Splits are a real thing in baseball. Everyone knows that. There are players that get paid to strictly get out left-handed hitters. There are right-handed hitters that blast lefties (I’m looking at you Ryan Raburn), while looking like little leaguers against RHP. On Tuesday night, one name keeps popping up. He’s done quite well this year against righties and lefties, but he’s always been known more for his ability to smash southpaws. Danny Valencia, come on down! Over 155 at-bats, Valencia has 10 home runs; five of those homers have come against lefties. When a lefty is on the mound, Valencia is 16-for-40 (.400) this season. Martin Perez is a serviceable pitcher, but Valencia should make quick work of him on Tuesday night. At $4,000, he’ll be a staple in many of my lineups.
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Drew Pomeranz, SP: $10,400 – Pomeranz owns a 1.52 ERA at home and has struck out 34 in 29.2 IP. He should fare well against Miami.
Jacob DeGrom, SP: $10,100 – The Pirates are an injured mess right now and this is a great opportunity for deGrom to pounce. deGrom struck out nine Pirates last week and this time he gets them at home.
Taijuan Walker, SP: $8,900 – Walker is coming off of an eight inning, 11 strikeout game against Cleveland and appears to be fully healthy. He’ll face Tampa Bay on the road.
Brian McCann, C: $4,200 – This is a reasonable price for a catcher at Coors Field. McCann is only batting .200 against LHP this season, but Jorge de la Rosa is always extremely hittable–and he walks a ton of hitters.
Yan Gomes, C: $3,100 – Piggybacking off of his 2015 season, Gomes is batting just .171 this season. That said, he does have a couple of hits against Royals’ starter Chris Young. There’s some upside here.
Brandon Moss, 1B/OF: $4,000 – Moss is on fire right now, batting .409 over the last week. He’s 4-for-7 with a homer in his career against Houston’s starter Doug Fister.
Ian Kinsler, 2B: $5,500 – Remember when the Rangers traded Kinsler and got Prince Fielder in return? Good times. Bet they regret that one. Anyway, Kinsler is red hot and Miguel Gonzalez isn’t exactly an intimidating presence on the mound.
Jurickson Profar, 2B/3B: $3,700 – Profar continues to hit since being recalled from Triple-A and should be used until he cools down. He gets a weak lefty in Erik Surkamp on Tuesday night.
Todd Frazier, 3B: $4,000 – Frazier is more of a GPP play for me because he has plenty of zero performances. He’ll be super low owned on Tuesday, but his matchup against a struggling Jordan Zimmermann is one that I like very much.
Marcus Semien, SS: $3,900 – Like teammate Danny Valencia, Semien is much better against LHP. It’d be nice if he hit higher in the order, but he does have five homers in 44 at-bats against lefties making him a solid play.
J.D. Martinez, OF: $4,600 – It’s been several games since JDM has hit a home run, but facing an extreme fly ball pitcher in Miguel Gonzalez could change that quickly. I like the Tigers in general on Tuesday night.
Gerardo Parra, OF: $3,900 – If you pay up for pitching, it’s going to be tough to fit a high dollar Colorado outfielder in your lineup. Parra is a nice settling point.
Adam Duvall, OF: $3,800 – It seems like this guy hits home runs in bunches and he went deep again on Monday night. He gets a tough matchup against Julio Teheran, but he’s solid salary relief with upside.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
There is a strong chance for rain in Atlanta, Chicago, and Kansas City. Keep an eye on the weather pattern in all three cities.
Doing Lines In Vegas
To no one’s surprise, Madison Bumgarner and the Giants are -260 favorites at home against the Brewers. If you’re looking to stack, the Yankees and Rockies are obvious, but the Tigers and Blue Jays are great choices as well. Looking for something off the cuff? Try the Padres against Tom Koehler.