FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Monday 7/22/19
On Monday's 11-game slate, the three highest-priced hurlers are all intriguing plays tonight, while we also get a few potential values in the lower ranks. As has been the case of late, hitting continues to be in abundance, with teams like the Nationals, Yankees, Diamondbacks and Astros among the teams in good matchups. Note that Washington could have some weather issues tonight, though, and considering the Nats' questionable handling of these situations in recent years, it will be something to monitor closely.
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On that note, let's highlight some of the top options for today's FanDuel main slate.
Pitchers to Target
Gerrit Cole ($11,700 on FanDuel): Do a quick perusal of tonight's pitching options, and Gerrit Cole is the guy who clearly stands out as the night's most talented hurler, so it's no surprise that he's also the priciest. That high salary and a mediocre matchup against the Oakland Athletics does put a slight damper on his appeal, though -- Oakland's active roster comes in with a 108 wRC+ and 21.0% strikeout rate versus right-handers. With that in mind, you wouldn't be wrong to opt for one of the next two arms instead, but there's still no denying the immense ceiling of a guy sporting a pristine 2.84 SIERA, 37.5% strikeout rate, and 6.4% walk rate. Over his last four starts alone, Cole has reached 58 or more FanDuel points three times, and he's achieved that lofty mark seven times on the season.
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