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Carlos Martinez, STL vs. SF ($21,600): The Giants have an MLB-low .281 wOBA versus right-handed pitching, and after a couple of rough outings, Martinez has tossed four straight quality starts that have netted between 18.70 and 25.50 fantasy points. The Giants also struggle on the road with a .291 wOBA and 20.6 percent strikeout rate, while Martinez boasts a 2-1 record, .272 wOBA and .211 BAA at home this season.
Robbie Ray, ARI at SD ($17,400): Ray draws a premium matchup against a Padres team that ranks last in the majors against southpaws with a .264 wOBA, and that also strikes out against lefties at a 21.4 percent clip. Ray has been a bit up and down but does have plenty of upside, already logging four starts of over 20 fantasy points and racking up between eight and 10 strikeouts in five trips to the mound. He's also been excellent on the road, generating a 1.45 ERA and .164 BAA in three starts.
Jake Lamb, ARI at SD ($10,200): Lamb has smacked four homers over his last three games, with two of those coming in a Friday night rout against a Padres pitching staff that's had an extremely difficult time against left-handed hitting. Saturday, Lamb draws an excellent matchup across the board, as starter Luis Perdomo has given up a .405 wOBA to lefty bats, while the Padres bullpen, which was sufficiently taxed Friday night so as to have second baseman Luis Sardinas pitching the ninth inning, has given up a .385 wOBA and MLB-high 13 homers to left-handed hitters. Meanwhile, Lamb has a .333 batting average and 10 homers versus right-handed pitching, along with a .521 wOBA and 51.9 percent hard contact rate against that handedness on the road.
Jonathan Schoop, BAL vs. TOR ($7,500): Both Blue Jays starter Michael Bolsinger and the Toronto bullpen have had a difficult time against right-handed hitters. Bolsinger has surrendered a .480 wOBA and 8.96 xFIP over a modest sample to righty bats, while Toronto relievers have posted a 4.50 ERA and given up 14 homers to that handedness. Meanwhile, Schoop has a .312 batting average, all five of his homers, a .377 wOBA and 37.0 percent hard contact rate against righties. Although he hasn't homered since April 24, he's been putting the screws to the ball, compiling a 23.8 percent line drive rate and 42.9 percent hard contact rate over that span.
Yolmer Sanchez, CWS at SEA ($5,600): Sanchez sports a bargain price and draws a matchup against Yovani Gallardo, who's given up a .352 wOBA and 5.56 xFIP at Safeco Field to left-handed hitters. The switch-hitting Sanchez has a .337 wOBA and 30.3 percent line drive rate against right-handed pitching on the road, and a .404 average and .411 wOBA over 59 plate appearances across 14 May contests. The Mariners' bullpen has also been generous to lefty hitters, allowing a 5.08 ERA, 12 homers and a .355 wOBA.
Michael Conforto, NYM vs. LAA ($9,600): Conforto boasts a .327 batting average, eight homers, .430 wOBA and 43.6 percent hard contact rate against right-handed pitching, while Angels starter Alex Meyer has surrendered a .385 wOBA to left-handed hitters that rises to .406 when facing them on the road. Conforto also has a .442 wOBA over his last 16 games, along with an impressive 25.6 percent line drive rate and 53.5 percent hard contact rate.
David Peralta, ARI at SD ($8,000): The struggles of Padres starter Luis Perdomo and San Diego relievers against lefty bats were detailed earlier, while Peralta has a .381 wOBA and 38.4 percent hard contact rate versus righty arms. With the Padres' pen likely fatigued after Friday night's rout, they could be even more vulnerable to than usual Saturday.
Kevin Pillar, TOR at BAL ($7,200): Pillar should be in the lineup following a two-game suspension and will be looking to get his stellar offensive season back on track. He draws a matchup that might just facilitate that, considering Pillar has a .429 batting average against Orioles starter Kevin Gausman over 16 career plate appearances, as well as a .338 wOBA against right-handed pitching overall. He also boasts a .374 wOBA over 16 May games, while Gausman has surrendered a .433 wOBA and five homers to right-handed hitters this season. Orioles relievers have struggled against righty bats as well, as evidenced by the 12 homers and .339 wOBA they've yielded to that handedness.
Jose Abreu, CWS at SEA ($8,800):Yovani Gallardo has surrendered a .353 wOBA to right-handed hitters, along with a 34.2 percent hard contact rate to them at home. Abreu's power is starting to come on, as he's smacked six homers in 17 May contests, helping lead to a .363 wOBA and 41.4 percent hard contact rate over that span. The Mariners' bullpen has also had a considerable amount of trouble against right-handed hitters, giving up an MLB-high 17 homers to that handedness, along with a 5.65 ERA and .330 wOBA.
Trey Mancini, BAL vs. TOR ($7,200): Blue Jays starter Michael Bolsinger's struggles against right-handed hitters, as well as those of the Toronto bullpen, were detailed earlier. Meanwhile, Mancini boasts a .400 wOBA, 30.0 percent line drive rate and 43.3 percent hard contact rate versus right-handed pitchers, with those numbers rising to .481, 40.0 percent and 50.0 percent, respectively, when facing them at Camden Yards. He's been hot in May as well, posting a .370 batting average and .394 wOBA in 51 plate appearances.