Fantasy baseball is very similar to Major League Baseball when it comes to an owner's desire to possess hitters who can not only hit for average, but also slug the ball over the fences.
The satisfaction of picking up a top slugger off the waiver wire cannot be matched. Yes, I am referring to those of you who took the risk on Adam Dunn in 2012 and reaped the benefits of his 41 home runs and 96 RBI. Those are very strong power numbers that many fantasy teams do not get out of their most highly touted picks, let alone a waiver-wire pickup.
The following five players are all relatively unowned in most Yahoo! fantasy leagues, but they have been slugging to this point in the season and have shown a potential to continue hitting home runs and driving in runs throughout 2013. Some athletes may never help out a team's average, but if long balls are No. 1 on your managerial wish list, then look no further.
This piece is for those fantasy owners whose strengths do not include the HR and RBI categories and for those who need a boost in order to stay afloat in these early weeks of the fantasy season. I will analyze all five of these players and determine the ins and outs of their fantasy value, including their value in August and not just April and May.