DraftKings picks: Bryce, Lincecum, Seager
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The players listed below could provide difference-making stats for DraftKings participants on Saturday.
Chris Davis (Orioles): Davis -- who qualifies at both corner-infield spots in DraftKings contests -- could rip a round-tripper at his homer-happy home ballpark. He will bring his career .845 OPS against right-handers (.737 vs. lefties) into a matchup vs. Rays righty Erasmo Ramirez (lifetime 1.3 HR/9 rate).
Jimmy Paredes (Orioles): Paredes has emerged this season, posting a .340 batting average with six homers and 25 RBIs across 144 at-bats. The third baseman -- who has compiled a lifetime .754 OPS against right-handers in comparison to a .453 mark vs. lefties -- could be involved in plenty of run scoring from a premium lineup position when he faces Ramirez (career 4.91 ERA).
Adam Jones (Orioles): DraftKings participants could choose to stack the heart of the O's lineup against Ramirez, who has compiled a 6.62 ERA this season. The outfielder could improve on his lifetime .794 OPS against right-handers (.752 vs. lefties) when he faces Ramirez at cozy Camden Yards.
Adrian Beltre (Rangers): Because the third baseman is hitting .263 with just 16 RBIs across 194 at-bats this season, he could have an economical DraftKings cost when he faces Red Sox southpaw Wade Miley (career 1.32 WHIP). With a lifetime .290/.362/.487 slash line vs. lefties, Beltre could display his power at his hitter-friendly home park.
Bryce Harper (Nationals): With a .331 average, 18 homers and 43 RBIs across 157 at-bats, Harper has been arguably the best hitter in baseball this season. He will bring his lifetime .916 OPS against right-handers (.736 vs. lefties) into hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park to face rookie righty Raisel Iglesias (1.42 WHIP).
Adam Lind (Brewers): Lind has long fared best vs. right-handers, against whom he has posted a lifetime .860 OPS (.587 vs. lefties). The first baseman could drive in multiple runs at his hitter-friendly home park when he faces Jeremy Hellickson, who has produced a 5.06 ERA since the outset of the 2013 season.
Carlos Gomez (Brewers): The outfielder offers a diverse skill set, having collected 51 homers and 79 steals since the outset of the 2013 season. Gomez will bring balanced career splits into a matchup with Hellickson (5.33 ERA, 1.46 WHIP in 2015) at offense-inducing Miller Park, where the Brewers outfielder owns a lifetime .815 OPS.
Jean Segura (Brewers): Fresh off a Friday return from the disabled list, Segura could be part of a Brewers stack against Hellickson (career 4.42 FIP). The speedy shortstop has achieved balanced lifetime splits, but he has compiled 64 of his 77 career steals against righties.
Giancarlo Stanton (Marlins): With a lifetime .287/.383/.586 slash line against left-handers, the outfielder has proven to be among the best in baseball during those matchups. He could reach base often or drive in multiple runs when he faces Mets southpaw Jon Niese (career 1.37 WHIP).
Stephen Vogt (A's): Hitting .317 with 10 homers and 33 RBIs across 139 at-bats, Vogt has been among the most productive catchers this season. He could improve on his lifetime .783 OPS against right-handers (.722 vs. lefties) when he faces Yankees righty Nathan Eovaldi (career 1.39 WHIP).
Josh Reddick (A's): Reddick has excelled this season to the tune of a .300 average, seven homers and 30 RBIs across 160 at-bats. On Saturday, the outfielder could drive in multiple runs when he takes his lifetime .779 OPS against right-handers (.670 vs. lefties) into a matchup with Eovaldi (4.27 ERA, 1.50 WHIP in 2015).
Kyle Seager (Mariners): Seager has traditionally excelled vs. right-handers, against whom he has posted a lifetime .802 OPS (.679 vs. lefties). On Saturday, he could drive in multiple runs or homer off Indians righty Shaun Marcum, who will bring a career 1.2 HR/9 rate into his third start since the outset of 2014.
Seth Smith (Mariners): During his career, Smith has excelled against right-handers to the tune of an .837 OPS (.606 vs. lefties). The outfielder on Saturday could thrive against Marcum, who has allowed 10 runs across 14 1/3 innings this season and may not be in top form after dealing with serious injuries and a long layoff.
Aaron Harang (Phillies): The right-hander -- who has registered a 1.93 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP this season --could accumulate quality innings against a Rockies lineup that tends to fare best at home and will be without key contributors Corey Dickerson and Justin Morneau. Harang could earn a win with a quality effort if his teammates can succeed against Jorge De La Rosa (career 4.65 ERA, 1.44 WHIP).
Dallas Keuchel (Astros): The left-hander may be emerging as an ace-level starter, having compiled a 1.98 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP this season. Keuchel could continue to compile dominant frames when he works at home against a White Sox lineup that ranks last in the Majors with a .552 OPS against southpaws.
Jered Weaver (Angels): After a slow start to 2015, Weaver has returned to form by allowing five runs total across his past four outings. The fly-ball-prone right-hander could succeed at his spacious home park against a Tigers lineup with several prominent pieces who have traditionally fared best against lefties.
Tim Lincecum (Giants): The right-hander has produced a 2.56 ERA so far this season, with much of his best work coming at pitcher-friendly AT&T Park. He could continue to excel at home on Saturday, when he faces a Braves lineup that ranks 29th in the Majors with 27 homers this season. In doing so, Lincecum could pick up a win in a seemingly advantageous matchup against Williams Perez, who will be making his third Major League start.
All statistics are accurate through the completion of Thursday's games.