As the dog days of summer approach, the Fantasy Baseball Season is heating up. While many teams are cruising, others are struggling. The following players are among the best pickups that can be made at this point of the season especially if one is playing on http://www.fantasyalarm.com/mlb.
Luis Perdomo-P-San Diego Padres- While most of the top quality starters are not available, Perdomo has quietly been putting up solid numbers for the Padres. With a strikeout rate of 7.94 K/Inning and having not allowed a Home Run since early April, Perdomo is the cure to most pitching woes.
Ben Gamel-OF-Seattle Mariners- When one thinks of the Mariners Offense most of the attention goes to Nelson Cruz and Jean Segura, and rightfully so. Gamel however has put up solid numbers since being recalled from Triple AAA and is currently batting .373 with 11 RBI’s.
Rhys Hoskins-1B-Philadelphia Phillies- While he has not been called up the Majors yet, Hoskins is tearing up the International League and is somehow owned in 11% of all Fantasy Baseball Leagues. It is only a matter of time until he is a staple for the struggling Phillies, and it is best to get him while he is available.
Ryan Schmipf-2B-San Diego Padres- Unfortunately, Schimpf is only batting .170 and is striking out 31.7%. However, Schimpf has still managed to bang out 9 Home Runs and can add some pop to lineups that are in need of some power.
Eddie Butler-P-Chicago Cubs- Eddie Butler really struggled while with the Colorado Rockies, but most pitchers do. It’s worth a shot to see if he can redeem himself now that he is out of Coors Field.
Others- Jed Lowrie, Hansel Robles, Kennys Vargas, Jose Urena, and Jorge Soler