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Fred Zinkie

Rays duo, Blue Jays trio set for big days at the plate

Rays duo, Blue Jays trio set for big days at the plate

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The players listed below are in position to provide difference-making stats for DraftKings participants on Wednesday.

Evan Longoria: In his career, the third baseman has registered a .920 OPS against right-handers that exceeds his .806 mark vs. lefties. Longoria could hit his 22nd homer of the season or drive in multiple runs when he vacates his pitcher-friendly home park and bats at homer-happy Coors Field against southpaw Jorge De La Rosa (career 4.60 ERA, 1.44 WHIP) and a Rockies relief corps that ranks 28th in the Majors with a 4.96 ERA.

Logan Forsythe: Hitting leadoff, the second baseman may maximize his opportunities to reach base and score runs when he brings his lifetime .845 OPS against left-handers (.649 vs. righties) into a matchup with the southpaw De La Rosa (5.50 ERA, 1.57 WHIP in 2016) at Colorado's offense-inducing venue. In his career, De La Rosa has allowed right-handed hitters such as Forsythe to post a .796 OPS (.645 OPS allowed to lefty batters).

Josh Donaldson: Since joining the Blue Jays at the outset of 2015, the third baseman has posted a game-changing .315/.424/.610 slash line against left-handers. Donaldson could post a notable DraftKings total when he faces D-backs southpaw Patrick Corbin (5.25 ERA, 1.51 WHIP in 2016), who in his career has allowed right-handed hitters such as Donaldson to post a .759 OPS (.681 OPS allowed to lefty batters).

Russell Martin: The catcher has emerged from a slow start to the season to post a .287/.388/.460 slash line since June 12. Martin could reach base often or drive in multiple runs when he brings his lifetime .806 OPS against left-handers (.735 vs. righties) into a matchup with the southpaw Corbin and a D-backs bullpen that ranks 26th in baseball with a 4.61 ERA.

Troy Tulowitzki: With an impressive lifetime .314/.398/.548 slash line against left-handers, the shortstop will be in great position to rip his 17th round-tripper of the season when he tangles with the left-handed Corbin and an unreliable D-backs relief corps. Also of note: Tulowitzki will attempt to put balls into play against an Arizona squad that ranks 28th in the Majors with a .673 defensive efficiency ratio.

Jonathan Lucroy: As a big leaguer, the catcher has posted an .832 OPS against left-handers that exceeds his .763 mark vs. righties. Lucroy could provide elite production at a premium position when he tangles with Pirates southpaw Jeff Locke (5.26 ERA, 1.42 WHIP in 2016).

Ryan Braun: With a lifetime .336/.404/.624 slash line against left-handers, the outfielder has proven to wield a potent bat during those matchups. Braun could post a substantial DraftKings total when he meets up with the left-handed Locke (career 4.34 ERA, 1.39 WHIP).

Jay Bruce: The outfielder could add to his impressive 2016 totals of 18 homers and 64 RBIs across 329 at-bats when he hits at his offense-friendly home park against Braves righty Lucas Harrell (career 4.79 ERA, 1.56 WHIP). In his career, Bruce has logged an .814 OPS against right-handers in comparison to a .719 mark vs. lefties.

Joey Votto: The first baseman has used a patient, powerful approach to build a lofty lifetime .314/.434/.544 slash line against right-handers. Votto could rip a round-tripper or reach base often when he faces the right-handed Harrell and a Braves bullpen that ranks 20th in baseball with a 4.20 ERA.

Matt Adams: The first baseman has long fared best vs. right-handers, against whom he has a lifetime .817 OPS (.574 vs. lefties). Adams could go deep or drive in multiple runs when he faces Padres righty Colin Rea (4.95 ERA, 1.43 WHIP in 2016).

Aledmys Diaz: Hitting .315 with 13 homers across 308 at-bats, the rookie shortstop has been a major contributor to many 2016 DraftKings squads. Diaz could improve on his .963 OPS against right-handers (.830 vs. lefties) when he faces the right-handed Rea (career 4.76 ERA, 1.39 WHIP) and a Padres bullpen that ranks 25th in baseball with a 4.48 ERA.

Robinson Cano: In his productive career, the second baseman has logged a lofty .317/.365/.527 slash line against right-handers. Cano could put a ball into the outfield seats or drive in multiple runs when he faces White Sox fly-ball-prone righty Miguel Gonzalez (4.40 ERA, 1.36 WHIP in 2016).

David Ortiz: As a big leaguer, the slugger has posted an outstanding .983 OPS against right-handers that exceeds his .813 mark vs. lefties. Ortiz could add to his impressive 2016 totals of 22 homers and 72 RBIs across 303 at-bats when he tangles with Giants righty Matt Cain (5.57 ERA, 1.51 WHIP since the outset of 2015).

Wei-Yin Chen: With a 4.90 ERA this season, the left-hander could have a reduced price tag in DraftKings contests when he faces a Phillies lineup that ranks last in the Majors with a .630 OPS against southpaws.

Felix Hernandez: With a lifetime 3.11 ERA, the right-hander has the skills to spin a gem when he works at his pitcher-friendly home park against a White Sox lineup that ranks 24th in the Majors with a .702 OPS against righties.

Carlos Carrasco: Having posted a 3.04 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP and a 9.8K/9 rate since the outset of 2014, the right-hander ranks among the most dominant starters in the American League. Carrasco could post a notable DraftKings total when he faces a Royals lineup that ranks 21st in the Majors with a .715 OPS against righties.

Anthony DeSclafani: With a 2.55 ERA across seven starts since returning from a season-opening stint on the disabled list, the right-hander has been a cost-effective option in many recent DraftKings contests. DeSclafani could continue to limit the opposition when he faces a Braves lineup that ranks last in baseball in OPS vs. righties (.650) and total home runs (57).

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.