MLB DFS Daily Fantasy Rundown – May 18th, 2015
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.
Weather: Colorado is once again a modest concern. We’ll monitor it up until game time.
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Evan Gattis (HOU) – Gattis has posted a .340 wOBA and .238 ISO against LHP in his big league career and he’ll face Drew Pomeranz who has allowed a .346 wOBA and 1.38 HR/9 to RHBs since 2012. Pomeranz is allowing a lot of aerial contact this season (puny 36.7 percent GB Rate) and Gattis’ Fantasy contributions are built on power. Gattis is always blessed with a good lineup spot (fourth of late) which makes his value a bit more stable than our other catcher recommendation. He ranks within our Top 25 hitters overall and is one of two premier options at the catcher position.
Wilin Rosario (COL) – Rosario’s history against LHP in Coors Field is simply stunning. For his career he’s hit .348/.390/.731 against LHP in Coors Field. This is good for a .470 wOBA which doesn’t even truly capture the Fantasy greatness of a .731 slugging percentage. Cole Hamels is not your ordinary LHP going into Coors Field, but I’m also not afraid to pick on him. Like most pitchers, Hamels has been a different entity at Coors Field in his career (4.74 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 1.09 HR/9 allowed in 24 2/3 innings). Rosario ranks just behind Gattis in our model, but I view them as near equivalents and players I want exposure to on Monday night. On sites where Rosario has first base eligibility, I’d even consider using him in that spot to get both in my lineups.