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Yu Darvish, TEX vs. SEA ($9,200): Darvish's 95-pitch limit might scare some owners away, but it took him just 81 to fan seven Pirates over five strong innings en route to 25 fantasy points his last time out. He looked fully healthy in that performance after missing all of the 2015 season due to Tommy John surgery, meaning it should be safe to expect his output to resemble his career numbers. It's not often that a proven veteran with an 11.24 K/9 and 3.25 ERA can be had for just $9,200.
Jake Odorizzi, TB at MIN ($9,000): Odorizzi could easily be on a three-game winning streak, as he lost his last start to the Yankees despite being perfect through five innings and allowing just one hit. He has nonetheless pitched tremendously in giving up only five hits and four runs over 17.0 innings in his last three starts, and he now draws a Twins squad that ranks 28th in runs scored. Add in that his counterpart on the mound will be underwhelming veteran Ricky Nolasco, and Odorizzi seems destined to come away with a win in addition to a fourth straight strong performance.
Stephen Vogt, OAK at HOU ($3,400): Vogt should be a household name in these circles by now, as his perennially affordable price fails to accurately capture his success against right-handed pitching. His .321 wOBA in that split this season is underwhelming after last year's .353 mark, but it has an excellent chance to start climbing against Astros starter Doug Fister, who's allowing an astronomical .396 wOBA to left-handed bats.
Chris Davis, BAL vs. NYY ($3,900): Davis has smacked 45 of his 57 homers dating back to the start of 2015 against right-handed pitching, and he gets to face one that struggles against lefties in Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi. Despite a 6-2 record, Eovaldi is allowing a .353 wOBA to left-handed bats, and a career-high 1.04 HR/9 overall. Don't be surprised if Davis takes advantage of these deficiencies with a long ball, or at least an otherwise productive outing in the heart of the Orioles' lineup.
Scooter Gennett, MIL at PHI ($3,300): The affordable Gennett has performed admirably out of the two-hole, reaching base in four of his last five games, while picking up three extra-base hits in that span. His career wOBA against right-handed pitching (.338) is more than double his mark against lefties (.167), so the second baseman should be able to find success against Philadelphia's Vince Velasquez, who hasn't been nearly as effective against left-handed bats as he has against righties this year.
Jake Lamb, ARI at CHC ($3,500): Lamb has a tremendous .407 wOBA against right-handed pitching this season, and he actually has three more extra-base hits and three more runs scored in the same number of games outside the hitter-friendly Chase Field. He shouldn't have a problem staying true to form regardless of venue, and he makes for a strong value play considering his discount price compared to the top options at the position.
Brandon Crawford, SF at STL ($4,000): While seeing Adam Wainwright on the mound for the opposite team has traditionally scared many an owner away in the past, the Cardinals right-hander has been far from his usual intimidating self with a 5.71 ERA this season. Keeping that in mind, Brandon Crawford and his .340 wOBA against righties suddenly looks appealing in this matchup. With 27 homers since the start of the 2015 campaign, the Giants shortstop brings significant upside at the position thanks to his pop, and he's in good position to crank one out here.
Mookie Betts, BOS vs. TOR ($5,500): With five homers, six runs scored and eight RBI in the last three games, Betts is the hottest hitter in baseball. The Red Sox's leadoff hitter is hitting everything hard and setting the table perfectly for the league's most potent offense, and that doesn't figure to change against underwhelming knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. Betts has proven more than capable of handling Dickey's non-traditional approach with a .912 OPS in 31 career at-bats, so all factors point to him continuing his recent success in their next encounter.
Coco Crisp, OAK at HOU ($3,700): Crisp has found success against Astros right-handed Doug Fister in the past, with an OPS of exactly 1.000 in 18 career at-bats. The veteran switch-hitter has been more effective from the left side this season, and Fister's struggles against left-handed bats were documented above. With so many trends working in his favor, Crisp is unlikely to disappoint.
Jose Bautista, TOR at BOS ($4,100): While Bautista's .381 career wOBA against southpaws indicates that he has been productive against many pitchers, his numbers against David Price in particular stand out. He's 19-for-55 with seven walks and six homers lifetime against the Red Sox ace, good for an OPS of 1.167 that would lead all of baseball this season. Considering this hasn't been one of Price's finer campaigns outside of win/loss record, Joey Bats should be able to once again feast in this familiar matchup.