Efren Navarro, Detroit Tigers - Efren Navarro launched the first two homers of his big league career since 2014 Saturday while getting the start at 1B while Miguel Cabrera was the DH. Navarro has been essentially a career minor leagues with a few solid seasons in terms of batting average in the minors but he's never really produced outstanding power numbers, reaching double digit homers just twice. Miguel Cabrera has battled injuries this season and the team likely will want to move him off first base more and more next year, but at 31 I highly doubt Navarro is going to be the replacement choice in case you're thinking ahead to next season.
Justin Upton, Los Angeles Angels - Justin Upton is continuing his impressive month as an Angel with two homers Saturday, giving him 6 in his 23 days with the team. He's also hitting .269/.395/.537 with a 150 wRC+ and is going to finish the year with a WAR over 4.0 for the first time since 2011 with Arizona. Upton should be a solid fantasy option next season as well not having half his games in the spacious Comerica Park, but also hitting around Mike Trout should give him plenty of pitches to hit.
Yan Gomes, Cleveland Indians - Yan Gomes' season has been relatively bad, but Saturday he had a big games going 3-for-5 at the plate with a pair of homers and four RBI. Even in just 102 games his 13 homers for the season is his second highest total in the big leauges trailing only his 21 that he hit in 2014. A healthy Yan Gomes can be a solid fantasy starting catcher, but next season we may see more and more of Francisco Mejia (unless they move him to another position) so Gomes' long term fantasy value is definitely starting to shrink.
Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians - Francisco Lindor continues to smack homers left and right and hit his 33rd of the season last night, giving him more now 11 more this season that he had in his entire minor league career. Lindor's fly ball jump continues to be enormous as it's at 42% after posting fly ball rates of 28% the previous two seasons, and even then when he was hitting 15 homers a year that was more power than most people thought he would have. He's going to have a legit argument to be the first shortstop off the board next year and while I do expect some homer regression to an extent, he still feels like a safe bet to return his value on draft day.
Greg Bird, New York Yankees - Greg Bird hit his third homer of the week Saturday giving him six total on his injury plagued season. Bird came into this season with the hopes of being the Yankees' young bat who makes the big jump this year but got hurt in the spring and Aaron Judge proceeded to take that title from him and never look back. Bird is going to come at a steep discount next year, perhaps even free, and makes for a potential post hype sleeper for a guy who posted a 137 wRC+ in his rookie year that feels like it was 10 years ago.
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