Daily Fantasy Rundown – July 11th MLB DFS Picks and Analysis
Welcome to Saturday’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: Three games with small weather concerns today, all in the early slate. Games in KC, MIN and CHC at least deserve to be watched. Great hitting environment in COL with minimal delay concerns.
Please see Meteorologist Mark Paquette’s game by game weather forecasts below the Analysis.
If any weather situations shift drastically, we will keep you updated with lineup alerts so make sure to check your email inbox up until roster lock.
Michael McKenry (COL)/Ryan Lavarnway (ATL) – I expect we’ll see both backup catchers get the start for an afternoon game following a night game. McKenry has legit skills as a hitter. He’s compiled a .333 wOBA and .185 ISO against RHP in 531 plate appearances since 2012. Matt Wisler looks like one of the weaker starters on the slate and he’s backed up by a very weak bullpen. McKenry is our preferred target, if confirmed in the lineup, and projects exceptionally well in our model (Top 25 overall hitter). Lavernway is simply the cheaper alternative and I’m more certain of his playing time on Saturday. Jorge de la Rosa is really tough on LHBs and Pierzynski has caught back-to-back night games. Lavernway comes with a pure punt tag on most sites and gets you exposure to Coors Field. There isn’t much opportunity cost at the catcher position for the early slate, so we just want to target cheap exposure to the best hitting environment of the slate.