Garrett Richards, SP, vs. Oak (Zito), $45: He has a 3.08 ERA and 1.12 WHIP at home this season and sports a 10.2 K/9 rate over his last four starts. The Angels are fighting for a playoff spot, so they should put out their best lineup possible. They face off against Barry Zito, which is part of the reason why L.A. is the biggest favorite on the board Wednesday (-230).
Yovani Gallardo, SP, vs. Det (Boyd), $37: He doesn’t have the prettiest peripherals, but Gallardo owns a 3.42 ERA this season and should face a depleted Tigers lineup likely resting Miguel Cabrera. The Rangers are big favorites (-185) as a result.
John Jaso, C, vs. Mia (Cosart), $11: He owns a .357 OBP against right-handed pitchers (and a .395 OBP away from Tropicana Field) and remains cheap at a thin catcher position.
Albert Pujols, 1B, vs. Oak (Zito), $17: A foot injury has curtailed Pujols’ production in the second half, but he has three homers over the past week and gets to tee off against Zito.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, vs. Min (Pelfrey), $16: He has a .331/.410/.491 line against righties and a .978 OPS at home this season. Although realize Cleveland plays a doubleheader Wednesday, so make sure he’s in the lineup for the second game.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, vs. Bos (Miley), $13: Rodriguez’s price tag has plummeted thanks to a slow August and September, as there are 19 third basemen more expensive. Still, he hits better at home and sports a .265/.396/.551 line against southpaws.
Jose Reyes, SS, at Ari (Anderson), $14: He’s back in action, hitting atop the Rockies lineup. While it’s no Coors Field, Arizona is also a terrific hitter’s park.
Mike Trout, OF, vs. Oak (Zito), $23: He’s rebounded from a down August with a huge September, and Trout versus Zito sure looks like the day’s biggest mismatch. Of course, there’s hardly any guarantee Zito lasts long enough for Trout to get more than 1-2 at bats against him.
Chris Young, vs. Bos (Miley), $13: He’s slashing .319/.390/.563 against lefties, including seven homers over just 144 at bats. The price is reasonable here as well.
Gerardo Parra, vs. Tor (Dickey), $11: He’s been batting leadoff of late, is cheap and is 6-for-9 with three walks and zero strikeouts during his career against R.A. Dickey.