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Nearing a return from a back injury, Will Middlebrooks could help if you need some pop at third base.
Vinnie Pestano, RHP, Indians (34.2 Percent Owned)
Unlike the past two seasons, Pestano hasn't been particularly good this year (5.14 ERA, 1.36 WHIP), but he's the interim closer while Chris Perez is out, so if you need saves, you know what to do. Just keep an eye on Joe Smith and Cody Allen, too.
Jonathan Lucroy, C, Brewers (29.4 Percent Owned)
Coming off quite a weekend in Philly where he hit three homers and drove in eight, Lucroy brought his season numbers to a very respectable .259 average to go with six home runs and 25 RBI. If you like to shuffle catchers, he's the hot hand.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, Red Sox (36.1 Percent Owned) (pictured)
The 24-year-old is due to return from a back strain on June 8, and even though it hasn't all been pretty (.201 BA), Middlebrooks does have the ability to hit 20 homers from here on out, especially playing in Fenway and batting in a strong surrounding lineup.
Kevin Youkilis, 1B/3B, Yankees (49.7 Percent Owned)
Don't expect any miracles, but Youkilis should be able to provide some fairly steady production now that he's back from a monthlong stay on the disabled list. At least until his next trip to that same destination, that is.
Anthony Rendon, 3B, Nationals (0.3 Percent Owned)
You've heard about Danny Espinosa's attempt to play through a fractured wrist, yes? You'll also be hearing more about the fact that the Nats just promoted top prospect Rendon to Triple-A, where he'll play both third and second base. It may not be long before we see Rendon handling the keystone in D.C.
Nick Franklin, SS, Mariners (15.4 Percent Owned)
Having taken over at second base for the demoted Dustin Ackley, the 22-year-old switch-hitting Franklin, a solid prospect who had a .912 OPS at Triple-A, belted a pair of homers Thursday. Once he plays enough games at second, he'll gain that hard-to-get 2B/SS eligibility.
Jorge De La Rosa, LHP, Rockies (44.4 Percent Owned)
Once a quality fantasy play for his high-K potential, JDLR won for the seventh time Sunday and is proving he's finally recovered from TJ surgery—and that he can thrive (3.10 ERA, 1.26 WHIP) despite a strikeout rate that's no longer fantasy-friendly (5.6 K/9).
Jason Castro, C, Astros (35.2 Percent Owned)
Castro was the Astros catcher of the future a few years ago, but thanks to some initial struggles and major injuries to his knee and foot, it's taken a lot longer for the future to become the present. Now 25, Castro has been all-around solid with a .282 average, 24 runs, seven homers and 17 RBI.
Chris Archer, RHP, Rays (1.7 Percent Owned)
After an impressive debut in 2012 (4.60 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 11.0 K/9), the 24-year-old is getting another shot because the Rays rotation is suddenly short on arms. While his first outing of this year on Saturday wasn't great, Archer is a quality prospect with big-time whiff potential.
Hector Ambriz, RHP, Astros (0.0 Percent Owned)
The 29-year-old isn't any great shakes (4.68 ERA, 1.48 WHIP) but did sneak in a pair of clean saves last week when Jose Veras was unavailable. If anything should happen to Veras, we now have an idea who could get the save opps in Houston—all 10 or so that remain.