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Nieuwenhuis has been steady all year.
1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, New York Mets ... Owned in ESPN: 24 percent; owned in Yahoo!: 19 percent. Nieuwenhuis has been a consistent contributor the entire 2012 season. He's hitting .290 with 38 runs, 24 RBI, six home runs and four steals. His average hasn't been below .280 since May 20. Nieuwenhuis should get plenty of runs hitting atop the Mets lineup. He's a solid play for average and runs.
2. Michael Saunders, Seattle Mariners ... Owned in ESPN: 62 percent; owned in Yahoo!: 28 percent. Saunders is a five-tool guy when he's hot. Right now, he's hot. In the last month, Saunders has been hitting .306 with three home runs, five steals and 15 runs scored. In the last two weeks, he hit .295 with two home runs and two stolen bases.
3. Rajai Davis, Toronto Blue Jays ... Owned in ESPN: 14 percent; owned in Yahoo!: 11 percent. Davis was always known as a guy who could steal bases, but he only hit .238 a year ago. After getting off to another dismal start, Davis is starting to find his groove. He started May with a .185 batting average, but has seen it climb up to .265 today. The more hits Davis collects, the more bags he'll swipe. He already has 16 this season.
Just an additional note: Adam Dunn leads the MLB with 23 homers. You think he would be 100 percent owned right? Well, in ESPN he is but he's owned in just 88 percent of Yahoo! leagues. If you're in a Y! league and Dunn is available, please pick him up.