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DraftKings and FanDuel Spotlight Hitters, Friday 4/6

Josh Engleman



These spotlight hitter picks come directly from the lineups of the #1 player in DFS, Awesemo. Follow him on Twitter for more.

Devon Travis
FD: $2300 | Fpts: B | Value: A
DK: $3100 | Fpts: B | Value: A

Travis has seen his price plummet do to a bit of a cold start, but the Blue Jays loss is our gain. While the sample size is small (198 PAs in 3 years), Travis has shown some pop against LHP, slugging .476 with a .185 ISO. Combine his split performance with his price and his place in the order, and you have the makings of an exceptional value play.

Editor’s Note: Because of his cold streak, Devon Travis got bumped down to 9th in the order. Although he’s still playable, I would recommend Steve Pearce as a great alternative, ranked A in points and value on DraftKings and FanDuel.

Shin-soo Choo
FD: $2600 | Fpts: A | Value: A
DK: $3400 | Fpts: A | Value: A

Choo has made a career out of hitting right handed pitching, with a three-year OBP of .363 and a SLG of .459. No small sample here, as Choo as seen 1070 plate appearances vs. righties in that stretch. Even though the Rangers are underdogs, they still sport a very tasty implied team total. All of these things lead to Choo having an A/A rating on both sites.

Mike Trout
FD: $4800 | Fpts: A | Value: E
DK: $5500 | Fpts: A | Value: B

Not a lot of hot takes here. Trout is arguably the best hitter in baseball, and he has a match-up against Oakland’s Daniel Gossett. Gossett gave up 21 home runs in just 91.1 innings in 2017. He’ll have a very narrow margin for error against Trout. Trout’s top end tonight is as high as anyone else on the slate, and his price on DK even provides a nice value.

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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