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5/24 MLB DFS: An Angel gets its wings

5/24 MLB DFS: An Angel gets its wings
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Daily Fantasy Rundown – May 24th MLB DFS Picks and Analysis

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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Weather: Major concern is KC, moderate concern in Chicago, Denver looks good to go!

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Top Play:

Buster Posey (SF) – I won’t spend too much time on the Coors Field players as it’s been an environment we’ve targeted all weekend (45 runs in three games). The Giants are particularly valuable on sites where park isn’t taken into account as they get a massive park shift moving from the worst hitter’s park in MLB to the best. Aside from the park factors, the Giants get to face more bad pitching as Chad Bettis will be on the hill for the Rockies. In 80.1 MLB innings, Bettis has a 6.72 ERA and ZiPS is calling for a 4.88 ERA ROS. All of Posey’s numbers are in line with his career marks, and he’s easily the top catcher on the day. Posey is ranked inside our top 5 overall hitters and the gap between him and the next viable option is so large that he’s worth paying up for where possible.

Value Plays:

Brian McCann (NYY) – McCann has a nice matchup as he’ll have the platoon edge at home, which will enable him to take advantage of the short porch in right at Yankee Stadium. McCann hasn’t quite had the success we expected since shifting to the Yankees but the power has been there at home (.219 ISO versus RHP at home last season, .342 this season). Opposing pitcher Yovani Gallardo has been slowly declining, dropping his K percentage in six consecutive seasons. He’s not awful but ZiPS and Steamer are projecting an ERA somewhere between 4.25 and 4.50 rest of season (ROS) and the Yankees have a team total around 4.5. McCann ranks just outside our top 50 overall hitters (helps you visualize the gap between Posey and all other options), but he’s also a significant discount to Posey on sites like FanDuel.

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