By the last week in April, players are starting to show you who they really are. Slumps and hot streaks are ending as players begin to regress to the mean. It’s time for you to take advantage of that.
If you have a player who is absolutely killing your fantasy baseball team, you should think about cutting ties with him. It’s still not too late to make a roster move that will help your club, but if you wait much longer, the damage will have already been done.
So, this week, I present to you a list of players who should be able to help your team not only immediately, but hopefully for the rest of the fantasy baseball season:
Andruw Jones – OF
Before sweeping Seattle, the White Sox were slumping harder than Charlie Brown’s football career. One of the few bright spots, however has been their most washed up player, Andruw Jones. Over the last 15 days, he’s hitting .351 with 8 Runs and 9 RBIs.
Owned in fewer than 10% of leagues, he might be worth taking a flier on, just in case he can regain some of his Atlanta luster.
Tyler Colvin – OF
The Cubs feasted off of the Brewers pitching over the weekend. One of the biggest surprises was rookie outfielder, Tyler Colvin. In two games in Milwaukee, Colvin hit 5/9 with 2 HR, 5 RBI, and 3 runs scored.
With Alfonso Soriano being run out of the lineup by Lou Pinella, the fans, and, well, his pitiful defense, Colvin should find himself getting starts in LF more often.
Ty Wiggington – 1B, 3B, DH
Owned in less than 35% of leagues, Wigginton has been putting up some big games as the Orioles’ corner infielder. He’s batting .333 with 6 HR and 12 RBI. He’s done it against some very good pitching staffs, too, including Boston, Seattle, Oakland, Tampa Bay, and Toronto.
He’s even been playing at 2B, so he should gain eligibility there soon. Hurry up and grab Wigginton in deeper leagues if you’re in need of a utility man.
Casey Kotchman – 1B
His AVG isn’t there, and his power isn’t impressing, but if the guys in front of him continue to get on base, Casey Kotchman will continue to drive them in. He’s got 14 RBI on the year, and I don’t expect that rate to slow anytime soon.
Chris Narveson – SP, RP
Brewers fans are rejoicing, despite getting swept by the rival Cubs, because Jeff Suppan has been moved to the bullpen. His replacement will be Chris Narveson, who will join the rotation on Wednesday against the Pirates.
He won’t throw a no-hitter, but he should be able to give you a quality start this week. He is available in 100.0% of ESPN leagues, so adding him to your roster shouldn’t be a problem.
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