MLB DFS Daily Fantasy Rundown – June 26th, 2015
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.
Weather: Pretty quiet weather day. PIT has minor concerns late while STL has flooding rain today that pushes away this evening. 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.
Derek Norris (SD) – Norris is playing in a bad hitting venue (Petco Park) but his skill set against LHP (.374 wOBA, .192 ISO) makes him an elite DFS option at a scarce position. Opposing pitcher Robbie Ray has been awful against RHBs (.360 wOBA and 1.20 HR/9 allowed to 194 RHBs) and Norris has a favorable price tag around the industry. Norris ranks inside our top 40 hitters and he’s only $3,400 on DraftKings.
Dioner Navarro (TOR) – While Navarro isn’t a great hitter (.320 wOBA, .129 ISO against RHP since 2012), we love his matchup (Nick Martinez has allowed a .336 wOBA and 46 percent FB rate to LHBs in the last couple of seasons) and contextual factors (Blue Jays have a team total of five runs and they’ll be playing in the best hitting venue on this slate, Rogers Centre). If you’d like to have some exposure to this Blue Jays offense at a scarce position, Navarro will likely have a top five spot in this offense and he’s affordable on most sites I’ve checked. He’s a fine value alternative to Derek Norris in all formats but the hitting skills separate the two in our model (Navarro is ranked among our top 80 hitters, Norris is ranked inside our top 40).