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Fred Zinkie

Blue Jays bats could erupt Monday

Donaldson, Tulo, Martin, Upton Jr. among best picks to click

Blue Jays bats could erupt Monday

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

Josh Donaldson: Since joining the Blue Jays at the outset of 2015, the third baseman has posted an impressive .304/.419/.599 slash line against left-handers. Donaldson could record a substantial DraftKings total when he bats at hitter-friendly Camden Yards against southpaw Wade Miley (career 4.16 ERA, 1.35 WHIP).

Troy Tulowitzki: In his productive career, the shortstop has produced an impressive .948 OPS against left-handers in comparison to an .842 mark vs. righties. Tulowitzki will be in great position to rip a round-tripper when he faces Miley (5.51 ERA, 1.43 WHIP in 2016) in Baltimore.

Tulo's solo homer

Russell Martin: With a lifetime .804 OPS against left-handers (.743 vs. righties), the catcher will be poised to deliver production at a premium position when he faces Miley (4.74 FIP in 2016).

Melvin Upton Jr.: In his bounceback 2016 season, the outfielder has produced a .930 OPS against left-handers that exceeds his .657 mark vs. righties. Having compiled 19 homers and 24 steals across 473 plate appearances this season, Upton has the skills to produce in multiple ways when he faces the Miley at Camden Yards.

Corey Seager: Hitting .322 with 23 homers and 87 runs across 550 plate appearances, the shortstop could be on his way to winning the National League Rookie of the Year Award. Seager could continue his outstanding season when he brings his lifetime .339/.397/.573 slash line against right-handers into a matchup with righty Jon Gray (career 4.83 ERA, 1.33 WHIP) and a Rockies relief corps that ranks 28th in the Majors with a 4.94 ERA.

Adrian Gonzalez: With an overall .348/.378/.652 slash line in August, the first baseman is back on track after some slow stretches earlier in the season. Gonzalez could go deep or drive in multiple runs when he takes his lifetime .900 OPS against right-handers (.764 vs. lefties) into a matchup with Gray (4.61 ERA in 2016) at homer-happy Coors Field.

Gonzalez's solo home run

Josh Reddick: Hitting .141 since joining the Dodgers on Aug. 1, the outfielder could have a reduced price tag in DraftKings contests when he brings his lifetime 113 wRC+ against right-handers (80 vs. lefties) into a matchup with Gray and a Rockies squad that ranks 28th in baseball with a .672 defensive efficiency ratio.

Bryce Harper: Hitting .392 with an 1.130 OPS across 60 plate appearances since Aug. 15, the superstar outfielder has rebounded from a midseason slump. Harper could post a substantial DraftKings total when he takes his lifetime .295/.402/.542 slash line against right-handers into a matchup with rookie righty Jake Thompson (9.78 ERA, 1.81 WHIP) and a Phillies relief corps that ranks 26th in baseball with a 4.49 ERA.

Harper's solo big fly

Daniel Murphy: Hitting .346 with 25 homers and 98 RBIs across 459 at-bats, the second baseman has been one of the most productive players in baseball this season. Batting behind Harper, Murphy could drive in multiple runs when he brings his lifetime .811 OPS against right-handers (.710 vs. lefties) into a matchup with Thompson (19 1/3 innings) and an unreliable Phillies bullpen.

Miguel Cabrera: With a lifetime .322/.389/.563 slash line against right-handers, the first baseman has proven to wield a potent bat in those matchups. Cabrera could put a ball into the outfield seats or drive in multiple runs when he faces White Sox fly-ball-prone righty James Shields (5.98 ERA, 2.0 HR/9 rate in 2016).

Chris Davis: With eight homers across 38 at-bats since Aug. 17 and a lifetime .872 OPS against right-handers (.745 vs. lefties), the left-handed-hitting first baseman will be poised to go deep when he bats at his hitter-friendly home park against Blue Jays fly-ball-prone righty Marco Estrada (1.3 HR/9 rate in 2016). Also working in Davis' favor: Camden Yards has proven to be especially power-inducing for left-handed swingers.

Davis' two homers

Jose Altuve: With a lifetime .355/.405/.512 slash line against left-handers, the second baseman has proven to be a game-changer during those matchups. Altuve could improve on his impressive 2016 statistics of a .356 batting average, 20 homers and 26 steals across 576 plate appearances when he faces A's rookie lefty Sean Manaea (4.53 ERA).

George Springer: Hitting leadoff, the outfielder may maximize his opportunities to reach base and score runs when he brings his lifetime 157 wRC+ against left-handers (117 vs. righties) into a matchup with the inexperienced southpaw Manaea (4.35 FIP).

Jose Fernandez: With a lifetime 2.57 ERA and a 11.3 K/9 rate, the right-hander possesses a skill set that is the envy of most big league hurlers. Fernandez has the talent to post a game-changing DraftKings total when he faces a Mets lineup that ranks 24th in baseball with .712 OPS against righties.

Fernandez's dominant start

Joe Musgrove : Despite opening his big league career with a tough schedule, the right-hander has an impressive 25-to-3 strikeout-to-walk ratio across 27 2/3 innings. Musgrove could excel when he works at home against an A's lineup that ranks 26th in the Majors with a .703 OPS against righties.

Tanner Roark: With a 2.99 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP, the right-hander has been an asset to many 2016 DraftKings squads. Roark could compile six-plus effective innings when he tangles with a Phillies lineup that ranks 27th in the Majors with a .696 OPS against righties.

Jake Arrieta: With a 2.36 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP since joining the Cubs during 2013, the right-hander has the skills to post a difference-making DraftKings total when he works at home against a Pirates lineup that ranks 23rd in the Majors with a .717 OPS vs. righties.

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.