Kyle Seager (3B-SEA): Kyle Seager continued his solid 2013, belting a 2-run homer, his 18th of the year, to help lead the M's over the Rangers. His line now sits at .283/.353/.467 with 6 steals, 56 RBI, and 66 runs through 119 games. He has increased his EYE, contact rate, and ISO, and is a solid and steady option at a volatile position. He's legit and should be coveted in keeper leagues, as the M's offense should be even better next season, providing a boast to his counting stats.
Jim Johnson (RP-BAL): Johnson continued his recent struggles, allowing a homer in a non-save situation. Buck Showalter wouldn't commit to Johnson as closer before the game and even hinted at a temporary committee for the foreseeable future. With a 3.62 ERA/3.83 xFIP, a sub-par 18% K-rate, and 9 blown saves, who can blame him at this point. Johnson figures to slide into a committee with K-Rod and Tommy Hunter until one of them seizes the opportunity.
Anthony Gose (OF-TOR): Gose went 1 for 4 with 2 RBI in his first game since being recalled from AAA. He is likely to platoon with Rajai Davis and hit against righties, and offers significant stolen base potential. However, he struggled mightily in AAA to the tune of .239/.316/.336 in 106 games. He did show signs of life the previous two weeks, and if he gets hot he could wrestle more playing time. But unless you have the need for speed, I'd stay away for 2013.
Brad Peacock (SP-HOU): Peacock continued to look sharp since his most recent call-up, striking out 5 and allowing 0 earned runs in 6 and 1/3 innings in picking up the win. Peacock posted a 2.73 ERA and a 76:22 K:BB ratio in 79 innings in the Pacific Coast league before the call-up and looks to have elevated his game after struggling mightily in 2012. He makes for a sneaky add in deep leagues down the stretch.
Dayan Viciedo (OF-CHW): Viciedo (thumb), who had been relegated to pinch-hit duties during the previous 6 games, returned to the starting lineup with a bang, going 2 for 4 with 2 RBI. Viciedo has posted similar peripherals to his 2012 season...he just hasn't been able to stay on the field as much. While his .26 EYE and 76% contact rate limit his upside, if healthy, he could be a sneaky power asset down the stretch.
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