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5/19 MLB DFS: Watch Ortiz Go Yardo

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5/19 MLB DFS: Watch Ortiz Go Yardo
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Daily Fantasy Rundown – May 19th 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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Weather: The main concern tonight is the PHI-COL game. We think it gets in but will monitor this one closely (concern is field getting wet from rain early in the day but it should be gone by the time they play). 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.


Value Plays:

Rockies Catchers – Even against a RHP, we likely see Wilin Rosario somewhere in the top six lineup spots for the Rockies given that Justin Morneau is out. Sure, we love using Rosario against LHP where he’s elite but at his current price point there’s nothing wrong with using him in a same handed home matchup. The wOBA against RHP is bad (.307) but there’s still some power there (.165 ISO, 34 HRs in 963 PAs). Let’s not fool ourselves, though. This is mostly about the unparalleled offensive environment in Coors Field. Aaron Harang has pitched well this season but he’s also been very lucky (4.21 xFIP compared to 2.03 ERA) and he could find himself in a lot of trouble in Coors Field (just a 32.3 percent GB rate). Rosario is no longer catcher eligible on FanDuel, but he’s got a more than fair price on DraftKings. Teammate Nick Hundley has been hitting sixth. If he remains in that spot, he’d be a fine cheaper play across the industry. There’s not a lot of opportunity cost at the catcher position today, making it an easy spot to get Coors Field exposure in cash games.

Russell Martin (TOR) – If stepping outside of Coors Field at the catcher position, Martin is a logical choice, especially on FanDuel where walks are scored at a bit of a higher rate than on other sites. The Rogers Centre is pretty friendly for RHBs and opposing LHP Hector Santiago should have a really tough time with this Jays lineup. Santiago has allowed a .328 wOBA and 1.37 HR/9 to RHBs since 2012. Martin will likely hit fourth or fifth for the Jays, giving him one of the best lineup spots of any of the viable catcher candidates.

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