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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball (DFS) Picks for Wednesday, June 17: Josh Donaldson, Wilin Rosario, Carlos Martinez, more

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Reminder: Always double check the lineup card before rosters lock to make sure that a player you've chosen to roster is playing that day, and check the weather to make sure your players won't get rained out of their game.


There are a lot of good options on today's slate. Here are a few:

Blue Jays vs Jon Niese

Jon Niese, a soft tossing lefty who has had to resort to altering his throwing mechanics because of shoulder pain, has been among the league's worst starters this year by park adjusted ERA- (117) and FIP- (115). The Blue Jays have been far and away baseball's best team vs LHP (143 wRC+). They are led by Josh Donaldson ($4,700) and Jose Bautista ($5,200), who have both destroyed LHP in recent years. Since the start of 2014, Bautista and Donaldson are #4 and #5 in wRC+ at 194 and 193. Donaldson has an absurd .352 ISO in that span, with Bautista's at .282. The matchup takes place in Rogers Centre, a fantastic hitters park. Blue Jays hitters also have a safety net on ground balls, where the fast surface should punish the slow footed Mets infield on grounders.

1B- Wilin Rosario vs Brett Oberholtzer, $3,400

Rosario is a career 153 wRC+/.305 ISO hitter vs LHP and the matchup takes place in Coors Field.

OF- Ryan Raburn vs Tsuyoshi Wada, $2,200

In 353 PA since the start of 2013, Raburn owns a 134 wRC+ and .223 ISO. Wada's 4.08 career FIP is below average.

SS- Jhonny Peralta vs Tommy Milone, $3,700

Peralta's 152 wRC+ and .227 ISO vs LHP since the start of 2013 is best among SS. Milone's 4.19 career FIP vs RHB is below average.

Astros vs Kyle Kendrick

Kendrick is one of the least effective pitchers in the game (5.88 FIP) and is pitching in the most hitter friendly environment in the game. George Springer ($4,700), Carlos Correa ($3,900) and Jose Altuve ($4,500) have been hitting 1-3 in the Astros lineup and will get the most PAs and cracks at fantasy points today.


For non elite recommendations (because anybody can recommend a guy like Kershaw), here's the guy I like most:

Carlos Martinez vs Minnesota Twins, $9,400

The Twins have the 7th highest K% vs RHP at 21.1% and 4th worst wRC+ vs RHP at 84. Martinez' one glaring weakness has been effectiveness against LHB, but he was dominant in his last (non Coors Field) start against a stacked, LHB heavy Dodgers lineup, so there may be some natural progression as a pitcher as Martinez gets more reps on the mound. Martinez is one of the biggest strikeout upside plays on today's slate.

Follow me on Twitter at @TimFinn521, I usually tweet out more good options as lineups are released.