Orioles 3B/DH Renato Nunez
Getting an extended look batting cleanup for the Orioles. .304/.345/.532 slash rate so far this season. Nunez minor league track record .265/.321/.466 over 8 seasons and previous MLB experience don’t project a cleanup hitter. That doesn’t matter right now as Nunez is making the most of getting AB in a premium spot. Maybe Nunez has figured things out at 25. Deploy Nunez in lineups until he proves otherwise.
Royals 3B/1B Hunter Dozier
Former 1st round pick is starting to do damage in the KC lineup. .292/.397/.585 slash rate so far this season. The Royals are in a full rebuild and will give this 27-year-old a long leash. Owners looking for power from a corner infielder should look to use Dozier.
Mariners RP Roenis Elias
Consecutive Saves for Elias. The Mariners have used a committee with Anthony Swarzak and Elias. The southpaw has 4 saves and a 1.024 WHIP so far this season. The SO/9 of 6.6 isn’t what fantasy owners look for in Closers. Owners chasing Saves may want to use Elias until the closer situation in Seattle settles itself out. Elias will still help owners with ratios even if the Saves fluctuate.