Marlins projected to swing strong vs. Phillies
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Dee Gordon (Marlins): The second baseman has the plate skills to reach base often when he brings his lifetime .702 OPS against right-handers (.664 vs. lefties) into a matchup with Phillies righty David Buchanan (7.54 ERA, 1.93 WHIP in 2015) at hitter-friendly Citizens Bank Park. Gordon also has the speed to swipe his 57th bag of the season against Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz, who has thwarted 11 of 55 would-be base stealers in 2015.
Christian Yelich (Marlins): The outfielder has posted notable lifetime splits, with a .793 OPS against right-handers in comparison to a .688 mark vs. lefties. Yelich could drive in multiple runs when he faces Buchanan (career 5.14 ERA, 1.52 WHIP) or swipe his 17th base of the season at the expense of Ruiz.
Justin Bour (Marlins): The first baseman has ripped all of his 24 career round-trippers against right-handers, which helped him post an .829 OPS in those matchups (.575 vs. lefties). Bour could display his power when he faces Buchanan (5.52 FIP in 2015) at Philadelphia's homer-happy venue.
Curtis Granderson (Mets): With 25 homers, 11 steals and 97 runs across 673 plate appearances, the outfielder has contributed to DraftKings squads in multiple ways this season. Granderson could reach base often and score multiple runs when he brings his lifetime .860 OPS against right-handers (.696 vs. lefties) into a matchup with Nationals righty Tanner Roark, who has posted a 4.63 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP this season.
Daniel Murphy (Mets): From a premium lineup spot, the second baseman will be poised to provide production from a premium position when he brings his lifetime .785 OPS against right-handers (.674 vs. lefties) into a matchup with Roark (4.85 FIP in 2015).
Matt Duffy (Giants): Hitting .297 with 76 RBIs and 77 runs across 603 plate appearances, the third baseman has been a cost-effective option in many 2015 DraftKings contests. Duffy could improve on his lifetime .775 OPS against right-handers (.692 vs. lefties) when he faces righty Christian Bergman (career 5.25 ERA, 1.46 WHIP) and a Rockies relief corps that sits last in baseball with a 4.75 ERA.
Adam Lind (Brewers): As a big leaguer, the first baseman -- who has hit .296 with 20 homers and 77 RBIs across 392 at-bats against righties this season -- has posted an .865 OPS against right-handers in comparison to a .587 mark vs. southpaws. Lind could put a ball into the outfield seats when he bats at his offense-inducing home park against Cubs righty Dan Haren (1.5 HR/9 rate in 2015).
Scooter Gennett (Brewers): The second baseman has produced some of the most lopsided splits in baseball, with an .802 OPS against right-handers in comparison to a .297 mark vs. lefties. Gennett could provide production at a premium position when he faces Haren (4.68 FIP in 2015).
Brian McCann (Yankees): With 26 homers and 94 RBIs across 458 at-bats, the catcher has been among the most productive players at his premium position this season. McCann could rip a round-tripper or drive in multiple runs when he bats at hitter-friendly Camden Yards against righty Chris Tillman (5.05 ERA, 1.37 WHIP in 2015).
Josh Donaldson (Blue Jays): With a lifetime .293/.378/.595 slash line against left-handers, the third baseman has proven to wield a potent bat during those matchups. Donaldson -- who has compiled 41 homers, 123 RBIs and 122 runs across 703 plate appearances this season -- could post a difference-making total in DraftKings contests when he faces Rays southpaw Matt Moore (career 1.36 WHIP).
Russell Martin (Blue Jays): Having compiled 23 homers and 77 RBIs across 439 at-bats this season, the catcher has been among the most productive players at his premium position. Martin could excel when he puts his lifetime .811 OPS against left-handers (.740 vs. righties) to the test against Moore, who has registered a 5.84 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP across 11 starts since returning from Tommy John surgery.
Kevin Pillar (Blue Jays): With 12 homers, 76 runs and 25 steals across 621 plate appearances, the outfielder has been a cost-effective addition to many 2015 DraftKings squads. Pillar could contribute in multiple ways when he brings his balanced career splits into a matchup with Moore. He could be part of a productive lineup, as the Blue Jays lead the Majors with an .817 OPS against southpaws.
Miguel Cabrera (Tigers): The first baseman may wrap up the season in style when he brings his impressive lifetime .322/.399/.561 slash line against right-handers into a matchup with rookie righty Frankie Montas (5.73 ERA, 1.64 WHIP). Also of note: Cabrera and his teammates will attempt to put balls into play against a White Sox squad that ranks 28th in the Majors with a .689 defensive efficiency ratio.
Jose Altuve (Astros): With a lifetime .352/.396/.494 slash line against left-handers, the second baseman has proven to be among the best in baseball during those matchups. Altuve could reach base often and score multiple runs when he faces southpaw Robbie Ray (career 4.38 ERA, 1.42 WHIP) at hitter-friendly Chase Field.
Johnny Cueto (Royals): With a 2.72 ERA since the outset of the 2011 season, the right-hander has proven to be among the most effective starters in baseball. Cueto could deliver a stellar start when he faces a Twins lineup that ranks 26th in the Majors with a .696 OPS vs. righties.
Lance Lynn (Cardinals): Having posted a 3.98 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP across his past nine starts, the right-hander could have an economical cost in DraftKings contests when he faces the Braves at pitcher-friendly Turner Field. Lynn has the skills to silence an Atlanta lineup that ranks 28th in the Majors with a .683 OPS against righties and last in baseball by a wide margin with 97 homers.
Cole Hamels (Rangers): The left-hander will be poised to improve on his lifetime 3.32 ERA and 1.15 WHIP when he faces an Angels lineup that ranks 25th in baseball with a .674 OPS against southpaws. Hamels could combine several effective innings with a win in a seemingly advantageous matchup with Nick Tropeano (career 4.10 ERA).
All statistics are accurate through the completion of Friday's games.