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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Saturday 6/30/18

Chris Sale has been otherworldly this season, but he's got a tough road matchup against the Yankees. Is he still the main slate's top arm?

The beauty of daily fantasy baseball is that the top targets are different each and every day. Whether it's the right-handed catcher who destroys left-handed pitching or the mid-range hurler facing a depleted lineup, you're not going to find yourself using the same assets time after time.

While this breaks up the monotony, it can make it hard to decide which players are primed to succeed on a given day. We can help bridge that gap.

In addition to our custom optimal lineups, you can check out our batting and pitching heat maps, which show the pieces in the best spot to succeed on that slate. Put on the finishing touches with our games and lineups page to see who's hitting where and what the weather looks like, and you'll have yourself a snazzy-looking team to put up some big point totals.

If you need help getting started on that trek, here are some of the top options on the board today. We'll be focusing exclusively on the main slate.

Pitchers to Target

High-Priced Pitchers

Chris Sale ($12,000 on FanDuel): Sale has been stupid-good this year, recording more outings with a single-game swinging-strike rate greater than 20.0% (four) than he has games with a swinging-strike rate in the single digits (two). His season-long numbers of a 2.53 SIERA, 35.6% strikeout rate, 15.6% swinging-strike rate and 6.5% walk rate keep him in play in even the toughest of matchups, and he's got one of those tonight on the road against the New York Yankees. The Yanks have a massive .350 wOBA against lefties, tied for the best mark in baseball, but they also carry a 22.9% strikeout rate in the split. Despite the matchup, Sale is the top arm, per our models, on what's a fairly weak pitching slate, although he's $3,100 more expensive than any other hurler.

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