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6/12: Kershaw is San Diego’s Daddy

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6/12: Kershaw is San Diego’s Daddy
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Daily Fantasy Rundown – June 12th MLB DFS Picks and Analysis

Welcome to Friday’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: CLE at DET (moderate cancellation risk) and delay risks for PHI at PIT and to a lesser extent KC at STL. 

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Catcher

Value Plays:

Robinson Chirinos (TEX) – I’m really interested to see where Chirinos fits into the Rangers lineup this evening. He draws a favorable matchup with Tommy Milone who has allowed a .327 wOBA and 1.29 HR/9 to RHBs since 2012. Chirinos has hit LHP very well in recent seasons (.341 wOBA, .225 ISO) but he generally hits very low in the lineup. The loss of Adrian Beltre creates some opportunity to move higher in the lineup and if he sneaks into the Top Five, he’d represent our top value play at the position. The Rangers have the highest implied run total of any team in action on Friday and Chirinos ranks as our fifth best catcher option and a Top 75 hitter overall.

Wilson Ramos (WAS) – Ramos ranks a bit below Chirinos (Top 90) but gets the benefit of a more consistent lineup spot. He’s been hitting fifth of late with Ryan Zimmerman out and the lineup spot behind Bryce Harper generates substantial opportunities. Ramos is an adequate hitter against RHP (.309 wOBA, .161 ISO since 2012) but his skill set up well for this matchup. You’ll notice the impressive .161 ISO for Ramos against RHP and it’s come despite an incredibly high GB Rate (56 percent). He’ll face Mike Fiers who rarely generates ground balls (32 percent against RHBs) in a park that inflates power. It’s a bit boom-or-bust attacking Fiers, but his inability to work deep into games (averaging 5.1 innings per start) gives Ramos upside against a weak bullpen as well. If Chirinos doesn’t garner a great lineup spot and Ramos hits fifth, I’ll likely have more exposure to Ramos in cash games.

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