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Adam Wainwright, STL vs. SD ($10,400): This price isn't prohibitive enough to pass up the plus-matchup and Wainwright's current form. The veteran has allowed just one run through his past three outings with 19 strikeouts over 23 innings while limiting hitters to a .485 OPS. San Diego also ranks second-last in wOBA (.288) against right-handed hurlers.
Francisco Liriano, PIT vs. MIL ($6,800): Going down the rabbit hole with Liriano is obviously risky, but the matchup checks out, and he's been approaching serviceability through his past three outings. Milwaukee has the sixth-highest strikeout rate (23.4 percent), and Liriano has limited opponents to a .323 slugging percentage and a .297 wOBA over his latest three starts.
Nick Hundley, COL vs. ATL ($3,400): It's been a rough season for the backstop, and he's reeling along a 9-for-37 run in July. However, Hundley posted a .428 wOBA and 159 wRC+ at home against right-handed pitchers last season. This is well within flier territory, but the upside is there.
John Jaso, PIT vs. MIL ($3,100): An against-the-grain lean likely to go scarcely owned, Jaso has a solid .351 on-base percentage, .343 wOBA and 121 wRC+ against right-handed pitchers since 2014. Facing Matt Garza helps, as the veteran righty has served up a .362 OBP and .366 wOBA to lefty bats over the past two seasons.
Jed Lowrie, OAK vs. TB ($2,500): Given the minimum salary, Lowire is a viable target Thursday. He typically hits first or second against southpaws and has a respectable .334 wOBA and 111 wRC+ against lefties over the past two seasons. Keep expectations in check, but as far as basement-priced options go, Lowrie sets up to return profit.
Nolan Arenado, COL vs. ATL ($5,100): The star is 6-for-21 without an extra-base hit since the All-Star break, which lines him up nicely for a bounce-back outing at home Thursday. He has a .589 slugging percentage and .383 wOBA against righties over the past two seasons, and he's been even better at Coors Field against right-handed arms this year (.608 slugging percentage and .394 wOBA).
Marcus Semien, OAK vs. TB ($4,800): Hope others are timid about the salary and avoid Semien, who has posted a .412 wOBA and 163 wRC+ against lefties this season, which is fueled by 10 home runs through 88 plate appearances. Matt Moore has also struggled on the road this season, allowing a .375 wOBA.
Carlos Gonzalez, COL vs. ATL ($5,300): A lineup building block Thursday, Gonzalez grabs an A+ matchup against Mike Foltynewicz (2.25 HR/9 and .396 wOBA allowed to lefties during his career), and the game is at Coors Field. It's an obvious chalk nod, but it's difficult to ignore Gonzalez's .464 wOBA and 178 wRC+ against right-handed arms at Coors this season.
Giancarlo Stanton, MIA at PHI ($4,600): Back in slugging form, Stanton has posted a .326 ISO, .395 wOBA and 149 wRC+ over the past 30 days. It isn't a dreamy matchup against Jerad Eickhoff (1.17 HR/9 allowed to right-handed hitters), but the wind is projected to be blowing out at Citizens Bank Park, and the asking price is reasonable.
Melky Cabrera, CWS vs. DET ($3,600): Going up against Mike Pelfrey (.376 wOBA allowed to left-handed hitters dating back to last season) makes Cabrera an excellent value option. His high floor is supported by a respectable .339 wOBA and 114 wRC+ against righties since 2014.