As the MLB lineup for each fantasy team is about to be solidified as the trade deadlines approach. For the fantasy fanatic, there are always those players put out there as “fodder” at the trade deadline. Picking them up means you might gain something short-term to help make the push to the World Series. Here is what to look for in some of those players as the deadline approaches:
Luis Perdomo – Padres: Has had a solid start to the season but wins seem scarce. However, with his 4.18 ERA and his groundball average hovering at around 70% he should start winning again soon. Right?
Ben Gamel – Mariners: Recently being called up from “AAA” made Gamel begin to play at a white-hot level! So far, his play has gotten his CBSSports.com ownership up to a 16%.
Rhys Hoskins – Phillies: He is red-hot in the “AAA” league with a .333 and 7 home-runs already this season! The power of this player could easily put Hoskins on a MLB roster for a depth player on a team in need of one!
Ryan Schmipf – Padres: Schimpf boasts 9 homeruns so far in this season with a .170 batting average and a 31.7% strikeout rate. Schimpf is stepping up for the Padres in a big way.
Eddie Butler – Cubs: After being sent back to the “AAA” league Butler has a dominant starter with a 1.17 ERA which sent him back up to the Cubs for his first start in the MLB!
Jed Lowrie – Athletics: Lowrie has already exceeded last year’s home-run total and his highest walk-rate of his career has been set at 10.9%. These amazing numbers make the owners willing to accept his numbers in other categories.
Hansel Robles – Mets: he is currently at a 10% ownership with CBSSports.com and his incredible fastball clocking in at 95.3 make him a solid pick for any fantasy team seeking a solid pitcher!
Kenny Vargas – Twins: So far, Vargas has hit 4 homeruns in 39 batting attempts when called up from “AARA” promptly inserted himself in the Twins lineup as a force to be reckoned with!
Jose Urena – Marlins: While Urena’ strikeout rates this season may be disappointing thus far his 96.1 mnph sizzler makes the potential for a solid pitcher if his numbers improve!
Jorge Soler – Royals: Once he shakes off the rust from missing 28 games with an oblique pull, Soler has the potential to figure well into a team’s lineup as a depth player in a deep World Series run.
These are a few of the players that any MLB lineup should consider if your fantasy team wants to make it deep into the World Series run! Their payoffs can be huge!