Anthony Rendon was placed on the 15-day disabled list, and Espinosa is going to take over second basemen duties. Espinosa is on his way to his best season since 2011/12, and has even supplied a serviceable .262 average. Grab Espinosa for however long Rendon is out and expect solid power numbers while he has the job.
Yonder Alonso|1B|San Diego
If you’re looking for power, Alonso isn’t the answer, but if you want to balance out your batting average then Alonso could be an option. Alonso has a hit in 10 of his last 12 games but has no homers and one RBI. The lack of homers hurts, but if he can knock a few more out of the park to go with his solid average, Alonso could be useful.
Moreland has had a great season, .306 average with nine homers but is really underowned. At only 35 percent owned in ESPN leagues, people don’t want to recognize his success, so now is the time to move before people really take notice.
This is more of a wait-and-see, but Singleton was recently recalled by the Astros. As long as Chris Carter and Evan Gattis are around, playing time will be hard to come by, but Singleton is probably the best hitter of the bunch. At Triple-A, Singleton was batting .280 with 17 homers and 68 RBI. Like all Astros hitters, Singleton has a history of striking out, 134 in 95 games with the Astros in 2014, but has calmed down to the tune of less than a strikeout per game at Triple-A this year. Nothing is set in stone here, but if you have a roster spot open, Singleton is worth the flier.
You might have soured on Dickey by now but over his past five starts he’s really cleaned up his act. Over that span, he hasn’t allowed more than three runs and has three quality starts. The Blue Jays have one of the best lineups in baseball which create plenty of opportunities for Dickey to get wins. It seems he’s calmed down from his early season struggles and once again may be useful in fantasy leagues.
Another Blue Jays pitcher, Estrada has been dealing for the past month or so. There have been some bumps in the road, but Estrada is sporting a 3.45 ERA on the season and has struck out 16 in his past two games. Just like Dickey, it’s time to start paying attention to Estrada.
All these Blue Jays, it appears that Osuna is next in line to take a jab at the coveted Toronto Blue Jays closer job that has been a revolving door thus far. Osuna has sported a 2.10 ERA with 40 strikeouts on the year and is worthing owning as long as he holds the closer job.
Ray has pieced together six solid outings and it’s time to start taking notice. He hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs yet and strikes out about five batters per game. Ray’s minor league numbers aren’t anything to marvel at, 4.22 ERA in six years, but he did strikeout 475 in 479 career minor league innings.