10 – The New York Yankees are on their third closer in a week. David Robertson was just put on the Disabled List with a strained oblique, so it looks like Rafael Soriano is now going to get a shot at saving games. He’s owned in about half of the leagues out there right now so I suggest grabbing him immediately. Remember, he did lead the majors in saves a few years ago for the Tampa Bay Rays.
9 – Those of you who passed on Los Angeles Angels rookie Mike Trout are probably wishing you got him when you had the chance. After a rough start, Trout has been absolutely raking. He’s hitting better than .300 with three home runs and three stolen bases and is only going to get better.
8 – Matt Kemp was put on the Disabled List as expected for a strained hamstring. After a magical April, Kemp owners have had to deal with a frustrating May that has resulted in zero home runs and an injury.
7 – Those who gave up on Josh Johnson might have done it a little too early as he’s bounced back rather nicely in his last two starts since manager Ozzie Guillen criticized him. Johnson has gone seven innings and allowed just two earned runs in each of these starts. He has struck out 12 total batters and had just three walks. Your buy-low window has just about disappeared on Johnson.
6 – It was a very slow start to the season for Asdrubal Cabrera, but he’s turned it on the last few weeks. He hit his fourth home run of the season Tuesday night and has gotten his average up to .319. If he can stay healthy, Cabrera should be able to challenge for 25 long balls again.
5 – It looks like Addison Reed is your new closer in Chicago, but don’t get too excited because it’s been an adventure closing games all season for the White Sox. Reed got the save a few nights ago, but it wasn’t easy as he allowed a hit and a walk before finally shutting the door. He’s the one to own now, but I’d stay away from him unless you’re in dire need of saves.
4 – Carlos Zambrano has come out of nowhere this season and has looked like an ace over the last month. In his last three starts he has pitched 23 innings and allowed just one earned run. Zambrano has 21 strikeouts as well. He’s only 60 percent owned, so apparently no one believes this is real. Take a shot.
3 – Andy Pettitte is back in pinstripes and could be an interesting fantasy play soon enough. He debuted last Sunday and pitched effectively. He allowed four earned runs in 6.1 innings, but he threw the ball better than his numbers show. Pettitte gave up a pair of two-run homers, but other than that he was solid. Keep an eye on him as he could be a great source for wins.
2 – Fantasy owners got a rough performance out of ace Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday. The phenom lasted just four innings and gave up four earned runs. Apparently he was bothered by icy hot that he put on before the start. I wouldn’t worry too much here. He should bounce back this weekend against Baltimore.
1 – Bryan LaHair continues to stay hot for the Chicago Cubs. He’s hitting .352 and just hit his 10th home run Tuesday night. That’s two straight games with a home run and even had his first stolen base during this mini streak. It looks like LaHair is well on his way to 30 home runs as a rookie.