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DraftKings and FanDuel Spotlight Hitters, Monday 5/7

Josh Engleman



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

Kris Bryant
FD: $4200
DK: $5300

I mentioned Kris Bryant possibly being a Spotlight Hitter last night in the Night Shift podcast, and it ended up exactly as expected. Bryant gets the RHH/LHP match-up against Jarlin Garcia. Garcia sports a giant 5.31 xFIP versus RHH in his career. That’s not the sort of performance you want to have against someone of Bryant’s ilk. Kris Bryant is the best hitter on the entire slate.

George Springer
FD: $4400
DK: $5200

Similar to Bryant, Springer has the RHH/LHP match-up against Brett Anderson and the A’s. While this isn’t as good of a situation as Bryant (Anderson is simply better than Jarlin Garcia. At least, he has been in the past), I’m willing to bet on Springer’s ability to destroy lefty pitching, as evidenced by his career .530 SLG and .255 ISO.

Andrew McCutchen
FD: $3700
DK: $4000

McCutchen made this list yesterday (1-3, 1BB, 1RBI, 1R) and he’s here again today. Again, this is more of a play on DraftKings, but he works on either site. Zach Eflin is not a good pitcher. While he’s a disaster against lefties, his stuff against righties isn’t much better (career xFIP vs. RHH: 4.84). Citizens Bank Park had the biggest park factor in baseball for power to RHH. Yes, even higher than Coors. McCutchen is in a great spot. If you don’t have an outfield spot open, I have a similar feel for Buster Posey.

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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