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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball (DFS) picks for Friday, August 19

I list a hitting stack and a pitcher for today.

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The first hitting stack that jumps out at me is the Astros. The Astros face well below average lefty Wade Miley in Camden Yards, an excellent hitter's park. Miley has a 5.23 ERA, 4.76 FIP and is allowing a .289/.344/.486 line to right handed batters. Jose Altuve ($4,000) is the most elite play of the stack; he's been one of the best lefty mashers in baseball for the last few seasons and has a 195 wRC+ and .235 ISO vs LHP this season. George Springer ($3,900) has been the second most productive Astro vs LHP, with a 164 wRC+ and .293 ISO. Catcher eligible Evan Gattis ($3,000) has a 126 wRC+ and .290 ISO vs LHP, well above average numbers for a catcher. Rookie Alex Bregman ($2,900) has struggled badly overall, but has a 118 wRC+ and .192 ISO in a small sample this year and has hit in the 2 hole in the Astros lineup.

For pitcher, Zack Greinke ($9,800) has a good matchup on the road in PetCo against a poor Padres offense that ranks 2nd worst by wRC+ vs RHP on the season. Greinke has had a down year by his standards with a 4.31 ERA and 3.78 FIP but he gets a big park upgrade and faces one of the least productive offenses in baseball. Greinke is opposed by the below average Jarred Cosart, who has an ERA over 5. Because Greinke is coming off his worst start of the year against the Red Sox, his ownership rate will probably drop a little.