Mark Reynolds- CLE- Drop Value- Reynolds was designated for assignment yesterday but there is a good chance he will catch on with another team soon. That team could be Baltimore. The Orioles' DHs have hit a collective .210 with 16 homers this year so they might be looking for an upgrade. Reynolds' .215 average with 15 homers in 384 PAs isn't any worse. If he can get on a hot streak he would be an improvement.
Wil Myers- TB- Hot- Myers has reached base in 21 straight games. His .335 average since making his major league debut has been supported by a .391 BABIP. As a result some regression to the mean could be seen by the end of his rookie season but with 8 homers in 176 PAs there is still power potential to contribute.
Mark DeRosa- TOR- FYI- In the whirl of the waiver wire after the trade deadline, DeRosa was claimed off waivers by an undisclosed team. It was probably just one of those things when just about everyone on a team gets put on waivers just to see who gets claimed. The Blue Jays appear to want to bring DeRosa back for his $750K option in 2014. If he can approach his 7 homers in 164 PAs of this season he will be a relative bargain. DeRosa doesn't get enough playing time to really make a fantasy impact, though.
Charlie Leesman- CHA- Rookie- Leesman will make his major league debut today after posting a 3.47 ERA at AAA Charlotte. That and his 4.27 FIP might be a little misleading as he didn't get to the mound until late May after suffering a knee injury in the IL playoffs last year. Leesman threw quality starts in 4 of his last 5 appearances at AAA. His main positive is an ability to keep the ball in the park. He has allowed only 2 homers in his last 34.2 IP and had a HR/9 of .53 in 135 IP in 2012. Leesman is likely to have decent numbers, especially since he is starting against the Twins. Long term he projects to a dependable back-of-the-rotation starter who can have value in deeper leagues.
Victor Martinez- DET- Hot- Martinez went 2-for-5 with 3 RBI and a run scored. It was his 4th multihit game in his last 5 contests. Martinez has gone 9-for-20 with 4 RBI and 4 runs scored in that span. He might be benefiting from regression to the mean. Martinez has a .293 BABIP this season and is .314 for his career.
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