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Fred Zinkie

Mets hitters poised for big day

Monday's stars could also include Mazara, Grichuk, Cueto

Mets hitters poised for big day

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

Mitch Moreland: The first baseman has long fared best vs. right-handers, against whom he has posted a lifetime .798 OPS (.649 vs. lefties). Moreland could display his power when he faces Blue Jays righty R.A. Dickey (career 4.32 FIP, 1.1 HR/9 rate) at hitter-friendly Rogers Centre.

Nomar Mazara: Since making his big league debut on April 10, 2016, the left-handed hitting outfielder has posted an impressive .395/.457/.579 slash line against right-handers. From his premium lineup spot, Mazara could have a great game against the right-handed Dickey (6.75 ERA, 1.65 WHIP in 2016) at Toronto's offense-inducing venue.

Mazara's RBI single to right

Michael Conforto: Since joining the Mets on July 24, 2015, Conforto has produced notable splits that include a .972 OPS against right-handers and a .516 mark vs. lefties. The outfielder could drive in multiple runs when he faces righty Mike Foltynewicz (career 5.64 ERA, 1.62 WHIP) and a Braves bullpen that ranks 27th in the Majors with a 5.10 ERA.

Neil Walker: Walker has traditionally excelled vs. right-handers, against whom he has logged a lifetime .802 OPS (.673 vs. lefties). The second baseman -- who has hit nine homers across 88 at-bats this season -- could provide production at a premium position when he faces Foltynewicz (lifetime 1.7 HR/9 rate) and an inconsistent Braves relief corps.

Curtis Granderson: From his perch atop the lineup, the outfielder could reach base often and score multiple runs when he brings his lifetime .860 OPS against right-handers (.697 vs. lefties) into a matchup against Foltynewicz and a shaky Braves bullpen. Granderson could also swipe a base against A.J. Pierzynski or Tyler Flowers, as both catchers ranked among the top-10 backstops in steals allowed in 2015.

Granderson's triple off the wall

Lucas Duda: Duda has traditionally excelled vs. right-handers, against whom he has logged a lifetime .840 OPS (.666 vs. lefties). From the heart of the Mets lineup, the first baseman could drive in multiple runs against Foltynewicz, who will be making his season debut after recording a 5.71 ERA in 2015.

Chris Carter: With five homers across 74 at-bats, Carter has been a powerful asset for DraftKings squads on multiple occasions this season. The first baseman could rip a round-tripper at his hitter-friendly home park when he faces Angels fly-ball-prone righty Jered Weaver, who has recorded a 4.54 ERA and a 1.4 HR/9 rate since the outset of 2015.

Matt Carpenter: Hitting out of the leadoff spot, Carpenter could maximize his opportunities to reach base and score runs against righty Jeremy Hellickson (career 4.36 FIP, 1.27 WHIP) and a Phillies relief corps that ranks 21st in the Majors with a 4.20 ERA. With 31 homers since the outset of 2015, the third baseman could also display his power against Hellickson (career 1.2 HR/9 rate).

Carpenter's two-run single

Randal Grichuk: The outfielder has produced notable lifetime splits, with an .861 OPS against right-handers that exceeds his .723 mark vs. lefties. Set to bat against the righty Hellickson (4.79 ERA, 1.35 WHIP since the outset of 2013) and a shaky Phillies relief corps, Grichuk -- who has accumulated 23 homers across 507 career at-bats -- could rip a round-tripper or drive in multiple runs.

Kolten Wong: As a big leaguer, Wong has posted a .693 OPS against right-handers that exceeds his .594 mark vs. lefties. The second baseman could be part of a Cardinals stack -- including Carpenter, Grichuk and first baseman Matt Adams -- against the right-handed Hellickson.

Michael Saunders: The outfielder had a strong showing during April -- producing a .311 average, four homers and 13 runs scored -- after playing just nine games in 2015. The 29-year-old could go deep Monday at his homer-happy home park vs. Rangers right-hander A.J. Griffin, who owns a 1.4 HR/9 rate during his big league tenure.

Jon Gray: Since making his big league debut on August 4, 2015, Gray has posted a 2.70 ERA when working away from his offense-inducing home park (9.20 ERA at Coors Field). The right-hander could be a cost-effective second starter when he plies his trade at pitcher-friendly Petco Park against a Padres lineup that sits 29th in baseball with a .622 OPS against righties.

Adam Wainwright: With a season-to-date 7.16 ERA and 1.70 WHIP, the right-hander could have a reduced price tag in DraftKings contests when he brings his lifetime 3.05 ERA and 1.17 WHIP into a matchup at his pitcher-friendly home park against the Phillies. Philadelphia ranks 21st in the Majors with a .686 OPS against righties.

Dallas Keuchel: Since the outset of 2015, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner has posted a 1.38 ERA when working at home (4.17 ERA on the road). Keuchel could spin a gem when he pitches at home against a Twins lineup that is tied for 24th in baseball with 80 runs scored and sits fourth in the Majors with 220 whiffs.

Bartolo Colon: Having produced a 3.42 ERA this season, the right-hander could be a useful second starter in DraftKings contests when he works at home against a Braves lineup that sits last in the Majors with a .611 OPS against righties.

Colon's solid start

Johnny Cueto: With a 2.65 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP this season, the right-hander is back on track after struggling down the stretch in 2015. Cueto -- who owns a lifetime 2.91 ERA across 639 1/3 innings at Great American Ball Park -- could silence the opposition when he works on the road against a Reds lineup that ranks 27th in the Majors with a .644 OPS against righties.

All statistics are accurate through the completion of Saturday'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.