Injuries open up opportunities during fantasy dog days
Is it really August already? We are now two-thirds of the way through a grueling, six-month journey. This is an exciting time for fantasy owners. Prospects are getting the call as injuries pile up with rosters to expand in September.
Fantasy football is also just around the corner and RotoExperts has you hooked up there as well. The Draft Kit is in full swing and there is tons of good information out there as draft day approaches.
But this isn't a fantasy football column. It's a baseball column, and we still have two big months to look forward to. Let's get to this week's T.I.P.S.
All statistics through August 3.
While the Indians made it their goal to trade any fantasy-worthy player before the deadline, they forgot about their 27-year-old SS/3B,
The news has been split when it comes to the oft-injured
The Orioles lost two starters this week in
Abreu didn't solicit much interest this summer when he signed for a relatively inexpensive one-year contract. He also hasn't been talked about much this year, mostly due to his continued lack of power. Despite his eight homers, Abreu offers a ton to his fantasy owners. His 73 RBI are fourth amongst all MLB outfielders, his 22 steals are good for 10th, and his .320 average is one of baseball's best. In all, Abreu is one of the most well-rounded fantasy players out there, and his lack of home-run hitting prowess may be able to help you acquire him at the cost of a No. 3 starting pitcher.
Jimenez doesn't get the attention of a No. 2 fantasy starter, but that is exactly what he has become. In fact, he doesn't even get as much attention as his teammate,
With two months left in the season, now is the time to put in your best effort. I see it every year during this time: people get sick of checking their teams daily and coast until football season starts. This is an opportunity for those dedicated to a championship. As your leaguemates lose focus, see if you can pull off a trade with an owner whose heart isn't in it anymore. I've mentioned many times that fantasy baseball is a grind. It really is. But now is the time to really step up your game. If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to