Ryan Braun headlines three Milwuakee Brewers to start against J.A. Happ on Wednesday. Aramis Ramirez and Rickie Weeks along with Braun have combined to go 17 for 47 with 11 extra base hits including six home runs. The fantasy stats don’t stop there as they have combined to drive in 11 runs and walk six times.
Weeks has had the best success of the three going 7 for 14 with two home runs and three runs batted in and should be in the lineup after not starting the day game today. Happ will be making his 12 start of the 2014 season and sits at 7-4 on the season. Righties are hitting .286 this season verses lefties who are hitting .236 on the season. Happ has pitched to a better home earned run average, but has allowed seven of his nine home runs at the Rogers Centre.
Here are a few top players for each position:
Jarrod Saltalamcchia, Catcher verses Cole Hamels: In 11 career at bats verse the Philadelphia Phillies lefty, Saltamacchia has four hits including two home runs and three runs batted in.
Devin Mesoraco, Catcher verses Tyson Ross: Mesoraco has put together a .304 average over his past seven games including two home runs and six runs driven in.
Joe Mauer, First Baseman verses Jason Vargas: Mauer has 10 hits in 24 career at bats verse Vargas with six runs batted in. The key concern is with the hits having only one extra base hit out of the 10 career hits.
Rickie Weeks, Second Baseman verses J.A. Happ: Weeks is one of three Brewers, who could be in your daily lineup for this matchup. In 14 career at bats verse the Blue Jays starter, Weeks has two career home runs and four total extra base hits.
Kyle Seager, Third Baseman verses Brad Peacock: Seager has five career hits against Peacock in 14 at bats including a home run and five runs batted in.
Elvis Andrus, Short Stop verses Chris Tillman: Andrus has posted a .455 average in 11 career at bats verse the Baltimore Orioles right hander.
Giancarlo Stanton, Outfielder verses Cole Hamels: Stanton’s 2014 season plus his past success against the lefty make him a must start player. Stanton has 12 hits in 41 career at bats verse Hamels including three home runs and six runs batted in.
Marcell Ozuna, Outfielder verses Cole Hamels: Ozuna should get the start against Hamels on Wednesday night solely based on his three career home runs against Hamels. Stay tuned to the daily lineup tomorrow to confirm Ozuna is in the lineup and this could give you a cheap play.
George Springer, Outfielder verses Chris Young: Springer has put together a solid seven game stretch hitting three home runs with five runs driven in and two stolen bases for the Houston Astros.
Justin Verlander verses Oakland A’s: Despite Verlander not looking like his old self this season but the A’s hitters have only have a career .215 batting average along with 33 combined strike outs.