MLB DFS Picks: Yes Way, Jose
July 22 MLB DFS Picks and Analysis
It's another exciting night in MLB DFS as both DraftKings and FanDuel are offering six figure prize pools! Drew Dinkmeyer of the DailyRoto Daily Fantasy Rundown shares some picks and analysis to help get you started with your lineups.
Jose Fernandez (MIA) – Fernandez has shown no signs of rust since coming back from Tommy John Surgery. His average fastball velocity (95.7 mph this season, career average – 95 mph) is up and his command is in line (52.6 zone percentage compared to 52.2 percent in 2014). He’s generating a lot more swings outside the zone (44.2 percent chase rate compared to career 33.5 percent rate) and as a result his swinging strike rate is at a career best 15.4 percent. The Diamondbacks are a below average offense against RHP (rank 19th in wRC+) but a favorable offensive environment masks some of their deficiencies. Fortunately for Fernandez, they’re exceptionally right handed. Jose has held RHBs to an absurd .164/.212/.258 line (.207 wOBA) in his career while striking out 32.2 percent of RHBs faced. Fernandez is a clear cut top option on the evening slate and our top overall pitcher for all of Wednesday’s games.
Matt Holliday (STL) – Matt Holliday has compiled a .409 wOBA and .222 ISO against LHP since 2012 and he gets a tasty matchup against John Danks (.355 wOBA, 1.48 HR/9 allowed since 2012) in a park environment that inflates right handed power 14 percent above the league average. Holliday’s price point is down around the industry after an extended stay on the disabled list and he ranks just outside our Top Five overall hitters in our model. Holliday is a building block in cash game lineups on Wednesday night.
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