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*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.
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Top DFS hitters for today:
Chris Johnson vs. Jacob Turner – hitting .250 (3/12) with 2 2B, a HR and 4 RBI
Giancarlo Stanton vs. Mike Minor – hitting .263 (5/19) with 4 HR, 6 RBI and 8 walks
Minor has given up 12 HR to RHH this season. 5 Hits, 4 HR for Stanton against Minor. Stanton will go yard tonight, book it!
Dayan Viciedo vs. Bruce Chen – hitting .344 (11/32) with 3 HR, 7 RBI and a walk
Brian Dozier vs. Danny Salazar – hitting .625 (5/8) with 2 2B, a HR and 2 RBI
RHH are hitting .341 with 6 HRs and 15 RBIs. Dozier has 12 HRs against RHP this season.
Brewers Stack against Homer Bailey – Davis, Weeks, Braun & Gennett all hitting above .320 against Homer
Top DFS pitcher for today:
Scott Kazmir vs. Houston Astros
There are several reasons why I like this matchup:
Kaz is 6-1 with a 1.57 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 8 home starts, 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA and 12 K in 14 innings against the ‘Stros this season and he is 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA and a 17:3 K:BB in July.
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