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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball (DFS) picks for Tuesday, June 21

I list four pitching options for today's game.

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There are a few pitchers who have some good matchups today. The most expensive option is Jose Fernandez ($12,000), who takes his MLB leading 37.5% strikeout rate and 2.57 ERA/2.01 FIP to face the rancid Atlanta Braves offense, which ranks third to last in wRC+ at 78 and last in ISO at .105 vs RHP. Fernandez has historically pitched much better at home in pitcher friendly Marlins Park than on the road (1.53 home ERA vs 3.64 road ERA), and the matchup takes place in Miami. Fernandez is a good bet to shove against the Braves offense while generating a high strikeout total and getting the win.

For some salary relief off Fernandez, here are some mid tier priced options. Corey Kluber ($9,700) faces a Rays offense that has the 2nd highest K% vs RHP at 25.2% and a mediocre 95 wRC+. They do have a top 10 ISO vs RHP at .188, so there's some power risk there, but their swing and miss allows for a high strikeout ceiling. Kluber has a 4.23 ERA, but a much better 2.94 FIP to go along with a 25% strikeout rate.

Aaron Nola ($9,000) faces a bottom third Twins offense that ranks 23rd in wRC+ vs RHP at 89, 18th in ISO at .149 and has a top 10 highest strikeout rate at 22.5%. Nola has a 3.51 ERA, 3.06 FIP and 26% strikeout rate. The Phillies offense is very poor, so getting the win here looks to be difficult.

Sonny Gray ($8,500) has really fallen off a cliff this year, pitching to a 5.54 ERA and 4.94 FIP. But he faces a Brewers offense that has the highest strikeout rate vs RHP at 25.7% with a bottom third wRC+ of 91, and the matchup takes place in pitcher friendly Oakland. Gray will probably be low owned because of his terrible ERA, and looks like a decent tournament option based on his matchup.