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Fred Zinkie

Dietrich, Yelich could have big night vs. Phillies

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Dietrich, Yelich could have big night vs. Phillies

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

Derek Dietrich: Having ripped 21 round-trippers across 575 career at-bats against right-handers, the second baseman could go deep when he faces Phillies righty Jeremy Hellickson (4.12 ERA, 1.28 WHIP in 2016) at homer-happy Citizens Bank Park.

Christian Yelich: With a .420 on-base percentage, the outfielder has been a factor in many 2016 DraftKings contests. Yelich could contribute in multiple ways when he takes his notable speed and lifetime .817 OPS against right-handers (.704 vs. lefties) into a matchup with the righty Hellickson (4.78 ERA, 1.35 WHIP since the outset of 2013) at Philadelphia's offense-inducing venue.

Odubel Herrera: With a 29-to-27 walk-to-strikeout ratio this season, the outfielder is making notable strides with his plate skills. Having produced a lifetime .822 OPS against right-handers that exceeds his .737 mark vs. lefties, Herrera could excel in a matchup at his hitter-friendly home park against Marlins righty Tom Koehler (5.14 ERA, 1.66 WHIP in 2016).

Miguel Cabrera: The first baseman has used a patient, powerful approach to log a lofty lifetime .322/.389/.561 slash line against right-handers. Cabrera could post a difference-making total in DraftKings contests when he bats from the heart of the Tigers talented lineup against righty Ricky Nolasco, who has a 5.50 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP since joining the Twins in 2014. Also working in Cabrera's favor: Minnesota ranks last in baseball with a .666 defensive efficiency ratio.

Corey Dickerson: The outfielder has long fared best vs. right-handers, against whom he owns a lifetime .924 OPS (.619 vs. lefties). Dickerson could go deep or drive in multiple runs when he bats at hitter-friendly Rogers Centre against righty R.A. Dickey (4.31 ERA, 1.33 WHIP in 2016).

Francisco Lindor: The second-year shortstop has registered an impressive career .341/.385/.524 slash line against left-handers. Hitting third in the Indians' lineup, Lindor could provide production at a premium position when he faces southpaw Brandon Finnegan (4.40 ERA, 1.40 WHIP in 2016) at offense-inducing Great American Ball Park.

Mike Napoli: With seven homers, 24 RBIs and 22 runs across 140 plate appearances, the first baseman has been a cost-effective option in many 2016 DraftKings contests. Napoli could display his power when he brings his lifetime .913 OPS against left-handers (.804 vs. righties) into a matchup with the southpaw Finnegan at Cincy's hitter-friendly venue.

Adam Eaton: Hitting leadoff, Eaton may maximize his opportunities to reach base and score runs at the expense of Astros right-hander Doug Fister (4.20 ERA, 1.35 WHIP since the outset of 2015). He could also swipe a bag against catcher Jason Castro, who has thwarted just three of 18 would-be basestealers in 2016.

Colby Rasmus: As a big leaguer, the outfielder has registered a .787 OPS against right-handers that exceeds his .675 mark vs. southpaws. Having hit 32 homers across 562 at-bats since the outset of 2015, Rasmus is a strong candidate to go deep when he bats at homer-happy U.S. Cellular Field against righty Mat Latos (4.56 ERA, 1.31 WHIP since the outset of 2015).

Jedd Gyorko: With a lifetime .759 OPS against left-handers that exceeds his .661 mark vs. righties, the second baseman will be in prime position to succeed when he tangles with southpaw Chris Rusin (career 5.14 ERA, 1.54 WHIP). Gyorko could also thrive against a Rockies relief corps that ranks 27th in the Majors with a 4.51 ERA.

Yadier Molina: With balanced career splits, the catcher could provide production at a premium position when he faces Rusin and an unreliable Rockies bullpen. In his career, Rusin has allowed right-handed hitters such as Molina to post an .865 OPS (.732 OPS allowed to lefty batters).

Carlos Gonzalez: The outfielder has long fared best vs. right-handers, against whom he owns a lifetime .931 OPS (.735 vs. lefties). Gonzalez could drive in multiple runs when he faces Cardinals righty Adam Wainwright, who has posted a 6.80 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP this season.

Brian McCann: With 31 homers since the outset of 2015, the Yankees catcher is arguably the most powerful player at his premium defensive position. McCann could rip a round-tripper or drive in multiple runs when he brings his lifetime .826 OPS against right-handers (.751 vs. lefties) into a matchup with D-backs righty Shelby Miller (6.94 ERA, 1.74 WHIP in 2016) at homer-happy Chase Field.

Martin Perez: With a 3.23 ERA this season, Perez could be a useful second starter in DraftKings contests when he vacates his hitter-friendly home park and works at offense-suppressing Oakland Coliseum against an A's lineup that ranks 26th in the Majors with a .657 OPS against southpaws.

Johnny Cueto: With a 2.97 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP since joining the Giants at the outset of this season, Cueto has bounced back from a rough finish to 2015. The right-hander will be in position to spin a gem when he works at pitcher-friendly Petco Park against a Padres lineup that ranks 29th in baseball with a .637 OPS against righties.

Francisco Liriano: Since joining the Pirates at the outset of 2013, the left-hander has produced an impressive 3.39 ERA. Liriano could post a notable total in DraftKings contests when he works at his pitcher-friendly home park against a Braves lineup that ranks last in the Majors in OPS against lefties (.547) and total home runs (11). Also of note: Atlanta ranks last in baseball with a 9-28 record.

All statistics are accurate through the completion of Monday'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.