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Kenta Maeda, LAD vs. ATL ($8,600): While this seems like a steep price, there are 11 pitchers at this same price or more. Maeda has hit a little bit of a rough patch lately and hasn't pitched out of the fifth inning in any of his last four starts. However, he's been a little unlucky, especially against the Padres when a bloop bases loaded hit that should have been caught was ruled a bases-clearing double. Dodger Stadium still plays very nicely to pitchers and the Braves are still a very bad team offensively, owning the second-worst wOBA against right-handed pitching (.276) and the worst ISO by a mile at .092 (second-worst, Phillies at .132). While scouting reports about Maeda are out there, this will be the first time the Braves have seen him, working in his favor.
Derek Norris, SD vs. COL ($2,500): Upon first glance, it would appear Chris Rusin ($5,600) might be a good pitcher to go with tonight. His numbers say otherwise, though, as somehow he was a much worse pitcher on the road than at home last season (home wOBA .352, away wOBA .390). Norris is a well-known lefty-killer with a career wOBA of .363, and he has gone 4-for-8 against Rusin.
Logan Morrison, TB at MIN ($2,900): Morrison had a .941 OPS last month and admitted he got back to the basics after being a little unlucky and pressing in April. He's been hitting in the cleanup spot against right-handed pitching and it seems to be a good matchup going against Ricky Nolasco, who typically pounds the strike zone and Morrison has a good batting eye (14BBs, 15K's in May). Nolasco for his career has given up a .341 wOBA to left-handed hitters.
Neil Walker, NYM at MIA ($3,500): This seems like a good spot to pay up for, as both Walker and former-Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy are having big seasons, and using lefties against Tom Koehler seems like a good idea. Koehler has given up a .376 wOBA to lefties this season and his xFIP sits at 5.30, while Walker has been hitting in a good RBI spot and has a career .348 wOBA against right-handed pitching.
Alex Rodriguez, NYY at BAL, ($2,900): A-Rod is back in the lineup and hitting in the middle of the order, usually right after Mark Teixeira. He's hit well at Camden Yards in the past (two home runs in 2015 and 2013) and has hit Chris Tillman pretty hard, going 6-for-16 including four home runs. While he may not be in his prime anymore, Rodriguez has still hit for power and Camden Yards still plays well for hitters.
Danny Espinosa, WAS at CIN ($2,900): Espinosa has always hit southpaws hard, posting a .341 wOBA for his career. He moves into a hitter-friendly park Friday in Cincinnati and gets the lefty matchup with Brandon Finnegan, who has given up a .357 wOBA at home this year, including seven home runs in only 26.2 innings. It helps that Espinosa has been hot at the plate, scoring 18.7, 22.2, 12.2, 9.2, 0.0, 18.7 and 18.7 fantasy points over his last seven games, respectively.
Jon Jay, SD vs. SEA ($3,100): Light-hitting players who play in a pitcher-friendly environment don't often make the list. However, Jay has been hitting leadoff and has a plus matchup at home. He's one of the hottest hitters in the game, going 9-for-12 over his last two games and has scored at least 12.7 fantasy points in six of his last nine. As stated, Chris Rusin has struggled on the road and Jay has been hitting lead off for a hot-hitting team.
Lonnie Chisenhall, CLE vs. KAN ($2,700): It's easy to forget that Chisenhall was once a decent prospect who hasn't quite hit his peak yet. He's been seeing the ball better of late and scored at least 9.2 fantasy points in six of his last nine games, leading to a 1.276 OPS over the last week. Edinson Volquez has struggled mightily away from home this season with a 6.55 ERA fueled by a .368 wOBA. Throw in that Chisenhall has gone 5-for-9 against Volquez and this seems like a quality, cheap pick.
Nomar Mazara, TEX vs. SEA ($2,700): The feeling is this kid might be good at hitting a baseball. Despite not being close to his prime he's been crushing the baseball and hit some very, very long. He's been a little hit or miss in fantasy but when he's hit lately he's hit very big. He has games of 25.7, 28.7, 34.4 and 28.7 fantasy points over his last 10, and he plays in one of the better hitter's parks in the league. Taijuan Walker has given up nine home runs over his last five starts spanning the last 24.1 innings he's pitched.