We have a huge slate here for Tuesday night with all 15 teams in action. Two of the games start before the main slate begins, so we will focus on players we can use for that slate only. Here are some of the top plays at each position.
Editor’s Note: Julio Teheran has been scratched from his start tonight. Either Matt Wisler or Williams Perez will toe the rubber for the Braves.
|4||Russell Martin||Blue Jays||Orioles||$3,900|
- Buster Posey sat out yesterday and should be back in the lineup today. He faces a lefty in Robbie Ray who struggles with right-handed bats. Posey has a .374 wOBA with a .202 ISO score against southpaws over the last 3 seasons and is one of the few catcher eligible players near the top of any batting order.
- Jorge De La Rosa not only allows a high batting average to right-handed bats, but he also gives up a huge number of home runs. Mesoraco has legit power for a catcher, as evidenced by his .360 wOBA and .190 ISO score against left-handers since 2014.
- Stephen Vogt is 5 for his last 10 with 2 home runs. He has moved up into the middle of that Oakland order and faces Michael Pineda who has struggled with left-handed bats. Throw in the short porch down the right field line at Yankee Stadium and you can see why he has home run upside in this matchup for a cheap price.
|2||Edwin Encarnacion||Blue Jays||Orioles||$5,100|
|3||Jose Abreu||White Sox||Angels||$4,800|
- This Toronto team lit up Mike Wright in his only start against them in 2015. He allowed right-handed bats to hit .258 against him with a WHIP of 1.41 and 5 homers in 23 innings of work. Encarnacion has hit safely in six straight games and is averaging over 10 DraftKings points per during this recent run.
- Paul Goldschmidt is still a beast in righty/righty matchups. Matt Cain allowed right-handed bats to hit .276 against him in 2015, so Goldy makes for a great start at a discounted price.
- Jose Abreu is a sneaky start at first base today. He has a .385 wOBA and a .242 ISO score since coming to the majors against right-handed pitching and matches up with a guy in Shoemaker who has allowed right-handed bats to hit well against him while allowing a ton of home runs.
|3||Logan Forsythe||Rays||Red Sox||$3,400|
- Jose Altuve against a lefty is one of the biggest locks in DFS. He had a batting average over .400 against southpaws in 2014 and last year he put up a .426 wOBA with a .193 ISO. Those are huge numbers for a second baseman and backed up by his 7 for 21 lifetime stats vs. Derek Holland.
- Josh Harrison has been moved up in the order and is producing. He has at least 12 DraftKings points in each of his last 4 games and is cheap at only $3,600.
- Logan Forsythe will be a low owned play today with some upside. He has been leading off for the Rays and has some pop too. Joe Kelly has been worse against right-handed batters and is prone to the home run due to his high velocity and lack of movement.
|1||Josh Donaldson||Blue Jays||Orioles||$5,400|
- Donaldson is in a great hitter’s park at Camden Yards and facing a gas can of a pitcher in Mike Wright. The Blue Jays should be able to rough him up again like they did last year.
- Nolan Arenado is a beast in righty on righty matchups with a .370 wOBA and .270 ISO score since 2014. Alfredo Simon has allowed 12 hits, 5 walks, and 9 runs in only 6.2 innings of work this year, so he is definitely hittable.
- Adonis Garcia has a .378 wOBA and a .271 ISO score against left-handed pitching. He faces Alex Wood who allowed right-handed bats to hit .297 with a 1.51 WHIP against him in 2015.
|2||Manny Machado||Orioles||Blue Jays||$4,500|
|4||Xander Bogaerts||Red Sox||Rays||$3,900|
- Carlos Correa and the rest of the right-handed bats on top of that order should have a field day against Derek Holland. Correa was 4 for 5 against him last year with 2 home runs, so he definitely deserves a long look.
- Manny Machado actually prefers same handed match-ups as his .384 wOBA and .222 ISO score against right-handed pitching since 2014 can attest to. Marcus Stroman has allowed right-handed bats to hit for a higher average against him the last few years, so this is a great spot for Machado.
- Corey Seager is pretty cheap and has a solid matchup today against Teheran. Seager has a .394 wOBA and a .198 ISO score in the majors vs. right-handed pitching, and Teheran did give up over a .300 batting average to lefties in 2015.
|1||Jose Bautista||Blue Jays||Orioles||$5,300|
|6||Mookie Betts||Red Sox||Rays||$4,900|
- Julio Teheran struggled more with left-handed bats in 2015, but Yasiel Puig has very good numbers in righty on righty matchups. He was 4 for 6 against Teheran last year with a double and a home run, so the numbers have been backed up even in his limited sample size.
- Jose Bautista hits right-handed pitching well too. He is in a great hitter’s park at Camden Yards and was 2 for 3 with a home run against Mike Wright last year.
- Mookie Betts will bring his .371 wOBA and .184 ISO score to the top of the order against the lefty Drew Smyly. Right-handed bats have been the way to attack Smyly, and Betts did it well in the past with 5 hits in only 12 lifetime at-bats against him.
- Everyone loves Stephen Strasburg, but this Miami team has owned him. Strasburg had a .270 batting average allowed to right-handed bats last year, and Miami has a few big ones in their order. Giancarlo Stanton has a .378 wOBA and .262 ISO score vs. right-handed pitching with 13 hits in 32 at-bats against Stras, including 3 home runs. Fellow righty Marcel Ozuna is also 8 for 22 lifetime with 2 home runs, so be careful paying up for Strasburg at pitcher today.