Lewis Brinson has ignited a sudden spark after years of floundering in the majors. The waiver wire is drying up. It was admittedly a challenge picking four players worthy enough of the Top Waiver Targets section. The true difference-makers have homes by now.
This late in the game, every edge counts.
The year-old was in danger of hitting his way out of the majors for good when carrying a. Four years later than expected, Brinson is finally displaying some of the lofty hype.
Even if this amounts to a random hot streak, fantasy managers might as well take a chance in five-outfielder leagues. Brinson, unfortunately, has yet to even attempt a stolen base.
That would be the key to unlocking a true mixed-league stalwart. Instead, his rostered rate slid back under the midway mark after allowing 12 hits, four walks, and six runs in two starts lasting only 9. Sandoval is scheduled to receive a rebound opportunity at Detroit this Friday. If the Angels keep their six-man rotation in order, the lefty will make his next turn at Baltimore and commence September against the Rangers.
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The third baseman was hitting. He has his highest walk rate since and the best hard-hit rate of anybody with at least 50 batted-ball events. Kris Bryant should spend most of his time in the outfield, but the Giants have enough depth to sit Longoria against righties.
They at least will likely ease the year-old back into action. Yet they still need to fend off the loaded Dodgers in the NL West, so Longoria could reclaim a full-time role if restoring his early-season success. Barlow has tallied a save in consecutive outings, extending his scoreless streak to The year-old righty has 18 strikeouts with a The rookie was nevertheless receiving little fantasy attention due to a lack of power.
Stephenson changed that by going deep in three consecutive games.
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That creates an interesting dilemma for the Yankees, who enjoyed tremendous from Gil and Cortes as rotation placeholders. Does Gil go back to the minors? Will Cortes return to a long-relief role? Or will New York instead give up on Andrew Heaney?
Since Gil is still tough to trust against a formidable Red Sox lineup, Cortes is a better short-term add to use against Minnesota this Friday. That may sway the decision on which one to grab, but Gil offers more upside if the Yankees keep him around. The Boston slugger remains too unpolished to trust on a long-term basis, but he can certainly offer power in spurts.
For all his flaws, Dalbec has slugged. MLB pitchers will probably figure out Schwindel, a Triple-A slugger finally getting his first chance to shine at age Still, he deserved a shout-out. Puk vs. Randy Johnson.
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A former top prospect who has struggled to stay on the field, Puk could find new life in a dedicated relief role. The year-old is a tantalizing source of strikeouts who could follow an Andrew Miller career path. Aggressive streamers may want to give him a twirl in standard mixed leagues. Given a starting job and a green light on the bases, the year-old has gone for with three steals in 11 games. Although Mateo is still hitting. The year-old has socked 11 dingers with a.
Promoted after notching a. He still has 3B eligibility in Yahoo leagues frombut the year-old is most valuable as a depth piece in larger leagues. That makes the year-old an intriguing deep-league speed contributor who may also help in batting average and runs scored. If you want to dive deeper into fantasy baseballbe sure to check out our award-winning slate of Fantasy Baseball Tools as you navigate your season.
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