This article is part of our Weekly Hitter Rankings series.
The Hitter Value Meter is a companion piece to the weekly Pitching Value Meter. While in many leagues offensive roster slots are set 'em and forget 'em, in deeper formats where every at-bat counts, knowing which teams have friendly schedules for hitters, and which platoon bats will be getting more action than usual, can be valuable information, especially in head-to-head formats and leagues with weekly moves instead of daily. The Hitter Value Meter will summarize all that info in one spot, for your roster juggling convenience.
For the week August 24-30
1. Arizona (vs. STL 4, vs. OAK 3) - The D-backs enjoy a long homestand this period, shooting them up to the top of the charts. They duck Michael Wacha, though the rest of the Cards' rotation is still pretty stingy, and while they're stuck facing Sonny Gray on Friday, finishing the weekend with Kendall Graveman and Felix Doubront could more than make up for it. Doubront and Jaime Garcia make it a two-lefty week.
2. Detroit (at CIN 1, vs. LAA 3, at TOR 3) - While they're not at home all week, the Tigers do have some potentially juicy road matchups to add to their home series against the Angels. Keyvius Sampson is an easy mark in Monday's makeup game, the Halos send no one impressive to the mound and the Tigers manage to avoid David Price in Toronto, though having the series kick off with R.A. Dickey isn't going to do their