Fantasy baseball Weekly Planner: Miguel Cabrera is best in fantasy
We have hit the quarter pole of the 162-game grind, so let's take a moment to re-evaluate what the first five picks of a fantasy draft would be in a standard league if you were to select them today. Sorry, Mike Trout, our preseason No. 1, you are taking a step back in our SI.com Weekly Planner mock draft.
Profar gets his chance, at least for now:
The minor's No. 1 prospect as rated by Baseball America, Jurickson Profar, was called up Sunday and is a must-add in most leagues, especially if you lost Ian Kinsler (ribs) to the DL.
The timing of the call-up is interesting because Profar was on a tear. He had hit in 19 of his past 21 games and was 3-for-4 with two homers Saturday night. The streak raised his Triple-A average to .278 after he hit just .231 in April. The 20-year-old speed-and-power threat is expected to replace Kinsler for the next couple of weeks, but anything can happen when a talent this intriguing gets the call. A hot streak could help him stick around. Add him in any format where you need a middle infielder.
Player of the week
Player of the weak
Tout Wars moves
Yet another move for a catcher -- it's been an ongoing saga for this team. After trading for Wilson Ramos, who went to the DL with a hamstring strain, it is time to find another flavor of the week among the free-agent backstops. Francisco Cervelli (broken hand) is at least a month away still.
1. C Kurt Suzuki, Washington Nationals 2. C Jason Castro, Houston Astros 3. C Kelly Shoppach, Seattle Mariners 4. C Erik Kratz, Philadelphia Phillies