When there were only two baseball games played on Monday I was reminded of the importance of filling in your lineups on days when you might have holes in your roster. If you were to pick up just one player to fill in your roster every Monday and Thursday of the baseball season you'd have 52 extra games played. That's roughly 120 extra AB. By doing this you could expect an extra 6 HR, 18 runs, 18 RBI, and 3-5 steals. That could easily mean 2-5 points in your league and possibly the difference between 1st place and 3rd place.
If you choose you Monday/Thursday players wisely you gain even more of an advantage. Many players have strong splits that you need to be aware of when choosing your pick ups. In 12 team mixed leagues you can expect many of the following players available as free agents. Check out their splits. If you pick them at the right time you can really cash in.
Cody Ross - Day - 1.015 OPS with 5 HR in 76 AB. Night - .681 OPS with 5 HR in 153 AB.
Michael Cuddyer - Home - .983 OPS with 17/21 BB/K. Away - .662 OPS with 9/26 BB/K
Juan Rivera - Lefties - 1.410 OPS including 6 HR in 51 AB. Righties - .681 OPS with 3 HR in 157 AB
Mark Teahan - Home - .904 OPS with 6 HR in 119 AB. Away - .704 OPS with 2 HR in 102 AB.
Jose Guillen - Righties - .813 OPS with 20 RBI in 106 AB. Lefties - .657 OPS with 7 RBI in 67 AB
Chris Duncan - Away - .925 OPS with .320 BA in 100 AB. Home - .602 OPS with .194 BA in 98 AB.
Andrew Jones - Day - 1.460 OPS with 3 HR in 28 AB. Night - .684 OPS with 4 HR in 85 AB. Righties - 1.000 OPS with 5 HR in 56 AB. Lefties - .751 OPS with 2 HR in 57 AB.
Ryan Garko - Lefties - 1.096 OPS with 3 HR in 35 AB. Righties - .667 OPS with 3 HR in 110 AB.