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Juan Carlos Blanco

Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for close to 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, and the NFL for, including serving as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' beat writer. He has previously written for and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports.


CC Sabathia, NYY vs. MIN ($6,700): The Twins swung and missed plenty against southpaw Jaime Garcia on Monday, and more could be in store against Sabathia. Minnesota now has a 28.6 percent strikeout rate, .262 wOBA and 59 wRC+ versus lefties on the road over the last 21 days. Sabathia has scored between 28 and 43 fantasy points in four of his last five starts, allowing just an 18.6 percent hard contact rate over that span and generating a solid 3.14 ERA.


Mike Zunino, SEA vs. TEX ($3,100): Zunino owns a .394 wOBA, .325 ISO, 36.4 percent HR/FB rate and 39.2 percent hard contact rate against lefties, and a season-best .487 wOBA and 47.8 percent hard contact rate overall in 50 September plate appearances. Rangers starter Martin Perez has allowed a .365 wOBA (including 19 homers) and a 34.7 percent hard contact rate to right-handed hitters, while Rangers relievers have allowed a .338 wOBA to righty bats on the road in the last month.


Ryan Zimmerman, WAS at ATL ($3,100): Zimmerman boasts a .399 wOBA in 55 September plate appearances, and a .428 wOBA, .373 ISO, 35.3 percent HR/FB rate and 43.8 percent hard contact rate against southpaws on the season. Braves rookie starter Luiz Gohara has allowed a .389 wOBA and 38.1 percent hard contact rate over a modest sample to right-handed hitters, and a .582 wOBA on the 84 four-seam fastballs hes thrown, a pitch Zimmerman owns a .392 wOBA against.


Brandon Drury, ARI at SDP ($3,100): Padres starter Travis Wood has only managed to go a combined 4.1 innings over his last two starts, generating a 31.15 ERA and allowing a .676 wOBA in the process. Hes also yielded a .392 wOBA (including 13 homers), a 5.77 xFIP and 31.3 percent hard contact rate to right-handed hitters, while Drury boasts a .358 wOBA versus the four-seam fastball, a pitch that Wood allows a .402 wOBA on when throwing.


Adrian Beltre, TEX at SEA ($3,000): Beltre has hit 12 of his 16 homers on the season off righties, and sports a .361 wOBA, .217 ISO and 35.1 percent hard contact rate versus that handedness as well. Mariners starter Mike Leake has been impressive in his new digs, but has allowed a 35.0 percent hard contact rate to right-handed hitters, as well as a .385 wOBA when throwing his trademark sinker, a pitch Beltre owns a .526 wOBA against. Mariners relievers also have a 4.58 ERA against right-handed hitters at home in the last month.


Freddy Galvis, PHI vs. LOS ($3,000): The switch-hitting Galvis has smacked 10 of his 12 homers on the season off right-handed pitching, while Dodgers starter Yu Darvish has yielded a .347 wOBA (including 16 homers), a 21.9 percent HR/FB rate and 36.2 percent hard contact rate to left-handed hitters, including a .413 wOBA, 26.7 percent HR/FB rate and 40.3 hard contact rate to that handedness since joining the Dodgers in early August.


Gerardo Parra, COL at SFG ($2,900): Parra sports a .350 wOBA (including nine homers) versus righties, along with a 43.9 percent hard contact rate against them on the road. Giants starter Johnny Cueto has allowed a .338 wOBA (including 11 homers) to left-handed hitters, along with a 41.4 percent hard contact rate when facing them at home. Cueto has also struggled thus far in the second half, as evidenced by his 5.00 ERA and .375 wOBA allowed in four starts.

Denard Span, SFG vs. COL ($2,800): Span has all 12 of his homers this season off righties, along with a .338 wOBA. Meanwhile, Rockies starter German Marquez has allowed a .328 wOBA, 4.80 xFIP and 38.7 percent hard contact rate to left-handed hitters outside of Coors Field, and has a 6.59 ERA and .420 wOBA allowed overall in his last three starts.

Chad Pinder, OAK at DET ($2,700): Tigers rookie starter Chad Bell has allowed a .438 wOBA, 5.45 xFIP and 54.2 percent hard contact rate to right-handed hitters at Comerica Park, while Pinder has a .325 wOBA, 25.0 percent HR/FB rate and 30.0 percent hard contact rate overall in 56 September plate appearances. Bell is also allowing a .448 wOBA when throwing his four-seam fastball, a pitch Pinder owns a .362 wOBA against. Meanwhile, Tigers relievers have an AL-high 8.47 ERA and .429 wOBA allowed (including a majors-high eight homers) to righty bats at home in the last 21 days.

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