power upside against Norris, and he’s backed up by an atrocious bullpen)

Contrarian/Secondary Stacks:

1) Detroit Tigers (Kelly has a whopping seven starts allowing five or more ERs; Boston is one of the league’s worst bullpens by xFIP)

2) Kansas City Royals (Danks has been better, but as mentioned throughout the content, we’re not fully buying it; he still has blow up potential, even in a pitcher’s park)

3) St. Louis Cardinals (an affordable stack for a team that’s receiving a massive park shift and facing a rookie RHP in Tyler Cravy who has a Steamer projected 4.51 ERA and 1.19 HR/9 over the rest of the season)

MLB Game Weather Forecasts

In the scales below, a 10 strongly favors the batter, a 1 strongly favors the pitcher and a 5 has no impact on the game.

LAD at PIT 7:05: Dry. Temps in the upper 70s falling to near 70. Air density is a 7 becoming a 6. Wind northeast 6-12 mph lessening to 3-6 mph which blows in from left. The wind is a 4.

TOR at NYY 7:05: Dry. Temps near 80 falling into the mid to upper 70s. Air density is a 7. Wind east-northeast 6-12 mph which blows in from center. The wind is a 4.

COL at WSH 7:05: Dry. Temps in the mid to upper 70s. Air density is a 7 or an 8. Wind northeast 7-14 mph which blows in from center. The wind is a 4.

BOS at DET 7:08: Dry. Temps in the mid 70s falling to near 70. Air density is a 7 becoming a 6. Wind northeast 5-10 mph lessening to 3-6 mph which blows from left to right. The wind is a 5.

MIN at CLE 7:10: Dry. Temps in the mid 70s falling to near 70. Air density is a 7 becoming a 6. Wind northeast 8-16 mph lessening to 6-12 mph which blows in from right. The wind is a 3 becoming a 4.

NYM at TB 7:10: Dome.

MIA at ATL 7:35: Dry. Temps in the low to mid 80s falling into the upper 70s. Air density is an 8. Wind northwest 8-16 mph lessening to 6-12 mph which blows from left to right. The wind is a 5.

CHW at KC 8:10: Dry. Temps in the mid to upper 80s falling to near 80. Air density is an 8. Wind light and variable. The wind is a 5.

STL at MIL 8:10: Retractable roof. A few showers or a thunderstorm around. Temps in the low to mid 70s falling into the upper 60s. Air density is a 7 becoming a 6. Wind southeast 6-12 mph which blows in from center. The wind is a 4.

CIN at AZ 9:40: Retractable roof. A 10-20% chance of a thunderstorm. Temps in the low 100s falling into the mid 90s. If the roof is open, air density will be a 9. Wind west-southwest 10-20 mph which blows out to right-center. The wind is an 8.

BLT at LAA 10:05: Dry. Temps in the low to mid 70s falling into the upper 60s. Air density is a 6. Wind west-southwest 8-16 mph which blows out to right. The wind is a 7.

HOU at OAK 10:05: Dry. Temps in the low 70s falling into the mid to upper 60s. Air density is a 6. Wind west-northwest 10-20 mph lessening to 8-16 mph which blows out to right. The wind is an 8 becoming a 7.

TEX at SEA 10:10: Retractable roof. Dry. Temps in the mid to upper 70s falling into the low to mid 70s. Air density is a 7 becoming a 6. Wind northwest 5-10 mph which blows from left to right. The wind is a 5.

PHL at SD 10:10: Dry. Temps in the mid 70s falling to near 70. Air density is a 7 becoming a 6. Wind west-northwest 7-14 mph which blows from left to right. The wind is a 5.

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