We are officially in the fantasy baseball doldrums. All the surprise players have been picked up on the waiver-wire, we know who the strong and weak teams are, and now the only way to improve is to find that break out rookie or to make some trades.
Snukes have pulled away in the East and the West is still pretty up in the air. If the playoffs were held today, the 4 teams to make it are Snukes, Dickey’s Disciples, Texas I’m Stuck in and Reconsider Baby. Watch out for “Reconsider Baby” they are heating up and making a run.
Not much left, the wire has been picked dry, but there are still a couple players that can be had. Of all the free agent batters, the top 60 scorers for 2012 are all accounted for. So for offense, the waiver wire is all scraps. For pitching there are still some nice players available. Jerome Williams is within the top 35 scoring pitchers, Barry Zito (yes, he is still doing well), Tommy Milone. Phil Hughes had a great game the other day, jeez should I even suggest Kevin Millwood, nah forget that. Jonathan Broxton is a great steal for your RP slot and starter Felipe Paulino is available for both the SP and RP slots, so there is still plenty of pitching to be had. The great thing about pitching is even bad pitchers can pull off a great month of stats out of no where, it’s all about taking the time to run through the statistical reports.
What’s left to do?
All else that can be done is wait for the rookies tearing up the minors to be called up and taking a shot on them, or make a trade. Guys to keep an eye on are
Travis d’Arnaud, Danny Hultzen, Wil Myers, Jedd Gyorko, Trevor Bauer, Nolan Arenado, Yasmani Grandal, Anthony Rizzo, Anthony Gose, Trayvon Robinson. You do have a extra DL spot on your roster. Pick up a guy that is on the DL and stash them for late in the season. As for trades, I threw a couple feelers out there last week, with no hits. In the comments, let people know what you are looking for and maybe something can happen.