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Matt Shoemaker, LAA vs. CWS ($8,100): There's plenty of risk with Shoemaker, who has allowed five or more runs twice in eight starts and only has one start with less than two earned runs allowed. But he has a respectable 22.2 percent strikeout rate and faces a light-hitting White Sox squad, which ranks 28th against righties with a .280 wOBA and .638 OPS, while striking out at the fifth highest rate (23.2 percent). This game has a low total of 7.5, and the Angels are heavy home favorites. Shoemaker, as a result, has strikeout, inning and win potential.
Victor Martinez, DET vs. BAL ($3,100): The power from Martinez's aging bat has almost fully evaporated, but he's still hitting in the heart of the order, which should present some opportunities against O's starter Ubaldo Jimenez. Martinez has a wOBA of .314 against righties compared to .245 against lefties, while Jimenez is allowing a .413 wOBA to lefties and a whopping six home runs to 65 lefties faced.
Kennys Vargas, MIN vs. COL ($3,000): Rockies starter German Marquez has been completely feast or famine, having 14.0 shutout innings in two starts while allowing 13 earned runs over 10 innings in his other two starts. He's alternated success and failure, and is coming off of a shutout against the Cubs. He's been successful enough to not fully stream against, which makes Vargas a lower risk option in this setting. He sports a .436 wOBA and .400 ISO against righties and has four hits and eight RBI over his last five games.
Ian Happ, CHC vs. CIN ($2,300): Happ has done nothing but hit in his first three professional games, but yet his price is lower here than it was over the weekend when he was recalled. He's homered in two of his three showings and has also walked three times in three games. At this price, there's little to no risk and substantial upside while hitting in the top four of the Cubs order. He'll face Scott Feldman, who has held lefties to a .286 wOBA in the early going, but surrendered a .377 clip a year ago.
Miguel Sano, MIN vs. COL ($3,900): We've touched on the rollercoaster that has been German Marquez's first four starts. And Sano is the lone Twin with a better showing out of the gate against righties than the aforementioned Vargas, owning a .456 wOBA and 1.106 OPS over 139 plate appearances. Marquez has been solid enough to not merit stacking Twin bats, so the question becomes safety with upside in Sano versus cost savings and a lesser upside in Vargas.
Elvis Andrus, TEX vs. PHI ($3,000): Andrus has been a different hitter against righties than against lefties, owning a .362 wOBA versus .250 against southpaws. Despite going 0-for-4 Tuesday, he has five hits, five RBI and three runs scored in his last three games. Phils starter Zach Eflin has been more vulnerable to righties (.316 wOBA vs .256) which seemingly gives Andrus a safe floor at a position that is void of consistent production outside of a top two.
Matt Kemp, ATL at TOR ($3,900): Kemp has only gone hitless twice since April 22, a span of 19 games, while collecting multiple hits in nine of those contests. He owns a .419 wOBA, .991 OPS and .265 ISO against righties, all without going deep since April 29. Kemp is a very stable play with upside to match.
Hernan Perez, MIL vs. SDP ($3,400): Perez's .370 wOBA and .268 ISO speak for themselves. He's also hit safely in nine of his last 11 outings, five times collecting multiple hits. White Sox starter Jhoulys Chacin has allowed just four runs over his last 11.2 innings, but still sits with a 5.12 ERA.
Leury Garcia, CWS vs. LAA ($2,800): So long as he remains under $3,000, and remains in the leadoff spot, Garcia figures to be a fixture in this column. He carried an eight-game hitting streak into Tuesday, and owns a .352 wOBA against righties. Garcia is a classic low-ceiling, stable-floor option for his price.