by Nick Sero
Is your team missing a piece? Do you have an injury that is hurting your team? Is one of your role players slumping? Well you came to the right place, here is a list of some sure fire pickups to add to your fantasy baseball squad both in the field and on the mound.
Buster Posey, SF, C (71)
Some fantasy owners just skip starting a Catcher if they don’t have one of the top athletes at that position. Buster Posey should not sit on your waiver list anymore, and certainly not on your bench. After being called up to the bigs only 10 days ago, he is already making big moves as a legit fantasy starter. Posey is hitting .455 and has 4 RBI in that stretch. Hurry up and pick up Posey while you still can.
Mike Napoli, LAA, C, (77)
In the case that Posey has already been picked up and you are still struggling at the Catcher position, look for Napoli. In his last 7 starts he has knocked in 6 RBI, scored 5 runs and hit 1 homerun. Those numbers may not look great, but compare them to your starting catcher and you may start to rethink who you’re starting.
Marco Scutaro, BOS, SS, (63)
His season average is what scares off most owners from this short stop, but as of late he has raised his batting average from .265 to .285. Scutaro is currently on a 6-game hitting streak in which he has two homeruns, 6 RBI, and 9 runs as the Red Sox are starting to turn their bats around.
Jose Lopez, SEA, 2B/3B (74)
Owners are staying away from Mariners almost as much as they are staying away from Pirates pitchers it seems. Lopez’s .242 average isn’t what Seattle fans and management were hoping from their third baseman, but he has been putting together a nice run as of late. Lopez put together a strong stretch of 11 games with a hit. Although he may not cross home too often playing with the Mariners, he will help boost your average and knock in a run or two as well.
Brett Cecil, TOR, SP (42)
Cecil is on a 4-game winning streak in which he has yet to allow more than two runs. Cecil gave up only one run against the Yankees in his last start and his only two losses this season have come against the Red Sox and the White Sox where he gave up just 2 earned runs in those games. Take away one bad start against the Rangers and Cecil’s 3.43 ERA would actually be around 2.43.
Carlos Silva, CHC, SP (78)
Silva improved to 8-0 on the season after holding the Pirates to only one run. His 2.93 ERA is nice, but the K count is a little low for a regualr starter. The upside is his 1.03 WHIP. Silva is starting to look like the regualr fantasy starter he was in 2007. By adding a good average of fast balls and off-speed pitches, Silva has been able to get a good deal of the balls in play to be ground balls.