Daily Fantasy Rundown – September 13 MLB DFS Picks and Analysis
Welcome to Sunday’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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Kyle Schwarber (CHC) – On sites where Schwarber still carries catcher eligibility, he represents the top option at the position. It’s probably a bit early to say this, but Schwarber is the best hitting catcher in baseball as of right now. In 199 PAs, Schwarber has slashed a .267/.362/.570 triple slash line. His ability to generate loft (47 percent FB rate) and hit the ball hard (40 percent hard hit rate) makes him a very powerful hitter. He’s going to K (30 percent K rate) over the course of his career but today is all that matters in DFS and today he has a matchup against Aaron Harang. Harang doesn’t miss bats (15 percent K rate vs. RHBs) and he’s a pretty bad pitcher vs. lefties (.342 wOBA/1.10 HR per 9 allowed to LHBs since 2013). The Cubs have one of the highest implied run totals on this slate (hovering around five runs) and Schwarber hits second vs. RHP. After Schwarber (fifth ranked hitter), no other catcher ranks inside the top 40. This gap in expected production makes Schwarber a phenomenal option across all formats.