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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball (DFS) picks for Monday, May 30: Memorial Day

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The pitcher that I will likely play today is Jose Quintana ($9,300) vs the Mets. Quintana gets a park upgrade in the National League at Citi Field and faces a Mets lineup that is striking out over 27% of the time vs LHP, highest in baseball. They have a mediocre wRC+ of 93 and ISO of .155 vs LHP. The Mets will also be without David Wright, one of their best lefty hitters, to already compound a lineup loss of Travis d'Arnaud and Lucas Duda. Harvey and his 6 ERA opposes Quintana, so there's a good possibility of getting some run support assuming Harvey keeps struggling. Quintana has had an excellent season so far, with an ERA of 2.22, FIP of 2.11 and K% of 23.5%.

There are some hitters with pretty good matchups today. The Astros face below average lefty Edwin Escobar in very hitter friendly Chase Field. Jose Altuve ($3,800) has hit LHP to a 169 wRC+ and .181 ISO since the start of last year and will be a threat for a stolen base. Carlos Correa ($3,700) has hit LHP to a 116 wRC+ and .222 ISO, well above average numbers for a shortstop.

The Reds are in Colorado to face the Rockies and the below average Chad Bettis. Joey Votto ($4,000), Jay Bruce ($4,000) and Adam Duval ($3,900) have the best numbers vs RHP this year on the Reds.

In the late game, the Marlins face below average LHP Jeff Locke. Marcel Ozuna ($4,200) has hit LHP to a 183 wRC+ and .240 ISO since the start of last year. Giancarlo Stanton ($3,500) has been in a miserable slump and has sat out the last few games with an injury, but has an elite 193 wRC+ and .465 ISO vs LHP since the start of last year. If he's in the lineup, I will be playing him.

It's possible to fit Quintana, Correa, Altuve, and two Reds hitters into the salary cap by using one or two punt plays. This can be done by checking the lineup cards before the games start and finding some cheap hitters (probably players who don't usually get regular playing time) in favorable lineup positions against mediocre to poor pitchers.