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6/22 MLB DFS: Open up a McCann

6/22 MLB DFS: Open up a McCann
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Daily Fantasy Rundown – June 22nd 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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Weather: Only game with a weather concern is in CLE. Great hitting environment in MIN and especially in CHC (Wind blows STRONGLY out to center).

Please see Meteorologist Mark Paquette’s game by game weather forecasts below the Analysis.

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Top Play:

Brian McCann (NYY) – The Yankees are the highest expected scoring offense on the day, and it’s not really a surprise given that they’re at home, where their plethora of LHBs can take advantage of the awful RHP Kevin Correia. Correia has yielded a .347 wOBA and 1.16 HR/9 to LHBs since 2012 and both ZiPS and Steamer project the 34 year old to have a 4.50-plus ERA with around 1.25 HR/9 allowed. He’s simply not a good pitcher as he doesn’t miss bats, is GB neutral and allows hard contact. It’s just two starts, but his hard hit rate this season is 41.7 percent. So, you definitely want to prioritize getting some Yankees in you lineup. One of the best ways to do so on a shortened slate is via a scarce catcher position. McCann will be in a top five lineup spot and is having a decent season power wise (ISO up to .201 from .174 last season). Some reasons for the power increase are likely a combination of harder hit contact, pulling the ball more (career high pull rate is great for him when he’s at home) and eliminating pop ups (career low 1.5 IFFB rate).

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