FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Wednesday 5/8/19
Wednesday's main slate drops down to eight games, but many of the same offenses are in good spots again tonight, with the Red Sox, Astros, and Rockies all carrying implied totals above five runs. We aren't lacking in top-shelf pitching, either, with a few big names taking the hill.
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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 ($11,000 on FanDuel): This hasn't quite been the Chris Sale the Red Sox had in mind when they signed him to a five-year contract extension right before the season, but he's begun to look more like himself lately, notching eight or more punchouts in each of his last three. Although his velocity has remained inconsistent, he averaged a solid 94 mph on his fastball last week while turning in his best performance of the season against the White Sox (58 FanDuel points), which is a hopefully a sign of things to come. But even if he isn't up to last year's otherworldly form, his opponent doesn't get much better than the Orioles, who are showing a mere 3.27 implied total. Dating back to the start of last season, Baltimore's active roster ranks dead last in both strikeout rate (27.3%) and wRC+ (78) against left-handers.
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