Each week, we will take a look at a few players who would make good pickups in your season long fantasy leagues. We will try mix it up to have a good distribution of pitching and hitters to help you dominate your fantasy leagues.
Zach Cozart – 10% owned – So I understand that the name isn’t exactly appealing, but Cozart is off to a fantastic start to the year. While this past week wasn’t exactly great for the Reds, they do play in a hitters park and the offense will come around. Cozart is often times in the leadoff position, and should really help with your average.
Jake Lamb – 30% owned – Lamb has one thing in common with Cozart: they both play in good hitters parks. Lamb sees most of his time against righties, which can knock down some of his appeal, but he is usually hitting up in the order on those days. He can hit for power and give you stolen bases here and there, and is under owned for what he can provide.
Chris Carter – 36% owned – Carter is one of my favorite players in the league right now, and his game looks better thus far than it was in Houston. While he is certainly mostly a power hitter, he seems to be hitting better all around to start the season. If there has been some true change to his game, we can be looking at a career year from the quiet big man.
Jordy Mercer – 7% owned – Mercer is another name that pops out at being less than interesting, but has been playing well. Mercer bats early when facing lefties and John Jaso sits, and also gets to spend a series early in the week at Coors, which is always a plus, and should see a short spike in production in the early part of the week.
Rick Porcello – 32% owned – Porcello is carrying a bit of a high ERA right now, but his WHIP and strikeouts have been on point, so he can definitely assist you in 2/3 categories, and he is also sporting a 3-0 record. He will get a pitch against the Braves and Yankees this week, and is certainly capable of winning those games, going against Julio Teheran and Michael Pineda. You can do a lot worse for the week.
Blake Snell – 25% owned – This is one of those take a chance and stash situations, but the rookie looked good against the Yankees in Yankees Stadium on Saturday. That is not an easy place to start your career, and he did just fine. He may not be a full time look in the days or weeks, but he will certainly be useful for spot starts and could certainly be close to coming up on a regular basis.