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Fred Zinkie

Pair of Cards' bats set to do big damage

Frazier, Bumgarner could join Adams, Carpenter as top picks to click

Pair of Cards' bats set to do big damage

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

Miguel Cabrera: The first baseman could display his power when he brings his lofty lifetime .323/.389/.564 slash line against right-handers into a matchup with Rays fly-ball-prone righty Jake Odorizzi (4.38 FIP, 1.5 HR/9 rate in 2016).

Brian McCann: One of the most powerful players at his premium position, the left-handed-hitting catcher could go deep or drive in multiple runs when he brings his lifetime .820 OPS against right-handers (.752 vs. lefties) into a home matchup against Rangers fly-ball-prone righty A.J. Griffin (career 1.4 HR/9 rate). Also of note: Yankee Stadium is especially power-inducing for lefty batters such as McCann.

Brandon Phillips: The second baseman owns notable career splits, with a .793 OPS against left-handers that exceeds his .718 mark vs. righties. Phillips could provide reach base often or drive in multiple runs when he tangles with Nationals southpaw Gio Gonzalez (4.73 ERA, 1.37 WHIP in 2016).

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Brian Dozier: Having ripped 63 round-trippers since the outset of 2014, the second baseman ranks among the most powerful players at his premium position. Dozier could excel when he brings his lifetime .850 OPS against left-handers (.694 vs. righties) into a matchup with southpaw Carlos Rodon (4.09 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 1.2 HR/9 rate in 2016) at homer-happy U.S. Cellular Field.

Avisail Garcia: With a lifetime .739 OPS against left-handers that exceeds his .672 mark vs. righties, the outfielder could thrive in a matchup at his hitter-friendly home park against southpaw Tommy Milone (career 4.03 ERA, 1.31 WHIP) and a Twins bullpen that ranks 27th in baseball with a 4.56 ERA.

Todd Frazier: The third baseman -- who has 21 long balls in 278 at-bats this season -- could put a ball into the outfield seats at his offense-inducing home park when he brings his lifetime .833 OPS against left-handers (.762 vs. righties) into a matchup with the left-handed Milone (5.33 ERA, 1.52 WHIP in 2016). Also of note: Frazier will attempt to put balls into play against a Twins squad that ranks last in the Majors with a .661 defensive efficiency ratio.

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Matt Carpenter: With 42 homers and a .383 on-base percentage since the outset of 2015, Carpenter -- who qualifies at second base and third base in DraftKings contests -- has the necessary blend of power and patience to post a notable DraftKings total when he faces Royals fly-ball-prone righty Chris Young (6.54 ERA, 1.57 WHIP in 2016).

Matt Adams: As a big leaguer, the first baseman has posted an .832 OPS against right-handers in comparison to a .581 mark vs. lefties. Adams could display his power or drive in multiple runs when he tangles with the right-handed Young (career 4.51 FIP, 1.3 HR/9 rate).

Wilson Ramos: Hitting .343 with 12 homers across 230 at-bats, the catcher has been the most productive player at his premium position this season. Ramos could continue to rake when he brings his balanced career splits into a matchup with southpaw Brandon Finnegan (4.96 FIP, 1.32 WHIP in 2016) and a Reds relief corps that ranks last in the Majors with a 6.05 ERA.

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Buster Posey: With a lifetime .327/.388/.556 slash line against left-handers, the catcher has proven to be among the best in baseball during those matchups. Posey could drive in multiple runs from the heart of the lineup when he faces A's southpaw Dillon Overton, who allowed three homers in his first career start on June 25.

Jason Kipnis: From a premium lineup spot, the second baseman could reach base often or score multiple runs when he brings his lifetime .809 OPS against right-handers (.660 vs. lefties) into a matchup with Blue Jays right-hander R.A. Dickey (4.23 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 1.6 HR/9 rate in 2016) at hitter-friendly Rogers Centre.

Nomar Mazara: The left-handed-hitting rookie outfielder will be in prime position to improve on his .303/.359/.492 slash line against right-handers when he bats at homer-happy Yankee Stadium against righty Michael Pineda (5.51 ERA, 1.42 WHIP in 2016).

Shin-Soo Choo: Hitting leadoff, the outfielder may maximize his opportunities to reach base and score runs when he brings his .904 OPS against right-handers (.693 vs. lefties) into a matchup with the right-handed Pineda (1.5 HR/9 rate in 2016) at the Yankees' hitter-friendly venue.

Zach Davies: With a 1.86 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP across his past six starts, the right-hander is one of the hottest pitchers in the National League. Davies could continue to thrive when he faces a Dodgers lineup that ranks 24th in the Majors with a .703 OPS against righties.

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Mike Leake: The right-hander could be a solid second starter in DraftKings contests when he works at his pitcher-friendly home park against a Royals lineup that ranks 27th in baseball with 68 home runs and will work without the designated-hitter position. Leake could also pick up a win if his supporting cast can improve on its impressive .818 OPS against right-handers at the expense of Young.

Madison Bumgarner: Having logged a 1.99 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP this season, the left-hander continues to rank among the most consistent aces in baseball. Bumgarner could post a difference-making DraftKings total when he works at offense-suppressing Oakland Coliseum against the inexperienced Overton and an A's lineup that ranks 21st in the Majors with 322 runs scored.

All statistics are accurate through the completion of Tuesday'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.