HG - There is no set age when a player can have that breakout season whereby potential turns into reality and production. This season is witnessing the coming to age of Logan Morrison, Marwin Gonzalez, Steven Souza and JC Ramirez. These players have been around the majors for a few seasons but 2017 is turning into that one season to remember.
Russell Martin C Blue Jays - Martin got off to another lousy start to 2017 and then hit the DL with a few maladies, but with hits in 9 of his last 10 games he is hitting at a 343 clip and has banged out 2 long balls and driven in 4 runs over the span. Martin is worth adding at such a shallow position.
Logan Morrison 1B Rays - Morrison continues his break out season to date with 3 homers over the last week giving him a career high 15 long balls just inside of June. LoMo has also knocked in 36 runs and is on pace for 27 homers and 128 RBI, making Morrison well worth an add to your fantasy team.
Marwin Gonzalez 1B/2B/3B/OF Astros - Gonzalez continues his breakout season for a Houston team with the best record in baseball as he has now driven in two runs in four of his last six games. The versatile infielder is batting 308 with 12 homers, 34 runs knocked in, 25 runs scored and two stolen bases. Gonzalez is just a few games from gaining eligibility at shortstop which only increased his present-day value.
Devon Travis 2B Blue Jays - Travis has been clicking of late at the dish with hits in 10 of his last 11 games for a suddenly hot Blue Jays team. The second sacker is 18 for his last 47 for a blistering 382 batting average to go along with 4 homers and 15 RBI. Travis has also scored 8 runs to go with 4 multi-hit games and is worth owning and starting for owners in need of an offensive infusion.
Steven Souza Jr OF Rays - Souza continues with the best season of his career with 5 dingers and 10 RBI over the last ten days alone. The young Ray’s righty is batting 275 with 10 homers, 33 runs driven in and 27 runs scored for the surprising Rays of Tampa. Souza is on pace for 33 long balls and 133 runs driven in.
Melky Cabrera OF White Sox - Cabrera is on a 11 for 27 run at the plate that has also seen him hit 4 home runs while driving in 14 in 7 games. While Cabrera might not stay this hot for an extended length of time production, at this level just start him.
JC Ramirez SP Angels - Ramirez has been on an impressive run for the Angles with 5 quality starts over seven trips to the mound. The converted reliever has allowed just 5 earned runs over 33.2 innings for an ERA of 1.36. Ramirez might not keep this kind of stinginess up all year but is pitching too well to ignore.
Adam Wainwright SP Cardinals - Wainwright has rebounded after a horrid start with four straight quality starts and just one earned run allowed over 26.2 innings for a microscopic ERA of 0.34. The veteran righty has also allowed just 16 hits while striking out 21 batters and with 2 starts for week 10 Wainwright is a great add in all leagues.
Sean Manaea SP A’s - Manaea has come back from the DL and had three solid starts in a row with his two best starts covering his last two outings. The young lefty has gone seven frames each over the last two games and allowed just 1 earned run and 7 hits and 17 punch outs.
Ty Blach SP/RP Giants - Blach has been a season saver for a Giant’s team missing Madison Bumgarner until post All-Star break. The rookie has tossed six quality start over his last seven games including five in a row with just 5 earned runs allowed over 37.2 frames. His last game was a complete game white washing of the Phillies. Blach has won four games in a row and stands at 4-2 with an ERA of 3.24, WHIP of 1.11 and being listed as both a reliever and starter enhances his already elevated fantasy value.