Daily Fantasy Rundown – July 10th 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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Derek Norris (SD) – Norris has many of the contextual factors we look for in a hitter. He has a very wide platoon split (.368 wOBA/.187 ISO against LHP, .289 wOBA, .133 ISO against RHP since 2012), is getting a big upgrade in park environment, hits in a great lineup spot (typically second), and is facing a pitcher that is vulnerable to his platoon advantage. Wandy Rodriguez has allowed a 30.8 percent hard hit rate and 1.15 HR/9 to RHBs since 2012. The .318 wOBA allowed is average, but helped in large part by a .285 BABIP against. Given the very high hard hit rate allowed, we view Rodriguez’s baseline skills closer to a .335-.340 wOBA allowed. Norris also comes with a very affordable price tag around the industry. He represents not only our highest rated catcher in our model, but our best value at the position. He’s your primary target in cash games.