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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball (DFS) picks for Friday, August 5

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The slam dunk hitting stack of the day for me is the Miami Marlins. The Marlins face the significantly below average Jorge de la Rosa in Coors Field. de la Rosa has a 5.51 ERA, 4.94 FIP and is allowing a .295/.382/.476 line to RHBs this year. Giancarlo Stanton ($4,800) appears to have corrected whatever was wrong with him earlier this year and has a long history of destroying LHP when he's right. Stanton has hit LHP to a 173 wRC+ and .407 ISO since the start of last year, with it at a 149 wRC+ and .316 ISO this year, still strong numbers. Stanton will be a large threat to hit for power today. Marcell Ozuna ($3,700) has hit LHP to a 168 wRC+ and .261 ISO since the start of last year with it at a ridiculous 190 wRC+ and .363 ISO this season. There is discussion that Ozuna has thrived with the help of new hitting coach Barry Bonds.

AL MVP candidate Jose Altuve ($4,200) faces below average LHP Martin Perez. Perez has a 4.22 ERA, 4.75 FIP and is allowing a .294/.363/.449 line to RHB. Altuve has crushed LHP to a 174 wRC+ since the start of last year, the 4th best in baseball, and it comes with a .199 ISO. Altuve is worth paying up for against mediocre left handed pitching.

Since these hitters are so expensive, a decent salary relief play at pitcher is needed. Jameson Tallion ($7,400) has a 3.52 ERA, 3.90 FIP and 20% strikeout rate and faces one of the least productive offenses in baseball vs RHP. The Reds have the third worst wRC+ vs RHP at 87 and have since traded one of their better hitters, Jay Bruce. Taillon has gone 6 or more innings in 6 out of his 8 starts this season, and the matchup takes place in pitcher friendly PNC Park.