Trayvon Robinson (OF-SEA) - As a Dodgers fan, I've followed Robinson's career closely and was always enamored with his tools. He made great strides the past couple minor league seasons, but he was just not able to translate that to the big leagues last year. He's getting another shot in Seattle, and after going 1-for-4 with a pair of RBI Thursday, Robinson is now batting .247/.309/.348 in 89 at-bats. He has plenty of AL-only value given his six steals and upside and in his last seven games, Robinson is batting .320. Keep an eye on him the rest of the way, as he's likely to get plenty of playing time.
Lew Ford (OF-BAL) - Ford hadn't competed in a major league game since 2007 or a minor league game since 2009, but after returning from Japan and Mexico and posting a .940 OPS in Triple-A, he's back. Great story, but while hitting fifth (!) and DHing Thursday, Ford was 0-for-4 to lower his slash line to .186/.222/.395 in 43 at-bats. He had homers in back-to-back games recently, but while he's worth an AL-only flier, don't expect much production here.
Zach Britton (SP-BAL) - Britton was brilliant Thursday, holding the White Sox to one run on seven hits over eight solid innings. He struck out 10 and didn't walk a batter in lowering his ERA to 4.80 in 45 innings. More importantly, in his last three starts (21.2 innings), Britton has allowed just three runs with a 21:5 K:BB. He's by far the most intriguing young option (Chris Tillman is another I like) in Baltimore, and though while he'll take his lumps here and there, there is some upside.
Jason Kipnis (2B-CLE) - Kipnis was 2-for-4 with a double and his 13th home run of the season Sunday in a loss to the Orioles. For the year he's batting a modest .255/.337/.383, a line that is a disappointment given our expectations for him. Pair him up with Lonnie Chisenhall and you have a pair of former top infield prospects who have failed to meet lofty expectations. Kipnis though is a guy I have more optimism about. 13 homers and 26 steals from a second baseman is a great statline for a fantasy second baseman, and his 9.1% BB% is more than respectable. Look for Kipnis' contact skills to improve, leaving him a candidate for a .280/.360/.440 type season in 2013.
Stephen Drew (SS-OAK) - Drew's trade from Arizona to Oakland received very little attention, but it was typical Billy Beane. Grab an undervalued asset who has a good batting eye and has had success in the past, but not the very recent past. Drew was 1-for-4 with a run and RBI Thursday batting second against Cleveland, leaving him at just .198/.299/.305 on the year, and just .219/.333/.381 with the A's. hitting second in front of Josh Reddick and Yoenis Cespedes, Drew should see plenty of good pitches, making him a sneaky sleeper the rest of the way.
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