Each week our Fantasy Baseball experts will give fantasy owners their top choices for players to pick up for all leagues, as well as some players to consider in deeper leagues. If you have any Fantasy Baseball questions for our experts feel free to post them in post them in our Fantasy Sports Forum.
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With 6 straight quality starts we can’t believe that Latos is still available in 35% of leagues. This youngster has a ton of upside, and in our opinion he should be owned in almost all leagues at this point. (about 65% owned)
After a rocky first start Ely has had 6 straight quality starts, and this rookie looks like he could be the real deal. Just like with Latos we can’t believe how many leagues he is still available. Ely is your man if you are looking for a young pitcher to take a gamble on. (about 30% owned)
Santana had a terrible year last year but it looks like he might have a bounce back year. He has always had good K counts we all know he has a huge upside. He is still only 27 and we think he is a great gamble at this point of the season. (about 70% owned)
This young pitcher has really impressed as of late. He has had a quality start in 7 of his last 8 outings, and he is worth a look in all leagues. His control is still very much a problem, but at the very least you need to add Sanchez to your radar. (about 30% owned)
We have never really been a big fan of Dotel, but it is hard to ignore what he has done in the last month. During that time frame he has pitched 12 innings, he has a 1-0 record, 9 saves and only allowed 1 ER. We think he does come back down to earth, but you might as well pick him up and ride out this hot streak. (about 60% owned)
The 9th inning has been a nightmare for the Brewers so far this year. We thought Villanueva was next in line, but know it looks like Axford has the upper hand. We still think Hoffman will get a chance to win back his job, but he will have to battle Axford for the right to pitch in the 9th inning. (about 15% owned)
Frasor started the year as the closer, but after a slow start he lost his job to Kevin Gregg. However, it is Gregg that is now on the hot seat and we think Frasor is next in line to close games in Toronto. We don’t think Gregg has lost the job just yet, but one more bad outing and we think there will be some changes. Scott Downs will also be in the running for the closer role, but we give the slight edge to Frasor. (about 20% owned)
Hart has a quite 14 HR’s so far this year, which is good enough to be tied for 2nd in all of baseball. A few years back Hart was one of the most interesting young outfielders, but he never put together a huge fantasy year. He is still only 28 and he could be on the verge of a break out year. If you need any help in the power department Hart could be your guy. (about 60% owned)
The old man is starting to get his bat going and it might be time to pick him back up if he was dropped in your league. He has raised his average 24 points over the last 6 games, and it looks like he is breaking out of his slump. (about 60% owned)
Value in Setup men
Good setup men can really help your fantasy team, especially in leagues that have minimum innings pitched requirements. Good setup men can almost help your team out as much as a good closer. They will help you get to your minimum innings while giving you a good ERA, WHIP, K’s, and normally a decent amount of wins. All three of these guys are available in a ton of leagues and should be picked up in certain situations.
Luke Gregerson SD, Evan Meek PIT, Sean Marshall CHC
It’s about F’ing time
All these guys got off to slow starts this season, but lately they have shown signs of life. Hopefully you didn’t drop or trade these guys cheap because it looks like they might be turning the corner.
Jose Reyes, Mark Teixeira, Rajai Davis, Adam Dunn, Jose Lopez, Victor Martinez
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