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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