MLB DFS Daily Fantasy Rundown – May 29th, 2015
Welcome to Friday’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: A few issues to keep an eye on in CIN, MIN and then flooding issues around TEX could impact decisions on games in HOU and TEX. Please see Meteorologist Mark Paquette’s game by game weather forecasts below the Analysis.
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Buster Posey (SF)/Evan Gattis (HOU) – These are the top two ranked catcher options in our model, but they’re vastly different options. Gattis has the upside. He’s in a good park for RH power and facing a wild LHP with a below average bullpen behind him. Posey is the better all-around offensive option and the better bet for some production, but Gattis carries the better HR score and thus the upside. Both are expensive and are better used as a part of tournament lineups.
Kurt Suzuki (MIN) – Suzuki is my primary target at the catcher position. He comes with a near minimum price point on most sites and generally hits fifth against LHP for the Twins. The Twins are an above average offense against LHP with the bulk of their success coming in the first four spots in the lineup. Mark Buehrle’s average fastball velocity is down to 83.1 mph so far this season and he’s generating just a 4.8 percent swinging strike rate. Righties have posted a .329 wOBA and 0.94 HR/9 against Buehrle since 2012. During that span Suzuki has compiled a .313 wOBA against LHP. He’s not a great hitter but behind Dozier, Hunter, Mauer, and Plouffe; he should get plenty of premier plate appearances.