Fantasy baseball season is now two weeks underway, and while it may seem like it just started, it’s never too early to begin checking out what players are available in the free agent pool of your respective league.
With the team building now in full swing, DSN is here to let you know who to target to help you fix your draft day mistakes.
1. Nomar Mazara — Texas OF
The rookie was recently called up after the Rangers placed Shin-Soo Choo on the DL, and he has made an immediate impact for the Rangers and fantasy owners alike. One of the top prospects in the MLB, Mazara is currently batting .444 with 1 HR and 5 RBIs in eight games of MLB action. It’s still very early, but Mazara is somebody you want to jump on ASAP as his value is rising quickly.
2. Vince Velasquez — Philadelphia SP
Another player who won’t be in the free agency pool much longer is Velasquez. In his two starts this season, the youngster has tossed 15 innings, allowing just 6 hits, 0 runs and striking out 25 (!) batters. Velasquez has as much upside as anyone in the league right now and should be added by anyone who can get their hands on him.
3. Aaron Sanchez — Toronto SP
Sanchez won the fifth starter spot in the Blue Jays’ rotation in the final days of Spring Training, and through three games, he’s making Toronto look very smart. While only 1-0, Sanchez has pitched three quality games, allowing just 3 runs total and striking out 20 batters. His numbers aren’t as flashy as Velasquez, but if you aren’t able to snag Velasquez, Sanchez isn’t a half bad consolation prize.
4. Eugenio Suarez — Cincinnati SS
In all reality, Suarez easily could have been on this list last week, but I wasn’t sold on him as much as the others who cracked the Top 5. This week, while Suarez has cooled off a bit, he’s still offering solid stats across the board, and at a shallow position like SS, wouldn’t be a bad add by anyone who needs one. He’s able to offer some power and could realistically crack 20 HRs this season. From a SS, you should be taking that every day of the week.
5. Fernando Rodney — San Diego RP
Rodney is a name you aren’t going to be seeing on any other free agent “must add” list, but he’s a good sleeper candidate to pick up. In fantasy baseball, it’s pretty rare that a closer is floating around on the market, yet Rodney is available in almost 75% of leagues across sites. He only has one save so far this season but has yet to let up a run in four appearances. If you need saves at all, go grab Rodney right now.