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Robbie Ray, ARI at LAD ($8,300): The Dodgers have been surging in the standings of late, so it may surprise some to learn that they have the second-lowest wOBA against left-handed pitching this season. Ray will attempt to use his ground ball profile to his advantage in the matchup, as the Dodgers are a bottom-five team in the league when it comes to fly ball percentage.
Mike Leake, STL at PIT ($6,800): Leake has been on the shelf for a little more than a week while recovering from shingles, but he should have a fairly comfortable matchup against the Pirates, as they have a bottom-10 runs above average score against the cutter, a pitch he throws 29 percent of the time. It is also worth noting that Pittsburgh hits the fourth-fewest fly balls in the league by percentage, while Leake keeps the ball on the ground 54 percent of the time.
Jonathan Lucroy, TEX at SEA ($4,100): Opposing starter Ariel Miranda has been hit hard by righties in seven games (five starts) this season, allowing five homers and 15 earned runs over 22.2 innings. Lucroy has been better against righties overall this year, but he is showing more power against his opposite hand, as evidenced by his .243 ISO.
Brandon Moss, STL at PIT ($4,100): Moss has gone hitless in his last 21 plate appearances, but he still carries a gaudy 52 percent fly ball rate. This should increase his chances for success against Jameson Taillon, who has a 54 percent ground ball rate in his 14 starts this year.
Daniel Murphy, WAS vs. ATL ($4,600):Mike Foltynewicz has struggled against left-handers this season, allowing nine home runs in 48.2 innings while keeping an xFIP of 5.11. Murphy has hammered righties this year, notching a .613 slugging percentage and .416 wOBA over 341 at-bats.
Travis Shaw, BOS at SD ($4,200):Edwin Jackson shocked the baseball world with an 11-strikeout performance against Boston on Monday, but it would be hard to expect a similar performance from Jarred Cosart, who has walked more left-handed batters than he has struck out over 27 innings. Shaw will likely play left field against righties in order to keep his .191 ISO in the lineup.
Troy Tulowitzki, TOR at NYY ($4,300):Bryan Mitchell has been well traveled this year, as he has spent time at four different levels of the Yankees' minor league system. He has amassed a combined 4.29 ERA over 21 innings, while Tulowitzki has tallied a .208 ISO against same-handed pitchers in 99 games.
Tyler Naquin, CLE vs. HOU ($3,800):Doug Fister has had trouble keeping the ball in the yard against left-handed hitters, as he has a 1.8 HR/9 rate against them over 82.1 innings. Naquin remains one of the league's better-kept secrets against righties, as he is currently slugging .579 against the platoon.
Keon Broxton, MIL vs. CHC ($4,200): Broxton is known primarily for his speed, but the .205 ISO he carries against lefties shows that he can provide pop under the right circumstances. Mike Montgomery's strikeout rate suffers outside of his home stadium, contributing to a 4.16 xFIP.
Carlos Beltran, TEX at SEA ($4,600): One could choose to simply stuff the card with righties against Miranda, but Beltran merits special consideration, as he has tallied a .343/.392/.593 slash line with a hard contact rate of better than 40 percent against left-handed hurlers this year.