We have a full 15 game MLB slate today, Sunday July 12th.  Let’s take a look at today’s info and please, if you have any thoughts, questions etc, hit me up on twitter!  @Razzle11Grinds

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Heaviest Pitcher Favorites

– Chris Heston ($6,500) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (-221): Heston gets to dominate the Phillies today as he is a huge favorite and the Phillies offer the worst offense in baseball.  It is a great combination at an excellent price.

– Brett Anderson ($7,400) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (-175):  Anderson is a nice favorite, however I am a bit leery as the Brewers can mash against left handed pitchers.  The one positive thing is the fact that the Dodgers offense gets to knock around Kyle Lohse.

– Francisco Liriano ($9,700) vs. St Louis Cardinals (-174):  Liriano takes on the Cardinals tonight as the Pirates look to take 3 of 4 in the series against the Cards and trim their division lead even more.  Liriano is in a great spot as the Cardinals are running out Cooney tonight.

 

Highest Scoring Games

– Atlanta Braves @ Colorado Rockies (Coors Field) – The game at Coors offers us an over/under of 10 runs today as we have Alex Wood taking on Chad Bettis.  I am intrigued with Wood in this match-up as he has the ability to not be affected by the Coors conditions.

– New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox (Fenway Park) – The Yankees and Red Sox play in a game with an over/under of 9 runs, as Eovaldi takes on Miley in this one.  I would not be shocked if this game finishes with the most runs of the day.

 

Toughest Left/Right Matchups

Toughest Pitchers vs. Left Handed Batters

– Felix Doubrant vs Kansas City Royals – Doubrant has limited numbers at the major league level so far in 2015, but in those numbers he has managed to limit left handed hitters to a .111 average and a .222 OPS.

– Johnny Cueto vs Miami Marlins – Cueto has been brilliant all season against left handed hitters as they have an average of just .161 and they have an OPS of .486 so far in 2015.

Toughest Pitchers vs. Right Handed Batters

– Max Scherzer vs. Baltimore Orioles – Scherzer has been absolutely dominant all season and right handed hitters have hit just .160 and have an OPS of just .441 against him.

– Francisco Liriano vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Liriano has been exceptional against right handed hitters so far in 2015 as they have an average of .184 to go with a slugging of just .285.

 

Best Left/Right Matchups

Easiest Pitchers vs. Left Handed Batters

– Chad Billingsley vs. San Francisco Giants – Left handed hitters have knocked Billingsley around to an average of .434 and an OPS of 1.210 so far in 2015.  Oh Hi Mr. Belt and Mr. Crawford.

– Tim Cooney vs. Pittsburgh Pirates – Cooney is a left handed starter who just can not get left handed hitters out as they have hit for a .429 average and have an OPS of 1.071 so far in 2015.

Easiest Pitchers vs. Right Handed Batters

– Matt Moore vs Houston Astros – Moore has struggled since his return from the DL as right handed hitters have knocked him around with an average of .385 and have an OBP of .484.  This is a scary match-up if he continues to struggle against right handed hitters.

– Kyle Lohse vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Lohse has been pretty bad all season long as right handed hitters have an average .321 to go along with a slugging of .523.  He has allowed 12 home runs to right handed hitters so far in 2015.

Weather Concerns

– As of right now I am not seeing any weather issues reported.  I will continue to monitor to make sure everything is clear and I would suggest you do the same, however I believe all games should be good to go.

One Pitcher To Build Lineups Around

– Chris Heston ($6,500) vs. Philadelphia Phillies – Heston gets to take on the weak Phillies lineup and is a huge favorite today.  His price tag is ridiculously low and will allow you to plug in a lot of stud bats and stacks, such as Houston.

Superstar Worth Paying For…

– Paul Goldschmidt ($5,100) vs. Jonathan Niese – Anytime Goldschmidt takes on a left handed pitcher, he jumps to the top of the must use list.  He is the 9th most expensive bat for today and I think that is way too low.

Save Big Bucks By Drafting…

– Wellington Castillo ($2,900) vs. Jonathan Niese – I suppose you can tell I like the idea of picking on Niese today as the D’Backs do great work against left handed pitching.  Castillo has been a lefty masher throughout his career and his price tag is extremely intriguing.