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The early slate is just 3 games, so a fantasy owner can only choose players from 6 team rosters, making things limited. The games are the Marlins vs Mets in NY, A's vs Angels in Oakland, and Mariners vs Rangers in Seattle, all three parks favoring a pitcher friendly environment on most nights.
David Wright ($3,100), Wilmer Flores ($2,200) vs Adam Conley
I don't know if Wright will be in the lineup for a day game after a night game, but he's a very strong play against most lefties. Wright has crushed them throughout his career to a 167 wRC+ and he faces a below average lefty today. Wright's back condition makes his seasonal league value iffy, but I think he's still capable of being productive in daily formats in the right matchups, specifically like today's one. Teammate and SS Wilmer Flores ($2,200) serves as a decent punt play for the position if he's in the lineup, which I suspect he will be; his .172 ISO vs LHP is above average for a shortstop, and his 90 wRC+ is about average. Flores will be a threat to hit for power today considering his position.
Salary relief: Justin Bour ($2,500) vs Logan Verrett or Adam Lind ($2,100) vs AJ Griffin
Both Justin Bour and Adam Lind appear to be decent salary relief options. Bour faces Logan Verrett, an average to below average RHP. Bour has hit RHP to a 123 wRC+ and .219 ISO for his career dating back to 2014, both above average for first basemen. Lind faces AJ Griffin, who hasn't pitched much since 2013 and is projected to be below average in 2015. Lind has hit RHP to a 142 wRC+ and .192 ISO since 2014.
Dodgers lefties vs Rubby de la Rosa
Above average left handed hitters vs de la Rosa will be a staple until de la Rosa either gets moved to the bullpen or figures out a way to attack lefties in a better manner. de la Rosa has allowed a .311/.386/.565 slash to lefties with a 7.13 ERA and 6.18 FIP since 2014, which is almost unfathomably poor. C Yasmani Grandal ($2,500) makes his return off the DL to the Dodgers lineup and has hit RHP to a 119 wRC+ and .198 ISO since 2014. Rookie SS Corey Seager ($3,600) is one of the brightest young infielders in the game and will be particularly known for his bat. OF Joc Pederson ($2,900), despite his long slumps, still owns a career 122 wRC+ and .206 ISO vs RHP, both above average for outfielders.
Some Giants hitters remain reasonably priced considering run scoring environment. 2B Joe Panik stands out the most at $3,600: he's hitting second in the order and owns a 124 wRC+ and .116 ISO vs RHP since 2014. His 124 wRC+ vs RHP is 4th best for all second basemen during that time. The Giants face Jordan Lyles, a significantly below average RHP. His park and league adjusted ERA- of 123 is 8th worst among starters since 2012, and that stat is adjusted for Coors Field run scoring inflation.
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