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Yahoo DFS Baseball: Tuesday Picks

Neil Parker

A loyal Leafs, Cubs and Cowboys fan for decades, Neil has contributed to RotoWire since 2014. He previously worked for USA Today Fantasy Sports and founded TheFakeHockey.com.

PITCHER

Jon Gray, COL at MIL ($34): The Rockies hurler has been beat around in his past three outings (19 runs allowed over 12 innings) but he still owns a decent 3.84 FIP and plus 24.8 percent K-rate following the rough patch. Milwaukee owns an underwhelming .327 wOBA and 99 wRC+ in August and entered the series Monday with losses in six of its past seven outings. Gray is cheap, too.

Carlos Rodon, CHW vs. PHI ($29): The sophomore lefty has allowed just four earned runs through 18 innings over his past three starts and grabs an ideal matchup Tuesday. Philadelphia owns a target-worthy .288 wOBA and 76 wRC+ against southpaws this season. Rodon also passed the eye test with his stuff in his latest outing against Cleveland.


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CATCHER

Mike Zunino, SEA vs. NYY ($18): The sample size is just 24 plate appearances, but Zunino has hammered southpaws this season with a .438 ISO, .480 wOBA and 213 wRC+. He also has four extra-base hits, four runs and six RBI during his active four-game hitting streak. CC Sabathia owns a 6.00 ERA through seven second-half starts, too. Should Chris Iannetta ($7 salary and .336 wOBA against lefties this season) receive the start instead of Zunino, he's a sound pivot.

FIRST BASE

Eric Hosmer, KC at MIA ($11): With a .366 wOBA and 130 wRC+ against right-handed pitchers over the past two seasons, Hosmer lands in an A+ matchup against Andrew Cashner. During the same time frame, Cashner has served up a .511 slugging percentage and a .376 wOBA to left-handed batters.

SECOND BASE

Trea Turner, WAS at BAL ($17): A seemingly tough matchup against Kevin Gausman actually isn't so challenging (.365 wOBA allowed to right-handed hitters), which makes Turner a strong play Tuesday. The rookie has posted a .400 wOBA and 150 wRC+ against right-handed arms this year and has shown no signs of slowing down.

THIRD BASE

Evan Longoria, TB vs. BOS ($22): Although Clay Buchholz is a more admirable foe against right-handed hitters, Longoria has flipped the script on righties to the tune of a .381 wOBA and 144 wRC+ this season.

SHORTSTOP

Brad Miller, TB vs. BOS ($25): The breakout infielder has exploded for eight August bombs and sits with a .368 wOBA and 135 wRC+ against right-handed pitchers for the season. Buchholz has allowed a .483 slugging percentage and .374 wOBA to left-handed hitters this season, which checks out as a high-end matchup for Miller to continue his second-half surge.

OUTFIELD

Stephen Piscotty, STL vs. NYM ($13): The sophomore is screaming value Tuesday. He boasts a .405 wOBA and 157 wRC+ against southpaws since entering the league and Jon Niese has surrendered a .346 wOBA to right-handed batters over the past two seasons.

Corey Dickerson, TB vs. BOS ($13): As noted, Buchholtz has resembled a pitching machine against lefty bats this season (.374 wOBA allowed) and Dickerson is a boom-or-bust hitter with a .268 ISO and .345 wOBA against right-handed arms. Dickerson's salary makes him a strong tournament flier.

Melky Cabrera, CWS vs. PHI ($11): A potential source of cap relief, Cabrera lands in a nice matchup against Jake Thompson. Thompson is making his fourth career start and has allowed a .471 slugging percentage and .383 wOBA to left-handed hitters. Cabrera's numbers don't jump off the page (.335 wOBA against right-handed arms since 2014), but he's a solid bet to produce above his salary Tuesday.

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