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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball (DFS) picks for Friday, September 9

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A salary relief pitching option is a guy I wrote about at the end of August. Robert Gsellman ($6,200) looks like he has a chance to be a 3 starter with the repertoire he's currently showing. He's sitting 93-94 with his sinker and has two plus breaking pitches, a hard slider and a curve. Gsellman faces the Braves today, who are hitting better in the 2nd half since acquiring Matt Kemp and calling up Dansby Swanson, but still rank 4th worst vs RHP with a team wRC+ of 86 and 2nd worst with an ISO of .134 on the year. Gsellman has a 2.87 ERA, 3.28 FIP and 16% strikeout rate in a small sample of 3 appearances, although I think he will be more of a league average strikeout guy, which is around 20%. I don't love the Gsellman play because of the limited strikeouts, but he's a solid salary relief option to fit expensive hitting into a lineup.

The pitcher I will likely use is Carlos Martinez ($10,000) against the Brewers. Like the Braves, the Brewers have been hitting better in the 2nd half, but still are striking out at a very high 25% rate in the 2nd half and rank in the bottom third for offenses on the season by wRC+. Martinez has a 3.07 ERA, 3.56 FIP and 21% strikeout rate and will be in position for a good amount of strikeouts and some run support; the Cardinals offense, which ranks 3rd best vs RHP, faces below average Jimmy Nelson.

In Arizona, the Giants get a huge park upgrade to face the below average Brandon Shipley, who has a 5 ERA and 6 FIP. Shipley is allowing a .310/.392/.507 line to RHB and a .243/.308/.569 line to LHB. Brandon Belt ($3,800) is a hitter I like playing on the road in park upgrades; his career HR splits are much better on the road out of pitcher friendly AT&T park with 53 road HR vs 25 home HR. Belt has a 128 wRC+ and .188 ISO vs RHP this season.