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6/13 MLB DFS: Hunting Treasure with Gerrit Cole

6/13 MLB DFS: Hunting Treasure with Gerrit Cole
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MLB DFS Daily Fantasy Rundown June 13th, 2015

Welcome to Saturday’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: Big concern today is in PIT. With Gerritt Cole pitching, there is the chance of delay(s). Lesser concerns in DET, BLT and CHC as well as STL.

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.

Content Schedule Note: All of Saturday’s content is geared towards the afternoon slate. We’ll have an evening guide dedicated to the evening slate covered in our lineup alerts.

Catcher

Top Play:

Jonathan Lucroy (MIL) – Without Carlos Gomez in the starting lineup, Lucroy has been leading off for the Brewers (great for his DFS value). We’re not sure when Gomez will be back in the starting lineup but either way, Lucroy commands a good lineup spot and he has solid skills against RHP (.349 wOBA, .159 ISO against RHP since 2012). Opposing pitcher Joe Ross is making his second start at the major league level and doesn’t project particularly well (5.56 Ks per nine and a projected ZiPS ERA above 4.50). Catcher isn’t particularly appealing on Saturday. Lucroy is the only catcher ranked inside the top 50 in our model and he comes with a friendly price point around the industry. He’s your best option.

Additional catcher notes: Salvador Perez (KC) is facing southpaw Tyler Lyons (.346 wOBA and 1.17 HR/9 allowed to the 336 RHBs he has faced at the major league level) and he has nice skills against LHP (.347 wOBA, .191 ISO against LHP in the last few seasons). The difficulty with Perez is his lineup spot, but last night he hit fifth. If he stays in that fifth slot, he’s a fine alternative to Lucroy. If the lineup spot shifts back down, he’s a less realistic alternative in cash games. As usual, we’ll also be on the lookout for potential punt options. Carlos Corporan (TEX) and Wilson Ramos (WSH) are decent tournament selections. They should be utilized as part of a Rangers or Nationals stacks (I wouldn’t use them outside of a stack).

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