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Yahoo DFS Baseball: Tuesday Picks

Sasha Yodashkin

Sasha Yodashkin writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

Tuesday's 15-game MLB slate begins at 1:15 PM Eastern time. There are multiple Twins, Marlins and Rangers among the day's top value plays, but those aren't the only teams primed to find success in this slate. Read on to find out what makes those particular teams so dangerous along with the rest of Tuesday's recommendations.


Kyle Gibson, MIN vs. SD ($34):
Gibson has gotten into a groove over his past four starts with a 3-0 record, 1.69 ERA and 20:3 K:BB in 26.2 innings. His $34 price doesn't reflect that recent success, making the righty a strong play in this ideal matchup with the Padres. San Diego's offense has produced a league-low 3.86 runs per game while striking out the fourth-most at 9.28 whiffs per contest.

Dillon Peters, MIA at PHI ($34): Peters has shown that his 1.57 ERA at Double-A Jacksonville was no fluke, striking out eight over seven shutout innings in his major-league debut against these same Phillies before holding the NL-best Nationals offense to three runs with six strikeouts in five innings. He draws Philadelphia once again for his third outing and brings tremendous upside relative to his $34 price both in terms of strikeouts and the ability to hold the opposition off the board. The Phillies rank fourth from the bottom at 4.16 runs per game and strike out eighth-most with 8.72 per game so there's a reason the lefty was able to thoroughly dominate this lineup the first time around.

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Robinson Chirinos, TEX vs. SEA ($17):
Chirinos is likely to reach base for the 26th consecutive game Tuesday given his favorable numbers against lefties. The catcher has a .480 wOBA in that split, including six home runs in 61 at-bats. Another strong outing should be in the cards considering Seattle southpaw Marco Gonzales comes in with an awful 7.07 ERA and 1.75 WHIP through seven appearances.


Mike Napoli, TEX vs. SEA ($13):
Napoli's high variance keeps his price low, but his all-or-nothing approach gives the veteran slugger a high ceiling. He's likely to realize his potential against Gonzales, who has allowed a .423 wOBA to batters from the right side. With eight home runs in 109 at-bats against lefties and 29 dingers overall, Napoli knows how to punish mistakes.


Brian Dozier, MIN vs. SD ($22):
Dozier is deserving of his spot as this slate's most expensive second baseman, and is actually a bargain at $22 given his expected output. Minnesota's leadoff man has a .421 wOBA against southpaws overall, and has taken advantage of Target Field's fourth-ranked 1.13 park factor with a .475 home mark. Those numbers should rise even further against struggling lefty Travis Wood, who has been pummeled by right-handed hitters to the tune of a .381 wOBA.


Todd Frazier, NYY at TB ($14):
Frazier's another affordable guy with a high power ceiling against lefties, as his nine home runs against southpaws this year have him up to 33 in that split since the start of the 2015 campaign. All 14 dingers allowed by Rays starter Blake Snell have come from right-handed hitters, and he's surrendered eight long balls in 46 home innings for a 1.57 HR/9.


Francisco Lindor, CLE vs. DET ($22):
The switch-hitting Lindor has been especially deadly when batting right-handed, posting a .380 wOBA against left-handed pitching. With that in mind, it's not surprising that Cleveland's leadoff man has roasted Detroit lefty Matthew Boyd with a .455/.500/.545 line in 11 at-bats. The shortstop's recent power surge has him up to 29 home runs this year, which is bad news for a pitcher that's allowed all 15 of his homers to batters from the right side along with a .373 wOBA.


Kyle Schwarber, CHC vs. NYM ($18):
Schwarber has launched 23 of his 25 home runs against righties and has worked his way back into the top third of Chicago's batting order in the past month. The left-handed slugger's platoon advantage puts him in position to find success once again at home against Mets starter Robert Gsellman. Gsellman has a 5.44 ERA overall, but that number's a much uglier 7.44 away from the pitcher-friendly Citi Field.

Andrew McCutchen, PIT at MIL ($10): McCutchen's been a monster against left-handed pitching with a .446 wOBA in 116 at-bats. Pittsburgh's three-hole hitter should once again find success in that split against Milwaukee's Brent Suter, especially since Miller Park's 1.09 park factor represents a major upgrade over the 0.94 mark McCutchen normally plays with at PNC Park.

Marcell Ozuna, MIA at PHI ($20): Phillies right-hander Nick Pivetta has held left-handed hitters to a surprisingly low .319 wOBA, but batters from the right side have abused him with a .414 wOBA. Righty-on-righty matchups are Ozuna's specialty, as Miami's clean-up hitter has a .390 wOBA in such cases and just a .345 mark when facing lefties. He'll also benefit from Citizens Bank Park's ninth-ranked 1.07 park factor.

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