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Fred Zinkie

Trout, Yu may be in for stellar day at ballpark

O's Davis, Nats' Scherzer also set up to excel today

Trout, Yu may be in for stellar day at ballpark

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

Chris Davis: Since the outset of 2013, Davis has used a patient, powerful approach to post a .258/.371/.575 slash line against right-handers. The first baseman could go deep when he faces Royals righty Edinson Volquez (4.03 ERA, 1.41 WHIP in 2016) at Camden Yards, which has proven to be especially homer-happy for left-handed hitters such as Davis.

Jonathan Schoop: With 23 homers across 508 at-bats since the outset of 2015, the second baseman has proven to be among the most powerful players at his premium position. Schoop could rip a round-tripper or drive in multiple runs when he brings his lifetime .737 OPS against right-handers (.566 vs. lefties) into a matchup at his offense-inducing home park against the right-handed Volquez (career 4.28 ERA, 1.43 WHIP).

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Mike Trout: With a lifetime .311/.399/.571 slash line against right-handers, Trout has proven to be among the best in baseball during those matchups. The outfielder could post an impactful DraftKings total when he vacates his pitcher-friendly home park and faces righty Nathan Eovaldi (career 4.10 ERA, 1.38 WHIP) at homer-happy Yankee Stadium.

Carlos Beltran: The veteran outfielder -- who has 14 round-trippers across 202 at-bats this season -- could put a ball into the outfield seats at his offense-inducing home park when he brings his lifetime .280/.357/.486 slash line against right-handers into a matchup with Angels fly-ball-prone righty Jered Weaver (1.5 HR/9 rate since the outset of 2015).

Brian McCann: With 34 homers since the outset of 2015, the catcher is arguably the most powerful player at his premium position. The left-handed-hitting McCann is a prime candidate to go deep when he faces the homer-prone Weaver at Yankee Stadium, which is especially power-inducing for lefty batters.

Didi Gregorius: The shortstop has posted notable career splits, with a .712 OPS against right-handers that exceeds his .590 mark vs. lefties. Gregorius could provide production at a premium position when he bats at his hitter-friendly home park against the righty Weaver (5.18 ERA, 1.48 WHIP in 2016).

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Matt Adams: The first baseman has long fared best vs. right-handers, against whom he has a lifetime .836 OPS (.583 vs. lefties). Adams could hit a homer or drive in multiple runs when he faces Reds righty Alfredo Simon (8.94 ERA, 1.92 WHIP in 2016) at homer-happy Great American Ball Park.

Matt Carpenter: Hitting leadoff, the third baseman may maximize his opportunities to reach base and score runs when he takes his lifetime .866 OPS against right-handers (.772 vs. lefties) into a matchup with the right-handed Simon (career 4.47 ERA, 1.37 WHIP) at Cincy's hitter-friendly venue. Carpenter could also excel late in the game against a Reds relief corps that ranks last in baseball with a 6.51 ERA.

Matt Holliday: With balanced career splits that include a .308/.378/.524 slash line against right-handers, the veteran outfielder has the plate skills to excel in a matchup at Cincy's offense-inducing home park against Simon (6.90 FIP in 2016) and an unreliable relief corps.

Christian Yelich: Hitting .328 with a .419 on-base percentage, the outfielder has been a notable contributor on many 2016 DraftKings squads. Hitting in the No. 3 spot in Miami's lineup, Yelich could score or drive in multiple runs when he brings his lifetime .803 OPS against right-handers (.704 vs. lefties) into a matchup with Twins righty Ricky Nolasco (career 4.56 ERA, 1.32 WHIP).

Derek Dietrich: The second baseman will be poised to succeed when he brings his lifetime .796 OPS against right-handers (.640 vs. lefties) into a matchup with the righty Nolasco, who has a 5.46 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP since joining the Twins at the outset of 2014. Dietrich could also excel against a Minnesota relief corps that ranks 26th in the Majors with a 4.48 ERA.

Justin Bour: The first baseman will be in position to thrive when he faces the righty Nolasco, who in his career has allowed left-handed hitters such as Bour to post a .790 OPS (.726 OPS allowed to righty batters). For his part, Bour has logged a career .825 OPS against right-handers in comparison to a .546 mark vs. lefties. Also of note: Minnesota ranks last in the Majors with a .665 defensive efficiency ratio.

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Enrique Hernandez: With a .350/.417/.650 slash line against left-handers since the outset of 2015, the outfielder is emerging as one of the best in baseball during those matchups. Hernandez could excel in a contest against southpaw Chris Rusin (career 5.08 ERA, 1.52 WHIP) and a Rockies relief corps that ranks 24th in baseball with a 4.30 ERA.

Trayce Thompson: The outfielder will be in prime position to improve on his lifetime .958 OPS against left-handers (.859 vs. righties) when he faces the southpaw Rusin, who in his career has allowed right-handed hitters such as Thompson to post an .855 OPS (.740 OPS allowed to lefty batters).

Yu Darvish: With a 3.27 ERA and an 11.2 K/9 rate in his career, the ace right-hander will be in position to post a game-changing DraftKings total when he faces an Astros lineup that leads the Majors with 579 whiffs.

Chase Anderson: With a 2.97 ERA and a 0.73 WHIP across his past five starts, the right-hander is emerging as a viable second starter in DraftKings contests. On Wednesday, Anderson could continue to fare well vs. an A's lineup that ranks 24th in the Majors with a .697 OPS against righties and will be without the DH position at a National League venue.

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Max Scherzer: With a 3.05 ERA, a 1.03 WHIP and a 10.5 K/9 rate since the outset of 2013, the right-hander has the skills to spin a gem when he crosses paths with a White Sox lineup that ranks 27th in baseball with a .681 OPS against righties.

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.