Chi Chi Gonzalez- Texas Rangers
Even after getting knocked around by the Athletics on Tuesday, Rangers starter Chi Chi Gonzalez needs to be a priority if he’s currently sitting on your league’s waiver wire. The 23-year-old sports a wildly impressive 2.27 ERA, even though he doesn’t ring up too many strikeouts. His command is often suspect, having allowed 13 walks, but that doesn’t erase the fact that he’s allowed only 9 runs in in 35 2/3 innings. Gonzalez has been very impressive, yet is only owned in about 50 percent of fantasy leagues. He deserves a spot on your team.
Yunel Escobar- Washington Nationals
Escobar is now batting .331 on the season. He has hit four home runs on the season, half of them coming in the last 15 games. If you’re looking for a high average batter, the Nationals infielder is your guy. I’d love to se him steal more bases but that likely isn’t going to happen. If you can accept that and need average, grab Escobar. He is available in over 40 percent of leagues.
Francisco Cervelli- Pittsburgh Pirates
Cervelli is batting .308 on the season with two home runs and 19 RBI. He’s a stud behind home plate and a solid piece of the Pirates lineup. There are health questions surrounding the backstop, but if he can stay 100%, or even near that level, he is a force. I’ll say it again; catcher is the hardest position to fill in fantasy baseball. If you can get lucky enough to claim Cervelli, do so. You won’t regret it.