With the All-Star break nearing, you, as a fantasy baseball manager, might be wondering what you need to do to make your team excel for a playoff push.
Depending on your league size, there probably are not too many big name players out there, but I’m here to tell you who could be an asset to your roster per position for a good price.
Starting off, I will go position by position, but I’ll be skipping the catcher, because if you can’t get an elite catcher (ex. Stephen Vogt, Buster Posey, etc.) then you really shouldn’t waste a roster spot… Just leave that position blank.
First baseman steal: Wilin Rosario
39% of Yahoo Fantasy users, and just 18% of ESPN fantasy users owns him. Rosario will undoubtedly bring a good amount of power to your lineup with an adequate average.
Second baseman steal: Logan Forsythe
Forsythe is finally getting his shot at the Bigs and he’s making the most of it. He has 8 dingers and 8 stolen bases with a .290 average, not too shabby for a 40% owned player in Yahoo Fantasy Sports.
Third baseman steal: Trevor Plouffe
Plouffe has a tremendous amount of pop in his bat and the most valuable thing about him is that he’s on track for almost 100 RBI’s this season.
Shortstop steal: Jose Iglesias
Iglesias didn’t start off in the Detroit Tigers starting lineup, but he looks to be an everyday starter. His issue the last few seasons has been that his glove is off the charts good, but he couldn’t hit. So, the Tigers have really worked with him and he’s now producing a .330 average through 210 at bats.
3 Outfield steals:
He may be owned in your league, but if he isn’t snatch him up while you can. He’s in arguably the best hitting lineup in MLB and one of the better parks to hit in Toronto. His numbers speak for themselves producing a .337 average and 6 homers through his sub 200 at bats.
Young has a .328 average over the past month with a respected 4 homers in that span, oh, and lets not forget that he’s in Yankee Stadium.
Davis may be getting a little older now, but he still runs like a rookie. He’ll end up with another 30 steal season and adequate average.
So, with this group of players your fantasy team should excel with cheap players that will produce well, and you should not have to give up much for these “no name” studs.