The MLB lineups are in and include some amazing players. Luis Perdomo of the Padres has brought his ERA down from 9.00 to 4.18 with a strikeout rate of 7.94 K/9. The deeper mixed leagues are wanting for groundball rate maintained at roughly 70 percent.
Ben Gamel of the Mariners has been batting .373 with 11 RBI’s and two homers. He has the potential for stolen bases and in the last three seasons has stolen 45 bases. In the last week, he has had five multi-hit games.
Rhys Hoskins of the Phillies has seen seven homers and has struck terror into the international league pitchers. His strikeout rate is down and he is a strong player who should be picked up.
Ryan Schimpf of the Padres had nine homers out of seventeen hits although his strikeout rate is 31.7 percent and his batting average is .170. Some owners will take a risk due to his extra base pop. One of the best sources for advice and updates regarding the MLB lineups is http://www.fantasyalarm.com/mlb.
Eddie Butler of the Cubs had a dominant start of 1.17 ERA which is why he is starting for the Cubs on Friday. His low strikeout rate may result in some wins for the Cubs.
Jed Lowrie has already exceeded his four homers last year with a 10.9 percent walk rate. When in top form he can hit a dozen homers when he maintains his flyball rate. Owners need to accept his category totals and reduced power numbers.
Hansel Robles of the Mets has won four games with a 95.3 mph fastball. With Addison Reed resuming the closer’s role he is the full-time man for setups provided he does not struggle for an extended period.
The additional hopefuls are Kenny Vargas of the Twins, Jose Urena of the Marlins, and Jorge Soler of the Royals.