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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Monday 6/3/19

Due to some quirky MLB scheduling, tonight's main slate is made up of three west coast games, so lock won't come around until 9:40pm ET. Despite the small set of games, we still get a couple notable names on the pitching front in Aaron Nola and Walker Buehler, while the Houston Astros stand out for our bats.

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On that note, let's highlight some of the top options for today's FanDuel main slate.

Pitchers to Target

High-Priced Pitchers

Aaron Nola ($9,600 on FanDuel): Aaron Nola checks in as the top choice at pitcher, not only drawing a better matchup than Walker Buehler but also costing $800 less. Nola has been a little hit or miss in 2019, showing the highest SIERA (4.12), walk rate (9.9%) and hard-hit rate (36.5%) of his career, though he's still getting punchouts at a solid clip (26.2%). He also saw improvement in the month of May, sporting a 3.84 SIERA and 29.6% strikeout rate across his last six outings. Whiffs shouldn't be too hard to find against the Padres, either, as their active roster is striking out 26.8% of the time against right-handers. They only own an 86 wRC+ in the split, too, so it isn't surprising to see them with a slate-low 3.51 implied total. In all, Nola checks all the right boxes on a short slate and comes away as tonight's safest option.

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