The person who is writing this fantasy article north of the 49th parallel would like to start by wishing my American friends and readers the best wishes for the weekend of June.
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Those with extra time today may want to add to their list next week by diving into one of these players. There should be something for everyone in this room, both for short-term and long-term help and for different skills.
Oneil Cruz (SS, Pittsburgh Pirates, 41 percent on list)
Cruz is a one-time member of this article, as his listing rate will rise to more than 50 percent in the coming days. The skinny short stop was arguably the best fantasy game of 2022 for minors, and he should make his debut for Pirates today. Cruz offers a strong combination of power and speed, having already brought home nine teams and 11 halves this season with 55 games in a triple-A level. He should help in most categories right away, with one caveat that he may not give a high hit.
However, Cruzi is worth adding to virtually every league.
Ezequiel Duran (2B / 3B / SS, Texas Rangers, 35%)
Duran has done a bit of everything in his 14 Premier League games, hitting 0.291 with two home balls and a couple of innings. His 2:15 BB: K relationship doesn’t inspire confidence, but he certainly has the speed and the bit of pop. With three suitable positions, Duran is an ideal pitcher in leagues with daily moves, while we find out if he can maintain his initial success.
Luis Garcia (2B / SS, Washington Nationals, 13%)
Yahoo! managers have been slow to add Garcia, who has made a lot of success in 19 games since being recalled from Triple-A. The third high league season is already underway on the indoor court, but at the age of 22 he still has enough time to develop. Garcia caught the power of the Triple-As and strikes 0.360 with 0.878 OPS for the Nazis. He may soon hit the top lineup in the Nazi lineup, which has few quality options.
For those who don’t need theft, Garcia Duran is the preferred option.
Orlando Arcia (2B / OF, Atlanta Braves, 19%)
With Ozzie Albies at least two months away, Arcia will have the opportunity to be another full-time Atlanta player. The 27-year-old may not be a fantasy stud, but he once offered a nice combination of power and speed as a member of Brewers. I’ve already added Arcia, wherever possible in 12-team leagues.
Alek Thomas (OF, Arizona Diamondbacks, 19%)
Thomas should belong to twice as many Yahoo! leagues. The young man is a first-class prospect who has achieved many initial major league successes, reaching 0.275 with five home balls and three interlaces in 38 games. And unlike Duran and Garcia, Thomas has shown some discipline, creating a BB: K ratio of 10:25. The newcomer should stay in the main event to stay and be the bettor in the other five categories.
Ross Stripling (SP / RP, Toronto Blue Jays, 27%)
Stripling fought the Yankees in the last race, but his trip was not terrible (3.2 IP, 2 ER) and many beginners have done poorly against New York this year. Better has been a success both as a beginner and a mitigator this season and is locked in a rotation point. 38:10 Q: BB Stripling has the ability to be a rotating player in 12-team leagues and a regular streamer in 10-team formats.
Zach Davies (SP, Arizona Diamondbacks, 15%)
Davies has been in his best form lately, allowing just three races in 20.2 shifts in the last three starts. And the right wing hits more shots than usual, having collected 20 hotspots during those three trips. Davies is a great start for the two who will be widely available this week as he opens a week in San Diego before returning home to face Tigers’ downfall.
Tyler Wells (SP, Baltimore Orioles, 6%)
Wells has quietly become one of the most consistent starters in baseball, not allowing more than three races in any of his last 12 starts on the route. This season, Wells with 3.62 ERA and 1.07 WHIP should be a reliable choice at home starting Wednesday against a mediocre Nazi attack.
Johnny Cueto (SP, Chicago White Sox, 15%)
Cueto has had ups and downs, but his overall numbers have been good (2.95 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 33:11 Q: BB) in seven meetings with the White Sox. And he’s starting his best start, promising two hits over seven off frames in Houston. Cueto has a great opportunity to leave things rolling as he works at home against the vile Orioles on Thursday.
Brad Hand (RP, Philadelphia Phillies, 17%)
The Phillies have moved closer, Corey Knebel, to a lower gain, with the Hand receiving the first blow in the ninth round. For the sake of clarity, the 32-year-old is no closer to the team and may not have the skills to perform this role. However, he has been good enough this year (2.21 ERA, 1.38 WHIP) to get a list of teams in need of control.
Seranthony Dominguez (RP, Philadelphia Phillies, 32%)
Although Hand seems to be ahead of Dominguez in Phillies’ queue, there is little controversy over which man is the best thrower. Dominguez has been excellent this year with an ERA of 1.73, a WHIP of 0.88 and a K: BB ratio of 34: 7. Working in the setup role, he has mixed league value and will be in the top 10 relief if Hand fluctuates and Dominguez gets a chance to close.
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