FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Tuesday 5/22/18
We have a two-horse race for top honors at pitcher tonight, with Chris Sale and Gerrit Cole standing out above the rest in both upside and price. Each has been electric in 2018, and choosing between the two will be one of Tuesday's toughest decisions.
Luckily, with all 30 teams going tonight, we'll have plenty of value plays available to afford these elite arms. The Yankees once again stand out, along with the Cardinals, Brewers, Nationals, Twins, Pirates and Astros.
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On that note, let's highlight some of the top options for today's FanDuel main slate.
Pitchers to Target
Chris Sale ($11,500 on FanDuel): You probably can't go wrong with either Chris Sale or Gerrit Cole tonight, but Sale gets the slight nod in his spot against the Tampa Bay Rays. Cole's numbers may have the edge in 2018, but we need to remember that Sale has been doing this nearly his entire career. And Sale's 2018 numbers still shine, as he's carrying a 2.56 SIERA, 34.9% strikeout rate and 6.0% walk rate, while allowing just a 26.8% hard-hit rate. Pitching at Tropicana Field is always an improvement over Fenway, and the Rays only have a 2.86 implied team total to go with a 23.5% strikeout rate against southpaws this season.
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