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MLB Daily Games Strategy: Snagging Your Catcher

Renee Miller

Renee Miller

Neuroscientist at the University of Rochester and author of Cognitive Bias in Fantasy Sports: Is your brain sabotaging your team?. I cover daily fantasy basketball for RotoWire and write for RotoViz about fantasy football.

MLB Daily Games Strategy: Snagging Your Catcher

Who else hates the catcher position? I mean, I do a ton of yoga and the catcher squat still makes me wince for my knees. Between that and the 90+ mph ball being hurled at your face a couple hundred times a game, no thanks. My 12 year old wanted to be a catcher a couple years ago. I supported him but was so relieved when he finally realized he's much better suited to the corner infield positions. He's also a middle reliever in one of his leagues, and every time I warm up him or one of his teammates I get bruised and/or bloody shins. So just to recap, catcher is not my favorite. Critically important to the team, but not my cup of tea.

But picking your daily games C, that shouldn't be so painful should it? Yet somehow, it seems to be an afterthought in many lineups. It's not really a stud position, so your expectations are low. If you have low expected output, you're liable to expend less of your lineup construct

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