Heading into the week before Father’s Day, here are five players to consider adding in your fantasy baseball league.
5. Colorado Rockies RP Carlos Estevez
Jake McGee (left knee) was put on the disabled list on Saturday, and Estevez locked down his first career save Saturday night. Jason Motte could also get some save opportunities while McGee is out, but right now Estevez is the priority addition for fantasy owners.
Yahoo! Ownership: 18%
4. Seattle Mariners SS Ketel Marte
Marte returned to action last Monday after missing over two weeks with a neck injury, and he has a hit in four of five games since with three stole bases and three runs scored. His power numbers won’t be great, but Marte can help in three categories (batting average, stolen bases and runs scored) and he’s a viable add (or re-add?) in mixed leagues.
Yahoo! Ownership: 24%
3. Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy
Over his last three starts, Duffy has 25 strikeouts, just three walks and a 2.46 ERA, with overall numbers this season that are outstanding (2.94 ERA, 59:10 K/BB ratio over 49 innings). Fantasy owners seem to be a little slow to buy-in, but Duffy’s ownership rate in Yahoo! leagues has risen substantially over the last day.
Yahoo! Ownership: 33%
2. Cincinnati Reds SP Anthony DeSclafani
DeSclafani made his season debut against the Oakland Athletics Friday night, allowing just one run over six innings in a no-decision. Promising peripherals (9.0 K/9, 7.2 K/BB) over his final 11 starts of 2015 gave him sleeper potential heading into 2016, and even pitching for a bad team DeSclafani is worth attention in mixed leagues.
Yahoo! Ownership: 25%
1. Houston Astros RP Will Harris
Harris now has three saves over the last week, and when asked on Thursday Astros’ manager A.J. Hinch said “get him in fantasy baseball and see what happens.” Luke Gregerson and Ken Giles still linger as possible ninth inning options, but Harris is pitching well and may not relinquish the role.
Yahoo! Ownership: 58%