Leonys Martin (OF) | Texas Rangers – 33% owned in Yahoo leagues
Riding a 14-game hitting streak, Leonys Martin is again a top week 14’s fantasy baseball waiver pickups. Of those 14 games, 5 have been multi-hit games. Over the past 2 weeks, Martin is batting .381 with 16 hits, 11 runs, 2 home runs, 4 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. He’s still owned in just 33% of leagues, and that number very well could go over 50% by the middle of this week. He needs to be owned in all leagues at this point. Pick him up now before another league member reaps the benefits.
Tony Cingrani (SP) | Cincinnati Reds – 39% owned in Yahoo leagues
Johnny Cueto is indeed going to be placed on the DL, again. This means the 23-year-old Tony Cingrani will get another look at starting games for the Reds. He’s 3-0 with a 3.42 ERA and has only given up more than 3 runs once this season (4 runs). He owns a 57/17 K/BB ratio in just 47.1 innings this season. Cingrani should be owned in all mixed leagues while Cueto is on the DL. He’ll be owned by more than half of Yahoo leagues in the next day or so.
Jacob Turner (SP) | Miami Marlins – 24% owned in Yahoo leagues
If Jacob Turner was on even a .500 team, he’d be over 50% owned right now. Being on the Miami Marlins, he isn’t in line to get many wins because of the lack of run support unless he is flat out dealing. Over the last 2 weeks, Turner is 1-0 with a 1.71 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 21 innings pitched. Since getting his first start May 31, he’s only allowed 8 earned runs in 41 innings pitched. He has the talent to be effective for the rest of the season, it’s just a matter of how many runs the Marlins can put up for him.
Rajai Davis (OF) | Toronto Blue Jays – 18% owned in Yahoo leagues
Over a quarter of Rajai Davis’ stolen bases have come in the 3 games. He’s now healthy and if your team is lacking stolen bases, Davis is your man. He leads the MLB over the past 2 weeks with 8 stolen bases and he’s getting on base often hitting at a .367 clip during those 2 weeks. He’s also providing plenty of run support for Blue Jays pitchers as he’s scored 9 runs in his past 13 games. He’s a hot and cold player, so ride him while he’s hot.
Miguel Gonzalez (SP) | Baltimore Orioles – 24% owned in Yahoo Leagues
Miguel Gonzalez has 5 quality starts over his past 5 games in which he’s 4-1. He owns a 6-3 record and 3.77 ERA on the season. In 14 starts this season, there were only 3 games in which Gonzalez gave up 4 runs or more. Last season, he was 9-4 with a 3.25 ERA in 18 starts, so this season’s numbers is no fluke. The Orioles will continue to give him run support, and he should be owned for the fact that he will continue to put up W’s.
PLAYERS TO KEEP AN EYE ON
Delmon Young (OF) | Philadelphia Phillies – 4% owned in Yahoo Leagues
Last Week: .478 BA, 22 H, 3 R, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 2 BB
Juan Francisco (1B/3B) | Milwaukee Brewers – 6% owned in Yahoo Leagues
Last Week: .300 BA, 6 H, 5 R, 3 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB
Matt Adams (1B) | St. Louis Cardinals – 4% owned in Yahoo Leagues
Last Week: .333 BA, 4 H, 5 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 BB
Martin Perez (SP) | Texas Rangers – 6% owned in Yahoo Leagues
Last 2 Weeks: 2 W, 0 L, 6 K, 1.32 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, 2 QS
Were you able to pick up any of these free agents this week?