FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Thursday 7/25/19
We're looking at just six games on Thursday's main slate, and this is probably the weakest pitching slate we've seen in a while. No hurler reaches the $10k mark tonight, and the only guy with a strikeout rate above 26% also happens to have one of the night's hardest matchups. On the bright side, the lack of pitching does give a boost to our bats, with the Angels, Yankees, Mariners, and Indians in especially soft matchups.
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On that note, let's highlight some of the top options for today's FanDuel main slate.
Pitchers to Target
Jose Berrios ($9,300 on FanDuel): Thursday's priciest arm is also arguably the "safest" one on an otherwise barren pitching slate. Jose Berrios comes in with a pretty pedestrian 4.38 SIERA and 21.5% strikeout rate that isn't really befitting of a high-priced hurler on FanDuel, but what makes us interested in him is his fantastic matchup against the White Sox. Against right-handers, Chicago's active roster is a gold mine for strikeouts with a league-high 26.3% rate, alongside an unimposing 92 wRC+. Despite Berrios' modest numbers, his strikeout rate is still the third-highest of the slate, and this matchup will give him more upside than just about anyone else. While his SIERA suggests that he's fortunate to have such a low ERA (2.96), it's also worth noting that Berrios has been remarkably consistent in 2019, allowing more than three earned runs only three times in 20 starts.
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