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Noah Syndergaard, NYM vs. SF ($55): Syndergaard turned in three performances of over 30 fantasy points in his last six starts of the regular season and tallied 36 fantasy points against this same Giants squad in an Aug. 21 start. He had a solid 2.83 ERA and outstanding .274 wOBA allowed over his last five starts overall, and yielded just a .159 average to the Giants this season over 13.2 innings.
Rick Porcello, BOS at CLE ($50): Porcello is a selection that requires essentially no explanation following his memorable 22-win season. Although he was virtually unbeatable at Fenway this season he wasn't exactly poor on the road either, with a solid 9-3 record and a much lower batting average against (.219) than at home (.241). He's not likely to escape a dangerous Indians lineup unscathed, but is still more than capable of a 20-plus fantasy point outing in any given start, something he accomplished in 15 of his last 16 trips to the mound in 2016.
Rene Rivera, NYM vs. SF ($7): Rivera represents a great way to differentiate oneself and save some cash in the process in tournaments. He's actually managed five RBI against Madison Bumgarner in just three career at-bats against the lefty, and tallied a .314 average, .400 wOBA, and .200 ISO against southpaws along with a 46.7 percent hard contact rate against them at Citi Field. Bumgarner gave up 22 homers to right-handed hitters this season, with 17 of those coming on the road.
David Ortiz, BOS at CLE ($20): Ortiz enters his final postseason undoubtedly ready to make some hay, and is likely due for a breakout after going just 3-for-20 over his final six games. Not only does he bring a .435 wOBA, .350 ISO and 33 homers against right-handers, he also boasts a mammoth 49.7 percent hard contact rate when facing them on the road. He certainly hasn't been bad against Indians starter Trevor Bauer over a limited sample either, hitting .800 (4-for-5), with a pair of doubles, a homer and three RBI. Despite the season-ending slump, Ortiz did enjoy an outstanding final 27 games overall, generating a .323 average, .419 wOBA, 44.9 percent hard contact rate and seven homers during that span.
Jason Kipnis, CLE vs. BOS ($17): As mentioned earlier, Porcello has been outstanding but not unhittable, and Kipnis is one of the bats in the Indians lineup that could give him some trouble. Kipnis owns a .389 wOBA, .228 ISO, a 43.7 percent hard contact rate and nine home runs against right-handed hitters at home this season, and a .323/.400/.452 line with a homer and eight RBI over a robust 31 at-bat sample against Porcello in his career.
Josh Donaldson, TOR at TEX ($21): Donaldson is a lethal bat against either handedness of pitcher, and blasted southpaws to the tune of a .396 wOBA, .240 ISO and 38.3 percent hard contact rate this season. He also wrapped up the regular season by consistently putting the screws to the ball, tallying a 41.8 percent hard contact rate over his last 26 contests and following it up with a 2-for-5 night Tuesday versus the Orioles in the AL Wild Card Game. While Rangers starter Cole Hamels is still a very solid pitcher, he did give up 20 of his 24 homers on the season to righty bats, and a .367 wOBA and half of those round-trippers at home.
Asdrubal Cabrera, NYM vs. SF ($17): The switch-hitting Cabrera checks in with a .356 wOBA against lefties and a .396 figure when facing them at Citi Field, along with a 20 percent HR/FB rate and 42.2 percent hard contact rate. Those numbers make him a sneaky play against Bumgarner, whose vulnerability to giving up the long ball to right-handed hitters was detailed earlier.
Ian Desmond, TEX vs. TOR ($12): The Blue Jays have yet to announce a starter between Aaron Sanchez and J.A. Happ as of this writing, and either option is undoubtedly a tough draw for any hitter. However, Desmond's bargain price and upside make him a viable option to consider in tournaments, especially factoring in his .369 wOBA at Globe Life Park this season. If Happ gets the starting nod, Desmond also brings the added benefit of a .409 average, .451 wOBA and . 242 ISO against southpaws at home in 2016.
Yoenis Cespedes, NYM vs. SF ($15): Cespedes is another powerful Mets bat to utilize against Bumgarner, considering the former's .447 wOBA against lefties at Citi Field which he complements with an absurd 30 percent HR/FB rate and 61.1 percent hard contact rate. Given those numbers, Bumgarner's propensity for giving up the long ball to right-handed hitters could particularly cost him against the bargain-priced slugger.
Mookie Betts, BOS at CLE ($20): Betts is another Boston bat that's pounded Bauer over a limited sample (3-for-5 with two doubles, a homer, and four RBI) and that is coming off a breakout season where he punished right-handed pitching for a .331 average, .388 wOBA,33 percent hard contact rate and 23 homers. There's also the matter of Betts' track record against the Indians overall this season, which consists of a .370/.393/.815 line with three doubles, three homers and eight RBI over 27 at-bats. Bauer has also given up a .330 wOBA and 17.8 percent HR/FB rate to righties at home, furthering Betts' already formidable case even more.