- McCann faces a lefty, which is not his preferred split, but that lefty is Jorge De La Rosa and the game is in Coors Field. De La Rosa does give up a lot to left-handed batters and has also been tagged for a ton of hits and home runs at home in recent years.
- Wilson Ramos is on fire. He has a .337 batting average this year with 10 home runs. He has been one of the best statistical catchers in baseball this season and is in play again here today on a weak slate for catchers.
- Yasmani Grandal is one of the best options today. He is popping up high on all the sheets due to a park bump and a good matchup with a weak right-hander, young Archie Bradley.
|1||David Ortiz||Red Sox||Orioles||$5,300|
|2||Jose Abreu||White Sox||Tigers||$4,000|
|3||Miguel Cabrera||Tigers||White Sox||$4,100|
- David Ortiz has crushed right-handed pitching his entire career. He faces Chris Tillman today who has a high fly ball rate. Ortiz owns a .435 wOBA and a .344 ISO score since the start of last season, so he is a top option for a home run and a big day.
- Right-handed batters are hitting .280 against Jordan Zimmermann this season. Jose Abreu is great in righty/righty matchups with a .364 wOBA and a .218 ISO score. He is already 2-for-3 lifetime against Zimmermann.
- Joey Votto and the Reds offense have put up a bunch of runs recently. They face the scorching hot Julio Teheran, but Teheran has struggled with left-handed bats his whole career. He has also struggled with the long ball, especially in the last few games where he has given up more than a few of them to left-handed hitters.
- Cano faces Jake Odorizzi today and has a .377 wOBA and a .222 ISO score against right-handed pitching since the start of last season. His price is almost $1,000 below the top options at second base today, and that is a tad too cheap for his skill set.
- Kipnis has been hot and gets a solid matchup here. He faces Chris Young who allows left-handed bats a much higher average and a huge fly ball rate. Kipnis owns a .374 wOBA, a .167 ISO score, and is 7-for-17 lifetime with a home run off Young.
- Jose Altuve is one of the best hitters in the league against left-handed pitching. He owns a .426 wOBA and a .185 ISO score since the start of 2015 and is 6-for-13 lifetime against Jaime Garcia.
- Carpenter has a dream matchup against Doug Fister who struggles with left-handed bats. He owns a .404 wOBA and a .266 ISO score against right-handed pitching and should get ample opportunities from the top of the Cardinals order.
- A-Rod has a strong case to be made for him today. He is starting to hit the ball well and faces Jorge De La Rosa in Coors field today. A-Rod own a .379 wOBA and a .267 ISO for his matchup here and has always hit left-handed pitching well.
- Danny Valencia has always been a guy who crushes lefties. His .399 wOBA and .228 ISO since the start of 2015 shows us that. He faces a guy in Martin Perez who does not give up a lot of home runs, but he does get slapped around by right-handed bats.
- Seager is heating up again after a rocky April/May. He faces the young righty Archie Bradley while getting a park bump with the game at Arizona’s Chase Field. He has an elite level .377 wOBA and .224 ISO against right-handed pitching since being called up to the show last year.
- Jonathan Villar is incredibly cheap due to a tough matchup with Madison Bumgarner today. He owns a .366 wOBA against left-handed pitching, is 1-for-2 with a home run against Bum and is in a great spot for 4+ at-bats from the top of that Brewers order. His stolen base upside and hitting abilities give him a lot of ways to pay off the discounted salary.
- Marcus Semien is heating up. He crushes against left-handed pitching and gets a weak one today in Martin Perez. He has been hitting in the 6 hole, but I would not be shocked to see him get moved up to second, which would be great with guys like Davis and Valencia behind him to knock him in.
|2||Mookie Betts||Red Sox||Orioles||$5,400|
|4||Mark Trumbo||Orioles||Red Sox||$4,500|
- CarGo is the top play on the board today. He faces Nathan Eovaldi at home in Coors Field. Eovaldi struggles with left-handed bats and the home run ball. CarGo owns a .413 wOBA and a .307 ISO score against right-handed pitching and is a top option for a home run on the day.
- Mookie Betts should be low owned due to the high price and other options around him, but he faces a guy in Tillman who struggles more with right-handed bats lately. Tillman has a high fly ball rate and Betts is a sneaky option to take him yard.
- Marcel Ozuna has been mashing left-handed pitching this year. He owns a huge .426 wOBA and a .237 ISO score since the start of 2015 against southpaws. Drew Pomeranz is a solid pitcher, but Ozuna is now the biggest bat on Miami when a lefty is on the mound.
- Mark Trumbo has owned left-handed pitchers this year. David Price allows a higher average to right-handed batters who have also tagged him for a few home runs this year. Trumbo has a .356 wOBA with a huge .278 ISO score against lefties since 2015 and is already 8-for-22 lifetime with 2 home runs off price.
- Dexter Fowler tends to go low owned, but is in a great spot today. He will see max at-bats as the lead off man for the road team here and faces a guy in Gio Gonzalez who struggles to get right-handed batters out. Fowler is already 8-for-17 lifetime against him and should be able to build on those numbers here today.