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Week 19

It’s been a very active trading season and deals have occurred every day this past week.  While teams are collecting middle relievers, we can more about the positional player or starting pitcher who might be moved but will leave ABs or starts to someone after their departure.  Our list has outlined a number of those situations.

On the curious side, Tommy Milone’s name snuck in.  I guess 6 K’s and no walks in five innings must have been enough in a fill-in start in Washington.  I think our writers said it best…at least he’s healthy.  Where’s the GIF of the dog shaking his head…wait here while I run and get it…

Enjoy the list and please click on the baseball card to visit our partner amazon.com to explore additional information on each player.

Orlando Arcia, SS, MIL (CBS: 13% owned): Once again, Orlando Arcia gets the call and has returned to the Brewers. At least this time, he posted some solid numbers at Triple-A, which gives us some hope that he can return to some semblance of his 2017 form down the stretch.

David Bote, 3B, CHC (CBS: 1% owned): Kris Bryant returned from the DL and now has gone back on it with a continuance of his shoulder woes. This stay could be a bit longer than his last, as we await the MRI results. Bote is coming off a strong campaign at Triple-A Iowa, with 13 homers in 235 at-bats. He should definitely be on the radar in deeper formats, pending the Bryant news.

Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA (CBS: 57% owned): August 14 is but a scant two weeks away. Cano isn’t playoff eligible, but his bat could go a long way in helping the Mariners reach that destination.

Jace Fry, RP, CWS (CBS: 7% owned): The trade of Joakim Soria to the Brewers has left a hole at the back end of the ChiSox bullpen. The options in Chicago are rather thin, especially with Nate Jones being shut down after a recent setback on his rehab, so why not take a good look at what the youngster Fry has to offer.bb

Brian Goodwin, OF, KC (CBS, 2% owned): Several years ago, Brian Goodwin was considered an elite prospect but never realized his potential in Washington.  Out of options, he was traded to a great situation in Kansas City where he’ll likely get considerable at-bats.  He has some pop and speed and while he’ll likely compete against newly acquired Brett Phillips for playing time, he got off to a good start by hitting a three-run home run on Saturday.  Editors Note:  Brian Goodwin has a groin injury and missed Sunday’s finale.

Jeff McNeil, 3B, NYM (CBS: 5% owned): It’s all about Asdrubal Cabrera and the Mets decision to move him at the deadline. Should they move on, McNeil looks to be the beneficiary. He’s coming off a tremendous 19 homer, 71 RBI campaign at two levels down on the farm and full-time at-bats could be right around the corner.

Tommy “Mayday” Milone, SP, WAS (CBS: unowned): Give Mr. Milone credit where credit is due.  He’s currently doing something that Stephen Strasburg can’t. He’s healthy.

Roberto Osuna, RP, TOR (CBS: 55% owned): He’s moved through the system and finally arrived at Triple-A Buffalo, his final destination before rejoining the Jays on August 5. It’s worth a look to see if he’s owned.  If not, it might be worth an investment.

Brett Phillips, OF, KC (CBS: 4% owned): The trade of Mike Moustakas brings Brett Phillips to Kansas City and the potential for playing time.  He’s got a little pop and speed, much like Brian Goodwin above, but is the better defender (if that matters).  It’s a speculative pickup for sure, but one that could prove beneficial.

Roman Quinn, OF, PHI (CBS: 2% owned): Roman Quinn has finally stayed healthy long enough to get the call in Philadelphia. “Come all without, come all within, You’ll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn.”

Carlos Tocci, OF, TEX (CBS: unowned): The Rangers finally tired of Delino DeShields and that .570 OPS, sending him to Triple-A Round Rock. This leaves the Rangers with limited options to man center field. Carlos Tocci looks to be the front-runner in the race to get regular playing time, and why not? It only makes sense to give Tocci, a Rule Five pick, the opportunity to audition for a possible full-time job next Spring.

Nick Williams, OF, PHI (CBS: 16% owned): In his past six games he’s gone 11-for-28 with three homers, and five RBI. The Phillies have demoted Aaron Altherr so it looks like they are prepared to run with Williams in a full-time role down the stretch. So should Fantasy owners!

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