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Fred Zinkie

Blue Jays in position to excel vs. Owen, Red Sox

Blue Jays in position to excel vs. Owen, Red Sox

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The players listed below could provide difference-making stats for DraftKings participants on Tuesday.

Matt Duffy (Giants): Hitting .303, the third baseman has been a cost-effective option in many 2015 DraftKings contests. Duffy could fare well when he vacates his pitcher-friendly home park and puts his lifetime .794 OPS against right-handers (.687 vs. lefties) on the line against righty Chase Anderson (career 4.15 ERA, 1.34 WHIP) at offense-inducing Chase Field.

Brian McCann (Yankees): The catcher will be poised to provide production from a premium position when he puts his lifetime .830 OPS against right-handers (.758 vs. lefties) to the test at his hitter-friendly home park against Orioles righty Kevin Gausman (career 4.33 ERA, 1.30 WHIP).

McCann's game-tying homer

Evan Longoria (Rays): The third baseman has long fared best vs. left-handers, against whom he has produced a career .922 OPS (.802 vs. righties). Longoria will be poised to drive in multiple runs when he faces rookie southpaw Matt Boyd (8.36 ERA, 1.83 WHIP) and a Tigers bullpen that ranks 29th in baseball with a 4.73 ERA.

Logan Forsythe (Rays): Hitting .290 with 15 homers and nine steals across 535 plate appearances, Forsythe is coming down the stretch of a breakout season. The second baseman may improve on his lifetime .830 OPS against left-handers (.635 vs. righties) when he works against the inexperienced Boyd (6.93 FIP).

Brandon Guyer (Rays): From a likely perch atop the lineup, the outfielder will be in position to score multiple runs when he puts his lifetime .782 OPS against left-handers (.669 vs. righties) on the line against Boyd and a suspect Tigers relief corps.

Guyer's RBI double

Josh Donaldson (Blue Jays): With a lifetime .300/.381/.610 slash line against left-handers, Donaldson has proven to be among the best in baseball in those matchups. The third baseman -- who has compiled 36 homers, 114 RBIs and 105 runs scored across 600 plate appearances this season -- could produce a game-changing total in DraftKings contests when he faces Red Sox rookie southpaw Henry Owens (5.87 ERA, 1.50 WHIP).

Troy Tulowitzki (Blue Jays): The shortstop may be poised to provide production at a premium position when he brings his lifetime .962 OPS against left-handers (.850 vs. righties) into a matchup with the inexperienced Owens. Tulowitzki may also thrive late in the game against a Red Sox relief corps that sits 24th in the Majors with a 4.25 ERA.

Kevin Pillar (Blue Jays): Pillar may be in position to improve on his career .699 OPS against left-handers (.656 vs. righties) when he meets up with Owens (5.05 FIP). The outfielder may be part of a productive lineup, as the Blue Jays lead the Majors with an .832 OPS against southpaws. Also of note: Pillar and his teammates will attempt to put balls into play against a Red Sox defense that sits 26th in baseball with a .677 defensive efficiency ratio.

Teammates silent for Pillar's HR

Ryan Braun (Brewers): With a lifetime .337/.404/.634 slash line against left-handers, Braun has proven to wield a potent bat in those matchups. The outfielder -- who has compiled 25 homers and 22 steals across 521 plate appearances this season -- has the skills to produce in multiple ways when he faces Marlins rookie southpaw Adam Conley (5.02 ERA, 1.43 WHIP).

Jonathan Lucroy (Brewers): As a big leaguer, the catcher has produced an .843 OPS against left-handers that exceeds his .746 mark vs. righties. Lucroy could provide production at a premium position when he faces the inexperienced Conley (4.50 FIP).

Lucroy's RBI double

David Ortiz (Red Sox): With 31 homers and 86 RBIs across 455 at-bats this season, the slugger remains one of the most effective power hitters in baseball. Ortiz could rip a round-tripper when he brings his lofty lifetime .975 OPS against right-handers (.810 vs. lefties) into a matchup with Blue Jays righty R.A. Dickey, who has produced a 1.2 HR/9 rate since the outset of the 2013 season.

Taylor Jungmann (Brewers): With a 2.42 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP across his initial 16 starts, the rookie righty has already become a trusted option in DraftKings contests. Jungmann will be poised to extend his impressive debut when he works at pitcher-friendly Marlins Park against a Miami lineup that ranks last in the Majors with a .669 OPS against righties.

Aaron Nola (Phillies): The rookie right-hander will be poised to thrive when he brings his 4.02 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP into a matchup with a Braves lineup that ranks 29th in the Majors with a .679 OPS against righties and last in baseball with 83 homers.

Nola strikes out Granderson

Edinson Volquez (Royals): The right-hander will bring a 3.53 ERA into a matchup at his pitcher-friendly home park against a Twins lineup that ranks 25th in baseball with a .693 OPS vs. righties. Volquez may benefit from working in front of a Royals squad that sits third in baseball with a .706 defensive efficiency ratio. And once he leaves the game, his quest for a win could be aided by a Kansas City bullpen that leads the Majors with a 2.44 ERA.

Sonny Gray (A's): With a 2.36 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP, the right-hander has been among the most dominant starters in baseball this season. Gray could combine several strikeouts and quality frames when he works at his pitcher-friendly home park against an Astros lineup that sits second in the Majors with 1,205 whiffs.

Michael Wacha (Cardinals): With a 15-4 record, a 2.69 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP, the right-hander has emerged this season as the staff ace on the winningest club in baseball. Wacha could thrive when he works at his pitcher-friendly home park against a Cubs lineup that leads the Majors with 1,258 strikeouts.

All statistics are accurate through the completion of Sunday's games.

Fred Zinkie is the lead fantasy baseball writer for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FredZinkieMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.