Not sure whom to buy today in daily fantasy baseball or whom to sit in your season-long fantasy leagues? Let us help set your daily fantasy baseball lineups with today’s most important splits and batter vs. pitcher stats.
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Daily fantasy baseball hitter matchups
– The Astros are loaded with lefty killers to throw at Robbie Ray. Players like Jose Altuve (.957 OPS vs. LHP this year), Jed Lowrie (.937), Carlos Correa (.909), George Springer (.902), Marwin Gonzalez (.827), the red-hot Chris Carter (1.270 overall OPS in Sept/Oct), and even Colby Rasmus (.820) could make it a short afternoon for Ray.
– Lance Lynn has wildly different splits against lefties (.272/.367/.454) and righties (.233/.296/.309). He might not pitch more than five innings, but you should still adjust accordingly with your Braves if that game of St. Louis-Atlanta doubleheader is available in your DFS contests.
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– With a lefty (J.A. Happ) on the mound against the Reds, Joey Votto (1.018 OPS vs. LHP this year), Todd Frazier (.897), and Eugenio Suarez (.859) are solid options.
– Darin Ruf (1.122 OPS) continues to smoke lefties this year, and Cameron Rupp (.987), Andres Blanco (.972), and Carlos Ruiz (.902) have been pretty good against southpaws, too. Get one (or more) in your lineup against Adam Conley.
– Matt Wisler continues to get knocked around by lefthanded batters (.333/.432/.592), so stack a few of Jason Heyward, Brandon Moss, Kolten Wong, Matt Carpenter and Matt Adams, depending on who’s in the Cardinals’ lineup today — and if Wisler’s game is available in your DFS contests.
– Mikie Mahtook, Logan Forsythe, and Evan Longoria have OPS’s north of .950 vs. LHP this year. Stack ’em up against Mark Buehrle.
– Dan Haren has been much better against righties (.213/.261/.366) than lefties (.280/.328/.545), so give bumps in value to Adam Lind, Scooter Gennett, and Logan Schafer.
– Trayce Thompson (.967 OPS) has hit lefties well this year, and Geovany Soto has always been solid against them in his career (.852). If you’re going cheap at OF or C, give one of them a try against Daniel Norris.
– Jake Smolinski (.959 OPS vs. LHP this year), Marcus Semien (.881), and Brett Lawrie (.844) make for relatively cheap sleepers against Vidal Nuno.
– Matt Moore has pitched well lately, but he could have some trouble with Josh Donaldson (1.049 OPS vs. LHP this year), Troy Tulowitzki (.958), Russell Martin (.951), Chris Colabello (.898), Edwin Encarnacion (.868), and Jose Bautista (.819).