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Fred Zinkie

Betts ready for star performance tonight

Rizzo, Murphy, Hammel also have great chance for success

Betts ready for star performance tonight

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 tonight.

Mookie Betts: Hitting .318 with 30 homers and 21 steals across 619 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 Paul Clemens (4.93 ERA, 1.62 WHIP in 2016) and the speed to swipe a base against catcher Derek Norris, who has allowed more steals than any other catcher in 2016.

Jackie Bradley Jr.: In his breakout 2016 season, the outfielder has produced a .911 OPS against right-handers that exceeds his .685 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 Clemens (career 5.32 ERA, 1.55 WHIP).

Bradley Jr.'s solo home run

Anthony Rizzo: From the heart of a lineup that ranks third in baseball with 684 runs scored, the first baseman could compile multiple RBIs when he brings his lifetime .870 OPS against right-handers (.779 vs. lefties) into a matchup at hitter-friendly Miller Park against Brewers righty Wily Peralta (5.53 ERA, 1.65 WHIP in 2016).

Addison Russell: With seven homers across 104 at-bats 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 101 wRC+ against right-handers (79 vs. lefties) into a matchup with the right-handed Peralta (career 4.25 ERA, 1.43 WHIP).

Bryce Harper: The outfielder could produce a substantial DraftKings total when he brings his lifetime .294/.400/.539 slash line against right-handers into a matchup with Braves righty Williams Perez (career 4.74 ERA, 1.45 WHIP).

Harper's solo big fly

Daniel Murphy: With 25 homers and 98 RBIs across 486 at-bats, the second baseman has been one of the most productive players at his premium position this season. 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 Perez (4.62 ERA in 2016) and a Braves bullpen that ranks 21st in baseball with a 4.15 ERA.

Martin Prado: The third baseman has long fared best vs. left-handers, against whom he has produced a lifetime .852 OPS (.734 vs. righties). Prado could excel in a matchup against southpaw Adam Morgan (career 5.36 ERA, 1.38 WHIP) and a Phillies bullpen that is tied for 24th in the Majors with a 4.44 ERA.

Adeiny Hechavarria: Hitting .240 with three homers and one steal across 476 plate appearances, the shortstop could be a reasonably priced option at a premium position when he brings his lifetime .677 OPS against left-handers (.617 vs. righties) into a matchup with the left-handed Morgan (6.21 ERA, 1.52 WHIP in 2016) and an unreliable Phillies bullpen.

Stephen Vogt: The catcher has long fared best vs. right-handers, against whom he has registered a lifetime 110 wRC+ (71 vs. lefties). Vogt will be poised to provide production at a premium position when he faces Angels righty Ricky Nolasco (4.95 ERA, 1.31 WHIP in 2016).

Corey Seager: Hitting .313 with 23 homers and 89 runs scored across 579 plate appearances, the shortstop is putting the finishing touches on an impressive rookie season. Seager will be in great position to improve on his lifetime .336/.399/.565 slash line against right-handers when he faces righty Shelby Miller (6.81 ERA, 1.70 WHIP in 2016) and a D-backs bullpen that ranks last in baseball with a 5.19 ERA.

Seager's solo home run

Adrian Gonzalez: Hitting .293 with 76 RBIs across 488 at-bats, the first baseman continues to be one of the most consistent hitters in baseball. Gonzalez could drive in multiple runs when he brings his lifetime .226 ISO against right-handers (.154 vs. lefties) into a matchup with the right-handed Miller and a D-backs squad that ranks 29th in the Majors with a .665 defensive efficiency ratio.

Joey Votto: With an overall .426/.526/.677 slash line in the second half, the first baseman will be in fine form when he brings his lofty lifetime .317/.436/.549 slash line against right-handers into a matchup at his hitter-friendly home park against Mets righty Rafael Montero (career 4.09 ERA, 1.54 WHIP).

Brad Miller: Eligible at first base and shortstop, Miller can enter DraftKings lineups in multiple ways when he brings his lifetime .205 ISO against right-handers (.090 vs. lefties) into a matchup with Orioles righty Yovani Gallardo (5.62 ERA, 1.62 WHIP in 2016). With 26 homers across 457 at-bats, Miller has made notable power gains this season.

Miller's two-run jack

Jason Hammel: The right-hander could improve on his impressive in-season ratios (3.14 ERA, 1.14 WHIP) when he faces a Brewers lineup that ranks 22nd in the Majors in OPS vs. righties (.716) and second in total strikeouts (1,299). Also working in Hammel's favor: Chicago leads the Majors by a wide margin with a .735 defensive efficiency ratio.

Luke Weaver: Following an impressive 2016 season in the Minors (1.30 ERA, 0.93 WHIP), Weaver has posted a 26-to-7 strikeout-to-walk ratio across 21 innings with the Cardinals. The right-hander could continue to find his groove in the Majors when he works at pitcher-friendly PNC Park against a Pirates lineup that ranks 24th in baseball with a .714 OPS against righties.

Aaron Sanchez: With a 2.88 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP, the right-hander has been one of the most effective starters in the American League this season. Sanchez could continue to limit the opposition when he faces a Yankees lineup that ranks 21st in the Majors with a .722 OPS against righties.

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 lineup that ranks last in baseball in ISO vs. lefties (.103) and total home runs (98).

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.