Daily Fantasy Rundown – June 10th 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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Miguel Montero (CHC) – While Montero rates a bit behind Yasmani Grandal in our model (a top 75 option, Grandal is top 50), I view them as similar options today and will probably let price dictate who I use on what site. Montero will almost assuredly bat cleanup for the Cubs with a RHP on the hill and the team able to utilize the DH in an American League park. Opposing pitcher Shane Greene has really struggled this season. While we expect him to be better moving forward than his 5.40 ERA, it needs to be noted that his velocity has dropped off by 1.3 mph from last season and that, along with a reduced SwStr rate, supports the big drop in K rate from 23.5 percent to 15. Green is also posting an elevated HR/FB rate for the second consecutive season and has allowed a .362 wOBA to the 320 LHBs he has faced. Montero is currently displaying the best EYE of his career and is making very good contact (yet to hit a pop up, career best 23.2 LD rate). His Fantasy points should pick up as his .258 BABIP normalizes (career mark of .304).
Yasmani Grandal (LAD) – Grandal will likely hit fifth or sixth if in the lineup (chance he sits after catching three straight). He’s cut down on his K rate with the Dodgers, which has helped to boost his BA and should be able to take advantage of a very friendly matchup against Jeremy Hellickson (.324 wOBA, 1.21 HR/9 allowed to LHBs since 2012). Grandal is a switch hitter but for his career he has been much more productive from the left side (.352 wOBA compared to .310 from the right side; .175 ISO compared to .138 from the right side).