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Steven Matz, NYM vs. ATL ($10,900): Virtually any lefty going against the Braves is worthy of serious consideration, and when it's a quality southpaw the likes of Matz, the appeal grows exponentially. Atlanta seems to only get worse against left-handed pitching as the season goes on, as they now sport a .257 wOBA and 0.75 ISO versus that handedness, while striking out 22.8 percent of the time. Matz stumbled a bit in his last start against the Brewers, but he could certainly be due for a nice turnaround and potential double-digit strikeouts against the most inept offensive squad in the majors.
Tyler Chatwood, COL at MIA ($8,400): Chatwood has been stymieing road opponents with his highly convincing Cy Young impression all season, generating a microscopic 0.65 ERA, .204 wOBA and .168 average against in games away from Coors Field. The Marlins have been middle-of-the-pack versus right-handed pitching, and Chatwood has scored 21.5, 33.6 and 26.4 fantasy points in three of his last four road starts. With a matchup in a ballpark that's still generally favorable towards pitchers despite some recent adjustments, he offers solid upside at a nice savings over the top-tier options.
Buster Posey, SF at TB ($4,300): The Giants backstop has been swinging a hot bat, with double-digit fantasy points in three of his last four and nine fantasy points on Friday. He'll draw the homer-prone Matt Moore, who, despite a very strong showing in his last start, has still surrendered a whopping 14 homers over 76.2 innings this season. Half of those have come at Tropicana Field, and he's yielded a .344 wOBA, 11 homers and a 35.6 percent hard contact rate to right-handed hitters overall. Posey has a .385 wOBA versus southpaws that climbs to .396 when facing them on the road, and he is boasting a .343 wOBA in June.
Brian McCann, NYY at MIN ($3,700): McCann is a cost savings option over Posey, offering the chance to enjoy a $600 upgrade elsewhere. He's had a rough go of it this season but could well be worth a flyer in a matchup against Ricky Nolasco. McCann has a robust 62 at-bat history against the Twins starter, against whom he's slashed .339/.354/.806 with a whopping eight homers and 24 RBI. Nolasco has given up a .320 wOBA and 35.6 percent hard contact rate to lefty bats as well this season.
Kendrys Morales, KC vs. DET ($2,900) Morales is still flying considerably under the radar given his season-long struggles, but he has been coming out of his offensive malaise over the last 10 games. The veteran is working on a modest six-game hitting streak and is sporting a .314/.400/.514 line with two homers and five RBI over the last 10 games. The switch hitter also has a .387 wOBA, .220 ISO and 34.9 percent hard contact rate versus southpaws and has decimated Tigers starter Matt Boyd over nine career at-bats, touching him up to the tune of a .667/.667/1.333 line with a double, triple, homer and five RBI. Morales has feasted on Tigers pitchers in general this season, averaging 10.4 fantasy points against them over 16 at-bats.
Neil Walker, NYM vs. ATL ($4,300): Walker provides an opportunity to pick on hapless Braves starter Aaron Blair, who's given up a .409 wOBA and 6.79 xFIP to left-handed hitters, while the switch-hitting Walker has a solid .329 wOBA and nine of his 14 homers on the season from the left side of the plate.
Nolan Arenado, COL at MIA ($4,700): Any time you can grab Arenado at a fair price in any stadium against a pitcher prone to giving up the long ball, he's worthy of strong consideration. Such is the case Saturday, when the Rockies' third baseman is available at a significant discount over the likes of Josh Donaldson ($5,600) and Manny Machado ($5,400). Arenado's bat carries as much upside as anyone, as evidenced by his major league-leading 20 homers and his five games over the last 10 with double-digit fantasy points. Chen has allowed 14 of his 15 homers on the season to right-handed hitters, and he seems to be faltering as the season goes on, yielding a .388 wOBA over 17 June frames and giving up seven homers over that span. Arenado is boasting a whopping .420 wOBA and .299 ISO against southpaws this season as well, only furthering his appeal.
Carlos Correa, HOU vs. CIN ($4,000): Correa represents an opportunity to try and capitalize on rookie Cody Reed's first major league start, as well as a league-worst bullpen that will likely receive some substantial work Saturday. The Astros' shortstop brings plenty of upside, with four double-digit fantasy point outings over the last 10 games, and the Reds' bullpen has given up a whopping 50 homers and 6.08 ERA over 245.2 innings this season as well.
Yoenis Cespedes, NYM vs. ATL ($4,900): Cespedes is another opportunity to exploit Aaron Blair's considerable struggles, as he's generated a .357 wOBA and .267 ISO against right-handed pitching, along with a 38.4 percent hard contact rate and 12 of his 16 homers this season. He's picking up steam lately as well, slashing .333/.386/.462 over his last 10 games, while averaging 7.8 fantasy points per game over that span.
Brett Eibner, KC vs. DET ($2,800): Eibner is fresh off the disabled list and is therefore priced at a discount relative to the production he was generating prior to his injury. The rookie actually put together a 2-for-4 performance in his first game back Thursday, with a homer and two RBI. He's hitting a stellar .381 over 21 at-bats this season, while Tigers starter Matt Boyd has struggled against right-handed hitters all season, yielding a .336 wOBA, five homers and 5.06 xFIP to righties this season, along with a 32.9 percent hard contact rate.
Albert Almora, Jr., CHC vs. PIT ($3,400): It's back-to-back hot-hitting rookies to close it out in the outfield, as Almora has continued to excel, posting back-to-back double-digit fantasy point games, and he is now hitting .429 over his first 21 at-bats. He draws a matchup against the homer-prone Jon Niese, who's surrendered a .377 wOBA and 12 of the 14 homers this year to right-handed hitters. Almora has demonstrated only modest power over his minor league career, but he provides a nice upside in a lineup that offers him some solid protection.