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Five Fantasy Baseball Quick Adds

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We’re nearing the end of the first half of the season in Major League Baseball. Some of you are holding on to a top spot while others such as I have been so ravaged by the injury bug and under performing stars (I am looking at you Brian Dozier, Chris Archer, AJ Pollock, Noah Syndergaard, Willson Contreras, Josh Donaldson, Clayton Kershaw, Domingo Santana, etc.) that we are just looking for any type of break to come our way to get us back in it.

Head to head leagues it isn’t too hard to make up some ground with a few timely pick-ups and watching the scoreboard later in the week to see if you need to add a spot start or add a hitter to try and get you a quick steal or two.

Rotisserie style leagues that have weekly lineup locks are the most difficult to catch up in because it is so hard to make up ground unless you find the diamonds in the rough.

So, here are five potential diamonds in the rough to possibly give a flier on and hope for the best on your chase for the championship.

 

Johan Camargo (Atlanta Braves) – 

Camargo is the full time third baseman until the day Atlanta decides to promote top prospect Austin Riley to the show. Camargo may not have eye popping stats for the year, but ever since he took on the full time role, he has been producing quality numbers and production. He may be batting low in the order, but he is driving in runs left and right and as long as he is doing that, he’s worth the speculative add especially with his dual position eligibility at SS and 3B.

 

Shelby Miller (Arizona Diamondbacks) – 

If you’re in a very deep league like I am and starting pitching is limited, sometimes you just need to take a chance.

If Miller can somehow find that dominance he once had, he could be a diamond in the rough add that you rarely see. The potential is there, it’s just does he still have something left in the tank.

He’s pitching against the Marlins on Monday, who have been scoring runs at a surprisingly high clip. If he can shut them down, Miller is worth an immediate add.

I added him in both of my money leagues due to the fact I’m down so many pitchers due to injury, I might as well risk it. Otherwise, it’s back to the Tyler Anderson’s and Clayton Richard’s of the world in spot starts and pray for a good outing.

 

Ryan Tepera (Toronto Blue Jays) – 

Tepera has been almost unhittable the past few weeks ever since Toronto gave him the closer’s role. He still is owned in less than half of Yahoo and ESPN leagues as of Sunday, which is mind-boggling.

Tepera may end up being traded by next month’s deadline, but in the meantime, rack up on those saves and good numbers while you can. If he doesn’t get traded, he may hold off Roberto Osuna once he comes back from suspension.

 

Kole Calhoun (Los Angeles Angels) – 

Calhoun started off the 2018 campaign in one of the worst slumps you will ever see. Hitting under .160, Calhoun headed to the DL and it probably ended up being for the best.

Since coming back from the DL, Calhoun has hit two home runs and stolen a base, raising his average to .166. He’s hitting .350 over the last seven days.

I know that is still a horrendous number, but Calhoun is going to get that average up and drive people in with the lineup around him. He’s worth the add if you need an extra bat.

 

Kendrys Morales (Toronto Blue Jays) –

Morales’ track record suggests his recent power surge is here to stay. He is hitting .500 over the last seven days with 3 home runs and overall is raising that average slowly but surely. Morales is known to be a slow starter but the veteran has always been a consistent year to year hitter.

Expect a big second half out of the slugger, especially in that ballpark and in that lineup.

 

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