The fantasy baseball season is more than halfway over in some leagues, and with the continually growing list of injured assets around the league, we can all use a little help. Through this recurring list of worth fantasy contributors that may still be widely available in some leagues, we will attempt to help you fill the gaps.
Catcher – Tyler Flowers ATL
Owned in 25% of Yahoo! Leagues
Flowers continues to hit well this deep into the season, batting .327 with 6 HR and 26 RBI. He rarely starts vs lefties, but is the primary catcher for an Atlanta lineup who has been making some noise in the first half.
Others you can add: Martin Maldonado LAA, Russell Martin TOR
1B – Mitch Moreland BOS
Owned in 19% of Yahoo! Leagues
Three straight games with a home run. That should be all that is needed here, but Moreland has been hot for longer than his current run. Now seeing semi-regular time at 1B while Hanley Ramirez continues to deal with injuries, he is batting cleanup in a stacked lineup. Go grab him.
Others you can add: Wilmer Flores NYM, Tyler Austin NYY
2B – Joe Panik SF
Owned in 11% of Yahoo! Leagues
Panik is hitting .371 for the month of June after having a rough May. He is a solid contact hitter, up to .280 lately and you can expect the average to hover between that mark and .310 when he’s going well. He also has been batting either 2nd or 3rd through most of the first half.
Others you can add: Jed Lowrie OAK
3B – Matt Davidson CWS
Owned in 27% of Yahoo! Leagues
Davidson is a young hitter with a lot of power but a lot of strikeouts as well. A better add in leagues that do not dock you for Ks, Davidson’s HR ability can serve as a difference maker for your lineup some weeks. He currently sits at 17 HR and 38 RBI in 212 ABs, and an .838 OPS.
Others you can add: Chase Headley NYY
SS – Orlando Arcia MIL
Owned in 5% of Yahoo! Leagues
Arcia is a great defensive shortstop for the Brewers, who is now finally flashing the hitting ability he had shown through his career in the minors. Arcia is hitting .409/.458/.636 over the last seven days, with five multi-hit games in his last 10. Feel free to add Arcia as bench depth also, as he rarely ever takes a game off.
Others you can add: Eric Sogard MIL (eligible at 2B and SS in most platforms)
OF: Michael Taylor WSH
Owned in 24% of Yahoo! Leagues
The Nationals centerfielder had a very nice week at the plate last week, batting .444 with three HR and seven RBI in the last seven days. He owns a very impressive 1.276 OPS in the last 14 days. He can also chip in stolen bases, having a pair of two steal games during that period. He can be added in all formats at this point.
Others you can add: Lonnie Chisenhall CLE, Domingo Santana MIL
SP: Carlos Rodon CWS
Owned in 47% of Yahoo! Leagues
Rodon has been on the shelf all season due to a biceps injury. He is back, and will make his 2017 debut Wednesday June 28 vs the Yankees. Now you may not want to toss him in your lineups just yet (he had a rough rehab assignment where he posted a 10.06 ERA) but he should be able to provide a nice boost of Ks over the 2nd half.
Others you can add: Zach Davies MIL
RP: Pat Neshek PHI
Owned in 26% of Yahoo! Leagues
Neshek is not picking up regular saves just yet, but he has been very effective for the Phillies through most of the season. He has pitched to just a 0.59 ERA and 29 Ks in 30 innings. He is a candidate to be traded to the Washington Nationals before the trade deadline, at which point he will be owned in a much higher percentage of leagues.
Others you can add: Brandon Maurer SD