Our MLB Fantasy Pro Spotlights Aaron Altherr
Mazza Takes a Look at Aaron Altherr
The most under the radar player right now in the MLB is Aaron Altherr, as some people may have never even heard of him prior to this year. After a sluggish .197 Batting Average in 2016, Altherr is off to an incredible start, as he is batting .338 on the season, with 4 homeruns, and 3 stolen bases. The Phillies may have found something in this 26 year old prospect. He has inserted himself as an everyday outfielder, and has moved up to the top of the batting order over this past month of baseball. Aaron Altherr is a player that should be closely monitored. He may have had his struggles last year, but with the new hitting coach in Matt Stairs, the 26 year old right hander is swinging the bat more efficiently, and this year I expect to him to have a breakout year.
Is He DFS Worthy?
Sometimes. Since the start of the season, Aaron Altherr was the minimum price on Draftkings and Fanduel, but after his hot start, his price has definitely risen drastically. If Altherr is in the lineup against a pitcher that struggles, start him in all formats, since he has the ability to go deep, steal a base, as well as knock in some RBIs.
Before coming on board with DK Legends, I worked for the Phillies last year in Citizen’s Bank Park, so I know how good Altherr really is even with a .197 Batting Average last year. His wrist injury was throwing off his timing at the plate, but this year he looks to be back in full form. Aaron Altherr should be owned in all formats in terms of fantasy at this point due to his .338 batting average, and ability to hit homers, and steal bases.