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Jacob deGrom, NYM at ATL ($51): The Braves have been teeing off on Mets pitching this week, but should be given all they can handle by deGrom. The 28-year-old will enter the contest sporting a 34 percent strikeout rate, and will look to keep opposing hitters guessing with his slider, as Atlanta has tallied the second lowest RAA in the league against the pitch.
Drew Pomeranz, BOS vs. BAL ($41): Pomeranz carries a strikeout rate of 29 percent this season, and the Orioles strike out 26 percent of the time against lefties. Only Lance McCullers has relied more on his curveball than Pomeranz among starters, while the Orioles are a bottom 10 team against the pitch according to RAA.
J.T. Realmuto, MIA at TB ($13): Blake Snell relies on strikeouts to compensate for his lack of command, but he has actually walked more righties than he has punched out over 23.1 innings, contributing to a 6.11 xFIP. Realmuto has shown more power against lefties throughout his career and 2017 seems to be no different, as he has logged a .267 ISO over 15 at-bats.
Yulieski Gurriel, HOU vs. TEX ($13): Gurriel is torching right-handed pitchers this season, notching a .583 slugging percentage over 60 at-bats. Nick Martinez has thrown the ball well since assuming a role in the starting rotation, but it's worth noting that his starts have come against the Angels and Royals, two of the worst offensive teams in the league according to wOBA. I don't expect Martinez's 83 percent strand rate to hold in a meeting against the Astros, who have tallied a .341 wOBA against righties.
Whit Merrifield, KC vs. CWS ($16): It's getting difficult to recommend Royals hitters not named Mike Moustakas, but with Mike Pelfrey on the mound and my hot corner slot taken, we will turn to the intriguing Mr. Merrifield. The 28-year-old has shown good power against righties in limited time this season, notching a .222 ISO over 27 at-bats. Pelfrey has looked like the pitcher we all remember in his first two starts this season, walking five batters and allowing seven runs (five earned) over nine innings.
Ryan Schimpf, SD vs. COL ($14): Schimpf is the definition of a boom-or-bust option, as he only has 12 hits this season, seven of which have gone for home runs. Antonio Senzatela has notched just a 5.5 percent swinging strike rate, and will put his groundball tendencies up against Schimpf's 67 percent flyball rate.
Trevor Story, COL at SD ($17): Jered Weaver looks about the same in 2017 as he has for the past few seasons save for a dramatic change in his groundball rate, which has jumped to 44 percent over his first five starts. Like Schimpf, Story features an enormous flyball rate, and should be able to break out of his funk against righties, as Weaver has allowed an eye-popping seven home runs to same-handed hitters over 14 innings.
Scott Schebler, CIN vs. PIT ($17): Schebler seems to be flying under the radar, but that won't be the case for long if he maintains an ISO of over .300 against both sides of the platoon. Jameson Taillon likes to keep the ball on the ground which should benefit Schebler, who has tallied a flyball rate of 47 percent.
Jay Bruce, MYM at ATL ($20): Bruce has quietly been a powerhouse against right-handed pitching this season, as evidenced by his .414 ISO over 70 at-bats. Bartolo Colon has thrown his fastball 87 percent of the time, despite the fact that it has returned a negative run value. Early indications are that balls jump over the wall in Atlanta's new park, which could make a Mets stack a viable option.
Kevin Pillar, TOR at NYY ($15): Pillar is putting himself on the DFS radar in a hurry due to his .292 ISO in 24 at-bats against lefties. CC Sabathia has allowed five homers in 24.1 innings against righties, while surrendering a hard contact rate of 37 percent.