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Former AL MVP, Cy Young Award winners could lead Friday's stars
April 28, 2016

Welcome to DraftKings fantasy baseball, the Official Daily Fantasy Game of Major League Baseball.The players listed below could provide difference-making stats for DraftKings participants on Friday.Adam Eaton: From his perch atop the lineup, the outfielder could reach base often or score multiple runs when he faces right-hander Mike Wright (career

Welcome to DraftKings fantasy baseball, the Official Daily Fantasy Game of Major League Baseball.
The players listed below could provide difference-making stats for DraftKings participants on Friday.
Adam Eaton: From his perch atop the lineup, the outfielder could reach base often or score multiple runs when he faces right-hander Mike Wright (career 6.10 ERA, 1.50 WHIP) at hitter-friendly Camden Yards. In his career, Eaton has posted a .779 OPS against righties in comparison to a .714 mark vs. southpaws.
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Jose Abreu: Since arriving to the Majors at the outset of 2014, Abreu has produced an impressive .298/.355/.536 slash line against right-handers. Hitting .190 this season, the first baseman could have a reduced price tag in DraftKings contests when he faces Wright (career 5.75 FIP) at Baltimore's homer-happy venue.

Gregory Polanco: The speedy outfielder has produced pronounced lifetime splits, with a .765 OPS against right-handers that exceeds his .528 mark vs. lefties. Polanco could have an outstanding game when he faces righty Dan Straily (career 4.53 ERA, 1.29 WHIP) and a Reds relief corps that ranks last in the Majors with a 6.22 ERA.
John Jaso The first baseman has long fared best vs. right-handers, against whom he owns a lifetime .799 OPS (.542 vs. lefties). Jaso could drive in multiple runs when he tangles with the righty Straily (career 4.74 FIP) and a shaky Reds bullpen.
Miguel Cabrera: With a lifetime .322/.389/.562 slash line against right-handers, the first baseman has proven to be among the best in baseball during those matchups. Cabrera could put a ball into the outfield seats when he faces Twins righty Phil Hughes, who owns a lifetime 1.2 HR/9 rate and posted a 1.7 mark in 2015. Also of note: the right-handed slugger will bat at Target Field, which is a power-enhancing venue for righty batters.

Domingo Santana: Hitting out of the leadoff spot at his hitter-friendly home park, Santana may maximize his opportunities to reach base or display his plus power when he takes his lifetime .899 OPS against left-handers (.631 vs. righties) into a matchup with Marlins southpaw Adam Conley (career 4.07 ERA, 1.33 WHIP).
Corey Dickerson: With a lifetime .938 OPS against right-handers in comparison to a .643 mark vs. lefties, Dickerson could post an impactful total in DraftKings contests when he faces Blue Jays righty Aaron Sanchez. In his career, Sanchez has allowed left-handed hitters such as Dickerson to record an .803 OPS (.395 OPS allowed to righty batters).
Logan Morrison: Morrison is hitting .107 this season, which could make him a cost-effective option when he brings his lifetime .753 OPS against right-handers (.675 vs. lefties) into a matchup with the right-handed Sanchez (career 4.03 FIP). As a left-handed hitter, Morrison will be in prime position to take Sanchez deep or drive in multiple runs.
Yan Gomes: The catcher could provide production from a premium position by ripping a round-tripper at homer-happy Citizens Bank Park at the expense of the lefty Morgan (career 4.90 FIP) or a Phillies bullpen that ranks 26th in baseball with a 4.87 ERA. In his career, Gomes has logged a .792 OPS against left-handers in comparison to a .716 mark vs. righties.
Sean Manaea: With a lifetime 2.82 ERA and a 10.8 K/9 rate in the Minors, the recently recalled left-hander could have a stellar big league debut when he works at his pitcher-friendly home park against an Astros lineup that leads the Majors with 224 strikeouts.

Alex Wood: Having logged a 6.00 ERA and a 1.76 WHIP this season, Wood could be a cost-effective option in DraftKings contests when he faces the Padres at his pitcher-friendly home park. The left-hander could pick up a win if his supporting cast succeeds against San Diego righty Cesar Vargas, who will be making his second career start.
Francisco Liriano: Having logged a 3.32 ERA and a 9.6 K/9 rate since joining the Pirates at the outset of 2013, Liriano has the skills to spin a gem when he works at his offense-suppressing home park against the Reds in a seemingly advantageous matchup with Straily.
Corey Kluber: By tossing eight innings of one-run ball in his most recent outing, Kluber showed that he's bounced back from a slow start to the season. The right-hander -- who has posted a 3.05 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP and a 10.0 K/9 rate since the outset of 2014 -- will be poised to have a dominant start when he ventures to the National League to face a Phillies lineup that ranks 20th in the Majors with a .699 OPS against righties.
All statistics are accurate through the completion of Wednesday's games.

Fred Zinkie is the lead fantasy baseball writer for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FredZinkieMLB