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Welcome to the Fantasy Baseball Hitting Planner for Week 9!

Each week, we try to point out the best set of hitters to target each week, so check back every Friday.

The 2015 Fantasy baseball season turn its calendar to June, and with it some very favorable matchups.

The Dodgers, Nationals, White Sox and Rangers all have juicy matchups against subpar pitching staffs that should be exploited in Week 9.

The Twins, Reds and Angels have perhaps the easiest matchups, as they will each face two soft pitching staffs throughout their Week 9 schedule.

Fantasy Baseball Week 9 Hitting Planner

Teams with Most Total Games

  • L.A. Dodgers (8)
  • New York Mets (7)
  • Washington Nationals (7)
  • Colorado Rockies (7)
  • Arizona Diamondbacks (7)
  • Chicago Cubs (7)
  • St. Louis Cardinals (7)
  • Minnesota Twins (7)
  • Houston Astros (7)
  • Seattle Mariners (7)
  • Baltimore Orioles (7)
  • Tampa Bay Rays (7)
  • Boston Red Sox (7)

AL Teams Who Play Interleague Games at NL Parks (Lose DH)

  • Toronto Blue Jays

NL Teams Who Play Interleague Games at AL Parks (Gain DH)

  • Milwaukee Brewers

Best Hitter Matchups for Week 8

Trevor Plouffe, 3b, Minnesota

The Twins have been one baseball’s hottest teams over the past two weeks and Plouffe has been one of their biggest contributors. Over his last seven games, Plouffe is batting .304 with a homer and six RBI. In Week 9, he and the Twins will faceoff against two of baseball’s worst pitching staffs in the Red Sox and Brewers.

Eddie Rosario, 2B/OF, Minnesota

Rosario is another Twin that has been swinging the bat well over the past week. He has hit safely in four straight games, while recording a homer, four RBI and a stole base. With Oswaldo Arcia nearing a return from the DL, Rosario may see his playing time decreased, but at least in the short term he’s certainly worth a flier at second base if you need him in Week 9.

With such a great schedule ahead in Week 9, all Twins become very solid plays.

Marlon Byrd, OF, Cincinnati

Byrd has had his share of ups and downs early in the season, but with 20 runs, 10 homers and 25 RBI through two months of the season, no one could argue with the numbers – although he is batting just .208 on the season. So there’s that.

Byrd and the Reds will get to face a Phillies and Padres pitching staff that ranks amongst the bottom half in baseball in team ERA. The Phillies staff boasts a 4.13 while the Padres have a 4.07, respectively. The Padres also lead the league in home runs allowed by giving up a whopping 63 homers.

Zack Cozart, SS, Cincinnati

Cozart isn’t a great hitter but he has been batting all over the Reds’ lineup and is known to go on streaks. Although currently mired in a bit of a slump, Cozart, like Byrd, will play two mediocre pitching staffs – a perfect recipe for the streaky-hitting Cozart.

Matt Joyce, OF, L.A. Angels

Joyce didn’t have a great start to the season, but over the past week has really turned it on. Joyce has recorded eight hits over his last seven games and homered in back-to-back contests. He’ll continue to see regular at-bats, and with matchups against the Rays and Yankees in Week 9, Joyce should continue to swing the bat well.

We hope this Week 9 Hitting Planner helps point you and your Fantasy Baseball team in the right direction!

Charles Lentz

Charles Lentz has been playing Fantasy Sports for close to 15 years. His idea of a perfect office would consist of a comfy leather seat, sports on multiple televisions, a squat rack, some dumbbells and a loaded refrigerator -- and, oh yeah, two laptops. One of his biggest goals in Fantasy is to compete at LABR or Tout Wars. He lives in New York City, but is originally from THE Front Royal, Virginia.

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