Daily Fantasy Rundown – July 20th MLB DFS Picks and Analysis
Welcome to Monday’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: The two games with the greatest delay risk are in COL and CIN with minor ppd concern. Other games do have some delay risk but are very minor concerns.
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Kyle Schwarber (CHC) – It’s going to be tricky to predict Schwarber’s playing time each day but when he’s in the lineup, he’ll serve as one of the best values at the catcher position. Schwarber hasn’t come with the hype of Kris Bryant but he has come with the production. Schwarber has hit .333/.429/.613 in two minor league seasons while Bryant hit .327/.426/.667 in his three minor league seasons before promotion. Schwarber has earned premier lineup spots of late and he’d draw a stellar matchup against Michael Lorenzen who has allowed a ridiculous .431 wOBA, 2.19 HR/9, and 13.9 percent BB Rate to LHBs as a big leaguer. Lorenzen’s fastball is very straight and as a result he’s been very homer prone in Great American Ballpark. After sitting the last two days, I expect Schwarber will draw the start in a game where the Cubs likely emphasize offense (Clayton Richardon vs. Michael Lorenzen). If he draws the start and cracks the top of the lineup, he’d represent our top target at the position.