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July 20, 2014 posted by Chuck Anderson

2014 Fantasy Baseball Memoirs From the Platoon: July 21 – 27

2014 Fantasy Baseball Memoirs From the Platoon:  July 21 – 27
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Top Batters vs. RHP

 

Conor Gillaspie: 7/21 vs. Jeremy Guthrie, 7/23 vs. James Shields, 7/24 @ Phil Hughes, 7/25 @ Kevin Correia, 7/27 @ Yohan Pino

 

Matt Adams: 7/22 vs. Jake Odorizzi, 7/23 vs. Alex Cobb, 7/25 @ Jake Arrieta

**He is the only player on the leaderboard with a BABIP over .400. His 0.16 BB/K is also very low. Even with his track record he is a risky play.

 

Seth Smith: 7/22 @ Kyle Hendricks, 7/23 @ Edwin Jackson, [Atlanta has not announced probable pitchers for the series]

 

Lucas Duda: 7/22 @ Taijuan Walker, 7/23 @ Hisashi Iwakuma, 7/24 @ Matt Garza, 7/25 @ Yovani Gallardo, 7/26 @ Wily Peralta, 7/27 @ Jimmy Nelson

 

Adam LaRoche: 7/22 @ Eddie Butler, 7/25 @ Alfredo Simon, 7/26 @ Johnny Cueto, 7/27 @ Mat Latos

 

Scooter Gennett: 7/21 vs. Mat Latos, 7/22 vs. Homer Bailey, 7/23 vs. Mike Leake, 7/24 vs. Dillon Gee, 7/25 vs. Zack Wheeler, 7/27 vs. Jacob deGrom

 

Michael Morse: 7/22 @ Roberto Hernandez, 7/23 @ A.J. Burnett, 7/25 vs. Zack Greinke

 

Coco Crisp: 7/22 vs. Colling McHugh, 7/23 vs. Brad Peacock, 7/24 vs. Scott Feldman, 7/25 @ Nick Tepesch, 7/26 @ Miles Mikolas, 7/27 @ Nick Martinez

 

John Jaso: 7/22 vs. Colling McHugh, 7/23 vs. Brad Peacock, 7/24 vs. Scott Feldman, 7/25 @ Nick Tepesch, 7/26 @ Miles Mikolas, 7/27 @ Nick Martinez

**Oakland exclusively faces righties this week. That is great for Crisp, Jaso, Donaldson, and Moss. Seek alternatives for Derek Norris and Jed Lowrie.

 

Top Batters vs. LHP

 

Derek Norris: none

 

Chris Iannetta: 7/25 vs. Drew Smyly

 

Khris Davis: 7/26 vs. Jon Niese

 

Steve Tollison: none

**Injuries to Brett Lawrie and Edwin Encarnacion opened the door. He has a 136 career wRC+ vs. LHP, a .438 BABIP this year is helping him exceed that number.

 

Brandon Crawford: 7/21 @ Cliff Lee, 7/24 @ Cole Hamels, 7/26 vs. Clayton Kershaw, 7/27 vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu

**As rare as it is to face four southpaws in a week, these are not matchups to target.

 

Rajai Davis: 7/21 @ Vidal Nuno, 7/25 @ Tyler Skaggs, 7/27 @ Hector Santiago

 

Drew Stubbs: 7/26 vs. Jeff Locke

 

Marlon Byrd: 7/23 vs. Madison Bumgarner, 7/25 vs. Wade Miley, 7/27 vs. Vidal Nuno

**He has a 30.4% HR/FB vs. LHP. His previous career high was last year’s 16.7%.

 

Scott Van Slyke: 7/23 @ Francisco Liriano

**He drifted off Fangraphs’ leaderboard because he does not have enough PAs to qualify. He is still over 200 wRC+ on the split.

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