We’re getting into the gray area of fantasy baseball.
In Week 11, we’re starting to see the seller dweller managers drop like flies.
In a way this is a blessing and a curse. Sure, it can be frustrating that this makes one less manager to trade with, but, this also means that it’s one less manager that can hop on players that start to breakout!
The competition softens, leading to you being able to scoop up the guys that people sleep on, dropped prematurely, or just plain forgot about.
With that, let’s get ahead of the game of those managers that are stilling playing and take a look at five guys people forgot about that you need to snag now!
Five Players You Forgot About
Logan Forsythe, 1B/2B, Tampa Bay Rays
Logan Forsythe broke out last year and was a hot commodity going into this year: Enter King Felix.
Forsythe gets injured and immediately gets dropped in bunches and he disappears into the DL land of the waiver wire.
Well, guess what, he’s back! Hitting atop the Tampa Bay lineup with home run and stolen base ability, he’s definitely worth the scoop. Since coming off the DL, through June 16th, he’s hitting .350, has three runs, and two RBI. The power and speed will come so make sure to nab him before someone else notices.
Kevin Pillar, OF, Toronto Blue Jays
Similar to Logan Forsythe, Kevin Pillar broke out in 2015.
In a lineup with huge names, Pillar showed off his glove, stick, and wheels and had a breakout year.
It took him some time to get his footing but his stat line through June 16th is as follows: 28 Rs, five HRs, 24 RBI, six SBs, and batting a .256. It’s the his production in June that interests me where he’s hit a Pillar-like .298 with eight Rs, three HRs, and seven RBI. Grab him and hope this is the breakout we’ve all been waiting for.
Ben Revere, OF, Washington Nationals
Again, similar to Forsythe (last time I promise) Ben Revere got injured early in the year and the masses dumped him.
Yeah, totally makes sense, drop a guy who bats leadoff on one of baseball’s best lineups who’ll hit you a .300 average and could highhandedly win you steals each week, ya dingus!
With that outburst over with, I bring you his stat line and why it’s so valuable to your team: Since June first Revere has hit his typical .311 average, stole three bases, with seven runs, and even has contributed in the ribby department with six. If he’s still on waivers snag him up now and enjoy his production because hes heating up.
Doug Fister, SP, Houston Astros
I’m really dusting off this name here.
Doug Fister is an innings eater that has the ability to throw a no-hitter or last 1/3 an innings and give up eight ERs.
Fortunately for fantasy owners, this past month he’s been the latter of the two. In the last month he’s thrown 37.1 innings, has a 4-0 record, 28 Ks, a 2.17 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. Outside the bloated WHIP, Fister has been pitching like a man possessed as of late. If other managers haven’t taken notice yet, make sure to capitalize on their negligence and scoop him up!
Trevor Bauer, SP, Cleveland Indians
Trevor Bauer was a mega prosect with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2012, and then it seemed that in the blink of an eye, he was gone.
Well, he never really went anywhere, he was just under preforming and kept disappearing into the depths of the Tribe’s minor league system.
Have no fear, Bauer is here! After a torrid Spring Training, he was demoted to the bullpen, and after a few injuries, got the call to start again and he hasn’t looked back. Since June 1st, Bauer has been pitching to the tune of 15.2 IPs, a 1-0 record 13 Ks, a 1.72 ERA, and a 1.02 WHIP. If this is him turning a new leaf it’s time to get him now!
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