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Yahoo DFS Baseball: Wednesday Picks

Christopher Olson

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Jacob Faria, TB at TOR ($44): Faria has been excellent since being recalled from Triple-A Durham earlier this season, notching a 3.19 ERA and a 12 percent swinging strike rate over 73.1 innings (12 starts). The Blue Jays have tallied a .311 wOBA against right-handed pitching this season, and own the lowest RAA in the league against the slider, a pitch Faria throws 23 percent of the time.

Charlie Morton, HOU vs. ARI ($45): Morton has always prominently featured a curveball, but the pitch has taken on new life this season, registering an 8.5 RAA. The Diamondbacks hold the sixth lowest wOBA in the league on the road and strike out at a 23 percent clip against right-handed pitching.

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Robinson Chirinos, TEX vs. DET ($10): Chirinos is a great low-cost option to plug in against right-handers, against whom he has tallied a .308 ISO over 120 at-bats. Anibal Sanchez has struggled mightily against righty hitters this season, surrendering a .610 slugging percentage over 37 innings.

First Base

Tommy Joseph, PHI at SD ($10): Joseph has struggled a bit in August, but he still carries a .245 ISO against lefties in 102 at-bats this season. Meanwhile, Clayton Richard has allowed a .543 slugging percentage and a 36 percent hard contact rate against right-handed batters through 108.2 innings.

Second Base

Ian Happ, CHC vs. CIN ($12): Happ is another hitter who has shown tremendous power, as evidenced by the .273 ISO the switch hitter has tallied over 176 at-bats. Homer Bailey was able to right the ship after a rough beginning to his last outing but remains a stack target thanks to the 8.31 ERA he has kept through 10 starts (47.2 innings) this season.

Third Base

Jose Ramirez, CLE at MIN ($16): Opposition starter Kyle Gibson hasnít had much success with his fastball this season. The pitch has registered a -16.0 RAA over his 20 starts. Ramirez has logged a 17.4 RAA against the heater while also tallying a .243 ISO versus right-handed pitching.


Tim Beckham, BAL at SEA ($17): Beckham looks like a hitter who has been reborn in Baltimore. The 27-year-old owns a .484/.500/.855 batting line with his new team over 15 games. Marco Gonzales has not fared well while filling in for the injured Felix Hernandez. He has allowed 11 runs (on five home runs) in his three starts with the big club this season.


Gerardo Parra, COL vs. ATL ($19): Parra has rediscovered fantasy relevance due to an injury to Ian Desmond, which has forced him into regular playing time. The 30-year-old has tallied a .200 ISO against right-handed pitching, while also notching a 10.5 RAA against the fastball. Mike Foltynewiczís fastball has logged a -7.3 RAA this season to go along with a .494 slugging percentage allowed against left-handed hitters.

Brett Gardner, NYY at NYM ($15): Robert Gsellman may be greeted rudely by the big bats in the Yankee lineup in his return from the disabled list, as he has logged a 6.16 ERA over 17 games (14 starts) this season. Gardnerís offensive prowess has a tendency to get overlooked due to the presence of teammates like Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, but he has shown good power against righties, notching a .204 ISO.

Marcell Ozuna, MIA vs. SF ($19): Ozuna has kept a dramatic reverse split in 2017, as his ISO against right-handers (.270) is nearly 150 points higher than the mark against his opposite hand. Matt Cain has allowed a .482 slugging percentage against right-handers and has tallied a 7.69 ERA on the road over 50.1 innings.

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