- OF Michael Brantley (Cleveland Indians): Brantley is heating up on an already stacked Cleveland lineup. While the Indians strength is likely their pitching staff, their lineup is no easy task for any pitcher to handle, so in that regard Brantley will have plenty of protection when in the lineup. Brantley as been hitting exactly .500 in his last four games, including 2 homers, and 10 RBIs. The impressive stint has seen his BA creep up to .336 on the year, and all fantasy owners should see him as a potential must add (if anything, for depth).
- SP (RHP) Jack Flaherty (St. Louis Cardinals): Add Flaherty only if you desperately need starting pitching (and many fantasy owners always do). With Martinez out the next few weeks, Flaherty looks to be the guy skipper Mike Matheny is calling to fill-in. Flaherty had a solid 2018 debut by going 5 innings, and only allowing one earned run, but his most recent start against the Pirates was a little more unsettling with a stat line of, 5 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 K. The 22 year old right hander also yielded a HR as he tallied the loss. Still, Flaherty shows promise, and there is still plenty of hope that he may become a more reliable start as the season progresses.
- 1B/3B Matt Davidson (Chicago White Sox): Davidson is a guy who can bring ‘pop’ to any fantasy lineup.. His hot start includes 11 HR, 24 RBI, and 18 Runs. He went 2 for 3 while going yard last game in the crosstown Chicago rivalry. Davidson might not be a guy who holds a stellar batting average, but he can easily produce on any given night with his HR ability. Not to mention, HRs lead to RBIs, and runs scored, so while he might not be a great daily starter, he’s a good player to own in most formats.
- SP Tyler Anderson (Colorado Rockies): Many must be looking at this going, ‘you want us to grab a starting pitcher in Colorado?’ Are you nuts?’ Perhaps, but Anderson has proven the cool altitude in the Rockies doesn’t bother him as it does with many others. Sure, there will be times he struggles, but particularly if Anderson gets the nod on the road, he’s a more than solid start. If you do decide to pick up Anderson, we emphasize to pay attention to his scheduled home/road start ratio, as if he lucks out with more road starts, he’ll likely be much more beneficial for fantasy owners.
- SP Sal Romano (Cincinnati Reds): On one of the worst teams in baseball, Romano has managed to scrape up two wins (2-3 overall), post a 3.83 ERA, and fan 26 batters to date. Not only is Cincinnati been playing much better as of late, in Romano’s last four outings, the righty hasn’t allowed more than two ER, posting a 1.4 ERA in his previous five.