Top 5 Free Agents
1). Cody Ross BOS OF .269 AVG 45 R 16 HR 50 RBI 1 SB
Ross’s production this season has been solid even though he lost a month to injury. Ross should continue to add power, runs, and RBI’s to your lineup.
2). Francisco Cordero HOU RP 3 W 5 L 2 SV 26 K 5.60 ERA 1.75 WHIP
Cordero moves to a better league and gains closer status. Solid buy.
3). Homer Bailey CIN SP 9 W 6 L 88 K 3.74 ERA 1.27 WHIp
Bailey looks to be finally harnessing his solid repertoire of pitches. As long as he keeps throwing strikes he should be a solid rotation buy.
4). Salvador Perez KC C .350 AVG 12 R 5 HR 9 RBI
Need help at the catching position? Have no fear, Perez is here. A hitting catcher who should be a solid choice for years to come.
5). Adam Lind TOR 1B .237 AVG 17 R 8 HR 27 RBI
In need of a first baseman, you might want to take a flier on Lind. Since being recalled from the minors he’s been on a tear putting up a batting average over .300 and most of his RBI, runs, and home runs.
Buy Low- Anibal Sanchez DET 5 W 7 L 110 K 3.94 ERA 1.26 WHIP
The change in league and ballpark could have an affect on Sanchez, but he will play a predominant amount of the time in the AL central which lacks a truly scary offense. Expect Sanchez to fill out nicely in each category with wins starting to finally fall his way.
Sell High- Ryan Dempster CHC 5 W 4 L 77 K 2.11 ERA 1.05 ERA
Dempster should be a solid performer from here on out, with a couple added wins from him eventually being traded to a contender. That being said his luck is eventually going to run out and his ERA will spike and his value will never be this high, sell now!
3 Trends to Watch
1). Ichiro making the switch to the Yankees is intriguing. His production thus far has been lacking. With some actual production behind him, he may actually see a pitch he can do something with. Might be a solid buy low candidate.
2). Miguel Cabrera continues to be the safest fantasy pick in baseball. Guaranteed top 5 ranking every season.
3). Remember how hot Josh Hamilton was at the beginning of the season? He is the absolute polar opposite right now. Injury concerns and a high cost would make me stay away.