With fantasy rating out of 5
Jon Jay OF, Diamondbacks
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Back in the NL following his trade from K.C., this week, career reserve/ platoon was inserted as the short-term everyday leadoff hitter which perfectly suits his skillset as an on-base machine (.290 career AVG, .356 OBP) with a touch of basepath speed. If he can keep getting on base, his increased runs totals could make him a fantasy bargain until A.J. Pollock and Steven Souza return from the DL.
Sam Gaviglio SP, Blue Jays
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He’s made four starts since joining the injurywracked Toronto rotation last month, all of which, while not quality starts by definition, certainly were in practical terms. His season ERA is now 2.51, his WHIP 0.98 and it’s going to be hard to get him out of there at this point.
Jake Bauers 1B, Rays
One of Tampa’s top hitting prospects, he made his debut Thursday, but went 0-for-8 in his first two outings. Still, there’s plenty to like about the 22-year-old lefty who was hitting .279 at triple-A with five HRs and 10 SBs, not the least of which is that the going-nowhere Rays can afford to give him a long look.