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.
Chris Owings – 24% owned – Owings is one of my favorite players. If I wasn’t happy with much of my roster, I would pick him up. He is hitting well for average right now, and one would have to believe if he continues at this pace, he could overtake Brandon Drury in the number two spot against lefties.
Devon Travis – 44% owned – Travis is the premier pickup this week. He is a highlight talented player who is going to be playing in one of the better hitting atmospheres in the game. He has been sharp in his first few games back, and it should only get better as he rounds into game shape.
Chris Hermann – 32% owned – Ownership on Hermann has jumped 5% in the last week – that means you are far less likely this week to grab ownership than last week. There isn’t anything special about this week – but I think there is something special about Hermann. Half his games will be played in a top five hitter’s park. That in itself makes him worth the pickup.
Hernan Perez – 1% owned – Perez is a speculative add for me. He is not yet a full time player, but he is getting the nod in the two hole when the team faces left handed pitching. He has done well during this time, and I imagine his roll could certainly increase if he continues to play well.
Junior Guerra – 12% owned – Guerra had a decent outing against the Braves this past week, but makes a decent streaming option later in the week when he will be taking on the Phillies. He has good upside and if you are struggling at the pitching position, you could do a lot worse.
CC Sabathia – 12% owned – Sabathia will be a popular pickup this week, considering his last three starts have been very, very good. He will get a Toronto team that he just got over dominating, and then a Baltimore team that can strike out with the best of them. I like his upside in that stretch.