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Tim Young

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Featured Pros: Under-the-Radar Waiver Pickups
Fri, Jun 1
Featured Pros: Under-the-Radar Waiver Pickups
What one hitter should fantasy owners look into picking up that is owned in less than 20% of Leagues?
Max Stassi has seen major league playing time with the Astros in each of the last 6 seasons, but that playing time has been sparse. Now that Brian McCann is hurt, Stassi should be the primary Catcher in Houston for the next couple of weeks, and potentially longer, considering McCann's age and performance in 2018. Stassi isn't a superstar in the making, but he's a potential Home Run and RBI factory at a shallow and unproductive position. At the very least, he's worth taking a chance on.

What one starting pitcher should fantasy owners look into picking up that is owned in less than 20% of Leagues?
Nathan Eovaldi has endured a long recovery from elbow surgery, but he's finally back, and in his first start, he showed why the Rays were willing to pay him to sit on the bench last year. He's basically a 2-pitch starter, who's fastball relies more on speed than substance, but the Rays know how to get the most from pitchers, and playing in TB doesn't hurt. He won't throw 6 no-hit innings every time out, but his upper 90's fastball and devastating splitter will keep the K's coming.

Featured Pros: Under-the-Radar Waiver Pickups
Thu, Apr 26
Featured Pros: Under-the-Radar Waiver Pickups
What one hitter should fantasy owners look into picking up that is owned in less than 20% of Leagues?
Jesus Aguilar - Under normal circumstances, it's foolish to own a player on the weak side of a platoon, because that player only starts against left handed pitching. However, with Eric Thames hitting the DL for 2 months with a thumb injury, the Brewers have an opportunity to get Aguilar's bat into the lineup much more often. Aguilar has an impressive hit skill with massive power, and he should have plenty of men on base in front of him for the next two months.

What one starting pitcher should fantasy owners look into picking up that is owned in less than 20% of Leagues?
Robert Gsellman - Robert Gsellman has thrived in his new role out of the bullpen. When it comes to middle relievers making giant impacts, Josh Hader is getting all of the attention in Milwaukee, while Gsellman's hot start is going almost entirely under the radar. He's getting multi-inning stints, holds, and wins. He's doing it in dominant fashion, too. He's struck out nearly 13 per 9 innings and producing a 60% GB rate. Like Hader, Gsellman isn't your typical swingman. His K rate over 70-90 innings is as good as any closer in the league, even if his saves are only occasionally sprinkled in.

Featured Pros: Must-Have Players
Tue, Mar 6
Featured Pros: Must-Have Players
Who is the one hitter outside the top 30 in hitter ADP you are targeting as a must-have on all your teams
Travis Shaw broke out of his platoon hitter reputation in 2017. Proving the ability to hit left-handed pitchers over the course of an entire season moved Shaw from a fringe-fantasy player to a universally-drafted player. He will be batting cleanup in a hitter's park for a team that just added two major on-base threats (Cain and Yelich) to an already formidable lineup. There are better 3rd basemen on the board, but Shaw makes a stellar UTIL option.

Who is the one starting pitcher outside the top 30 in pitcher ADP you are targeting as a must-have on all your teams
It may feel like Marcus Stroman has been around for half a decade, but because of his injury, he's still relatively inexperienced. and at 26 years old, he's still improving. The Blue Jays likely won't challenge the Yankees for the division, but they should still be able to put up enough runs to give Stroman a respectable win total. He won't give you the K numbers that the Scherzer's and Kershaws will, but as a #3 or #4 pitcher, he should hold down your ERA as well as anyone.

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