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2014 Fantasy Baseball: 5 Pitchers Who Will Help You Win Your Daily Leagues On Aug. 4

5 Pitchers Who Will Help You Win Your Daily Leagues On Aug. 4

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If you played Madison Bumgarner yesterday, then you deserve a big congratulations after his complete game, 10-strikeout shutout. He was the clear top choice out of a slew of pitching options on Sunday. Today, the pitching options are much smaller and it's best to go with these top five to ensure victory for your pride and wallet.

(Prices are based off FanDuel salary cap leagues)

5. Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels ($8200)

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5. Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels ($8200)

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Richards has been pitching very well over the past month with a K/9 of 8.92 and 2.55 ERA. Also, his 2-2 record with a 2.21 FIP indicates that he may be experiencing a little bad luck. Even though it should be a pitchers' duel, Richards' luck will get tested against the Dodgers as they are 11th in wOBA over the past week, and third against the curveball, which has been his weakest pitch. Regardless, he is still a top-five pick.

4. Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers ($10,100)

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4. Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers ($10,100)

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Greinke is the other participant in what should be a "Battle for Los Angeles" pitchers' duel tonight. Over the past month, he has been dominant with a 2.60 ERA and an amazing 11.06 K/9. Just like his counterpart, Greinke has suffered from bad luck since he's only gone 1-2 while having an elite 1.91 FIP. However, he hasn't struggled with any of his pitches lately. This gives him the edge in the matchup.

3. Alex Cobb, Tampa Bay Rays ($8500)

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3. Alex Cobb, Tampa Bay Rays ($8500)

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Speaking of being dominant, Cobb has been just that over the past month. Along with a 4-0 record, he's produced a 2.23 ERA, 65 percent GB rate and 10.02 K/9. It's understandable that there's concern regarding his opponent, the Oakland A's, but they've been struggling and rank 26th in wOBA over the past week. The game is in Oakland, a pitcher's park, and Cobb actually pitches better on the road. In short, he's a safe pick.

2. Tanner Roark, Washington Nationals ($7900)

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2. Tanner Roark, Washington Nationals ($7900)

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Roark provides the best top-five value today with a price under $8000. His 2.06 ERA over the past month is outstanding, and his 7.46 K/9 is respectable. It also helps that his opponent, the Baltimore Orioles, have been struggling to score lately. Over the past week, they're ranked 27th in the league in wOBA. It will also be their first time facing Roark, and first-time matchups usually favor the pitcher.

1. Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians ($10,200)

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1. Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians ($10,200)

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Yes, Kluber is expensive, but he is worth every cent today. Over the last 30 days, he has gone 4-0 with a 1.54 ERA, 0.68 WHIP, 9.44 K/9 and a groundball rate of 55.6 percent. His matchup against the Cincinnati Reds is nothing to be concerned about as they are ranked 28th in wOBA over the past seven days. Meanwhile, the Cleveland hitters are ranked 12th over that same time. This all bodes well for Kluber to be the top pitcher today.

Roje Smith is a Fantasy Sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @RoKnowsDFS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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