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Be ready for some shakeups and the need for last minute lineup adjustments with the 4 PM ET trade deadline looming. Values could present themselves as hitters move into key spots in the order due to the departure of key cogs. However, sellers could roster an extremely manageable lineup to target and boost a starting pitchers value.

Also, with the potential of plenty of personnel moves, don't be surprised if lineups aren't a little tidy trickling out. Stay tuned to your most trusted news sources and enjoy what looks to be an exciting day and night of baseball, especially with the wind projecting to be blowing out in a number of cities.

Pitchers

Danny Salazar (R), Indians

FanDuel DraftKings Opp FIP K% GB% Opp Run Total Moneyline
$8,800 $10,900 OAK 3.48 28.8 45.1 3.5 -131

Salazar carries risk, but over his past three outings, he owns a 2.11 ERA with 24 punchouts through 21 1/3 innings. Plus, the Athletics have only scored 19 runs over their past six games and own a .209/.251/.309 slash line during the span. Oakland could also move another regular bat out of their lineup via trade Friday.

The only concern is the wind is forecasted to be blowing out at O.co Coliseum Friday.

Top Hitters

Nelson Cruz (R), Mariners

FanDuel DraftKings Opp Pitcher
& Handedness
wOBA vs RHP 2012-2015 ISO vs LHP
2012-2015
wRC+ vs LHP
2012-2015
Batting
Order
Team
Run Total
$4,200 $5,100 Tommy Milone LHP 0.409 0.247 162 3 4

With Target Field resembling Coors Field of late (76 runs and 20 home runs over the past six games), and Cruz boasting the handedness advantage and five bombs over his past 10 games, there is a lot to like about the Mariners outfield. Plus, you can add Cruz's 10-game hitting streak and .942 OPS over his past 30 games to the list.

Eugenio Suarez (R), Reds

FanDuel DraftKings Opp Pitcher
& Handedness
wOBA vs RHP 2012-2015 ISO vs LHP
2012-2015
wRC+ vs LHP
2012-2015
Batting
Order
Team
Run Total
$2,200 $3,500 Jeff Locke LHP 0.307 0.129 93 6 4

Something has clicked for Suarez since taking over full-time duty at shortstop in mid-June. He presents much more value at FanDuel, where he makes a top-tier source of cap relief. Against southpaws this season, Suarez boasts a .783 OPS, .219 ISO and .341 wOBA, and over his past 11 games, Suarez is 15-for-49 (.306). The minimum price at FanDuel is worth targeting.

Kolten Wong (L), Cardinals

FanDuel DraftKings Opp Pitcher
& Handedness
wOBA vs RHP 2012-2015 ISO vs RHP
2012-2015
wRC+ vs RHP
2012-2015
Batting
Order
Team
Run Total
$3,100 $4,100 Kyle Kendrick RHP 0.310 0.148 98 3 4.5

A jump into the three-hole worked for Wong Thursday, as he reached base three times while driving in and scoring a run. It is unknown if the swap will stick, but he draws an A+ matchup against Kendrick Friday. The Rockie has been rocked consistently this season, and Kendrick leads all qualified starters with a 2.0 HR/9 for the year.

Wong's price is manageable, and he has an active 11-for-32 run over his past eight games. There is profit room.

Preston Tucker (L), Astros

FanDuel DraftKings Opp Pitcher
& Handedness
wOBA vs RHP 2012-2015 ISO vs LHP
2012-2015
wRC+ vs LHP
2012-2015
Batting
Order
Team
Run Total
$3,300 $3,600 Ruby De La Rosa RHP 0.404 0.286 163 2 4

The left-handed-hitting Tucker has owned right-handed hurlers this season with a .945 OPS, .286 ISO and .404 wOBA. Even better, though, De La Rosa has allowed the fourth-worst slugging percentage to lefties (.575) among qualified pitchers this season. Tucker just received further insulation in the batting order with the acquisition of Carlos Gomez, too.

Value and Platoon Plays

David Phelps (SP - MIA) FD: $6,100 DK: $5,300

The Friars are expected to unload some talent before the deadline, and their lineup card will likely have even more holes than normal. Add his favorable cap hit, and Phelps is a potential No. 2 starter option at DraftKings Friday. Just note, this is more of a backup plan, which hinges on San Diego making a few moves.

Brandon Moss (OF - STL) FD: $2,500 DK: $3,600

It is a plus-matchup, and while it hasn't been the case this season, Moss had been a righty killer the previous two seasons. He is cheap, and he should slot into the heart of a deep and capable lineup.

Steven Souza (OF - TB) FD: $2,300 DK: $3,900

Don't let the batting average fool you. Souza owns a .373 on-base percentage against southpaws this season, so his feast-or-famine profile isn't as drastic. Similar to Souza, opposing hurler Eduardo Rodriguez has been extremely inconsistent. View Souza as an upside source of cap relief Friday.

Mark Trumbo (OF/1B - SEA) FD: $2,700 DK: $3,400

Trumbo has hit his stride in July, and over his past 22 games, he is 25-for-74 with a .866 OPS. While he has just five doubles and two home runs, recently hitter-friendly Target Field and the handedness advantage against Tommy Milone should help Trumbo Friday.

Yadier Molina (C - STL) FD: $2,200 DK: $3,100

An excellent cheap source of exposure to the Cardinals, Molina hasn't been at his best of late, but he remains a huge bargain, especially given the matchup. He has an underwhelming .262/.281/.328 slash line over his past 15 games, but it comes along with eight RBI. Expect him to carry a low ownership percentage and present nice value Friday.





Comments
joshshep50
Tucker is so good against righties, and Rubby De La Rosa is oh so bad against lefties. Love the call using him.
JasonG4s
Nothing like a Kyle Kendrick matchup for a possible team debut, like the Moss call!