HG - The All-Star break has arrived as fantasy owners have time to catch their breath, relax for a few days and assess the state of their team. The 2017 campaign continues to witness break out years for any number of players as this week Scooter Gennett, Lonnie Chisenhall and Aaron Nola are prime examples. Meanwhile veterans rebounding from injuries or horrid starts include Wilson Ramos, Ian Happ, Jackie Bradley Jr, Jon Gray, Michael Wacha, Carlos Rodon and Rich Hall.
Wilson Ramos C Rays - Ramos is late to the party after being activated around Father’s Day and a slow start but is starting to hit. With 3 long balls over the past week along with 9 runs knock in, 5 runs scored the former National’s backstop is worth adding if you need help behind the plate.
Scooter Gennett 2B/OF Reds - Gennett continues to produce for the Red Legs as he currently is riding a 6-game hitting streak and has also tallied hits in 9 of his last 10 games. The former Brewer is batting 317 for the season and has scored 12 times over his last ten games giving him 40 to go with 46 runs driven in plus 14 long balls making Gennett a very good addition to your team.
Ian Happ 2B/OF Cubs - Happ continues to produce for a Cubs team looking for any offense they can find. The former first round pick has gone yard 12 times in just 171 at bats while knocking in 29 runs which projects to 44 long balls and 106 RBI over a full season. With his 264 batting average Happ is a worthwhile addition.
Jackie Bradley Jr OF Red Sox - Bradley started out this season cold but over the last month has warmed to the task with a 353 batting average and 431 on base average. The young lefty has driven in 18 runs since June 1 as JBJ now is batting 280 with 12 homers, 34 runs scored while knocking in 38 runs.
Lonnie Chisenhall OF Indians - Chisenhall is smoking hot with 24 runs driven in to go with an OPS of 1.028 over the last 27 Indian games. The young lefty is batting 306 with 51 RBI, 12 dingers, and 28 runs scored making Chisenhall a good add to your roster.
Aaron Nola SP Phillies - Nola has thrown four quality starts in a row going at least 7 innings each start for the Phillies. The righty has allowed just 5 runs over 29.1 frames for an ERA of 1.53 to go with 34 Ks making Nola a must add in all leagues.
Jon Gray SP Rockies - Gray has returned from the DL and has won both outings allowing 4 earned runs over 11.2 innings while punching out 15 batters. The former first round pick is starting to come into his own and with an ERA of 3.75 and being able to strike out batters like he has over the last two starts makes Gray worth owning.
Rich Hill SP Dodgers - Hill has tossed his best three games of the 2017 campaign going seven innings each start. Hill has given up 4 runs over 21 innings while striking out 27 batters and allowing just 14 hits. If Hill was dropped after a lackluster start he now is dialed in and should be owned in all leagues and formats.
Carlos Rodon SP White Sox - Rodon returned late June and has started twice this season with his last outing being an eye opener. The southpaw tossed 6.1 innings and allowed just 4 hits, 2 runs while striking 10 batters in defeating the A’s. Rodon was being projected as a breakout pick for 2017 and is worth adding to your team.
Michael Wacha RP/SP Cardinals - Wacha has thrown his three best games of an otherwise up and down 2017 and has given up 3 earned runs over 17.2 frames for the Red Birds. The righty has K’ed 23 batters over his last 3 trips to the mound making him worth using especially because he is a reliever who is starting which only increases his value.