I’ll just reiterate it one more time, make sure that Cameron Maybin is owned in your league. His ownership in ESPN is finally over 60 percent, but if he’s still there in your league, go grab him. In his last 15 he’s batting .396 with 10 RBI, 21 hits, seven runs, and 4 stolen bases. This is your last call.
This is the fifth or so time I’ve mentioned Flores, but he deserves to be owned. The batting average, .249 isn’t pretty, but he’s tied with Johnny Peralta for home runs by a shortstop with 10, and bats in the middle of the Mets batting order. The power is real, and a 25 home runs season is very likely, if you’re thin at middle infielder look no further.
The Twins are calling up Buxton to make his MLB debut Sunday against the Rangers. Buxton is only 21-years-old, so it’s likely there will be a learning curve, but this is baseball’s top prospect we are talking about. You simply never know.
He didn’t hit for much power in the Minors, only 27 home runs over four season, but he will get you steals. Currently at Double-A, Buxton was batting .283 but hit .334 in 2013 at Single-A.
I really don’t think he is going to be the type of prospect that wins you your league, but he will get plenty of steals, and is someone that you at least have to make a move for.
I’ve been expecting Butler to fall off the wagon for the past few weeks, but it just hasn’t happened. During the month of June, he is hitting .375 with one home run, eight RBI, 18 hits, and three steals. The stolen bases probably aren’t a thing considering he only stole 45 bases in six minor league years, but he was a .298 career hitter. It’s getting to that point where he seems capable of sustaining his average with a few homers, so why not take a shot.
Peterson has quietly hit okay throughout June, he’s sported a .310 average with no homers, no steals, three RBI, and six runs. It’s mostly disappointing that he only has six stolen bases on the year, but he was a proven base stealer in the minors, and if he can keep getting on base steals will come.
Though he started the year horribly and got sent down to the minors, Graveman has been great since returning to the bigs. In five starts, he’s allowed eight runs and struck out 24 in 32 innings. He most recently shut down the Angels going eight innings with seven strikeouts while only allowing one run. Graveman doesn’t have big strikeout potential, but he has a very reliable sinker. Graveman was hit hard earlier in the season so it may be best to play the matchups for a little while.
Do you need saves?
It appears that Jake McGee, Brad Zeigler and Carson Smith have at least locked down the closer role for their prospective teams. Grab them if you need saves. I’d probably recommend McGree first, then Zeigler, then Smith.