*Top hitters and pitchers highlight exceptional matchups that may include stars, lesser-known players and those on your waiver wires.
When I put together my top hitters and pitchers I factor in several things. First, prior matchup history, whether the hitter is hot and the pitcher’s history against that type of batter. Also, these matchups are normally released in the morning so make sure that you double-check the weather leading up to games in case they were postponed or the player got the day off.
Top DFS hitters for today:
Miguel Cabrera vs. Corey Kluber – hitting .500 (12/24) with a 2B, 3 HR and 7 RBI
Mike Trout vs. Felix Hernandez – hitting .386 (17/44) with 2 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 11 RBI and 3 BB
Trout is 3 for 7 with a HR and 2 RBI this season against King Felix.
Mark Teixeria vs. Alfred Simon – hitting .545 (6/11) with a 2B, a HR and 3 RBI
One of those gut feeling plays for today.
Pablo Sandoval vs. Henderson Alvarez – hitting .500 (3/6) with 2 2B and 2 RBI
Panda is hot over the last week and is hitting .304 against RHP this season. Must play today.
Nick Markakis vs. Jason Hammel – hitting .429 (6/14) with a HR & 5 RBIs
Top DFS pichter for today:
Dallas Keuchel vs. Chicago White Sox – Keuchel is 7-2 with a 3.13 ERA and 53 K on the road this season
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