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It’s the start of a new week and that usually means most managers make their lineups for the week and assess what they need to do in terms of free agency. If you’re in a weekly lineup league and not daily, this article will have to assist you at the end of this week since your lineups lock on Monday. There’s a lot of good talent out there in free agency, you just need to find it before someone else does.

Juan Soto (Washington Nationals) – 

One of the best prospects in their minor league system and all of baseball, Soto has scorched minor league pitching. The youngster only has eight games under his belt above High A ball, but with the Nationals hurting in the outfield, Soto can provide production in a hurry. Think of him as like a Ronald Acuna Jr. with more power and just a tad less speed. He’s worth the risk in the sense if he hits, he won’t go anywhere and being surrounded by that lineup is even more justifiable.

Ian Happ (Chicago Cubs) – 

The young masher had a rough month and half to start the season, but teared the cover off the ball this past weekend against Cincinnati. All of a sudden, a once brutal stat line has turned into 7 home runs and a .361 OBP as of Monday. If he continues to hit, he will get a majority of  playing time. His dual position eligibility of second base and outfield makes things intriguing for him as it is, but he started at third base for Kris Bryant on Sunday as well. A few more games playing there when Bryant needs a breather and Happ’s value becomes even greater. The potential is there. Let’s hope it’s here to stay.

Seranthony Dominguez (Philadelphia Phillies) – 

With the Phillies having a plethora of issues in their bullpen, Dominguez is the one relatively safe bet right now in line for saves. Hector Neris was doing a solid job, but just wasn’t good enough in the high pressure situations. Dominguez has the stuff to make him a top 10 closer option by the end of the season. That’s how good he is.

Jack Flaherty (St. Louis Cardinals) – 

After a 13 strikeout performance over the weekend against the Philadelphia Phillies, it would be hard to argue against Flaherty remaining in the Cardinals rotation for the long haul. The kid has electric stuff and if somehow somebody dropped him after his first two demotions to the minors, grab this kid QUICK. I couldn’t snag him in my auction league off free agency and it kills me because Flaherty could end up being a top 40 pitcher by season’s end at minimum.

Dustin Fowler (Oakland Athletics) – 

The center piece of the Sonny Gray deal from last season with the New York Yankees, Fowler is finally getting to play in the majors after recovering from a brutal injury more than a year prior. Fowler has all the tools. The speed is there and the kid can hit. In that Athletics lineup, Fowler won’t have any issues driving in runs or scoring runs. It’s just up to him to get on base. He’s only hitting .207 in 29 at-bats so far, but the 6 RBI’s and 2 steals are very encouraging in such a limited amount of time. If you need an outfielder and the free agency pool is thin, grab Fowler and take the chance he can put up 10 homers 45 RBI’s 15 steals and a .270 AVG the rest of the way, maybe even more.


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