Daily Fantasy Rundown – September 24 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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Travis d’Arnaud (NYM) – d’Arnaud is the highest rated catcher in our model. He’s ranked inside our top 30 hitters, but his price point is a bit aggressive for cash games around the industry. On FanDuel, d’Arnaud is priced as an average hitter. We like him across all formats on that site. d’Arnaud is a powerful hitter vs. RHP (.173 ISO in 589 PAs against RHP), and Great American Ball Park is a perfect environment for RHBs to hit home runs (inflates home runs for RHBs at about 14 percent above the league average; right in line with the best hitting environment in baseball, Coors Field). Despite the expensive tag on most sites, d’Arnaud deserves tournament consideration relative to his skills vs. RHP and a matchup against Josh Smith (doesn’t miss bats and he’s home run prone) in one of the best hitting venues in all of baseball.