Fantasy: Under the Radar

Thursday, August 30, 2007

As you and your fantasy team make the final push for Fantasy Fame, I am here to give you the 9 players that no one is looking at.

C Jason Kendall (Cubs)
- Since Jason Kendall joined the Cubs, he has been ripping the ball batting .337 with 1 HR and 14 RBI in his last 30 days. He would be a great guy platooning with a struggling catcher like Ronny Paulino or even Jason Varitek.

1B Ross Gload (Royals)
- Gload has been ripping the cover off the ball lately for KC and would be a great pickup if someone goes down. He is batting .338 with 4 HR and 13 RBI in his last thirty days and although some time might be taken away because of Butler, Sweeney, and Shealy, he can play some outfield.

2B Howie Kendrick (Angels)
- Kendrick is returning from injury and is picking up where he left off. He has been batting .304 with 1 HR and 8 RBI and is getting some great pitches batting in front of Guerrero and Anderson.

3B Edwin Encarnacion (Reds)
- Encarnacion has had some off the field problems but has come back and has been very strong collecting 35 hits with 2 HR in the last 30 days. If you do not have a good third baseman he would be a great pickup to replace him.

SS Ryan Theriot (Cubs)
- Theriot has been consistent all season but is not getting much attention because of certain players on the Cubs. However, he steals bases, scores runs, and hits for solid average, all key attributes that will help your team.

OF Nook Logan (Nationals)
- Nook has struggled a little bit this season but is starting to heat up stealing bases, getting on base, and scoring runs. I wouldn't say a necessity, but if you have someone struggling, he would be a solid pickup.

OF Jason Werth (Phillies)
- He has a had a solid year but is making great contact almost every at-bat. Not to many people know about this Phillies outfielder, but a player like this would definitely change some close games.

OF Johnny Damon (Yankees)
- Damon has struggled a lot this year but is starting to heat up again and would be a good pickup to see if his hot streak continues. He will see some playing time in September and knows how to play the big games. He would be a smart, low risk pick up.

SP Brian Bannister (Royals)
- This rookie has really stepped up in the Royals rotation and put up pretty impressive season numbers. However, some leagues have not taken notice of him and he is left on the market. He is 4-1 with a 2.96 ERA in the last thirty days, but has 11 wins this season.


Anonymous 1:20 AM CDT  

Howie Kendrick's been batting eighth ever since he returned from the DL. Cabrera's been in the two spot since the All-Star break.