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Fred Zinkie

Cardinals, Indians will bring heavy lumber Tuesday

Braves' Teheran among the pitching picks to click

Cardinals, Indians will bring heavy lumber Tuesday

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

Matt Carpenter: Eligible at second base and third base in DraftKings contests, Carpenter could enter DraftKings lineups in multiple ways when he brings his lifetime .874 OPS against right-handers (.778 vs. lefties) into a matchup at hitter-friendly Miller Park against righty Wily Peralta (career 4.29 ERA, 1.44 WHIP).

Brandon Moss: With a lifetime .235 ISO against right-handers in comparison to a .157 mark vs. lefties, the first baseman will be in prime position to hit his 26th homer of the season against the right-handed Peralta (5.87 ERA, 1.73 WHIP in 2016) and a Brewers bullpen that lacks reliable options after trading Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith in late July.

Randal Grichuk: Hitting .315 with six homers across 54 at-bats since Aug. 11, the outfielder will bring a hot bat and a lifetime .830 OPS against right-handers (.752 vs. lefties) into a matchup with the right-handed Peralta (5.36 FIP in 2016) and an unsettled Brewers bullpen. Also of note: Grichuk will attempt to put balls into play against a Milwaukee squad that ranks 24th in baseball with a .681 defensive efficiency ratio.

Mike Napoli: With 29 homers and 88 RBIs across 456 at-bats, the first baseman has been one of the most powerful players in baseball this season. Napoli could put a ball into the outfield seats when he brings his lifetime 144 wRC+ against left-handers (116 vs. righties) into a matchup against southpaw Andrew Albers (career 4.06 ERA) and a Twins bullpen that ranks 25th in baseball with a 4.44 ERA.

Napoli's 4-for-4 game

Brandon Guyer: The outfielder could reach base often and score multiple runs when he brings his lifetime .859 OPS against left-handers (.642 vs. righties) into a matchup with the left-handed Albers (career 4.35 FIP) and a Twins squad that ranks last in baseball with a .664 defensive efficiency ratio.

Carlos Santana: With 27 homers across 468 at-bats, Santana is on pace for the most powerful season of his career. The first baseman may maximize the opportunities that come with his premium lineup spot to excel against the left-handed Albers, who has logged just 11 big league innings since the outset of 2015.

Mike Trout: With a lofty lifetime .312/.404/.571 slash line against right-handers, the outfielder has the potential to post a game-changing DraftKings total at the expense of rookie righty Tim Adleman (5.91 FIP, 1.33 WHIP) and a Reds relief corps that ranks 29th in baseball with a 5.06 ERA.

Devon Travis: The second baseman could reach base often or display his power when he brings his lifetime .851 OPS against right-handers (.770 vs. lefties) into a matchup at hitter-friendly Camden Yards against righty Ubaldo Jimenez (6.62 ERA, 1.85 WHIP in 2016).

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 righty Anthony Ranaudo (career 6.66 ERA, 1.52 WHIP).

Joey Votto: With an overall .431/.529/.686 slash line since the All-Star break, the first baseman will be in fine form when he brings his lifetime .317/.436/.549 slash line against right-handers into a matchup with fly-ball-prone righty Jered Weaver (5.31 ERA, 1.9 HR/9 rate in 2016). Votto could also excel late in the game against an Angels bullpen that will work without injured anchors Huston Street and Cam Bedrosian.

Votto's two-run blast

Stephen Vogt: Having registered a lifetime 110 wRC+ against right-handers that exceeds his 72 mark vs. lefties, the catcher will be poised to deliver production from a premium position when he tangles with Astros righty Collin McHugh (5.01 ERA, 1.52 WHIP in 2016).

Max Kepler: The outfielder will be in prime position to rip his 16th round-tripper of the season when he brings his lifetime .363 wOBA against right-handers (.271 vs. lefties) into a matchup with Indians fly-ball-prone righty Josh Tomlin (4.70 ERA, 2.1 HR/9 rate in 2016).

Masahiro Tanaka: With a lifetime 3.14 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP, the right-hander has the skills to post a substantial DraftKings total when he vacates his hitter-friendly home park and works at offense-suppressing Kauffman Stadium against a Royals lineup that ranks last in baseball with a .128 ISO vs. righties.

Kyle Hendricks: The right-hander could spin another gem when he brings his Major League-leading 2.19 ERA into a home matchup against a Pirates lineup that ranks 23rd in the Majors with a .718 OPS against righties. Also working in Hendricks' favor: Chicago leads the Majors by a wide margin with a .732 defensive efficiency ratio.

Julio Teheran: With a 4.99 ERA across his past seven starts, the right-hander could have a reduced price tag in DraftKings contests when he works at his pitcher-friendly home park against a Padres lineup that ranks last in baseball in OPS vs. righties (.672) and second in total strikeouts (1,204).

Teheran's return from DL

Max Scherzer: Having posted a 2.94 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP and a 10.6 K/9 rate since the outset of 2013, the right-hander ranks among the most dominant starters in baseball. Scherzer could make a major impact on DraftKings contests when he faces a Phillies lineup that ranks 27th in the Majors with a .696 OPS against righties.

Drew Pomeranz: The left-hander will be primed to deliver a stellar start when he brings his impressive 2016 ratios (2.95 ERA, 1.15 WHIP) into a matchup with a Rays lineup that ranks 23rd in baseball in OPS vs. southpaws (.728) and fourth in total strikeouts (1,165).

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.