Jhonny Peralta, SS, DET (62%): Peralta is on a tear right now, having four multi-hit games in his current eight game hit streak. Add another nine RBI in that span and Peralta could have won you last week. Peralta's average percentage owned has shot up about 20% so he isn't going unnoticed. If you want a realistic chance of picking up Peralta—do it now, he won't face a pitcher with a winning record in his next four starts so he should be a hot commodity by the beginning of next week.
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Melky Cabrera, OF, KC (87%): There hasn't been much to celebrate about Kansas City baseball, but things seem to be looking better with a strong class of prospects coming up. One player who's far from a prospect but still brings life to KC would be Melky Cabrera. Cabrera has really turned his average around lately, although it wasn't terrible before. Still, Cabrera and the Royals have faced some subpar pitching as of late but will have a serious test going up against the meat and potatoes of Detroit's pitching staff this weekend.
Jamey Carroll, LAD, 2B (9%): If you are like many that have been foiled by Rafael Furcal and his injury prone ways, then you need a new short stop (if you haven't picked one up by now you must not be checking your team). Carroll is essentially Furcal's handcuff here, although he has been a viable option as of late. If you need a boost to your average, you won't find a better short stop on the waiver wire.
Todd Helton, COL, 1B (25%): Helton hasn't had much to work with lately, but he finds a way to get on base with regularity. Although his durability is an issue, and he won't play on a consistent basis, Helton has had a great average and could help if average is all you are looking for. There is always the occasional shot of power to look forward to, as well.
Jed Lowrie, SS, BOS (92%): Lowrie is a player that you need to keep an eye on. He is one slump away from being replaced by Marco Scutaro. As long as Lowrie's bat can outweigh his defensive mistakes, he should stay in the lineup. Lowrie has recorded a hit in 10 of the last 13 appearances although not with much in return. The Red Sox are bound to heat up to their potential eventually, and if Lowrie is holding his average above .300, he could reap major benefits.
John Buck, C, FLA (20%): Buck is usually the one bringing guys home, but has been sitting in the right spot of the lineup lately. Although he recently hit a three game hitless skid, Buck is inevitably due for production. I have always considered catchers to be the equivalent to kickers in football, so don't be afraid to swap in a catcher to suit what you need every week. Buck is your guy if you need someone to touch 'em all.
Mark Trumbo, 1B, LAA (21%): Trumbo has been building his average back up in the recent week and has the power to occasionally go yard. Trumbo has recently found his long ball again and if his season trend says anything, he should be due for a big upcoming week. Trumbo will get you at least one homerun per week—possibly one per five games.
Chris Ianneta, C, COL (20%): The Rockies catcher had a rough start to the season but has since changed the record. Ianneta has raised his averaged nearly .110 points in the past two weeks and has gone deep three times in that span. Ianneta is coming off a few days of rest so he should be able to keep this production going.
Derek Lee, 1B, CHC (46%): Lee is bound to find the long ball; his pace now will nab you one homer per eight days, so some weeks you could go without a home run. What you won’t miss, however, is his RBI production. Despite hitting a slump in the home run department, Lee is the main run producer in Baltimore though, and will get you at least one RBI per 1.5 games.
Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA (95%): Smoak is on a bit of a downturn right now after recording only one hit in the past four games. Everyone is due for a bit of a slump, however. Smoak has still been able to keep up his RBI pace despite his recent struggles and should remain a main run producer for the Mariners even until he breaks his slump.
Kurt Suzuki, C, OAK (87%): Suzuki is always, quietly one of the best catchers in fantasy. Suzuki's steady average around .250 brings in a solid amount of runs and RBI, but he is still forgotten in fantasy leagues. Suzuki has had a very good recent run of things as far as RBI's are concerned.