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7/5 MLB DFS: Paul is worth his weight in Gold

7/5 MLB DFS: Paul is worth his weight in Gold
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Daily Fantasy Rundown – July 5th MLB DFS Picks and Analysis

Welcome to Sunday’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: This has to be the quietest weather day this year so far. Extremely small concerns in ATL, TEX and WSH. Good hitting environment at Wrigley.

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.


Top Play:

Brian McCann (NYY) – McCann doesn’t come at a great price, but if you don’t need cap relief at the catcher position the upside here is very high. Sometimes we have to worry about catchers resting on Sunday, but McCann rested yesterday making it more than likely he’s in the lineup today. He has an excellent home matchup against a RHP, which should allow him to take advantage of the short porch in right. That’s something McCann has been doing more of in his second season as a Yankee as his increase in pull rate from 44.1 to 50.5 is likely at least partially responsible for his ISO rising from .174 to .213. McCann will face a below average RHP in Erasmo Ramirez and a Rays bullpen that allows the most HR/9 in MLB.

Value Plays:

Welington Castillo (ARI) – Castillo has flashed strong platoon splits since 2012, hitting .303/.372/.477 against southpaws. He draws a very favorable matchup today as he’ll be at home and facing Jorge de la Rosa (.338 wOBA allowed to RHBs since 2012). This is a cheap way to get exposure to a Diamondbacks offense that has a healthy team total around 4.5 today.

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