Reds 2B Jose Peraza
5 steals and .367 OBP in the last 14 days. Takes on the White Sox at home for 3, then on the road for 3 vs. the Cubs. DFS players may want to take note Peraza, owns a career .450 batting avg. in 20 AB against Sunday starter Jon Lester. Owned in 48.9% of ESPN and 56% of Yahoo leagues.
Cubs OF Jason Heyward
Will never be able to live up to the contract, but is still a very good baseball player. .375 OBP in the last 28 days. Owned in 19.7% of ESPN and 15% of Yahoo leagues. I picked him up in a weekly league in search of outfield production. Home all week with 2 games vs. the Tigers and 3 against the Reds.
White Sox OF Avisail Garcia
Owned in 13.8% of ESPN and 24% of Yahoo leagues. 9-game hitting streak since coming off the DL. The White Sox in rebuild mode have every incentive to build up Garcia’s trade value. Garcia can be a free agent in 2020 which could net the Sox more in trade because he’s not just a rental. Fantasy players should ride the hot streak with Avisail and be prepared for him to change uniforms. I drafted him cheap and stashed on a DL spot.
Rays SP Nathan Eovaldi
2-road starts this week on Monday vs. the Marlins and Sunday against the Mets. Owned in 11.5% of ESPN and 18% of Yahoo leagues. These are matchup plays as the Marlins as a team are batting .239 and the Mets slump in at .231. Going against the 2 worst teams in the National League could be fantasy gold.