Top 5 Free Agents to Add
1). Todd Frazier CIN 1B/3B/OF .288 AVG 42 R 17 HR 54 RBI 3 SB
Frazier is hitting the laces off the ball and his multiple position eligibility should make him a nice addition to any fantasy bench along with across the board production.
2). Patrick Corbin ARZ SP 5 W 4 L 3.60 ERA 1.20 WHIP 54 K
A easy schedule from here on out and solid overall production make Corbin one of the easiest players to add to your pitching rotation.
3). Jaime Garcia STL SP 3 W 4 L 4.00 ERA 1.37 WHIP 40 K
Jaime is a solid bet to be a mediocre-to-solid producer from here to the end of season with the potential to produce ace like stats if he is totally healthy.
4). Kris Medlen ATL SP 4 W 1 L 2.03 ERA 1.03 WHIP 58 K
Medlin just keeps producing quality start after quality start. The only concern is with him possibly getting demoted the bullpen.
5). Jon Jay STL OF .305 AVG 45 R 4 HR 26 RBI 13 SB
The only trade off with Jay is his low home run production, but his ability to steal bases should offset that.
Intriguing Pickup of the Weeks
Stephen Drew OAK SS .193 AVG 17 R 2 HR 12 RBI
Drew has been underwhelming in his time in Arizona. A change of scenery away from a organization that publicly called him out may do him some good. Add in the lack of depth at SS and it makes him someone to keep an eye on.
Stay Away From
Grant Balfour OAK 2 W 2 L 11 SV 2.56 ERA 0.96 WHIP 48 K
There was a reason that Balfour lost his closer role early this season. The A’s closer situation is a revolving door, buyer beware.
3 Trends to Watch
1). It’s crazy to think but Johan Santana’s no hitter may be the worst thing to happen to him this season. He quickly went from being productive to a mechanical mess.
2). Tough break for all of the fantasy owners who lost Melky Cabrera. Not much you can do to replace his ridiculous production.
3). Bryce Harper looks to have set his sights on claiming the Rookie of the Year with a strong end of the season. Don’t jump off his ship just yet.
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