1). Trevor Bauer ARI SP 3 IP 4.50 ERA 3 SO
His first outing wasn’t the most promising, but you have to give the guy some slack with it being his first career start. All signs point to him being a stud from here on out with loads of strikeouts for your fantasy staff.
2). Brandon Belt SFG 1B/OF .259 AVG 17 R 4 HR 29 RBI 4 SB
Belt has been hot of late hitting four home runs in the last month while giving his owners solid production across the board, including in the stolen base category. Solid flexible buy for your team.
3). Jarrod Parker OAK SP W 4 L 3 2.57 ERA 1.21 WHIP 58 K
Parker has hit the ground running. If you take out two games where he gave up six earned runs, he has been able to hold opponents to two earned runs or less in every start. Pretty solid for any starter.
4).Chris Nelson COL 2B .265 15 R 5 HR 20 RBI 1 SB
Nelson is turning into a solid find for those in need of 2B help. His ability to hit for power and playing all his home games in Colorado are both good things.
5). Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B .375 AVG 0 R 0 HR 1 RBI 0 SB
Rizzo has finally gotten his shot as the Cubs everyday first baseman. His solid power numbers and Wrigleys favorability to left handed hitters should allow him to post favorable numbers from here on out. Don’t be scared of the numbers he posted last season at Petco.
Players to Buy Eric Hosmer KC 1B .221 AVG 29 R 9 HR 35 RBI 7 SB
Hosmer has been just plain unlucky up until this point. Things have slowly turning around with his batting average and overall production rising in each month. His owners maybe a little weary on whether he will keep this up, but you should have no worries. All signs point to him being a top 50 fantasy player from here on out.
Sell High Mark Teixeira 39 R 12 HR 43 RBI 1 SB .248 AVG
Texeira’s value is all tied up in his ability to hit home runs. A prolonged slump in power and he’s completely worthless. This is about as good as it can get for him with his high strikeout totals limiting his batting average to climb any higher. His name and teams sake will give him higher value than his actual worth.
3 Tips to Watch
1). Make a note about those participating in the home run derby. It always seem like one guy who participates in it comes out in the 2nd half in a prolonged slump.
2). If you’re looking for a nice starting pitcher who is under the radar grab Alex Cobb from Tampa Bay. Another solid arm who has posted solid K’s and super low walk totals. Also got to love the moxy on any guy who pitches a complete game after having terrible stuff in his first 3 innings as a rookie.
3). Sell high on Tim Lincecum right now. He faced two terrible offenses in the LA Dodgers, without Matt Kemp and Andre Either, and the Oakland A’s. His walk problems are still continuing so make him someone else’s problem.
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