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.
Byung Ho Park – 48% owned – If he is available in your league, and you need help with home runs, pick him up now. He is only going to improve as the season moves forward, as he is still somewhat adjusting to Major League action. I would not be surprised to see him at the top of the home run totals by the end of the season.
Jose Ramirez – 4% owned – In case you haven’t noticed by reading these articles yet, I very much like picking up guys who are multi position eligible. Ramirez is currently an option for 2B, 3B, SS and OF. He is seeing plenty of playing time with injuries to Michael Brantley and is playing well. I know he is not a sexy name, but ultimately he will get the job done for you.
Carlos Beltran – 30% owned – Beltran went on a tear this week, and while you ultimately want to grab someone before then, the fact that he is seeing the ball is a good thing. I would grab him if you need home run help, especially with the team headed to a hitter friendly stadium in Arizona to start the week.
Mark Reynolds – 9% owned – Two weeks in a row! His ownership jumped 2%, undoubtedly because we suggested grabbing him off the waiver wire. Just kidding. Still, he is multi position eligible, and Ben Paulsen has been optioned to Triple A. This means that Reynolds is now a permanent, for now, part of an offense that can score at will, and has the best park for hitters. Don’t over think this.
Alex Wood – 36% owned – Wood seems to be a turning a corner. He hasn’t picked up the wins you’d like, but the strikeouts are coming around. His next start is likely to be in the friendly confines with the Padres, and that in itself would be worth picking him up.
Rubby de la Rosa – 31% owned – The word is starting to spread about de la Rosa. He has developed a nice slider, and when that is landing, you aren’t hitting it. His next start will be on the road against St. Louis, who he shut down already once with 10 K’s this year. He is one of my favorites to target this week.