If you are in need of a part-time replacement or just a player to get you some nice production for a couple of days, we may just have your guy. When playing Fantasy Baseball, players must ride the “hot hand” for as long as they can, whether that is a player that is 100% or 1% owned, you must put the hottest players in your lineup. Here are some guys who can give you some additional help for the upcoming week.
Guillen is finally recovering from his sore toe and has been playing and hitting well ever since. Last five games, his batting .381 with three doubles, six RBI and a home run. Guillen will be hitting behind Magglio Ordonez and Miguel Cabrera. He will have a good amount of chances to drive some runs in. He’s only owned in 6.3% of leagues and I would snatch him of the wavier wire. Jim Leyland might be trying to find a position from him on the field so I would keep on eye on that. The Tigers have a three game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks and they have one of the worst pitching roster in the MLB. Diamondbacks ERA is at 5.42. That is worst in the MLB. This series is where you want to take advantage and start Guillen.
2.Hideki Matsui, DH, Los Angeles Angels
Hideki Matsui is on fire of late and this week is going to be no different. He is owned by 64.4% of leagues so he might be available for you. If he’s on your team, he is a must start. The last seven games he played were tremendous. He batted .393, 11-28, with two home runs, six RBI and four walks. Overall, he’s batting .263, nine home runs and 34 RBI. As a fantasy owner, you should target the three game series against the Milwaukee Brewers. They have one of the worst ERA’s in the MLB, 5.30. Also, they have given up the most hits in all of baseball, 600, and have given up the fourth most home runs, 65. They also have a three game series against the Chicago Cubs.
3.Aubrey Huff, 1B, San Francisco Giants
Huff has had a good start to the season but tailed of a tad last week. The last six games, Huff is batting .273, 6-22, with two doubles, three RBI and a home run. For the season, he is batting .300 with eight home runs and 28 RBI. Huff is owned by 35.4% of leagues. He is a great short term solution if you have a need at first base. Giants have a three game series against the Baltimore Orioles. They have a team ERA of 4.87, 27th in the MLB. Huffs should return to his .300 form and put up some good numbers against the Orioles pitching staff. They also have a three game series against the Toronto Blue Jays. If you really have a tight pinch on first baseman, Huff will be a good option against the Blue Jays if need be.
4.David DeJesus, RF, Kansas City Royals
David Dejesus has been flying under the radar. For the season, he’s batting .306 with four home runs and 25 RBI. Last six games, his batting .364, 8-22, with a double and three RBI. He should be available in your free agency because only 24% of leagues have him on their roster. Royals have a three game series against the Houston Astros. They have a team ERA of 4.42. Then the Royals have another three game series against the Atlanta Braves. You shouldn’t play DeJesus because of their opponents; you should play him because Royals are one of the most underrated offenses in the MLB. Royals are third in the league in batting average, .276. DeJesus is putting up solid numbers and could help add depth to your outfielders.
5.Drew Stubbs, CF, Cincinnati Reds
The Cincinnati Reds have the best batting average in the NL, .279. One player that goes unnoticed is Drew Stubbs. His batting average is a little low, .242, but he has seven home runs and 29 RBI for the season. The last six games, he’s batting .368, 7-19, with a double, home run, three RBI and three walks. The Reds have a three game series against the LA Dodgers and Seattle Mariners. In three games against the Dodgers, Stubbs had two hits, two runs, one RBI, one walk and a stolen base. He had an all purpose series and can put better numbers next time around. Stubbs is owned in 39% of leagues.