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Welcome to DraftKings fantasy baseball, the Official Daily Fantasy Game of Major League Baseball.

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

Bryce Harper: The outfielder could produce a substantial DraftKings total when he brings his lifetime .294/.401/.540 slash line against right-handers into a matchup with Braves righty Ryan Weber (career 4.97 ERA, 1.32 WHIP). In his career, Weber has allowed left-handed hitters such as Harper to post a .970 OPS (.632 OPS allowed to righty batters).

Daniel Murphy: With 25 homers and 98 RBIs across 526 plate appearances this season, the second baseman has been one of the most productive players at his premium position. Hitting behind Harper, Murphy could drive in multiple runs when he brings his lifetime .810 OPS against right-handers (.708 vs. lefties) into a matchup with the right-handed Weber (5.24 ERA, 1.61 WHIP in 2016) and a Braves bullpen that ranks 21st in baseball with a 4.18 ERA.

Mookie Betts: Hitting .319 with 30 homers and 21 steals across 615 plate appearances, the outfielder has been one of the most productive players in baseball this season. Betts has the plate skills to reach base often against Padres righty Edwin Jackson (6.26 ERA, 1.68 WHIP in 2016) and the speed to swipe a base against Derek Norris, who has allowed more steals than any other catcher in 2016.

Betts' two-run double

Jackie Bradley Jr.: In his breakout 2016 season, the outfielder has produced a .917 OPS against right-handers that greatly exceeds his .676 mark vs. lefties. Bradley has the plate skills and speed to contribute in multiple ways against a likely battery combination of Norris and the right-handed Jackson (career 4.64 ERA, 1.46 WHIP).

Jason Kipnis: From the No. 2 spot in the lineup, the second baseman could collect multiple hits and runs when he brings his lifetime .353 wOBA against right-handers (.304 vs. lefties) into a matchup with Astros righty Mike Fiers (4.31 ERA, 1.33 WHIP in 2016).

Kipnis' two-run homer

Tyler Naquin: The rookie outfielder will be in great position to improve on his impressive .316/.372/.590 slash line against right-handers when he faces Fiers, who has surrendered a .283/.333/.498 batting line to left-handed opponents this season.

Brandon Belt: Having hit 52 of his 77 Major League homers on the road, the first baseman will be in excellent position to go deep when he vacates his pitcher-friendly home park for homer-happy Coors Field against righty Chad Bettis (career 5.20 ERA, 1.53 WHIP) and a Rockies relief corps that ranks 29th in baseball with a 5.03 ERA.

Stephen Vogt: The catcher has long fared best vs. right-handers, against whom he has registered a lifetime 110 wRC+ (73 vs. lefties). Vogt will be poised to provide production at a premium position when he faces Angels fly-ball-prone righty Jered Weaver (5.21 ERA, 1.9 HR/9 rate in 2016).

Vogt's RBI double

Anthony Rizzo: From the heart of a lineup that ranks third in baseball with 681 runs scored, the first baseman could collect multiple RBIs when he brings his lifetime .871 OPS against right-handers (.777 vs. lefties) into a matchup at hitter-friendly Miller Park against Brewers righty Zach Davies (career 4.00 ERA).

Addison Russell: With seven homers across 116 plate appearances since Aug. 1, the second-year shortstop has shown improved power of late. Russell could go deep or drive in multiple runs when he brings his lifetime 100 wRC+ against right-handers (79 vs. lefties) into a matchup with Davies (4.07 ERA in 2016) and a Brewers bullpen that was thinned out by the trades of Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress

Brad Miller: Eligible at first base and shortstop in DraftKings contests, Miller could enter lineups in multiple ways when he brings his lifetime .205 ISO against right-handers (.090 vs. lefties) into a matchup with Orioles righty Ubaldo Jimenez (6.46 ERA, 1.80 WHIP in 2016). With 26 homers across 494 plate appearances, Miller's power has improved considerably this season.

Miller's two-run jack

Odubel Herrera: The second-year outfielder will be in great position to improve on his lifetime 116 wRC+ against right-handers (82 vs. lefties) when he faces Marlins righty Jake Esch, who will be making his second Major League start after posting a 4.31 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP in the Minor Leagues this season.

Kyle Hendricks: The right-hander could produce a notable DraftKings total when he brings his Major League-leading 2.09 ERA into a matchup against a Brewers lineup that ranks 23rd in the Majors in OPS vs. righties (.714) and first in total strikeouts (1,293).

Hendricks stalls Bucs over seven

Drew Pomeranz: With a 3.00 ERA and a 9.9 K/9 rate, the left-hander is putting the finishing touches on a breakout season. Pomeranz could continue to limit the opposition when he gets a break from facing deep American League offenses and tangles with a Padres lineup that ranks second in baseball with 1,259 total strikeouts.

Gio Gonzalez: With a 3.02 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP across his past 10 starts, the left-hander is in fine form heading into a matchup with a Braves club that ranks last in baseball in ISO vs. lefties (.103) and total home runs (96).

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.