Top Batters vs. RHP
Lucas Duda: 8/4 vs. Tim Hudson, 8/6 @ Doug Fister, 8/7 @ Jordan Zimmermann, 8/8 @ A.J. Burnett, 8/10 @ Kyle Kendrick
**His 211 second half wRC+ is fifth in the league. Over the last 30 days he is the #4 hitter on ESPN’s Player Rater.
Conor Gillaspie: 8/4 vs. Nick Martinez, 8/5 vs. Colby Lewis, 8/6 vs. Nick Tepesch, 8/9 @ Hisashi Iwakuma, 8/10 @ Felix Hernandez
Seth Smith: 8/5 @ Phil Hughes, 8/6 @ Kevin Correia, 8/8 @ Vance Worley, 8/10 @ Charlie Morton
Neil Walker: 8/6 vs. Tom Koehler, 8/7 vs. Jarred Cosart, 8/9 vs. Ian Kennedy, 8/10 vs. Tyson Ross
Kole Calhoun: 8/4 @ Zack Greinke, 8/6 vs. Dan Haren, 8/8 vs. Allen Webster, 8/9 vs. Clay Buchholz, 8/10 vs. Joe Kelly
**He hits better than league average vs. LHP as well. An end of the week home series against the gutted Red Sox makes him the Pick of the Week.
John Jaso: 8/4 vs. Alex Cobb, 8/6 vs. Jeremy Hellickson, 8/8 vs. Yohan Pino, 8/9 vs. Kyle Gibson, 8/10 vs. Phil Hughes
Adam LaRoche: 8/4 vs. Kevin Gausman, 8/5 vs. Zack Wheeler, 8/7 vs. Jacob deGrom, 8/9 @ Ervin Santana, 8/10 @ Aaron Harang
Scooter Gennett: 8/5 vs. Tim Lincecum, 8/6 vs. Ryan Vogelsong, 8/7 vs. Jake Peavy, 8/8 vs. Josh Beckett, 8/9 vs. Zack Greinke
**He needed a couple of days off to rest a finger injury, but x-rays were negative and he is in the lineup Saturday.
Top Batters vs. LHP
Derek Norris: 8/5 vs. Drew Smyly
**His ISO faded to .089 in July. Fangraphs was ahead of the curve, predicting a second half power decrease.
Chris Iannetta: 8/5 @ Clayton Kershaw, 8/7 vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu
Rajai Davis: 8/6 @ Chris Capuano, 8/10 @ Mark Buehrle
Drew Stubbs: 8/5 @ Travis Wood, 8/10 @ Wade Miley
**His season L/R wRC+ split is 172/88. His home/road split is 155/73.
Steve Tolleson: 8/6 vs. Wei-Yin Chen, 8/10 vs. David Price
Khris Davis: 8/10 vs. Clayton Kershaw
Yan Gomes: none
Brandon Crawford: 8/8 @ Jason Vargas, 8/10 @ Danny Duffy
Scott Van Slyke: 8/5 vs. Hector Santiago, 8/7 @ C.J. Wilson