Vlad Guerrero Jr. / Juan Soto | +2184
Vlad Jr. is shaping up to be one of the most electric stars in the MLB. He’s a threat to go deep every night and he’s already got 17 this season. He’s also a little less streaky than most, pretty consistently he’ll hit 1 HR every 3 to 4 games. What pushes the pick over the edge is that the opposition is very liable to give up long balls. In Giolito’s last 4 starts, the White Sox have given up 7 home runs and if someone is hitting one for the Blue Jays it’s probably Vlad.
Juan Soto is having a little bit of a down season, but even still he’s managed to knock out 14 home runs. There are a few factors going for him tonight. The majority of those 14 home runs have come away from home, which makes sense playing at Nationals Park but he’ll have a good chance to hit one in this series at the hitter friendly Camden Yards. Hitting as a natural lefty he’ll also have the platoon advantage against right hander Tyler Wells. The 318’ short porch in right field is begging for a bomb from a power hitting lefty like Soto.