Daily Fantasy Rundown – May 16th MLB DFS
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.
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Buster Posey (SF) – (Posey ranks among our top 30 hitters and he’s facing a favorable park shift but Mike Leake keeps the ball on the ground and he’s an effective pitcher for the most part against RHBs; he can be utilized in cash games but the gap in value at the catcher position isn’t substantial.
Evan Gattis and Jason Castro (HOU) – Castro (top 40 hitter) ranks a bit better than Gattis (top 70 hitter) in our model but that’s not taking into account lineup position, which gives Gattis a boost (cleanup hitter for the Astros). They both have an awesome matchup against a home run prone pitcher (Marco Estrada has allowed a 1.40 HR/9 to RHBs since 2012) and their best hitting tool is power. Gattis has accumulated a massive .223 ISO against RHP in the last few seasons while Castro has posted a healthy .187 ISO. Ultimately, I’m letting price points guide me. Gattis is a phenomenal value on DraftKings, where both he and Castro are priced similarly. On FanDuel, Castro (has been moved up in the lineup to fifth, used to hit eight) is the obvious value since his price point is close to the bare minimum. Gattis and Castro represent the best cash game values at the catcher position this evening.