We have a huge slate of games today! Here are some guys I think you should at least consider, at every position and price range. Good luck!
Russell Martin ($4000) – Russell Martin gets the matchup he likes against a lefty in JA Happ. Martin has been hot lately with three straight multi-hit games. He has hits in 7 of his last 11 at-bats with 2 homeruns. Martin has been great against left-handed pitching this year with a .300 batting average and a .950 OPS. Happ is not a bad pitcher by any stretch, but that Toronto team has elite numbers as a whole against left-handers and they should score some today.
Francisco Cervelli ($3000) – Cervelli has been one of the best salary saving options at the position all season. He has an elite matchup based on the numbers here today. Cervelli faces Gio Gonzalez who has allowed right-handed batters to hit .288 with a WHIP of 1.57. Fransisco Cervelli has a .447 WOBA with a .233 ISO score against left-handed pitching this season. This is his preferred matchup and he should be able to get on base more than once.
Adam Lind ($4500) – Lind is one of the few first base options in a good hitter’s ballpark today. He faces Rubby De La Rosa in Arizona. De La Rosa has allowed left-handed batters to hit .310 with 16 homeruns in only 54 innings of work against them. Lind is the best left-handed power bat on that Milwaukee team. He has a .400 WOBA with an ISO score of .248. Lind has 16 homers already on the season and a good chance to add to that total today.
Albert Pujols ($4100) – Pujols still continues to be underpriced in my eyes. The MACHINE is only hitting .260 on the year, but he already has 29 homeruns on the season. He faces Yovani Gallardo in this one who has allowed a higher average lately to right-handed bats who have also hit him hard. Pujols loves smashing right-handers as his WOBA is .392 and his ISO score of .302 is one of the higher ones in the game, let alone at the position.
Jose Altuve ($4600) – Jose Altuve against left-handed pitching is automatically in play. Last year he had over a .400 batting average against lefties and this year he is at .339. He has a WOBA of .390 against southpaws in 2015, so this is the matchup we want. He faces Danny Duffy who has allowed right-handed bats to hit .271 Altuve will likely be back in his leadoff role here and should be able to get on base a few times and pay off his salary.
Brian Dozier ($5000) – Today is a day to pay up at second base. Brian Dozier has a dream matchup. Dozier is a free swinger who has a lot of power. He is not your typical leadoff hitter, but playing that role does allow him to max his at-bats. He faces CC Sabathia today who has been putrid against righties and is giving up the long ball. Right-handed bats are hitting .333 with 18 homers in 79 innings of work against CC. Dozier has a WOBA of .363 with a robust ISO score of .231 for a second baseman. This is the exact matchup you would look to use Dozier in and it is no wonder his price is where it is.
Todd Frazier ($5900) – The price here might seem absurd, but the stats to justify it are even more absurd. Frazier faces Chris Rusin who has allowed a .295 batting average with a WHIP of 1.57 to right-handed bats. Top that off with the game being played in Coors field, which is the friendliest park in MLB for hitters. Frazier has eye popping numbers to date. His WOBA is .425 and his ISO score is one of the highest I have seen this season at .407. That puts Frazier in line for a solid game with huge homerun upside today. The price is high, but if he goes yard and picks up another hit or RBI, he basically pays it off and then some.
Mike Moustakas ($3700) – The two hole hitter for the Royals has hits in eight of his last nine starts. He faces Scott Feldman who has basically allowed a .300 average to guys on both sides of the plate. Moose has a .383 WOBA with a .171 ISO against right-handed pitching this season. At a discounted price of $3700, it makes a lot of sense to roll him out in cash games today as he is usually good for 5-10 fantasy points.
Carlos Correa ($4800) – The other member of the Houston double play duo has even better numbers this year against lefties. Correa also faces Duffy who struggles with right-handed bats as we discussed. Correa has a .421 WOBA with a great ISO score of .304. As far as shortstops go, that is an elite number on the power scale. He already has 8 homeruns in his first 157 major league at-bats. KC is not an easy place to homer and Duffy has not allowed a ton of them. While the price is high, he is one of the few shortstops who can offer you this type of upside.
Jung Ho Kang ($3300) – Jung Ho Kang is one of the better hitter’s against left-handed pitching. He is 20 for his last 58, so he is seeing the ball well right now. He normally bats in the cleanup spot for the pirates and one thing he is very good at is hitting those left-handed pitchers. Kang has a .374 WOBA with an ISO score of .188. He faces Gio Gonzalez who has allowed right-handed bats to hit .288 against him with a WHIP of 1.57. The Pirates as a team profile well against Gio, so Kang should have ample RBI opportunities here.
Gerrado Parra ($4100) – Parra is the leadoff hitter for Milwaukee and has done an admirable job since being placed on top of that order. He hits right handed pitching pretty well with a WOBA of .372 and a WHIP of .194. He faces Rubby De La Rosa today who has allowed a .310 WOBA with 16 homeruns in 54 innings of work. Parra has some homerun pop to go along with his robust WOBA number, so he profiles well against Rubby.
Marlon Byrd ($4300) – The right-handed hitting outfielder gets to play in Coors Field again today. He faces Chris Rusin who is a lefty that has allowed right-handed bats to hit .295 against him with a WHIP of 1.57. Marlon Byrd has a WOBA of .391 against lefties and an ISO score .267. That means he profiles as a guy in a good spot for multiple hits as well as a potential homerun.
Starling Marte ($4200) – Marte has a great price and profile today. He faces Gio Gonzalez who has struggled with right-handed bats all season. Gio has allowed .288 batting average with a WHIP of 1.57 to right-handers. Marte has a robust WOBA of .415 vs. lefties and an ISO score of .290 that makes him a great candidate for a homerun. It’s not the greatest hitters park, but he should go overlooked and lower owned as he usually does.
Chris Young ($3000) – Chris Young has one of the best combinations of WOBA/ISO in the league vs. left-handed pitching. When you factor in the cheap price, it is easy to see why people love him so much. He faces a weak lefty in Tommy Milone. Milone has allowed right-handed bats to hit .285 with a 1.47 WHIP. Young has a .470 WOBA and an ISO score of .315. He has been smashing lefties all season long and should be in a nice spot to do so again here in a plum matchup.