The following Spotlight Hitters were selected by Awesemo.com writer Jake Hari. For more analysis on the slate, check out the MLB Strategy Video and Night Shift Podcast.
Eugenio Suarez ($5,000 DK/$3,700 FD)
Suarez has arguably been the best hitter in the MLB against southpaws this season, posting a .429 ISO, 64.3% hard-contact, and .565 OBP against them. The price is at a point where he should be low-owned because we know Petco Park is not hitter-friendly, but Suarez has huge power and should have no problem making solid contact with Eric Lauer, who allows 43% hard-contact to righties. As a pay up to be contrarian play, I love Suarez in GPPs if you can afford him.
Aaron Altherr ($2,900 DK/$2,200 FD)
Here we have another player that will probably go under-owned because of the park, but Altherr makes for a great punt on DraftKings at a sub-$3K price tag. Andrew Suarez is getting blasted by righties this season, allowing an over 90 MPH Average Exit Velocity with almost 50% hard-contact, while Altherr has a .229 ISO and 44% hard-contact against lefties this year. He may not have the highest home-run probability in AT&T park, but batting 2nd against Suarez is more than enough to put him in play as a one-off.
Wilson Ramos ($3,700 DK/$2,900 FD)
Ramos will likely be batting cleanup tonight against a lefty in Marco Gonzales, making him one of the better catcher plays on the slate. He has a 92.1 MPH Average Exit Velocity when facing lefties this season while striking out in under 20% of his at-bats. With catcher being thin outside of the top options tonight, I like the idea of getting a lefty-masher at a weak position against an average pitcher.
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