Martin Prado – Miami Marlins
Martin Prado is expected to return to the Marlins after the All-Star Break after his rehab assignment with Class-A Jupiter. He’s officially expected back on Friday and could be a real difference maker for your fantasy team. Before Prado went out, he was batting .272 with 24 runs and 24 runs batted in. These statistics are enough to warrant a roster spot, but his flexibility is the biggest draw. Prado is eligible to play third base and second base for your team. That is huge for daily locking leagues where you can constantly be changing your lineup. Now is the time to grab Prado as he is expected to return next Friday.
AJ Pierzynski- Atlanta Braves
Pierzynski has been playing much more lately for the Atlanta Braves. His increased playing time has given the veteran a bigger opportunity to shine, and he’s taking full advantage. He’s batting .280 on the season with five home runs and 27 RBI—in only about 200 at bats. If you’re struggling to find an answer at catcher, Pierzynski might be the perfect fix.
Marcus Stroman- Toronto Blue Jays
As the halfway point in the season approaches, it is becoming important to be honest with yourself and your team. If you are completely out of the race, or imagining a situation in which you are, it may be time to start focusing on next season. Stroman could be the ace that pushes you to a championship next year. He is available in nearly every league, and would be easy to stow on your bench until keeper time rolls around. If you’re in a rebuilding phase, do so around Stroman.