if your team has gotten off to a tough start there is still enough
time to mount a run to your league’s playoffs. Each season fantasy
worthy players get hot at different times of the long season and are
serviceable options to keep your team scoring points and winning
games. While these hot streaks likely don’t last for more than a
few weeks, those players are worth using in the short term.
Adams 1B Braves – Adams was picked up
by the Braves this past week after losing Freddie Freeman for 10
weeks and so far has been just what the doctor ordered. The former
Cardinal is 8 for 25, 360 average, with 2 long balls, 4 RBI and 4
runs scored in one week. Adams has immense power and will get a
chance to display it for the Bravos making him well worth an add.
Bour 1B Marlins – Bour
continues his power up surge with 8 homers in his last 12 games for
the Fish along with a 429 BA and OPS of 1.049. The young lefty has
also knocked in 12 runs and scored 12 times over his last dozen games
making him a very handy player if your offense is bumbling around.
Lowrie 2B A’s – Lowrie
is on a hot streak with hits in seven straight games including 5
multi-hit games, three in a row. The former Astro is on a 16 for 29
tear with 2 long balls, 7 RBI and 7 runs scored in the last week
alone. Lowrie makes for a nice addition if your middle infielders
could use an infusion of offense.
Taylor 3B/2B Dodgers – Taylor
has more than made up for the injured Justin Turner with a 333
batting average with 5 long balls, 17 runs driven in and 17 runs
scored. The young Dodger has performed very well in less than 100 at
bats. He also has dual eligibility at second and third.
Frazier OF Pirates – Frazier
has moved to the leadoff spot and been a nice table setter for the
Buccos with an on base average of 446. The young southpaw has also
jacked 2 long balls over the last week and has scored 16 runs,
knocked in 18 runners, swiped 2 bases and with 7 multi-hits games
over the last two weeks.
Dickerson OF Rays – Dickerson
continues his impressive rebound after an injury ravaged 2016,
sporting a 330 average with base hits in 10 of his last 11 games
including 5 multi-hit games over this span. The former Rockie has
also been a big run producer with 12 bombs, 23 RBI and 35 runs scored
making Dickerson a must own in all leagues and formats.
Schebler OF Reds – Schebler
might just be the 2016 Red’s version of Adam Duvall as he has
clubbed 4 homers over the last week alone. The young righty now
stands at 14 longballs to go with 28 runs driven in, 21 runs scored
and 3 stolen bases making Schebler well worth using at this point.
Gray SP A’s – Gray has been making
good progress since returning and his last start this past week
encapsulates his immense potential and talent, circa 2015. The
27-year-old tossed 7 innings and allowed just one run on 3 hits while
punching out 11 Marlins. Over his last two starts Gray has struck out
19 batters while only walking 3 covering 13 innings.
Rodriguez SP Red Sox – Rodriguez has
now tossed eight straight quality starts with six frames and 0 earned
runs allowed in his last and best start of the 2017 season. The young
lefty has allowed just 11 earned runs over 44 innings during his
eight-game run for an impressive ERA of 2.77 and WHIP of 1.12.
Rodriguez now is 4-1 and a must add going forward.
Godley RP/SP Diamondbacks –
Godley has been a godsend for the
Diamondbacks with an eye-opening run in the Arizona rotation with
just 7 earned runs allowed in 31.1 innings to date and a spiffy ERA
of 1.99. The young righty has tossed four quality starts in a row and
WHIP of 1.04, and with dual eligibility Godley is a nice piece to add
to your roster.
Berrios SP Twins – Berrios continues
his great start to the 2017 season with three straight quality starts
for the Twins and just 4 earned runs allowed in 21.1 innings. The
young righty has also struck out 22 batters and 4 walks in those
three outings. Berrios is a must own in all leagues.