Rays OF Mallex Smith
Owned in 21.7% of ESPN and 25% of Yahoo leagues. Slash rate of .364/.455/.564 in the last 28 days. 3 home games with the Orioles and 3 on the road with the Blue Jays this week. The Blue Jays have allowed the 3rd most stolen bases in MLB. Smth is tied for 8th in MLB with 23 stolen bases and 5 in his last 4 games. Look for Smith to be off to the races.
Angels OF Kole Calhoun
Ignore the .206 batting average this season. Calhoun has raked to the tune of a .320/.409/.760 slash rate the last 28 days. Owned in 58% of ESPN and 56% of Yahoo leagues. Faces the Tigers and Athletics at home this week.
Rangers CL Jose Leclerc
Should be the Rangers closer going forwards. Picked up a Save on Saturday. 12.6 SO/9 in 40.2 Innings so far this season. 2.21 ERA and 0.984 WHIP. This 24 year-old should be able to close out games to ride out the season. Owned in 15.5% of ESPN and 24% of Yahoo leagues. I was able to pick him up before Kela was traded.
Phillies CF Odubel Herrera
.417/.421/.861 slash rate the last 14 days. Herrera is available in roughly 50 percent of fantasy baseball leagues due to the .183 batting average in May. I was able to pick up Herrera for $1 on a keeper league team. Herrera’s hot streak hopefully will help my struggling squad and provide another potential keeper option for next year.
Rays CF Mallex Smith
.417/.462/.667 slash rate the last 28 days. Smith has 7 steals so far this season. With Kevin Kiermaier out until August with a hip injury only Peter Bourjos stands in the way of Smith getting playing time. Smith was hitting .311 in Triple A this season with 16 steals. The organization is better off seeing what Smith can do. Fantasy owners looking for speed can find Smith available in 92% of fantasy baseball leagues.
Pirates RP Felipe Rivero
2-1, 2 Saves, 37K 0.56 ERA 0.76 WHIP. Rivero is a stronger bet for Saves than Nicasio going forward. Rivero is available in over 75 Percent of fantasy baseball leagues. Fortunately, I was able to grab Rivero off waivers.