Alex Avila is slashing .311/.431/.613 in 144 plate appearances this season. His nine home runs and 25 RBI are the most he’s posted since 2014. He platoons at both catcher and first base, but if you can catch him on a day when he’s playing, Avila has been one of the better offensive catchers in the league.
Yonder Alonso is mashing with a monstrous .310 average, 16 dingers and 36 RBI. Not bad for a guy whose preseason ADP was about 548th overall. If he’s not available in your standard league, look for him as a strong DFS option in the proper matchup – he owns an absurd .447 wOBA against right-handed pitchers. There is potential for some regression with a .339 BABIP, but it shouldn’t be enough to deter fantasy owners.
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Who doesn’t love dual-position eligibility? Pittsburgh’s Josh Harrison can be played at both second and third base and owns a .375 on-base percentage. He’s also top-10 among second baseman in stolen bases (six), batting average (.305) and OPS (.848).
Ryon Healy is a big reason why the A’s are seventh in the league in jacks. Healy has belted 14 of his team’s 91 dingers so far and has position eligibility at 1B/3B. His .496 wOBA against lefties this season makes him a must-play in matchups against them.
Gregorius’ ownership is already starting to climb. It is likely due to his consistent hitting (.339 BA) and current 15-game hitting streak. He’s tallied multiple hits in seven of his last 10 games and has yet to go more than two games without registering at least one hit.
There’s a good chance Scott Schebler is available in your fantasy league. If so, it’s your lucky day! The Cincinnati outfielder has hammered 18 homers and driven in 35 runs in 213 at-bats. You’re punting a bit on raw average (.258) but he’s absolutely dominating left-handers this season with a .333 average and hearty .427 wOBA.
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It can be tough to supplement a fantasy rotation at this point in the season. Ariel Miranda is 6-2 with 63 K’s and hasn’t surrendered more than two earned runs in his last six starts. He’s engineered five quality starts in 13 opportunities and has held opposing batters to a .170 average with runners in scoring position.
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Mets Reliever Addison Reed has stepped up in Jeurys Familia’s absence. He’s collected 11 saves, sports a 9.99 K/9 and hasn’t allowed a run in 10 of his last 12 appearances. Reed has improved as the year progresses – opposing batters hit .255 against him in April, .254 in May and .150 in June.