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Week 6

Joe Biagini (TOR, RP, 5% owned) – The Mat Latos experiment has drawn to a conclusion, with the Jays looking to their bullpen for respite. It has been a couple of years since Biagini pitched in a starting role, as a member of the Richmond Flying Squirrels, but desperate times require desperate measures and the Jays have arrived at that stage of the program. He did post a 2.42 ERA back in 2015 with Richmond while starting and has demonstrated decent chops while working out of the Jays pen. In our world, which is currently seriously short on starting pitching, Biagini makes for an intriguing option.

Matt Albers (WAS, RP, 4% owned) – Blake Treinen couldn’t get it done. First Cody Glover and now Sean Kelley have found their way to the DL. This truly is a case of last man standing. Albers has the job, but for how long?  Glover is scheduled to return from the DL this week, so keep that in mind when putting together your FAAB bid for Albers.

Jose Martinez (STL, OF, 3% owned) – The addition of Stephen Piscotty and Dexter Fowler to the walking wounded has depleted the outfield corps in St. Louis. Martinez has moved from the bench to a regular spot in the Cards outfield and will provide a little pop, little speed, and most importantly full-time at-bats.

Jacob Turner (WAS, SP, 5% owned) – In a bit of a surprising move, the Nats demoted Joe Ross, and inserted Jacob Turner into their rotation. Even adequate should more than suffice, as the Nats high-flying offense will provide him with no shortage of run support.

Brad Brach (BAL, RP, 58% owned) – Zach Britton lasted less than a week and the forearm strain that originally sent him to the DL has resurfaced and he’s back on the 10-day DL. We told you to hold onto Brad Brach.

Marwin Gonzalez (HOU, 36% owned) – 9 HR, 21 RBI. Huh??  He’s hot, so why not partake.  Just remember, he’s still Marwin Gonzalez.

Trevor Cahill (SD, SP, 37% owned) – We said in the beginning of the year that Trevor Cahill would have value.  While it’s not been always great, he’s also been pretty good. He’s got a two start against a poor Texas team at home and an improving team in the White Sox.

Joakim Soria (KC, RP, 5% owned) – Herrera rumors are starting and this could mean money for Joakim Soria.  Will they come to fruition?  I actually think they will…

Manny Pina (MIL, C, 14% owned) – Travis d’Arnaud finally started to look like the player we thought he would be and then…he got hurt…again.  It’s Manny Pina time.  Temper your expectations but he’s got a run for at least a week.

Tyler Collins (DET, OF, 3% owned) – Tyler Collins has been mostly an up and down guy for his career, but he might be starting to piece some things together.  He does have some pop.

Delino DeShields (TEX, OF, 24% owned) – I’m still baffled that Jurkison Profar didn’t win that job in left field.  The once top prospect just hasn’t put it together.  I think he needs a trade.  For now, Deilino DeShields is the benefactor.  I still think he’s a fourth outfielder but he’s got speed and will steal bases for you.

Santiago Casilla (OAK RP, 35% owned) – Doolittle hit the DL this week. Stock is climbing as the herd thins.

Five on the Farm to consider

Amed Rosario (NYM, SS/3B, 25% owned)

Asdrubal Cabrera is injured but the Mets say…NO, they will not promote Amed Rosario.  That kind of fits as the Mets season is imploding in front of all to see.  Look, Rosario has been red hot in Triple-A and given how offense oriented Las Vegas is, there’s nothing left to prove there.  We still believe he gets the call.  Maybe not this week, but soon.  Now is the time to pick him up.

Erick Fedde (WAS, RHP, 6% owned)

Erick Fedde has gotten off to a strong start in Triple-A and looks just about ready.  Who’s the fifth starter in Washington again?  Yeah, time to go pick this dude up.

Tyler Beede (SF, RHP, 11% owned)

With Madison Bumgarner out until the All Star break, the Giants need rotation help and I think Tyler Beede.  Jump on him now while he’s cheap.

Lewis Brinson (MIL, OF, 24% owned)

Eventually Eric Thames will stop putting up video game numbers and it could highlight that Keon Broxton has been overmatched, striking out an astounding 46% of the time.  Meanwhile, uber-prospect, Lewis Brinson has been on fire.  He’ll strike out too much as well but something tells me less than KB.

Roman Quinn (PHI, OF, 5% owned)

I saw Roman Quinn last week and was reminded of his 80-grade speed and elite defense.  I can’t help but think he sees the majors sometime in May or early June which will send Odubel Herrera to left and free up center field for Quinn.

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