The last day of July presents a series of plus/minus matchups that need to be pointed out in the game of baseball. To that end Ray Flowers has reviewed the batter versus pitcher information to point out which players you might want to target and/or avoid while setting your lineup for July 31st. 

* NOTE: Players are listed in alphabetical order for the sake of making them easily sortable/findable. The matchups are also generated based on Batter vs. Pitcher data. Just because a player is not listed does not mean that he is a bad or good play. The players listed below are mentioned merely because of the BVP data for the matchup.

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Ray Flowers 

DB – Thank you my friend. I covered the entire deadline here - = Lackey, Cabrera, Cosart, Parra


Ray, welcome back!! Quick one for you, I am in a 12 team, NL ONLY (non keeper) 5x5, roto. From the recent trading frenzy... can you shoot out a top 5 or 10 players that came from the AL to the NL? We only have one shot each week to get a waiver add, I am #4... so looking for advice in what order I should put players in my claim. Thank you in advance! DB

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Miguel Enguidanos - Yep, a great hotel. First class all the way. Great views, friendly staff. Can't beat it.

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Vince - Vacation certainly was pleasant. The Dodgers didn't do anything so it looks like Pederson will remain in the minors. Just no spot for him unless a trade or injury strikes. No way for me to know who else might be available for you to add. As for SP... rankings come out tomm! DK a nice add though no doubt.

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Jacob wallendal - Backstreet Boys over 98 Degrees.

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Christopher Backhaus - In keeper lgs, this ALWAYS happens. Drives me totally bonkers as teams destroy their teams for youngsters virtually giving other clubs a victory this season. Not much can be done other than implementing a trade deadline. Maybe you do today and say no deal after this point. That would help a little. Otherwise, nothing you can really do about it.

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Michael Magid - Cain could be dropped, depending on who you add. Not sure how long he will be out. Lee can be benched until he shows that his arm is healthy enough to trust.

Miguel Enguidanos 

You stayed at the Halekulani? Nicest hotel on Waikiki, no?


Hi Ray, Hope you had a nice vacation. Quick question. I have an NA spot that I can fill and I was thinking of adding Joc Pederson there. Do you think he'll make it to the bogs this year. The top 10 prospects are all taken, so if there's anyone else you would take over him please let me know. I also have an empty roster spot and Im looking to add an SP. Gausmen, Keuchel, Sh Miller, W Chen and Bauer are out there. Whichc of those would you take? Thanks

Jacob wallendal 

As I give hard critique, I shall give praise. Your article today was a real treat for my eyes and brain. Keeping up with praise, your new beard looks pretty bad ass! A lethal tool to slay the ladies! When you get a second, JT, Peyton and I wait excitedly for your response to our question on yesterdays Daily Trend. Lachey is indifferent. I personally think he is jealous.

Christopher Backhaus 

Hello Ray, Good to have you back. Hope you enjoyed your vacation. Currently there is a fire sale in my league. 3 keeper league, 12 teams mix. For example, one team is sending Stras, Teheran and Round 10 (7th after keepers) for Elias, Holt and Round 4 (1st after keepers). Another team sent Trout, Benoit, and Bauer for McCutchen, Price, and Perkins. You can guess which teams are in it and which aren’t. My question is apart from the VETO Option, do you have any tips on how to regulate more the trades, especially with possibility of trading draft picks? I am mostly against vetoing trades, because if the two sides agree, then that’s that, but some trades are just ridiculously stupid or one sided. Thanks for your input.

Michael Magid 

Sorry, I meant to ask if Lee was a Mound Mess, of course.

Michael Magid 

Ray I drafted Cliff Lee as my SP1 and Matt Cain as my SP2 early this year. Cain is droppable now yes? Is Lee a Dish Disaster until he proves he's not? Thanks so much!

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Wesley Pierce - You can find the 200 pages of Fantasy Alarm glory, and our player rankings, right here amigo :

Wesley Pierce 

Wheres your football rankings ray?? are they in the draft guide ?? thanks

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About Ray Flowers

The co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87: Mon-Thurs 7 PM, Fri. 9 PM EDT), Ray also hosts a show Sunday night (7-10 PM EDT). Ray has spent years squirreled away studying the inner workings of the fantasy game to the detriment of his personal life. Specializing in baseball, football and hockey, some consider him an expert in all three.

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