Happy Sunday Fun Day to you all! Let's shift into looking at some potential streaming options for your teams this week.
Remember, we are looking at those players owned in 20% or less of NFBC Online Champions leagues. That being said, if you play in other kinds of competitive leagues, these are players who may be able to help you eke out a few more runs or steals, or a vulture save or win. And we know these kinds of players can be the ones who help you finish in the money.
Alex Dickerson (13% owned): The San Francisco Giants' outfielder often flies under the radar, but he is a source of power if you are looking for that on the waiver wire, and who isn't? He's only hitting .227, but has six home runs and 22 RBI on the year. He may not be highly owned n many leagues as he just came off the IL but has two homers and three runs scored this week. The one drawback is he currently sits in a platoon, but does get all the starts against right-handed pitchers. Could be worth a grab on your waiver wire.
Miguel Andujar (7% owned): A forgotten man in New York, Andujar slammed three home runs this week for the Yankees. The injury to Luke Voit opens an opportunity for him if he proves he can handle first base. This could be a sneaky add for you; recall this guy had 97 RBI two years ago with health and a job. Do keep in mind that Andujar never walks; I mean it, zero walks on the season. But he's hitting the ball hard again and appears healthy.
Harold Ramirez (3% owned): Very quietly, Ramirez has snuck into the cleanup spot in the Cleveland lineup. And for good reason: in the past two weeks, he's slugged a home run, knocked in eight, and stolen two bases while slashing 12 hits and seven runs. If you're like my teams and have banged-up outfielders, take a flyer on Ramirez while he stays hot. He's hit at every level of the minors, so maybe something has clicked with this opportunity?
Paul Fry (10% owned): Don't look now but Fry appears to be the lead option for saves in Baltimore. I would guess that this could become a committee situation, especially with the return of Hunter Harvey from the IL, and Baltimore's dire need to see what they have in a healthy Harvey. Fry has converted his last two save opps, and should continue to get more and chip in with strikeouts; he has 33 punchouts in 22.1 innings. Grab him if you can.
Vladimir Gutierrez (7% owned): Who isn't looking for starting pitching? In deeper leagues, Gutierrez may be worth a look. Granted, a minuscule sample size, but he's had two good starts for Cincinnati and it looks like he may remain in the rotation for a time. In my mind, he's already a better option than the injured Jeff Hoffman. Buyer beware, though: he does not look like a prime candidate for Ks.
Ross Stripling (3% owned): Stripling is looking like his former self in Toronto over the last two weeks. He's stabilized a role there right now: in the last two weeks, he's had 17 innings, 14 strikeouts, two wins, and has only surrendered two runs. Now might be the time to get back on the Stripling train. I will be looking to add him in some leagues where I need help after a rash of injuries this week to my starters.