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7/22 MLB DFS: Enjoy a summer Holliday in Chicago

7/22 MLB DFS: Enjoy a summer Holliday in Chicago
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Daily Fantasy Rundown – July 22nd MLB DFS Picks and Analysis

Welcome to Wednesday’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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Weather:  A very quiet weather evening. Only very small concerns in KC with a slight chance of a delay the worst case scenario

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.

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Top Play:

Value Plays:

Matt Wieters (BAL) – Wieters is a slightly below average hitter overall against RHP (.304 wOBA) but he has shown good power (.169 ISO) since 2012. He gets a nice park for home run upside as Yankee Stadium inflates LH home runs 17 percent above the league average and he’s facing Ivan Nova who has allowed a .337 wOBA and 34.5 percent hard hit rate to LHBs since 2012. In an extremely small sample this season, Nova has allowed a .378 wOBA to LHBs while striking out just 3.9 percent of lefties. I love taking a shot on left handed power potential in Yankee Stadium against a starter that can’t miss bats. Wieters fits the bill on Wednesday.

Yadier Molina (STL) – Molina has historically hit LHP very well (.361 wOBA, .173 ISO since 2012) and he’ll draw a favorable matchup against John Danks who has allowed a .355 wOBA and 1.48 HR/9 to RHBs during that span. The park shift is a favorable one for Molina and it helps push him into our Top 20 hitters overall in our model. He’s very cheap around the industry as he’s struggled much of this season (even against LHP), but this is a good opportunity to lean on his historical performance and take advantage of a cheap tag.

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