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Felix Hernandez, Mariners (@ Indians) – Going with Hernandez isn’t as easy on Wednesday as it usually is. With David Price, Corey Kluber, Zack Greinke, Garrett Richards and Max Scherzer also in action, daily fantasy gamers have plenty of options. So why does King Felix get the nod? Well, he hasn’t allowed more than two runs in a start since May 12, and his projected score is one point lower than that of Price, Kluber, Greinke and Scherzer.
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers (vs. White Sox, Hector Noesi) – We rode with Cabrera on Tuesday and he delivered a 2-for-4 performance with a run. That isn’t a huge game, but it’s not a killer, either. His chances for a huge game on Wednesday are great, though, with the White Sox’ Noesi on the mound. Cabrera is 4-for-8 with a pair of home runs against the lefty in his career.
Yoenis Cespedes, A’s (@ Astros, Dallas Keuchel) – Cespedes is among the hottest hitters in baseball, going 9-for-25 with three homers, 11 RBI and two steals in the last week. While Keuchel has enjoyed a breakout season, he has not been able to solve Cespedes. The Oakland left fielder is 5-for-6 with a double against Keuchel. A hot hitter with a beneficial matchup is exactly what daily fantasy gamers are after. Get Cespedes in your lineups on Wednesday.
David Price, Rays (vs. Brewers) – Might this be an audition for Price to get himself on a certain contending NL Central team?
Corey Kluber, Indians (vs. Mariners) – Kluber was masterful in his last start (nine innings, zero earned runs, 10 strikeouts) and should keep that rolling against the Mariners.
David Oritz, Red Sox (vs. Blue Jays, Mark Buehrle) – Ortiz has a .313/.352/.578 slash with four homers in 88 career plate appearances against Buehrle. He has only faced Roy Halladay more times in his career.
David Wright, Mets (vs. Phillies, Kyle Kendrick) – In 50 career plate appearances against Kendrick, Wright is hitting .319/.340/.574 with three home runs.
Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins (vs. Nationals, Tanner Roark) – Stanton is just 2-for-9 against Roark, though those two hits are a home run and a double.
Jose Bautista, Blue Jays (@ Red Sox, Brandon Workman) – Bautista has been raking of late, going 10-for-25 with three homers and seven RBI over the last week.