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5/20 MLB DFS: Play Tyson’s Punch Out

5/20 MLB DFS: Play Tyson’s Punch Out
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Daily Fantasy Rundown – May 20th 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.

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Weather: The CLE-CHW is the game to pay the most attention to tonight. There are some small concerns in COL.  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 – This is essentially the same advice as yesterday although against a weaker starter. I’m just going to leave Mike Leone’s analysis from yesterday and adapt it to the matchup with Severino Gonzalez. 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. Severino Gonzalez hasn’t given us much reason to believe he’s a competent major league starter. In AAA this season he’s allowed a 4.34 ERA while posting a miniscule 13.3 percent K Rate. In the big leagues, he’s been hammered (10.57 ERA) in two starts against the Marlins and Cardinals. 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 represent a fine cheaper play across the industry. There is not a lot of opportunity cost at the catcher position today, making it an easy spot to get Coors Field exposure in cash games. Rosario and Hundley are our top ranked catcher options and each rank within our Top 35 overall hitters.

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