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Luis Severino, NYY vs. TOR ($8,000): Let's attack the Blue Jays with a slider-heavy pitcher for the second consecutive day, as they now hold a -11.0 RAA against the pitch. Severino appears to have taken a real step forward in 2017, as his swinging strike rate has jumped to 12 percent, contributing to a 33 percent strikeout rate over his first four starts.
Jason Vargas, KC vs. CWS ($7,400): Watching Vargas dominate in 2017 has been fascinating, as he came into the season sporting a 4.12 ERA and a 16 percent strikeout rate for his career. The veteran has managed a 14.5 percent swinging strike rate over his first four starts, while keeping a 47 percent ground ball rate. This has translated to a 1.40 ERA. Vargas will look to keep the run going against the White Sox, who hold just a .286 wOBA on the road.
Salvador Perez, KC vs. CWS ($3,400):Dylan Covey should be a name that DFS players immediately recognize as a stack target for as long as he stays in the rotation. The 25-year-old has been obliterated by righties, having allowed a slugging percentage of nearly .700 and a hard contact rate of 33 percent over three starts. I expect Perez to do some damage here, as he will take a 56 percent fly-ball rate against Covey's ground-ball tendencies.
Anthony Rizzo, CHC vs. PHI ($5,200): A dip in Vince Velasquez's strikeout rate combined with a substantial increase in walks has taken the teeth out of his game. He currently holds a .636 slugging percentage against lefties over 11.2 innings. Rizzo has notched a .236 ISO against righties this season to go along with a 34 percent hand contact rate.
Cesar Hernandez, PHI at CHC ($3,500): There have been many theories that attempt to explain Hernandez's sudden influx of power, and while he certainly won't keep a 23.5 percent HR/FB rate all season, it's hard to ignore his .320 ISO against lefties over his first 25 at-bats. Hernandez hasn't shown much against the slider yet this year, but notched the fifth highest RAA (9.0) against the pitch in 2016. This could present a problem for Brett Anderson, who throws the pitch 20 percent of the time.
Jedd Gyorko, STL vs. MIL ($3,800): The matchup against Zach Davies is great for Gyorko, who has notched a .348 ISO against righties in 46 at-bats. Davies has allowed a 43 percent hard contact rate against same-handed hitters, while surrendering walks at an 11 percent clip.
Francisco Lindor, CLE at DET ($4,300): The Indians have a parade of batters who can swing from the right side of the plate. This could overwhelm Daniel Norris, who maintains a 45 percent hard contact rate against his opposite hand. Lindor's power has been a revelation early this season. He holds a .211 ISO and a 41 percent hard contact rate against lefties.
George Springer, HOU vs. TEX ($4,600):Andrew Cashner has danced through an awful lot of raindrops through his first four starts, allowing him to secure a 2.93 ERA despite an 8:13 K:BB and a 35 percent hard contact rate. Springer could be one of many Astros to pile up the points, as he has notched a .230 ISO against right-handed pitching.
Giancarlo Stanton, MIA vs. TB ($4,500):Jake Odorizzi has always had a problem with same-handed hitters, and 2017 has been no exception, as he has permitted a 42 percent hard contact rate and two homers over nine innings. Stanton performed better against lefties in April, but still managed a .192 ISO against righties over 73 at-bats.
Jay Bruce, NYM at ATL ($3,300): I like to remind everyone how scary Julio Teheran's peripherals are against lefties once every five days. The otherwise talented righty owns a 10:15 K:BB against left-handed hitters over 15 innings, contributing to an incredible 7.41 xFIP. We need to take advantage of Bruce's current price whenever we can, as he has notched a .355 ISO against righties this year.