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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball (DFS) picks for Tuesday, July 19

I list some options for today.

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The Red Sox face Jake Peavy in Fenway. Peavy has one of the worst qualified adjusted ERA-s in baseball at 134 and will be getting a massive park downgrade. In particular, he is allowing a .303/.369/.512 line to lefties, so lefty bats take preference. David Ortiz ($4,000) is hitting RHP to a ridiculous 200 wRC+ and .387 ISO. Jackie Bradley Jr ($3,500) is hitting RHP to a 151 wRC+ and .289 ISO.

Nathan Eovaldi pitches in Yankee Stadium against an Orioles offense that ranks 2nd best in baseball by OPS against RHP at .817. Eovaldi has an ERA over 5 and has been prone to giving up home runs. Lefties are hitting .280/.356/.538 against him. After a hideous start, 3B Pedro Alvarez ($3,300) has gotten his season line vs RHP up to a 129 wRC+ and .273 ISO and being able to play him in the 3B slot is helpful as he's essentially just a DH.


The pitcher I am most likely to play today is Carlos Martinez ($9,400) against the Padres. Martinez has a 2.48 ERA, 3.48 FIP and 21% strikeout rate and is facing one of the least productive offenses against righties in baseball. The Padres rank 3rd worst by wRC+ against RHP at 81 and they have the 4th highest strikeout rate vs RHP at 24.3%. The Padres start a significantly below average RHP, and the Cardinals rank as the 2nd best offense vs RHP by wRC+, so run support looks good. Martinez looks to be a good bet to generate a strong strikeout total, prevent runs and get the win.

An alternative to Martinez is Aaron Sanchez ($8,900) against the Diamondbacks in Arizona. Sanchez moves to an NL Park, although still a very hitter friendly one, to take on an offense that has the 5th highest K% vs RHP at 23.3% and has a below average 92 WRC+ vs RHP. Sanchez has a 2.97 ERA, 3.50 FIP and 21% strikeout rate.