If you've ever drafted Mark Teixeira, then you know how enraging the month of April and his career .239 average during those 30 days can be.
He's the industry poster boy for slow-starting, second-half studs. It only takes playing a season or two to figure out it's best to let someone else draft the spring slumper and trade for him just before all of those hot summer nights. New York's switch-hitting power first baseman produces a career triple-slash line of .294/.381/.557 after the All-Star break.
Teixeira is once again off to his annual slow start. Luckily for fantasy owners, summer has a habit of following spring and that means warmer weather. For whatever reason, that means Teixeira's bat heats up too.
Don't look now but it's happening again. Tex just ripped off a four-game streak of multi-hit games ending Monday during which he launched four homers. If you were planning on buying low, then you better act fast. His old age created some doubt as to whether he would snap into form this season, but now Teixeira looks to be right on schedule for raking duty.
Here are some other studs ready to make an entrance after a late arrival.