Daily Fantasy Rundown – June 24th 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.
Weather: Only game with any weather concerns is COL (t-storms move in after the games in CHC). Great hitting environment in COL.
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Today’s analysis authored by Mike Leone and Chris Pacheco.
Nick Hundley/Wilin Rosario (COL) – The Rockies have a team total of six runs (highest of this slate) and the catcher position isn’t as deep tonight as it was last night. Therefore, Hundley (.307 wOBA, .153 ISO against RHP since 2012) and Rosario (.310 wOBA, .169 ISO against RHP since 2012) are the top plays at the catcher position. Hundley accumulated most of numbers in a far worse environment (much better now that he’s in Coors Field) but he usually hits seventh while Rosario hits fifth. On sites that have given Rosario catcher eligibility (DraftKings) he’s the top play with Hundley not far behind. We love targeting Coors Field at scarce positions and their matchup today against Allen Webster (.328 wOBA, 36 percent FB rate allowed to 209 RHBs) is favorable. Hundley and Rosario are ranked inside our top 50 hitters this evening.
Welington Castillo (ARI) – Castillo delivered for us last night, hitting a two run home run in a great matchup against Kyle Kendrick. Castillo isn’t very good against RHP (.297 wOBA, .136 ISO against RHP since 2012) but Coors Field and below average pitchers serve as great contextual factors so we’re not afraid to target below average hitters. Opposing pitcher David Hale is solid against RHBs but he has an ERA of 5.28 and he projects to have an ERA close to 5.50 the rest of the way. The Diamondbacks have a team total pushing 5.5 runs. On sites where Castillo offers more salary relief than the written options above, I consider him a fine cash game option.