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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball (DFS) picks for Wednesday, September 21

I list 4 pitchers by declining price that a fantasy owner can consider using today.

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Top tier

Chris Sale ($11,000) gets a park upgrade moving to the NL to face the punchless Phillies, who have been the 2nd worst offense vs LHP this year by wRC+ at 73 and ISO at .111. They have the 10th highest K% vs LHP at just under 23%, and the team hasn't had any improvements offensively in the 2nd half: their 77 team wRC+ in the 2nd half is the worst in baseball and their 25% strikeout rate is third highest. Sale will be a good bet to shove today against a very poor offense.

2nd tier

Zack Greinke ($9,700) faces the offensively challenged and strikeout prone Padres. The Padres offense ranks as the 2nd worst offense in baseball in the 2nd half by OPS and worst in baseball vs RHP on the year. It comes with the highest strikeout rate in baseball in the second half at about 26% and second highest strikeout rate for the full season. Greinke also gets a huge park upgrade, moving from hitter friendly Chase Field to pitcher friendly PetCo. Greinke has badly disappointed in his first year in Arizona with a 4.42 ERA and 4.07 FIP but has a strong matchup today, one where he should prevent runs and generate strikeouts.

3rd tier

A tier down is Matt Moore ($8,200) who provides a little more salary relief than Greinke and faces a Dodgers team that has the worst numbers vs lefties in baseball this year with a 71 wRC+ and a paltry .120 ISO. With the Giants, Moore has a 4.01 ERA, 3.81 FIP and 23.5% K%, but has only gone 6 or more innings in 5/9 starts with the Giants. Moore runs the risk of running up a high walk rate and not getting deep into the game.

Bottom tier

For a very, very, very risky salary relief home run swing type play, Jose Berrios ($5,500) faces the Tigers at home in Minnesota. Berrios made a delivery tweak after identifying that he was tipping his pitches in the big leagues, which major league hitters were destroying. Berrios was a top prospect before the year and had fantastic minor league numbers with a 2.51 ERA, 2.91 FIP and 29% K% in Triple A this year. Playing Berrios is an outrageously risky gamble, especially against a strong Tigers offense, but he probably will be less than 1% owned in tournaments and does have strikeout stuff when he can harness it.