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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball (DFS) picks for Tuesday, August 16

I list some options for today.

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There are a few good pitching options for today. The most expensive one is Corey Kluber ($10,700) against a bottom third White Sox offense in Cleveland. The White Sox have a poor 88 wRC+ vs RHP. Kluber has a 3.21 ERA, 2.98 FIP and 25% strikeout rate. Justin Verlander, who has had a jump in strikeouts back to a 2011 level, faces a Royals offense that ranks 4th worst vs RHP by wRC+ at 86 and has had a nightmare season coming off their championship. Verlander has a 3.42 ERA, 3.50 FIP and a 26% strikeout rate. The potential issues with Kluber and Verlander is that they are opposed by quality starters in Danny Duffy and Jose Quintana, who both have ERAs under 3. Run support may be difficult.

For a pitcher who looks more likely to be in position for the win, Jason Hammel ($9,600) faces the highest strikeout team vs RHP. The Brewers have a 25.7% K% vs RHP and it comes with a bottom third wRC+ of 87. They are starting Chase Anderson, who is well below average. The Cubs also have a top 5 offense vs RHP, so run support looks pretty good. Hammel will be in position to generate a good strikeout total and be in position to get the win. On the season, he has a 2.90 ERA, 4.17 FIP and 20.7% K%.

For hitters, I want to find a way to get Daniel Murphy ($4,400) into my lineup. The Nationals face the below average Chad Bettis, who has a 5.27 ERA on the season with a 17% K%. The best Nationals hitter vs RHP is by far Daniel Murphy, who is hitting RHP to a 170 wRC+ and .275 ISO and will have those numbers play up huge in Coors.