DraftKings picks: Fielder leads Rangers stack
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The players listed below could provide difference-making stats for DraftKings participants on Monday.
Prince Fielder (Rangers): The first baseman -- who is hitting .349 with 12 homers across 284 at-bats this season -- could improve on his career .967 OPS against right-handers (.802 vs. lefties) when he faces Orioles righty Bud Norris. The right-handed hurler has produced a 6.70 ERA and a 1.61 WHIP during an uneven 2015 campaign.
Joey Gallo (Rangers): Since arriving in the Majors on June 2, the third baseman -- who hit at least 40 homers in each of the previous two Minor League seasons -- has posted a .960 OPS against right-handers (.490 vs. lefties). On Monday, Gallo could put a ball into the outfield seats at homer-happy Camden Yards against Norris (career 1.1 HR/9 rate).
Shin-Soo Choo (Rangers): The outfielder has long fared best vs. right-handers, against whom he has a lifetime .903 OPS (.659 vs. lefties). He could reach base often against Norris, who in his career has allowed left-handed batters such as Choo to post an .810 OPS (.700 OPS allowed against righty hitters).
Mitch Moreland (Rangers): Moreland -- who is hitting .305 with 10 homers across 200 at-bats this season -- could be part of a Rangers stack against Norris (lifetime 4.36 ERA, 1.40 WHIP). As a big leaguer, the first baseman has posted a .792 OPS against right-handers in comparison to a .654 mark vs. lefties.
Scooter Gennett (Brewers): The second baseman has registered some of the most lopsided lifetime splits in baseball, with an .820 OPS against right-handers in comparison to a .269 mark vs. lefties. Gennett could score multiple runs when he travels to hitter-friendly Citizens Bank Park to face righty Sean O'Sullivan (career 5.79 ERA, 1.55 WHIP).
Adam Lind (Brewers): Lind has produced notable lifetime splits, with an .860 OPS against right-handers that exceeds his .594 mark vs. lefties. The first baseman could excel against O'Sullivan, who in his career has allowed left-handed batters such as Lind to post a .906 OPS (.832 OPS allowed against righty hitters).
Gerardo Parra (Brewers): On Monday, the outfielder could bat out of a premium lineup spot, reach base often and score multiple runs against O'Sullivan (5.34 ERA, 1.50 WHIP in 2015). In his career, Parra has produced a .758 OPS against right-handers in comparison to a .598 mark vs. lefties. Also of note: Parra and his teammates will attempt to put balls into play against a Philadelphia squad that ranks 28th in the Majors with a .669 defensive efficiency ratio.
Jean Segura (Brewers): Segura -- who has logged balanced career splits -- could be part of a Brewers stack against O'Sullivan. Having compiled 67 of his 81 career steals with a right-hander on the mound, the shortstop may swipe a bag against catcher Carlos Ruiz, who has thwarted just seven of 38 would-be base stealers this season.
Joc Pederson (Dodgers): With 16 homers across 198 at-bats against right-handers this season, the young outfielder has proven to wield a potent bat during those matchups. Pederson could improve on his season-to-date .944 OPS against such hurlers (.807 vs. lefties) when he heads to hitter-friendly Chase Field to face righty Allen Webster (career 6.28 ERA, 1.57 WHIP).
Justin Turner (Dodgers): Hitting .320 with 11 homers across 178 at-bats, the third baseman has been one of this season's biggest surprises. Turner could continue to rake when he brings his lifetime .818 OPS against right-handers (.680 vs. lefties) into a matchup with Webster (career 5.31 FIP) at Arizona's offense-inducing venue.
Yasmani Grandal (Dodgers): Grandal could be part of a Dodgers stack and provide power from a premium position when he vacates his pitcher-friendly home park and steps into Chase Field to face Webster (6.46 ERA, 1.50 WHIP in 2015). As a big leaguer, the catcher has posted an .809 OPS against right-handers that exceeds his .685 mark vs. lefties.
Albert Pujols (Angels): Pujols has arguably been baseball's best hitter this month, with a .326 average, 12 homers and 24 RBIs across 86 at-bats. The red-hot first baseman could go deep again when he brings his lofty lifetime .319/.410/.610 slash line against left-handers into a matchup with Yankees southpaw CC Sabathia. Since the outset of the 2013 season, Sabathia has allowed 55 homers across 55 starts.
David Freese (Angels): The third baseman has produced notable career splits, with an .837 OPS against left-handers in comparison to a .733 mark vs. righties. On Monday, Freese could drive in multiple runs at the expense of Sabathia (5.07 ERA since 2013).
Kendall Graveman (A's): Since being recalled on May 23, Graveman has posted a 2.31 ERA across seven starts. The right-hander could continue to compile quality frames when he works at his pitcher-friendly home park against the Rockies.
Jimmy Nelson (Brewers): With a 4.38 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP in his career, Nelson could have an economical price tag in DraftKings contests on Monday. The right-hander could get on track against a Phillies lineup that ranks last in the Majors in OPS vs. righties (.635) and runs scored (246).
Nathan Karns (Rays): On a night without aces on the docket, DraftKings participants could opt for Karns, who has produced a 3.28 ERA with 77 strikeouts across 85 innings during a consistent 2015 season. The right-hander could thrive when he faces the Indians at his pitcher-friendly home park in front of a defense that ranks second in baseball with a .712 defensive efficiency ratio.
All statistics are accurate through the completion of Saturday's games.
Fred Zinkie is the lead fantasy baseball writer for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FredZinkieMLB.