Daily Fantasy Rundown – September 10 MLB DFS Picks and Analysis
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.
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Slate Note: The content today is focused on the evening slate. We’ll have alerts covering the two afternoon games
Catcher notes: Yadier Molina (STL) is our highest ranked catcher. The catcher position is the toughest one from a defensive standpoint and Molina has been the best defensive catcher in the past decade or so. This has clearly affected his hitting, as his wOBA (.296) and ISO (.085) are well below the league average. The catcher position usually lacks values but on a shorter slate, options are extremely limited. Because of this, I’d still consider Molina cash game viable relative to his fair price and context (will have the platoon edge against a power prone pitcher in a great environment for hitters). Yan Gomes (CLE) should have a top six spot in the Indians offense and he’s facing Alfredo Simon (doesn’t miss any bats and his ERA is near five this season). Gomes is a fine option for cash games if you don’t want to use Yadier Molina. James McCann (DET) has a matchup against Danny Salazar (misses bats at a very high rate but he’s home run prone). McCann has been hitting sixth as of late, which is a decent lineup spot for a catcher. We’re willing to consider McCann on sites where he’s cheaper than Molina and Gomes.