Daily Fantasy Rundown – June 23rd MLB DFS Picks and Analysis
Welcome to Tuesday’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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Today’s analysis authored by Mike Leone and Chris Pacheco.
Stephen Vogt (OAK) – Vogt has been the best offensive catcher in MLB this season. He’s been more patient at the plate (0.75 EYE this season, 0.54 EYE in his career) and has posted a .394 wOBA and .251 ISO in 257 PAs. Opposing pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez is due for some major regression, as he doesn’t miss any bats (9 percent K rate, 10 percent BB rate) and his 0.91 ERA is a bit fluky (4.17 FIP/5.05 xFIP). Vogt and the A’s will experience an awesome park shift for offensive purposes (Globe Life Park in Arlington is an elite hitting venue). Vogt is fully priced on most sites but he’s a great way to get exposure to this offense (scarce position, arguably the best hitter in Oakland).
Next in line:
Brian McCann (NYY) – While McCann hasn’t been as good of a hitter as Stephen Vogt, his value is attached to his power (.193 ISO as a member of the Yankees). That power at Yankee Stadium (increases LH power by approximately 17 percent above the league average) in this matchup (Sean O’Sullivan has allowed a .424 wOBA, 1.98 HR/9 to the 180 LHBs he has faced at the major league level, despite pitching in a neutral environment for the most part) gives McCann plenty of upside. He’s in play in cash games as long as you can find a fair price tag (top 35 hitter).