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5/7 MLB DFS: Crush going up, on a Thursday

5/7 MLB DFS: Crush going up, on a Thursday
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Daily Fantasy Rundown – May 7th MLB DFS Picks

Welcome to Thursday’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:  Keep an eye on Los Angeles. Please see Meteorologist Mark Paquette’s game by game weather forecasts below the Analysis.

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The Play:

Brian McCann (NYY) – Through most of the Daily Fantasy Rundown you’ll see a different format for tonight’s short slate. Instead of writing up top plays and value plays, I’m going to write up my preferred play at a position and then cover the rest of the secondary “values” in the additional notes section (unless there’s depth at a certain position). McCann is my preferred option at the catcher position. He will get the short porch at Yankee Stadium (Yankee Stadium increases left-handed power by ~17 percent above the league average) and even though Chris Tillman isn’t a terrible pitcher against LHBs (.304 wOBA allowed to LHBs since 2012) he’s allowed 1.05 homeruns per 9 to southpaws and his fly ball tendencies won’t play well in this hitting environment. The Yankees should settle in with a team total around 4 to 4.5 runs and McCann is part of the middle of this lineup (will hit fifth).

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