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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball (DFS) picks for Tuesday, June 28

I list a few options for today's game.

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The top pitching option for me today is Corey Kluber ($10,800) vs the Braves. Kluber moves to an NL park to face the 2nd worst offense vs RHP by wRC+ and worst by ISO. Kluber owns a 3.59 ERA, a 25% strikeout rate and 2.84 FIP and will be in great position to pitch well and get the win vs the Braves.

The next two best options for me are Zack Greinke ($10,600) and Cole Hamels ($10,000). Greinke faces a Phillies offense that is about as bad vs RHP as the Braves by wRC+, although contains about league average pop by ISO at .154. Greinke pitches today in a more hitter friendly park in Chase Field than Kluber pitches in over in Atlanta. Greinke has a 3.61 ERA, 3.51 FIP and 20% strikeout rate with the Diamondbacks. Hamels faces a Yankees offense that ranks 4th worst by wRC+ vs LHP at 87 and 5th worst by ISO at .135. Hamels has a 2.79 ERA, 4.58 FIP and 23.5% strikeout rate on the season.

A salary relief pitching option is Lucas Giolito ($7,200), who makes his MLB debut today against the Mets. Giolito is one of the top prospects in baseball and features a mid 90s fastball with a wipeout curve. He also faces a Mets offense that has largely been anemic after being hit with injuries. Giolito's one knock has been subpar command this year. He's running an 11% walk rate in AA.


Kris Bryant ($4,200) faces below average LHP John Lamb, who has allowed a .265/.347/.471 line to RHB this year with a 5.21 FIP. Bryant has hit LHP to a 130 wRC+ and .252 ISO since coming up last year and has improved upon those numbers this year, climbing his ISO to .321 and wRC+ to 144. Bryant also gets to play in an excellent hitters park in Cincinnati. It should be noted that he had a 3 home run game last night, which may drive his ownership rate up, because the public generally likes playing "hot" batters.

Nelson Cruz ($3,900) faces below average LHP Jon Niese. Niese has allowed a hideous .303/.366/.550 line to RHB this year with a 6.04 FIP. Cruz destroys lefties; he's hit them to a 182 wRC+ and .376 ISO this year, and 195 wRC+ and .337 ISO in a larger sample dating back to the start of 2015.