Daily Fantasy Rundown – August 9 MLB DFS Picks and Analysis
Welcome to Sunday’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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Kyle Schwarber (CHC) – Schwarber hasn’t played a full season at the major league level and he already feels like the best hitting catcher in baseball. His .286 ISO in 96 PAs is real based on the loft he’s generating (42 percent FB rate) and how hard he’s squaring the ball (44 percent hard hit rate). He’s going to strike out (26 percent K rate this season, which is also what ZiPS project moving forward) but a catcher with this type of power and overall skills (.449 wOBA at the major league level; never had a wOBA below .420 at the minor league level) is rare. He has a matchup against Jake Peavy today, who continues to be a solid pitcher but doesn’t miss many bats anymore (18 percent K rate). Schwarber is priced aggressively on FanDuel but he’s a strong cash game option on DraftKings ($4,400) relative to his skill set and fine matchup.