Roto Roundup: Adrian Beltre to the DL, Justin Upton Homers and Drives in 6

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 12: National League All-Star Justin Upton #10 of the Arizona Diamondbacks stands in the outfield during the 82nd MLB All-Star Game at Chase Field on July 12, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Adrian Beltre was placed on the 15-day disabled list yesterday, and you can read a bit more about it over at Lone Star Ball. Chris Davis has been called up to replace him on the roster, and Adam Morris over at Lone Star Ball thinks it could be Davis' last chance to prove himself. He's worth a pickup in deeper leagues right now.

Justin Upton homered and drove in 6 last night, but teammate Miguel Montero wasn't far behind with 5 RBI and a home run of his own. Upton is now up to 17 homers and 54 RBI on the season, but the story really seems to be Montero. Miguel now has 12 homers and 53 RBI, and could get to 20 and 80 before the end of the season. Pretty good numbers from your catcher, and he could end up in the top 5 catchers to start next season.

Vernon Wells homered last night in the Angels' loss, his 16th of the season. His power numbers have been up the past two months now, as he has hit 11 of his homeruns and slugged over .520 both months. He probably shouldn't be available in most leagues, but could be since he is a risk to your batting average. 

Drew Stubbs went 1-3 with 2 runs scored and a stolen base last night in the Reds' romp over the Braves. Stubbs has been ice cold of late, but still looks like a very good shot to get to 20 home runs and 30 stolen bases on the season. He definitely should be held onto in all but the shallowest of leagues.

Cameron Maybin went 2-5 with a home run, a stolen base and 3 runs batted in last night in the loss to the Phillies, and has been on a tear during his 9 game hitting streak. He's now stolen 7 bases in his last 5 games as well.

Chase Utley homered twice last night and drove in 4. He is now hitting .286 on the season, and looks like he is back to his usual self. If it hasn't already, the opportunity to buy low on Utley is closing fast. 

Lance Berkman hit his 27th home run of the season, and drove in 3 for the Cardinals yesterday. Berkman has been the top fantasy performer on his own team this year, and I'm wondering at this point if it will stay that way all season.

Josh Beckett continues to plow along, throwing 7 innings of 1 run ball last night in his win over the Mariners. He is now down to a 2.07 ERA on the season, but somehow only has 9 wins to show for it.

Desmond Jennings made his season debut after being called up from Durham, and went 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored, a stolen base and an RBI. I want to see more of this, but for now I would only pick him up in deep leagues or AL-only.

Jose Reyes continues to increase the likely price of his next contract, as he went 3 for 5 with 3 runs scored, a stolen base, and an RBI last night. He is now hitting .352/.394/.531 and has 31 stolen bases on the season.

Twins 3B Danny Valencia went 1 for 3 last night with his 12th homer of the season and 2 runs scored. He's not having a very good year in terms of batting average (.234), but he now has 51 runs batted in on the season and qualifies at a position which has been a bit rough around the edges. He could be a potential pickup if you need a replacement to Beltre and the power he provides.

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