Daily Fantasy Rundown – July 6th 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.
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Yasmani Grandal (LAD) – Grandal is the clear cut top catcher and on a somewhat shortened slate, you want to mini-stack Dodgers, even in cash games. The Dodgers are the top team in wRC+ against RHP and will be facing Sean O’Sullivan, owner of a 5.76 ERA, which is sadly better than his current FIP and career ERA. O’Sullivan is probably the worst MLB starter to make 10-plus starts this season, and he’s been particularly horrendous against LHBs since 2012, allowing a .455 wOBA and 2.45 HR/9. The underlying peripherals there are even worse: more walks than strikeouts and a 40.5 hard hit rate. Grandal hit cleanup in his last start against RHP, and with Adrian Gonzalez possibly sitting out (got hit on the hand yesterday), there’s a high probability he gets a top five lineup spot tonight. Grandal is a switch hitter but more effective as a LHB, where he has posted a .359 wOBA and .194 ISO since 2012.
Next in line: Buster Posey (SF) (absurd numbers versus LHP make him a worthy tournament option but in such a low run scoring environment and as the most expensive catcher, he’s unnecessary in cash games)