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Fred Zinkie

Votto, Greinke positioned to thrive Monday

Herrera, Frazier, Carrasco also set up for success

Votto, Greinke positioned to thrive Monday

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

Odubel Herrera: The sophomore outfielder will be in position to improve his lifetime .813 OPS against right-handers (.718 vs. lefties) when he faces Blue Jays righty R.A. Dickey (career 4.33 FIP, 1.29 WHIP) at hitter-friendly Rogers Centre. Herrera could also swipe a base against Russell Martin, who has allowed more steals than all but one catcher in 2016.

Franco's solo homer

Ender Inciarte: The outfielder owns notable career splits, with a .750 OPS against right-handers in comparison to a .595 mark vs. lefties. From a premium lineup spot, Inciarte could reach base often or score multiple runs when he faces rookie righty Daniel Wright (7.20 ERA, 2.00 WHIP in 10 innings this season) and a Reds relief corps that ranks last in baseball with a 6.51 ERA.

Freddie Freeman: From the heart of the lineup, the first baseman could drive in multiple runs when he brings his lifetime .872 OPS against right-handers (.735 vs. lefties) into a matchup with the right-handed Wright and an unreliable Reds bullpen.

A.J. Pierzynski: With a lifetime .765 OPS against right-handers that exceeds his .658 mark vs. lefties, the catcher could provide cost-effective production at a premium position when he faces the righty Wright and an inconsistent Reds relief corps.

Joey Votto: The first baseman has used a patient, powerful approach to build a lofty lifetime .312/.431/.544 slash line against right-handers. Votto could produce a notable DraftKings total when he faces rookie righty Aaron Blair (7.13 ERA, 1.84 WHIP) and a Braves bullpen that ranks 26th in baseball with a 4.33 ERA.

Votto's walk-off solo homer

Jay Bruce: The outfielder has long fared best vs. right-handers, against whom he has produced a lifetime .815 OPS (.724 vs. lefties). The outfielder could go deep or drive in multiple runs against the rookie righty Blair, who has allowed left-handed hitters such as Bruce to post a .922 OPS (.855 OPS allowed to righty batters) in his eight starts this season.

Todd Frazier: With a lifetime .832 OPS against left-handers that exceeds his .770 mark vs. righties, the third baseman will be in position to display his power when he bats at his hitter-friendly home park against southpaw Matt Boyd (career 6.41 ERA, 1.49 WHIP). Frazier -- who has hit 19 homers across 228 at-bats this season -- could also excel late in the game against a Tigers bullpen that is tied for 24th in the Majors with a 4.28 ERA.

Miguel Cabrera: Cabrera is having another strong season in his accomplished career, hitting .293 with 12 homers and 36 RBIs in 232 at-bats. The slugger could fare well when he takes his terrific lifetime .322/.389/.563 slash line vs. righties into a matchup against White Sox right-hander James Shields, who has allowed 17 runs on 16 hits in his past two starts (4 2/3 innings).

Kole Calhoun: The outfielder could thrive when he brings his lifetime .778 OPS against right-handers (.727 vs. lefties) into a matchup with Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco, who has posted a 5.51 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP since joining the Twins prior to the 2014 season. Also of note: Calhoun will attempt to put balls into play against a Twins squad that ranks last in the Majors with a .658 defensive efficiency ratio.

Christian Yelich: Hitting .320 with a .409 on-base percentage, Yelich has been a major contributor to many 2016 DraftKings squads. From the No. 3 spot in the lineup, the outfielder could reach base often or score multiple runs when he faces righty Colin Rea (career 4.58 ERA, 1.31 WHIP) and a Padres bullpen that ranks 28th in the Majors with a 4.66 ERA.

Derek Dietrich: The second baseman owns notable career splits, with a .788 OPS against right-handers that exceeds his .636 mark vs. lefties. Dietrich could provide production at a premium position when he faces the righty Rea (4.74 ERA, 1.34 WHIP in 2016) and a suspect Padres bullpen.

David Peralta: In his career, the outfielder has registered an .889 OPS against right-handers in comparison to a .613 mark vs. lefties. Peralta could drive in multiple runs when he bats at his hitter-friendly home park against Dodgers righty Mike Bolsinger (career 4.40 ERA, 1.42 WHIP).

Jake Lamb: The third baseman could post a notable DraftKings total when he brings his lifetime .782 OPS against right-handers (.565 vs. lefties) into a matchup with the righty Bolsinger. In his career, Bolsinger has allowed left-handed hitters such as Lamb to post an .823 OPS (.730 OPS allowed to righty batters).

Zack Greinke: After a slow start to the season, the ace right-hander has gone 5-0 with a 1.95 ERA and a 0.73 WHIP across his past five starts. Greinke could stay hot when he faces a Dodgers lineup that ranks 25th in the Majors with a .691 OPS against righties.

Carlos Carrasco: Having registered a 3.20 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP and a 9.8 K/9 rate since the outset of 2014, the right-hander has the potential to spin a gem when he faces a Royals lineup that is tied for 19th in the Majors in OPS vs. righties (.715) and 26th in total home runs (53).

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.