Last week, I dove into the world of streaming hitters by way of platoon advantages, particularly with guys who excel against lefties. In part two, we will look at some righty mashers. With these guys being on plus side of the playing-time split, they won’t all be as readily available as the lefty guys should be in your 10- and 12-team mixers, but if you have one of these guys you might consider getting someone from the first piece to pair with them instead of starting these guys all the time.
Here are five guys making life extremely difficult for right-handed pitchers so far this season.
Carp actually has a better career OPS against lefties than he does righties, but the Red Sox see his value being highest almost exclusively against right-handed pitchers. He had just five home runs against them in 145 PA last year, but has needed 45 fewer turns to notch two more than that total so far this season. Furthermore, his new home has been a godsend, as evidenced by his 1100 OPS in Fenway Park. Of course, the road has served him well this year, too, but he’s no doubt happier as a Red Sox player. His ownership rates have surged of late, but he is still available in half of ESPN leagues and 75 percent of Yahoo! leagues.
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