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August 9, 2014 posted by Chuck Anderson

2014 Fantasy Baseball Memoirs From the Platoon: August 11 – 17

2014 Fantasy Baseball Memoirs From the Platoon:  August 11 – 17
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Top Batters vs. RHP

 

Seth Smith:  8/11 vs. Jordan Lyles, 8/14 @ John Lackey, 8/15 @ Lance Lynn, 8/16 @ Shelby Miller, 8/17 @ Adam Wainwright

 

Adam LaRoche:  8/12 @ Jacob deGrom, 8/13 @ Bartolo Colon, 8/14 @ Dillon Gee, 8/15 vs. Charlie Morton, 8/17 vs. Edinson Volquez

 

Conor Gillaspie:  8/12 @ Ryan Voglesong, 8/13 @ Jake Peavy, 8/15 vs. Marcus Stroman, 8/17 vs. Drew Hutchison

 

Josh Harrison:  8/11 vs. Justin Verlander, 8/12 vs. Rick Porcello, 8/13 @ Anibal Sanchez, 8/14 @ Max Scherzer, 8/15 @ Tanner Roark, 8/17 @ Doug Fister

**His BB/K, ISO, and BABIP are all slightly higher against righties

 

Scooter Gennett:  8/11 @ Jake Arrieta, 8/12 @ Kyle Hendricks, 8/14 @ Edwin Jackson, 8/16 @ Dan Haren

 

Jason Heyward:  8/11 vs. Dan Haren, 8/14 vs. Zack Greinke, 8/15 vs. Jason Hammel, 8/16 vs. Sonny Gray

 

Josh Reddick:  8/11 @ Yordano Ventura, 8/12 @ Jeremy Guthrie, 8/14 @ James Shields, 8/16 @ Julio Teheran

**His wRC+ platoon split is 147/24

 

Kevin Kiermaier:  8/11 @ Colby Lewis, 8/12 @ Nick Tepesch, 8/13 @ Miles Mikolas, 8/14 @ Yu Darvish, 8/15 vs. Brandon McCarthy, 8/16 vs. Hiroki Kuroda

**On his favorable side his BB/K improves from 0.07 to 0.47 and his ISO from .114 to .258

 

Corey Dickerson:  8/11 @ Jesse Hahn, 8/12 @ Odrisamir Despaigne, 8/13 @ Ian Kennedy, 8/14 vs. Mike Leake, 8/15 vs. Alfredo Simon, 8/16 vs. Johnny Cueto, 8/17 vs. Mat Latos

**He has an above average wRC+ vs. LHP too, but hits twice as many grounders, suppressing his power.  He faces a righty all seven days next week, earning Pick of the Week honors.

 

Top Batters vs. LHP

 

Scott Van Slyke:  8/12 @ Mike Minor

 

Derek Norris:  8/13 @ Jason Vargas, 8/15 @ Alex Wood, 8/17 @ Mike Minor

 

Drew Stubbs:  none

**Dickerson’s gain is Stubbs’ loss this week

 

Chris Iannetta:  none

 

Khris Davis:  8/13 @ Tsuyoshi Wada, 8/15 @ Clayton Kershaw

 

Brandon Crawford:  8/12 vs. Chris Sale, 8/15 vs. Cole Hamels

**Good luck with that

 

Yan Gomes:  8/13 vs. Vidal Nuno

 

Danny Espinosa:  8/16 vs. Jeff Locke

**He is losing playing time to Asdrubal Cabrera, but his strong side compliments Cabrera’s weak one.  Espinosa should still have a role

 

Desmond Jennings:  8/17 vs. Chris Capuano

**His .265 ISO vs. LHP is fueled by a 20.0% HR/FB.  His career average is 9.9%.

 

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