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Cards' Carpenter, Adams, Grichuk could provide offensive outburst

Arrieta on mound, Trout at plate also among best choices Tuesday

Cards' Carpenter, Adams, Grichuk could provide offensive outburst

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

Jay Bruce: The outfielder has traditionally fared best vs. right-handers, against whom he has logged a lifetime .811 OPS (.718 vs. lefties). Bruce could go deep or drive in multiple runs when he tangles with Rockies righty Jon Gray (career 5.74 ERA, 1.48 WHIP) at homer-happy Coors Field.

Joey Votto: The first baseman has used a patient, powerful approach to post a lofty lifetime .312/.430/.542 slash line against right-handers. Votto will be in prime position to excel when he bats at Colorado's offense-inducing venue against the right-handed Gray (5.95 ERA in 2016) and a Rockies relief corps that ranks 24th in baseball with a 4.31 ERA.

Votto launches a solo home run

Carlos Gonzalez: The outfielder has fared best when facing right-handers (career .303/.367/.561 slash line) and batting at his hitter-friendly home park (career .330/.389/.619 slash line). Gonzalez could have a terrific game when he hits at home against Reds righty Jon Moscot (career 4.28 ERA, 1.39 WHIP).

Charlie Blackmon: As a big leaguer, the speedy outfielder has posted a .789 OPS against right-handers that exceeds his .739 mark vs. lefties. Hitting leadoff, Blackmon may maximize his opportunities to reach base and score runs when he tangles with the righty Moscot (career 6.77 FIP) and a Reds relief corps that ranks last in the Majors with a 6.45 ERA.

Gerardo Parra: In his career, Parra has registered a .762 OPS against right-handers that exceeds his .613 mark vs. lefties. The outfielder could excel when he bats at his hitter-friendly home park against the right-handed Moscot, who in his career has allowed left-handed batters such as Parra to produce an .812 OPS (.699 OPS allowed to righty hitters).

Josh Donaldson: Since joining the Blue Jays at the outset of 2015, the third baseman has posted a .311/.410/.634 slash line against left-handers and a .324/.398/.634 slash line at his hitter-friendly friendly home park. Donaldson could be worth a notable investment in DraftKings contests when he bats at home against Yankees southpaw CC Sabathia (4.64 ERA, 1.39 WHIP since the outset of 2013).

Russell Martin: Hitting .191 this season, the catcher could have a reduced price tag in DraftKings contests when he brings his lifetime .798 OPS against left-handers (.735 vs. righties) into a matchup with the lefty Sabathia. Since the outset of 2013, Sabathia has allowed right-handed hitters such as Martin to post an .820 OPS (.610 OPS allowed to lefty batters).

Matt Carpenter: With 37 homers and a .365 on-base percentage since the outset of 2015, the third baseman could contribute to DraftKings squads in multiple ways when he brings his lifetime .856 OPS against right-handers (.771 vs. lefties) into a matchup with righty Wily Peralta (6.62 ERA, 1.90 WHIP in 2016) at hitter-friendly Miller Park.

Carpenter's RBI double

Matt Adams: The first baseman has produced pronounced career splits, with an .834 OPS against right-handers that exceeds his .574 mark vs. lefties. Adams could go deep or drive in multiple runs when he tangles with the righty Peralta, who in his career has allowed left-handed batters such as Adams to post an .810 OPS (.718 OPS allowed to righty batters).

Randal Grichuk: The outfielder will be poised to improve on his lifetime .841 OPS against right-handers (.738 vs. lefties) when he faces the right-handed Peralta (career 4.25 ERA, 1.43 WHIP) at Milwaukee's homer-happy venue.

Mike Trout: With a lifetime .311/.398/.572 slash line against right-handers, the outfielder has proven to be among the best in baseball during those matchups. Trout could post a game-changing total in DraftKings contests when he faces Tigers righty Anibal Sanchez, who has logged a 6.04 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP this season.

Trout's solo homer

Dexter Fowler: From his perch atop a talent-laden Cubs lineup, the outfielder could reach base often and score multiple runs when he brings his lifetime .829 OPS against left-handers (.775 vs. righties) into a matchup with Dodgers southpaw Scott Kazmir (4.84 ERA, 1.30 WHIP in 2016).

Brian Dozier: Hitting .204 this season, the second baseman could come at a discount in DraftKings contests when he faces A's southpaw Eric Surkamp (career 6.49 ERA, 1.78 WHIP) on Tuesday. As a big leaguer, Dozier has posted an .832 OPS against left-handers that exceeds his .679 mark vs. righties. Also of note: Dozier will attempt to put balls into play against an A's squad that ranks 24th in the Majors with a .677 defensive efficiency ratio.

Joe Ross: The second-year right-hander could spin a gem when he brings his impressive career 3.18 ERA into a matchup with a Phillies lineup that ranks 27th in the Majors with a .661 OPS against righties. Once he leaves the game, Ross' chances of picking up a win may be enhanced by turning the ball over to a Nats bullpen that ranks fourth in baseball with a 2.66 ERA.

Ross' great outing

Jake Arrieta: With a 2.19 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP across 77 starts as a member of the Cubs, the right-hander has emerged as one of the most dominant starters in baseball. Arrieta could post a difference-making total in DraftKings contests when he works at home against a Dodgers lineup that ranks 23rd in the Majors with a .698 OPS vs. righties.

Drew Smyly: Having produced a 3.01 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP and a 9.6 K/9 rate across 29 starts since joining the Rays during the 2014 season, the left-hander could cruise when he faces a Royals lineup that ranks 27th in the Majors with a .656 OPS against southpaws. The Royals will also be playing without injured regulars Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas.

J.A. Happ: Since August 14, 2015, the left-hander has posted a 2.33 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP across 20 starts. Happ could continue his recent run of success when he faces a Yankees lineup that ranks 26th in baseball with a .660 OPS against southpaws.

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.