Week 9

Dinelson Lamet (SD, SP, 17% owned)

It was an impressive debut for the young righthander. Lamet was hitting an adrenaline fueled high-90’s before settling in nicely in the mid-90’s with the fourseamer. He did something that most of the Padre rotation hasn’t recently, in that he lasted five innings and didn’t get hammered in the process. The eight 8 strikeouts was pure bonus. It’s time to spend some of that precious FAAB.

Brad Peacock (HOU, SP/RP, 15% owned)

Brad Peacock is sporting a .87 ERA and .97 WHIP. Huh? Yup, it’s true. I checked….twice. He’s now getting an opportunity to move into the rotation and heading into a two-start week against the Twins and Rangers. Any semblance of what we’ve seen in a relief role and it could be a long stay.

Tony Wolters (COL, C, 16% owned)

In his past seven games, Wolters is 5-for-19 with seven base-on-balls and seven runs scored. He currently leads all catchers with 22 runs scored on the season. Why is he available in 84% of the League at CBS?

German Marquez (COL, SP, 47% owned)

After a rocky start in which he allowed a total 13 earned runs in two of his first three starts, he’s bounced back rather nicely. In his past four starts he’s allowed a total of four earned runs. Go get him!!

Ryan Tepera (TOR, RP, 5% owned)

Very quietly, Tepera has been getting the job done in the Jays bullpen. He has now run his consecutive scoreless appearance streak up to thirteen games and looks to have a very bright future at the back end of the Jays pen. He’s a definite add in all Leagues that count holds.

Allen Cordoba (SD, SS, 1% owned) 

The Rule 5 pick, plucked from the Cardinals, is demonstrating remarkable poise for a 21-year-old with no experience above Rookie ball. In the absence of Manny Margot, the Padres have recently been using him in the leadoff slot, and for good cause as he’s sporting a .351 OBP. He did steal 22 bases last season and NL-only and Dynasty format owners should be taking notice.

Hernan Perez (Mil, SS/3B/OF, 58% owned)

Ryan Braun finds his way back to the DL with the on-going calf issues, guaranteeing playing time for Perez for at least the next couple of weeks. Maybe, just maybe, he’ll use the opportunity to pick up the pace on his speed game.

Jorge Bonifacio (KC, OF, 6% owned)

When you hit four homers and drive in eight runs since May 21, the playing time concerns should be fading away.

Paul DeJong (STL, 3B, 1% owned)

Kolten Wong hits the 10-day DL with an elbow strain and the Cards have called up the 23-year-old DeJong to provide some temporary respite. He has had an outstanding season at Triple-A Memphis, mashing 11 homers and driving in 31 runs, and should be on the radar in very deep and NL-only formats.

Daniel Mengden (OAK, SP, 2% owned) 

Mengden is getting the call Monday to replace the injured Kendall Graveman, and with that solid 2.21 ERA and strikeout per inning at Triple-A Nashville makes for an intriguing streaming option in deeper formats.

Nick Kingham (PIT, SP, 2%owned) 

Kingham is currently flying a bit under the radar, but with four solid starts under his belt, three wins, and a great 2.35 ERA won’t be for very long. The last time I looked, Chad Kuhl was sporting an ERA north of six. The Pirates will exercise only so much patience .Buying in a bit early on Kingham could prove to be a very profitable venture.

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