For those of you still contending in your fantasy baseball leagues, here are some batters you may want to pick up in a last ditch effort to win some cash in 2010.
Dan Johnson (1B TB) In only 22 at bats, Johnson has hit three homers, earned four runs and drove in seven. He seems to be getting every day at bats now for the Rays with 21 at bats in the last seven days. He should be a good source of power and earns fantasy value just being a part of the Tampa Bay line-up.
Jay Gibbons (OF LAD) With Scott Podsednik expected to be out for the remainder of the season, Gibbons has been used every day in the Dodgers outfield. He has hit two homers in 33 at bats over the past 14 days with seven RBI and a .303 batting average.
Brad Davis (C FLA) Last Monday, Davis knocked his first career grand slam against Chris Carpenter and looks to be getting every day at bats for the Marlins. In the past 14 days, Davis has hit two home runs in 33 at bats but his batting average suffers at only .166. At this point it is hard to say whether a lousy batting average will even affect your overall ranking but pay close attention because the last thing you want is to move up in home runs while falling down in average.
Jack Cust (LF OAK) Good old Jack Cust is batting .312 with two homers and six RBI in 32 at bats over the last two weeks. We all knew he was streaky, but with only a week left, I will ride a hot streak.
Brendan Ryan (SS STL) This is a perfect scenario because in Ryan we see a player fighting for a job in 2011. In the last two weeks, and 50 at bats, he has scored seven runs, six RBI, and has two stolen bases. His .240 average leaves something to be desired, but three out of four is not bad.
Jarrod Dyson (OF KC) Dyson only made his fourth career start on Tuesday, but he is turning heads going eight for 18 and batting .444 for the Royals. He has four doubles, five runs, and four stolen bases in those 18 at bats. He is a must grab for any fantasy owner in need of an Outfielder.
Lou Marson (C CLE) Another catcher with a dismal average who could be useful in other areas. Marson has earned two runs and four RBI over the last two weeks in 32 at bats. He even stole two bases. Things could be a lot worse at the Catcher position, trust me.
Other Batters to Look at
Melvin Mora (INF COL) With Ian Stewart out, the 38-year-old veteran has been making the most of his playing time. If Carlos Gonzalez and Tulowitski can hang in there, just being in the powerful Rockies line-up gives Mora fantasy value.
Wilson Betemit (3B KC) I picked this guy up on one of my leagues last week. In 14 days Betemit has brought amazing value earning ten runs while driving in ten on 20 hits in 50 at bats. He is batting .400 with five doubles and two home runs.
Ryan Raburn (OF DET) In 47 at bats, Raburn has driven in nine batters and earned eight runs. He is batting .340 over the last 14 days with seven doubles and two home runs in 47 at bats