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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball (DFS) picks for Wednesday, August 10

I list a pitcher and a hitting stack for the late game.

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The pitcher I will likely use tonight in the late game combines some ceiling with salary relief, although brings plenty of risk. Robbie Ray ($7,800) faces a Mets offense that is without their best RHB, Yoenis Cespedes. On the year, the Mets have been about average vs LHP, and that will play down today without Cespedes. Ray gets a park upgrade moving away from Chase Field and into Citi Field. Ray has a very poor ERA at 4.83, but he has a strong 28% strikeout rate and above average 3.75 FIP. With the move into a neutral park environment against a poor offense without its best hitter, Ray looks like a worthy gamble for me today to leave more money available for hitting.

Some of those hitters I want to use are playing in Texas tonight. The Rangers face the significantly below average Jorge de la Rosa, who is pitching to an ERA over 5, including an ERA over 6 on the road away from Coors Field, so his poor ERA is not just a Coors Field effect. Ian Desmond ($3,800) is hitting LHP to a 157 wRC+ and .212 ISO in what has been a resurgent season for him. Adrian Beltre ($3,200) is hitting LHP to a 145 wRC+ and .218 ISO and is affordable at $3,200. Jonathan Lucroy ($3,500) has been above average for a catcher vs LHP with a 98 wRC+, but it comes with a strong .220 ISO, giving him some power upside.