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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball (DFS) picks for Wednesday, August 17

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I list a hitting stack for today.

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There is one hitting stack in particular that strongly sticks out to me as an excellent play today. The Diamondbacks face the significantly below average Jon Niese at home in Chase Field. Chase Field is a launching pad and the Diamondbacks rank #1 by OPS vs LHP with a team OPS of .822. They have a few hitters who have crushed LHP to significantly above average levels this year.

Niese has a 5.20 ERA and 5.49 FIP, two of the worst marks among starters in baseball. He's allowing a .293/.354/.530 line to right handed batters this season with a 5.80 FIP. The best Diamondbacks hitter vs LHP is Paul Goldschmidt ($4,400), who has a 175 wRC+ and .242 ISO. Next best is catcher Welington Castillo ($3,000), who has a 165 wRC+ and .326 ISO vs LHP and stands out as one of the better bargains based on his price and position, which is hard to find high level production. Yasmany Tomas ($3,200) is also a good value; he's hit LHP to a 152 wRC+ and .308 ISO this year. Jean Segura ($3,700) has hit LHP to a 119 wRC+ and .162 ISO. Castillo and Tomas will both be staples in my lineup because they are affordable.

At pitcher, both Yu Darvish ($10,200) and Carlos Carrasco ($9,800) have good matchups against bottom third offenses vs RHP. Darvish has better peripherals with a 32% strikeout rate and 3.12 FIP vs Carrasco's 23.6% strikeout rate and 4.16 FIP. Darvish has pitched 6 or more innings in his last 5 starts after he builds back up from TJ surgery and a shoulder issue that came up after returning.