Avisail Garcia - Garcia is one name to note for 2014, as the 22 year old finished up August with a 354/386/494 line while starting basically every day. Garcia is filling out, and with that is coming a bit of a decrease in speed....I don't ever expect him to be a big base-stealer at the top level. I do, however, expect him to begin developing power in fairly short order. He's had a difficult time elevating the ball this season, but an HR/FB rate of almost 13% as a 22 year old bodes pretty well for his power growth I think, and he's proven that despite some fairly significant contact issues that he can likely still post an adequate AVG by making hard contact when he does connect. Garcia has enough value to help in deeper leagues this month, but I would certainly look to him as a starter in the OF in just about all formats in 2014.
Mark Buehrle - Buehrle tossed his fifth straight quality start yesterday, holding the Diamondbacks to 5 hits and 3 runs (2 earned) over 6 1/3 innings. Buehrle is 6-1 with a 2.14 ERA in the second half of the year with an increased K rate (6.0 to 6.6), a decreased BB rate (2.3 to 2.1), and a drastically lowered HR rate (1.25 to 0.57). His schedule isn't the best for the last three weeks, but he's been good enough for the past two months that I'd be inclined to trust him as a back-end starter in formats of moderate depth or greater.
Jarrod Parker - Parker continues to impress, tossing a solid 6 innings against Texas yesterday in an 11-4 win. Since the beginning of August Parker is 5-0 over 7 starts, going 50 1/3 innings and allowing 13 runs with 10 walks and 38 K's. Add in the fact that he gets the Twins twice in September, and I like Parker's value for the stretch run this year, and I also like his chances of improving a bit again in 2014 with a very solid swinging strike% this year that hasn't quite translated itself into his K rate.
Stephen Vogt - Vogt has continued to start against RHP, and apparently will be doing so for Oakland at least until John Jaso returns from his concussion, and Vogt has actually done a pretty solid job of late, hitting in 7 straight after a pair of doubles in Wednesday's 11-4 win over Texas. The 28 year old Vogt has a career minor league line of 302/365/461, so he's no slouch at the plate, and as a catcher with the better half of a platoon right now, I can't believe he isn't owned in at least a few deeper formats right now. He's definitely worth a look in deeper leagues, as he is clearly providing 2nd catcher value right now.
Alex Presley - Alex Presley has started his Minnesota career out hot, batting atop the order and going 7-18 with 4 R and 5 RBI through 4 games. Presley does a little bit of everything with no standout skill, but with a lot of fairly assured ABs coming atop the Twin lineup he's definitely worth a look in deep mixed leagues and AL-only formats for the last month.