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The players listed below are in position to provide difference-making stats for DraftKings participants on Thursday.
Gregory Polanco: Having posted a lifetime 116 wRC+ against right-handers that exceeds his 58 mark vs. lefties, the outfielder has the skills to reach base often when he faces Braves rookie righty Tyrell Jenkins (4.91 ERA, 1.77 WHIP). Polanco could also swipe a base against catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who sometimes struggles to thwart would-be basestealers.
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John Jaso: With a lifetime .347 wOBA against right-handers (.252 vs. lefties), the first baseman will be in prime position to reach base often and score multiple runs at the expense of the inexperienced righty Jenkins (29 1/3 innings) and a Braves bullpen that ranks 21st in baseball with a 4.11 ERA.
Justin Turner: Hitting .338 with six homers across 77 at-bats since July 8, the third baseman will bring a red-hot bat and a lifetime .821 OPS against right-handers (.701 vs. lefties) into a matchup at hitter-friendly Coors Field against righty Tyler Chatwood (career 4.14 ERA, 1.50 WHIP) and a Rockies relief corps that ranks 28th in baseball with a 4.79 ERA.
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Corey Seager: As a big leaguer, the shortstop has produced an impressive 158 wRC+ against right-handers that exceeds his 120 mark vs. lefties. Seager could provide outstanding production at a premium position when he vacates his pitcher-friendly home park and bats at homer-happy Coors Field against the right-handed Chatwood (4.24 FIP, 1.35 WHIP in 2016) and a Rockies squad that ranks 28th in the Majors with a .677 defensive efficiency ratio.
Francisco Lindor: The second-year shortstop will be in prime position to improve his lifetime .854 OPS against left-handers (.810 vs. righties) when he faces southpaw Hector Santiago (career 4.61 FIP, 1.33 WHIP) and a Twins squad that ranks 29th in baseball with a .668 defensive efficiency ratio.
Mike Napoli: With 26 homers across 373 at-bats, the first baseman has been one of the most powerful sluggers in the American League this season. Napoli could go deep when he brings his lifetime .915 OPS against left-handers (.805 vs. righties) into a matchup with the left-handed Santiago (4.25 ERA, 1.33 WHIP in 2016) and a Twins bullpen that ranks 22nd in baseball with a 4.24 ERA.
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Rajai Davis: With a lifetime .346 wOBA against left-handers (.291 vs. righties), the outfielder will be in prime position to reach base often against the left-handed Santiago and an unreliable Twins bullpen. Davis could also swipe his 26th base of the season against catcher Kurt Suzuki, who sometimes struggles to thwart would-be basestealers.
Xander Bogaerts: Hitting .323 with 67 RBIs and 79 runs across 476 plate appearances, the shortstop has been one of the most productive players in the American League this season. From the No. 3 spot in a Red Sox lineup that leads the Majors with 580 runs scored, Bogaerts could have a great game when he brings his lifetime .845 OPS against left-handers (.726 vs. righties) into a matchup against Mariners southpaw Ariel Miranda (two career innings).
Stephen Piscotty: With a lifetime .336/.424/.592 slash line against left-handers, the second-year outfielder is quickly becoming one of the best in baseball during those matchups. Piscotty could thrive when he vacates his pitcher-friendly home park and visits homer-happy Great American Ball Park to take on southpaw Brandon Finnegan (4.68 ERA, 1.42 WHIP in 2016) and a Reds relief corps that ranks last in the Majors with a 5.24 ERA.
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Curtis Granderson: Hitting leadoff, the outfielder may maximize his opportunities to reach base and score runs when he brings his lifetime 129 wRC+ against right-handers (88 vs. lefties) into a matchup at homer-happy Yankee Stadium against righty Nathan Eovaldi (career 4.21 ERA, 1.39 WHIP).
Neil Walker: The second baseman has long fared best vs. right-handers, against whom he has a lifetime .178 ISO (.099 vs. lefties). Walker could hit his 18th homer of the season or drive in multiple runs when he faces the right-handed Eovaldi (4.78 ERA, 1.34 WHIP in 2016) at hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium.
Chris Davis: One of the most powerful sluggers in baseball, the left-handed-hitting first baseman will be poised to rip a round-tripper when he brings his lifetime .264 ISO against right-handers (.212 vs. lefties) into a home matchup against Rangers fly-ball-prone righty A.J. Griffin (career 1.4 HR/9 rate). Also working in Davis' favor: Camden Yards has proven to be especially power-inducing for lefty sluggers.
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Stephen Vogt: With a lifetime 110 wRC+ against right-handers (72 vs. lefties), the catcher will be poised to provide solid production when he faces Angels righty Ricky Nolasco (5.13 ERA, 1.35 WHIP in 2016).
Mike Trout: With a lifetime .312/.402/.570 slash line against right-handers, the outfielder has proven to be among the best in baseball during those matchups. Trout could post a substantial DraftKings total when he meets up with A's righty Jesse Hahn (5.53 ERA, 1.56 WHIP in 2016).
Mike Leake: Having allowed six earned runs in each of his past two starts, the right-hander could have a reduced price tag in DraftKings contests when he faces a Reds lineup that ranks 21st in the Majors with a .709 OPS against righties and will work without recently traded run producer Jay Bruce.
Drew Pomeranz: With a 3.09 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP and a 10.1 K/9 rate, the left-hander has been one of the most effective starters in baseball this season. Pomeranz has the skills to spin a gem when he works at pitcher-friendly Safeco Field against a Mariners lineup that ranks 20th in the Majors with a .732 OPS against southpaws.
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Matt Moore: With a 1.99 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP across his past six starts, the left-hander is on a roll entering his Giants debut against a Phillies lineup that ranks 29th in the Majors with a .112 ISO against southpaws.
All statistics are accurate through the completion of Tuesday's games.
Fred Zinkie is the lead fantasy baseball writer for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FredZinkieMLB
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