The following Spotlight Hitters were selected by Awesemo.com’s Director of Content Josh Engleman. Please check back later for notes/additional picks from Awesemo himself.
The Orioles sport a ton of value, but the best appears to be Danny Valencia. Valencia has shown dramatic splits in his career, so being able to grab him in a match-up versus a lefty is amazing. Valencia has a .311/.370/.494 for his career, which bodes well for his production against Daniel Norris and the Tigers.
Pearce is similar to Valencia, showing big splits (.497 SLG vs. LHP, .414 SLG vs. RHP) versus lefties in his career. He also has the benefit of batting lead-off for the team with the highest implied total of the slate. Pearce is the best dollar for dollar play on the board.
You’ll have to pay some decent money, but Nolan Arenado has an excellent match-up against Caleb Smith and the Marlins. The run total for the Rockies is a bit muted, but this is a situation that I don’t want to miss. Arenado does work against lefties, and I think he’s primed and ready in the heart of the order.