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DraftKings and FanDuel Spotlight Hitters, Friday 5/11

Josh Engleman



MLB picks: Our FanDuel MLB DFS Cheatsheets column highlights value plays in each price range for fantasy baseball lineups for July 21.

The following Spotlight Hitters were selected by’s Director of Content Josh Engleman. Please check back later for notes/additional picks from Awesemo himself.

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George Springer
FD: $4600
DK: $4800

While Cole Hamels doesn’t have the same struggles against righties as most left handed pitchers, George Springer crushes lefties. For his career, Springer has a .399 OBP, .543 SLG and .261 ISO against LHP. The Astros have a tasty implied total, so getting the RHH/LHP match-up for a lead-off hitter is perfect for me, especially when that hitter has pop like Springer.

Nelson Cruz
FD: $3700
DK: $4200

By now, most people know Nelson Cruz mashes lefties. Cruz has a career .276 ISO versus LHP, which is lethal. Matt Boyd isn’t very good, regardless of who is batting, so I can’t help but focus on Cruz and the Mariners. Cruz has to be one of the most likely homerun candidates for Friday night.

Christian Yelich
FD: $4000
DK: $4700

I need to have a least one piece of the the Coors pie. Christian Yelich looks like the best slice. Yelich has dramatic splits. He’s an All-Star against righties and a below average hitter against lefties. Luckily, Chad Bettis is a below average righty pitching in Coors. Yelich will be a bit chalky, but it’s hard to avoid this match-up.

Josh is Contributor for where he hosts video and writes content regularly across the primary sports of MLB, NBA, and NFL as well as contributing to the development of models and projections for soccer. He originally started producing projections & articles for Reddit's r/DFSports in 2014 where he built a loyal following that brought him to where he is today. Josh is most known for his elaborate Excel spreadsheets, which he shares in all of his video content. You can find him on Twitter or hanging out in Awesemo's Premium Slack. You can contact Josh by emailing [email protected].

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