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June 21, 2014 posted by Chuck Anderson

2014 Fantasy Baseball Memoirs From the Platoon: June 23 – 29

2014 Fantasy Baseball Memoirs From the Platoon:  June 23 – 29
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Four new names enter the lists of best platoon options this week.  Matt Adams is well-known as a masher of right-handed pitching, but just reached enough PAs to make the leaderboard after a stay on the DL.  Lucas Duda is another steady performer when facing righties.  Dexter Fowler may have forgotten his power in Colorado, but he still reaches base far more often than the average hitter.  Yunel Escobar showed up unexpectedly.  His career platoon split is only 10 wRC+ points.

 

Top Batters vs. RHP

 

Michael Brantley: 6/25 @ Chase Anderson, 6/27 @ Chris Young, 6/29 @ Felix Hernandez

 

Adam LaRoche: 6/23 @ Matt Garza, 6/24 @ Yovani Gallardo, 6/25 @ Marco Estrada, 6/27 @ Jason Hammel, 6/28 @ Jeff Samardzija

 

Seth Smith: 6/23 @ Matt Cain, 6/24 @ Tim Hudson, 6/25 @ Tim Lincecum, 6/27 vs. Josh Collmenter, 6/28 vs. Brandon McCarthy, 6/29 vs. Mike Bolsinger

 

Miguel Montero: 6/24 vs. Justin Masterson, 6/25 vs. Corey Kluber, 6/27 @ Tyson Ross, 6/29 @ Andrew Cashner

 

Lucas Duda: 6/24 vs. Sonny Gray, 6/26 @ Vance Worley, 6/27 @ Brandon Cumpton, 6/28 @ Edinson Volquez

**Hitting .257/.346/.497 vs. RHP. Every one of his 25 extra base hits have come on the favorable side of the platoon.

 

John Jaso: 6/24 @ Bartolo Colon, 6/25 @ Zack Wheeler, 6/27 @ Anthony DeSclafani, 6/28 @ Nate Eovaldi

 

Brandon Moss: 6/24 @ Bartolo Colon, 6/25 @ Zack Wheeler, 6/27 @ Anthony DeSclafani, 6/28 @ Nate Eovaldi

 

Matt Adams: 6/23 @ Jhoulys Chacin, 6/25 @ Christian Bergman, 6/26 @ Josh Beckett, 6/28 @ Zack Greinke

 

Top Batters vs. LHP

 

Scott Van Slyke: 6/24 @ Danny Duffy

 

Khris Davis: 6/23 vs. Gio Gonzalez, 6/27 vs. Tyler Matzek, 6/29 vs. Jorge De La Rosa

**He plays home games all week and faces at least three lefty starters. Put him down as the Pick of the Week.

 

Derek Norris: 6/29 @ Andrew Heaney

 

Brandon Crawford: none

 

Todd Frazier: 6/27 @ Madison Bumgarner

 

Dexter Fowler: 6/25 @ Alex Wood, 6/26 vs. Mike Minor, 6/29 vs. Drew Smyly

**His BABIP on the split is high (.404) but he shows some skills too. His BB/K is 0.86 and his OBP vs. LHP is over .850 each of the last three seasons.

 

Collin Cowgill: 6/27 @ Jason Vargas

 

Yunel Escobar: 6/24 vs. Jeff Locke, 6/29 @ Wei-Yin Chen

**A .404 BABIP on the split elevates him from an above average option to one of the highest-performing ones. There is no guarantee that he keeps up these results.

 

Chris Iannetta: 6/27 @ Jason Vargas

 

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