Kevin Correia will be on the bump tonight at Target Field for the Twins. This will be the veteran right-hander's fifth battle with Kansas City this season. His work over the first four has definitely been less than stellar. Correia has posted a 7.08 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and a meager 4.0 K/9 against the Royals in 2013. With those numbers in mind, lets take a look at a couple of opposing batters that are at bargain prices.
MLB Daily League Lineup Picks for August 27, 2013
- Billy Butler DH-KCR ($6,440) - Butler is close to wrapping up his best month of the season. In August, Kansas City's designated hitter has put up a .986 OPS while striking out just nine times through 107 plate appearances. Look for his current hot streak to continue. Butler is 8-for-16 with a homer over his last four games.
- Mike Moustakas 3B-KCR ($5,422) - Much the same as his partner in crime above, Moustakas has been on a tear recently. The 24-year-old third baseman is batting a nice .308 for the month and has six hits in the last four games. In addition, he has been comfortable at the plate versus Correia this yea,r going 5-for-11 with a couple of doubles. Moustakas has normally delivered solid power when visiting Minnesota-- he is sporting a .512 slugging percentage for his career at Target Field.
- Jose Tabata OF-PIT ($5,402) - Tabata will be stepping into the box to face Milwaukee's Kyle Lohse. The fourth-year outfielder has owned this match-up during his enigmatic career with a .522/.560/.826 line over 26 plate appearances. Tabata has two different three hit performances in his last four games. A similar output this evening would not be a surprise.
- Kyle Kendrick SP-PHI ($7,747) - Recommending a pitcher that has put up a 5.91 ERA in his last four starts is not easy, but that is exactly what Kendrick has done this month. Philadelphia's 29-year-old righty has driven his cost way down with these recent struggles. However, a possible rebound tonight at Citi Field would come as no surprise. He has defeated the Mets in all three attempts this season while putting up a 3.48 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. Still without all-star David Wright, only New York regulars Juan Lagares and Ike Davis have a better than .167 career average versus Kyle Kendrick.
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