The 2014 MLB All-Star Game is right around the corner, and with it comes the chance to re-evaluate your fantasy roster and look for guys who are poised to take a step forward in the season’s second half.
So who are the 10 guys most likely to take that leap as pennant races heat up and MLB rosters come unhinged at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline? That’s what we’re going to find out.
For the sake of clarity, we will stay away from the big names. That means there will be no mention of Mike Trout, Masahiro Tanaka, Jose Abreu or Miguel Cabrera. They were must-haves at the beginning of the year and have no place being included.
We are going to look at the second-level guys. They are guys who are just now coming into their own or will be given an extended opportunity thanks to an injury or poor performance at their position.
To be sure, these are household names, but they aren’t owned in every league and should be easily available on the waiver wire or at a reasonable price via trade.
Here are the 10 must-haves primed for second-half surges.