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Danny Salazar, CLE vs. NYY ($9,400): Saturday is a good day to find affordable pitching and that's seen in my two picks. Salazar comes in hot, giving up just four hits to go with 16 strikeouts in his last two starts. The Yankees could add to that strikeout total, as their offense has fallen apart over the last month with a 24.4 percent K rate and .300 wOBA against righties since the start of July.
Alex Cobb, TB vs. MIL ($7,100): Most people will look at Cobb's last performance and turn the other way. Instead, chalk that up as a tough draw as he gave up eight runs against the high-flying Astros. Cobb reached seven innings in his four previous starts and hit at least 17 fantasy points in all of them. The Brewers are having the same issues as the Yankees with an even worse 27.6 percent K rate to go with a .306 wOBA against righties since July 1.
Yasmani Grandal, LAD at NYM ($3,100): I wanted to save some money at catcher and Grandal allows me to do that. It's not a bad matchup either, as he's been better against righties all season with a .341 wOBA and .222 ISO. Seth Lugo has lacked consistency, giving up eight runs in his last two starts to go with a 5.21 xFIP and small 12.1 percent K rate against lefties.
Paul Goldschmidt, ARI at SF ($5,300): I saved money at catcher to go all in with Goldschmidt, who continues to smack around righties with a .444 wOBA and .296 ISO. Ideally, I'll get another three-homer performance a la Thursday night. On the mound, Chris Stratton is fresh off the DL and trying to hold down a starting role. In his lone start back on July 6, he gave up five runs and five walks in a loss to the Tigers.
Rougned Odor, TEX at MIN ($4,700): The party continues with expensive bats as Odor has crushed over the past week with nine hits and four homers in his last seven games. In his last 57 at-bats against righties, Odor has a .356 wOBA and .345 ISO. Kyle Gibson has allowed 14 runs in his last three starts and has a poor 5.51 xFIP against lefties.
Ryon Healy, OAK at LAA ($3,400): Almost all of Healy's damage comes against lefties, so I'll roll with him as a cheaper third baseman. He has a solid .441 wOBA and .298 ISO in 87 plate appearances against lefties. Tyler Skaggs is making his return after a 60-day stint on the DL with a strained oblique. He probably won't top 90 pitches and all 13 of his runs allowed this year have come against righties in 22.2 innings.
Tim Anderson, CWS at BOS ($2,900): It hasn't been a great season for Anderson, but he still has decent numbers against lefties with a .347 wOBA in his last 41 at-bats. Drew Pomeranz is having a nice season, although he's walked 10 in his last three starts which is keeping him from going deeper into games. A smaller 23.0 percent K rate against righties also favors Anderson.
Andrew Benintendi, BOS vs. CWS ($4,600): On the bump opposite Pomeranz is James Shields, who will try to allow less than three runs, something he hasn't done in his last five outings. Most of that is because of trouble against lefties (.445 wOBA allowed and 7.77 xFIP). The Red Sox aren't hitting that well, but I'm fine with grabbing Benintendi, who is much better against righties with a .338 wOBA.
Jackie Bradley Jr., BOS vs. CWS ($3,700): Speaking of taking lefties against Shields… Bradley doesn't have good numbers against righties by any means with a .307 wOBA, but it's hard to pass up this cheap of a lefty bat against Shields, who gave up eight hits and three homers in his last start against the Blue Jays.
Daniel Nava, PHI at COL ($4,300): Nava has smoked righties this season and has a .429 wOBA in his last 42 at-bats against them. Now at Coors Field, that hot streak should continue. Jon Gray has allowed a .385 wOBA and 4.58 xFIP against lefties at home. It doesn't help Gray that the Phillies are knocking around righties with a team .340 wOBA since the start of July.