MLB DFS Daily Fantasy Rundown – July 30, 2015
Welcome to Thursday’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: Concerns in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic today with BOS having the most likely chance of a delay.
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Kyle Schwarber (CHC) – The catcher position isn’t as barren as it usually is (four viable cash game options all they’re all compelling) and despite our model adjusting slowly to Schwarber, I view him as the top option at the catcher position on this slate. He’s been powerful (.232 ISO) and he projects to have plus power moving forward, thanks to a 45 percent hard hit rate and 40 percent loft rate. Jimmy Nelson hasn’t quite figured out LHBs (.357 wOBA, 1.22 HR/9 surrendered to LHBs in the last few seasons) and Miller Park is friendly for left-handed power (increases left-handed power by around 10-11 percent above the league average). Schwarber has a good lineup spot (second) and he’s on the road (should have at least four PAs). When you take price into consideration, Schwarber feels like the strongest play at the catcher position on DraftKings ($3,500).