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Corey Kluber, CLE at KC ($11,900): Kluber couldn't have asked for a better matchup on paper, as the Royals are a bottom-10 team against righties and a bottom-5 team against the cutter, a pitch he throws almost 23 percent of the time. Kluber should also have a considerable advantage thanks to his ground ball tendencies, as Kansas City's fly ball rate is the seventh lowest in the league.
Matt Wisler, ATL at CIN ($6,600): It may not seem like a good idea to bring Wisler into a hitter-friendly environment, but he draws a deceptively strong matchup against the Reds, who have logged a sub-.300 wOBA against right-handed pitching this season. Wisler will look to exploit Cincinnati with a slider that rates nearly six runs above average, as they are the third-worst team in the league against the pitch.
Dioner Navarro, CWS at SEA ($3,000): Navarro is often overlooked because of a .265 wOBA, but he has notched a .216 ISO from the right side of the plate over 51 at-bats. Meanwhile, opposing starter Wade LeBlanc's 5.06 xFIP against righties tells us that he should see a fair amount of regression.
Chris Davis, BAL at NYY ($4,300): The Orioles have several hitters who will be able to take advantage of Ivan Nova's heavy ground ball profile, but Davis has a chance to be the biggest beneficiary, as he leads the league with a 50 percent fly ball rate. Nova has struggled mightily against lefties this year, allowing eight home runs in 33.2 innings.
Neil Walker, NYM at CHC ($4,400): Walker has cooled off since his torrid start to the season, but he still has a .302/.362/.571 slash line with five home runs against lefties in 63 at-bats. He has also tallied a 48 percent fly ball rate, which should play well against Jon Lester's 47 percent ground ball rate.
Evan Longoria, TB at COL ($5,000): I have sung the praises of opposing starter Tyler Anderson in previous columns, but the groundballer could be in for quite a matchup against the Rays at Coors Field, as they have the highest fly-ball percentage in the league this season. Aside from his 49 percent fly ball rate, Longoria has also notched a .200 ISO against left-handed pitchers in 70 at-bats.
Manny Machado, BAL at NYY ($4,100): Machado holds an advantage over Nova due to his fly ball profile, but he may also have an edge because of his 2.5 runs above average mark against the curveball, a pitch Nova throws 27 percent of the time. Machado has been consistent from both sides of the platoon but holds a bit more power against righties, logging a .251 ISO.
Carlos Beltran, NYY vs. BAL ($3,200): Owners should jump at the chance to get a hitter like Beltran at a reduced rate. While he has provided more pop against lefties, his .223 ISO from the left side should be sufficient to see success against Kevin Gausman, who holds a 5.25 ERA in 48 innings away from Camden Yards.
Kole Calhoun, LAA vs. TEX ($3,700):A.J. Griffin was on a bit of a roll before spending nearly two months on the disabled list due to a shoulder injury, and he has not lasted longer than five innings in any of the four starts since his return. He will take a 5.00 xFIP into the matchup against Calhoun, who has notched a .375 OBP despite struggling in July.
Ian Desmond, TEX at LAA ($3,800): One thing that has remained constant for Nick Tropeano this season is his home run problems against right-handed hitters, as he has kept a 1.9/9 rate against the platoon over 12 starts. Desmond has amassed a .197 ISO against right-handed pitchers, along with a 5.0 runs above average mark against the curveball, which Tropeano throws more than a quarter of the time.