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Fred Zinkie

Yelich, Bour, Dietrich set to post big numbers

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Yelich, Bour, Dietrich set to post big numbers

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

Christian Yelich: Hitting .311 with a .399 on-base percentage this season, the outfielder has the skills to reach base often from the No. 3 spot in the lineup when he brings his lifetime .819 OPS against right-handers (.705 vs. lefties) into a matchup with Tigers righty Mike Pelfrey (career 4.54 ERA, 1.50 WHIP).

Derek Dietrich: The second baseman owns notable lifetime splits, with a .796 OPS against right-handers in comparison to a .624 mark vs. lefties. Dietrich could provide cost-effective production at a premium position when he tangles with the right-handed Pelfrey (4.91 ERA, 1.70 WHIP in 2016) and a Tigers bullpen that ranks 25th in baseball with a 4.42 ERA.

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Justin Bour: With a lifetime .854 OPS against right-handers that exceeds his .564 mark vs. lefties, the first baseman will be in prime position to rip his 15th round-tripper of the season when he faces the right-handed Pelfrey and an unreliable Tigers bullpen.

Michael Saunders: Hitting .296 with 15 homers across 250 at-bats, the outfielder has been a cost-effective option in many 2016 DraftKings contests. Saunders could go deep or drive in multiple runs when he brings his lifetime .730 OPS against right-handers (.683 vs. lefties) into a matchup at hitter-friendly Coors Field with the right-handed Eddie Butler (career 6.27 ERA, 1.72 WHIP) and a Rockies squad that ranks 29th in baseball with a .670 defensive efficiency ratio.

Ezequiel Carrera: With balanced career splits, Carrera will be in great position to excel at Colorado's offense-inducing venue against Butler (6.71 ERA, 1.53 WHIP in 2016) and a Rockies relief corps that ranks 29th in the Majors with a 4.80 ERA. In his career, Butler has allowed left-handed hitters such as Carrera to post a 1.065 OPS (.852 OPS allowed to righty batters).

Jason Kipnis: From a premium lineup spot, the second baseman could excel when he takes his lifetime .811 OPS against right-handers (.656 vs. lefties) into a matchup with righty Matt Wisler (career 4.48 ERA, 1.35 WHIP) and a Braves bullpen that ranks 22nd in the Majors with a 4.23 ERA. In his career, Wisler has allowed left-handed hitters such as Kipnis to post an .880 OPS (.659 OPS allowed to righty batters).

Nelson Cruz: The only player in baseball to hit at least 40 homers in each of the previous two seasons, Cruz could post a notable DraftKings total when he brings his impressive lifetime .933 OPS against left-handers (.817 vs. righties) into a matchup with Pirates southpaw Jonathon Niese (career 3.99 ERA, 1.37 WHIP).

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Franklin Gutierrez: As a big leaguer, the outfielder owns an .850 OPS against left-handers that exceeds his .656 mark vs. righties. Gutierrez -- who has seven homers across 91 at-bats against southpaws this season -- could provide cost-effective production in DraftKings contests when he faces the left-handed Niese (4.93 ERA, 1.48 WHIP in 2016).

Chris Iannetta: With a lifetime .861 OPS against left-handers in comparison to a .708 mark vs. righties, the catcher could provide production from his premium position when he meets up with the left-handed Niese (5.56 FIP in 2016).

Hyun Soo Kim: After a slow start to his big league career, the rookie outfielder has hit .323 in June. Kim could stay hot when he brings his .870 OPS against right-handers (.333 vs. lefties) into a matchup with Padres righty Erik Johnson, who in his career has allowed left-handed hitters such as Kim to post a .967 OPS (.828 OPS allowed to righty batters).

Chris Davis: Since the outset of 2013, the first baseman has used a patient, powerful approach to build a .258/.372/.576 slash line against right-handers. Davis could put a ball into the outfield seats or drive in multiple runs when he faces the right-handed Johnson (career 5.19 ERA, 1.63 WHIP).

Adam Eaton: From a premium lineup spot, the outfielder could reach base often or score multiple runs when he brings his lifetime .777 OPS against right-handers (.730 vs. lefties) into a matchup with righty Kyle Gibson (6.05 ERA, 1.60 WHIP in 2016) and a Twins bullpen that ranks 27th in the Majors with a 4.59 ERA.

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Kris Bryant: With balanced lifetime splits that include an .855 OPS against left-handers, the third baseman could post a game-changing DraftKings total when he faces lefty John Lamb (career 5.28 ERA, 1.52 WHIP) and a Reds relief corps that ranks last in baseball with a 6.10 ERA.

Albert Suarez: Having produced a 3.68 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP across 10 appearances (four starts), the right-hander can be considered as a second starter in DraftKings contests when he works at his pitcher-friendly home park against an A's lineup that ranks 27th in the Majors with a .686 OPS against righties.

Zack Greinke: After a slow start to the season, Greinke (1.66 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP in 2015) has logged a 1.95 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP across his past seven outings. The right-hander could spin a gem when he faces a Phillies lineup that ranks 28th in the Majors with a .675 OPS against righties.

Jose Quintana: With a career 3.42 ERA, the left-hander ranks among the most consistent starters in the American League. Quintana could compile six-plus effective innings when he faces a Twins lineup that ranks 25th in the Majors with a .709 OPS against southpaws.

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Corey Kluber: Having logged a 3.07 ERA, a 1.06 WHIP and a 9.9 K/9 rate since the outset of 2014, the right-hander has the skills to spin a gem when he heads to the Senior Circuit to work at pitcher-friendly Turner Field against a Braves lineup that ranks 29th in baseball in OPS vs. righties (.656) and last in total home runs (37).

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.