Major League Baseball continues to move quickly toward the All Star break with a nice Saturday schedule today. The games are pretty evenly split between eight games this afternoon and another seven starting at 7:15 PM ET tonight or later. There are several windows for daily fantasy baseball players and some nice matchups to attack throughout the day. For the best batter vs pitcher matchups to attack today, check out my top ten listed in this post.
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Every morning here on Fansided, you can find the top ten hitters who have a good track record against their probable opponent for the day. Their history makes them intriguing options to target for tonight. In each of my posts, I do my best to include a variety of teams and positions to help you fill as many slots as possible. Today, there are a few sleepers who could end up being good value plays as well as a few stars who look lined up for huge games.
A hitters’ batter vs pitcher history (often abbreviated BVP) is always an important factor to consider when setting your lineup. If you find these top 10 batter vs pitcher matchups helpful and want to make it part of your regular fantasy baseball routine, set a bookmark on the fantasy baseball hub. You can also follow @FansidedFantasy on Twitter where I’ll tweet out links to the daily posts.
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Let’s get right to today’s top ten batter vs pitcher matchups to attack starting with a pair of Sox.
10. Alejandro De Aza-OF-Boston Red Sox: De Aza doesn’t have a long history against Yankees’ starter Ivan Nova, but he has gone an impressive 5-7 (.714) against him including a home run. De Aza is a solid cheap outfield play as long as he gets the start tonight in the rotation outfield of the Red Sox.
9. David Ortiz-DH-Boston Red Sox: Another Boston batter with a good history against Nova is David Ortiz. Big Papi is 6-19 (.316) against Nova in his career with a double, home run, and four RBI.
8. Alcides Escobar-SS-Kansas City Royals: In the earliest game of the day starting at 2:10 PM ET, the Royals host the Blue Jays after both teams had to sit through a lengthy raid delay last night. Toronto will start veteran lefty Mark Buehrle today which should set up well for Escobar who is 8-20 (.400) in his career against Buehrle with a pair of doubles.