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7/25 MLB DFS: Fly a mile high with Byrd

7/25 MLB DFS: Fly a mile high with Byrd
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MLB DFS Daily Fantasy Rundown – July 25th, 2015

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: The game in KC seems to be the only worry today/tonight with severe weather possible. Would not worry too much about a ppd.

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.

Catcher

The Play:

Brayan Pena/Tucker Barnhart (CIN) – Pena isn’t a good hitter but he should draw a top six spot at Coors Field today against the below average LHP Chris Rusin and as a result, the Reds have a team total approaching six runs. Those contextual factors are enough to consider Pena the best value play at the position in a vaccum for the cheap price you’re paying everywhere. The catcher position has been in flux lately and Tucker Barhnart has received more action so if he’s in the lineup instead of Pena, I’d consider him a good value as well (will have the platoon edge against Rusin, who has surrendered a .372 wOBA and 1.41 HR/9 to RHBs in the last few seasons).

Additional catcher notes: The Reds catchers make the most sense for cash games when you adjust for all the contextual factors in their favor. If you want to dip outside of those catchers in tournaments, I view Brian McCann (NYY) as a fun tournament option. He’s outside of Yankee Stadium and in a bad hitting environment (Target Field)/he won’t have the platoon edge but Tommy Milone is known for serving up the long ball, even against LHBs (1.27 HR/9 allowed to 548 LHBs). Nick Hundley (COL) will be at Coors Field but he will likely hit eight now that Corey Dickerson is back. I consider him more of a tournament option when you adjust for price and matchup (the Reds catchers are much cheaper and will benefit from a better overall matchup against Chris Rusin).

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