Wednesday’s MLB main slate has nine games. Mike Trout ($5,600) injured his groin in Tuesday’s game is day-to-day with the injury, and his status is not clear for Wednesday’s matchup vs. the Brewers. Alex Bregman ($4,700; hamstring) also injured himself Tuesday and his status is also uncertain vs. the Yankees.

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1. Oakland Athletics

The A’s get a park upgrade in hitter-friendly Camden Yards and take on RHP Dan Straily, who is projected to be a poor pitcher this year. Straily is coming off worse than average run prevention in 2018 with Miami and allowed more home runs than average while striking out less batters than average.

Left-handed batters have found more success against Straily over the past year, producing an expected wOBA of .367 based on the exit velocities and angles of their batted balls, worse than the league average of .315. Righties also have been better than average against Straily by that metric, sitting at .338.

Baltimore is also projected to have a below-average bullpen this year, and its relievers already have allowed 15 home runs in just 44 1/3 innings, the most in baseball.

Players to consider
Khris Davis ($4,900)
Matt Chapman ($4,200)
Stephen Piscotty ($4,000)
Robbie Grossman ($3,800)
Kendrys Morales ($3,700)

2. Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies have a home matchup in hitter-friendly Citizens Bank Park against the Nationals and RHP Jeremy Hellickson. Hellickson is projected to allow more runs than average this year and struck out just 17% of batters last year, below the league average of 22%. Left-handed batters produced solid contact quality off Hellickson, producing an expected wOBA of .341 based on the exit velocities and angles of their batted balls, better than the league average of .315.

The Nationals also feature a poor bullpen, which should give Phillies’ hitters a good chance at production in the later innings.

Players to consider
Bryce Harper ($5,200)
Rhys Hoskins ($5,300)
J.T Realmuto ($4,400)
Andrew McCutchen ($4,300)
Jean Segura ($4,000)

3. Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers face Angels RHP Felix Pena, who is projected to allow more runs than average this year. His production against lefties over the past season has been worse than average, striking out less batters than average while allowing more home runs to lefties than average and allowing lefties to produce better than average contact quality. Pena’s numbers are better than average against right-handed batters, making lefties the preferred option.

Players to consider
Christian Yelich ($5,500)
Eric Thames ($4,100)
Mike Moustakas ($4,000)
Yasmani Grandal ($3,800)
Travis Shaw ($3,700)

4. Seattle Mariners

The Mariners face RHP Heath Fillmyer, who is projected to allow more runs than average this year and has allowed batters to produce better than average contact quality over the last year. Fillmyer struck out just 16.5% of batters last year, worse than the league average of 22%, and allowed slightly more home runs than average.

Players to consider
Edwin Encarnacion ($5,000)
Domingo Santana ($4,900)
Dan Vogelbach ($4,400)
Mallex Smith ($4,300)
Jay Bruce ($4,300)

5. New York Mets

The Mets’ offense has been good to start the season, ranking seventh best in contact quality derived expected wOBA, which takes into account the exit velocities and angles the players are hitting the ball at. The Mets draw a matchup against the Twins and RHP Jake Odorizzi, who is projected to be a worse-than-average pitcher this year. Odorizzi has allowed both lefties and righties to produce better contact quality than average over the past season.

Players to consider
Pete Alonso ($4,600)
Michael Conforto ($4,300)
Jeff McNeil ($3,900)
Robinson Cano ($3,800)
Wilson Ramos ($3,700)

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