Kevin Correia – A big name free agent signing Correia was far from that for the Pirates, but the veteran has been everything
Juan Rivera – In Toronto the talk has been Jose Bautista, but the off-season acquisition of Juan Rivera is slowly starting to pay off. Rivera is currently riding a eight game hitting streak and has raised his BA. 22 points as he appears to be a regular in the Blue Jays lineup going forward. While Rivera is not the ideal fourth hitter, if he remains in that he could be looking t a career high in RBI. Even if he’s batting fifth it’s apparent that he’s going to be receiving at bats in one of the league’s most productive lineups. With eligibility at 1b and OF, riding Rivera’s hot hand with your players on the DL or in a slump could put you over the top this weekend. It was as recent as 2009 when Rivera had a .287BA and 25HR so don’t sleep on the veteran who is 4% owned in Yahoo leagues.
Matt Harrison – The Rangers crafty lefty has been rolling of late. With three quality starts against some of baseball’s best lineups (the Yankees, White Sox and Phillies),
Mike Morse – Ray mentioned Morse earlier this week, and I am going to piggyback off him and hop on the bandwagon. He was a fantasy sleeper before the year, but with a pedestrian April he fell off the radar quickly and to the Nationals bench. With Adam LaRoche on the DL, Morse is getting regular at bats at 1B and has been productive with 4HR and 10RBI in May. LaRoche’s injury appears to be serious, so there is a chance Morse could win the 1B gig for the remainder of 2011, and if he does that, he is a legitimate 20-25 HR threat. In 195 at bats post all star break Morse hit 11 HR, so if he can approach 400-450 you could be looking at a waiver wire pick up to make up for Nick Swisher and Travis Snider’s lack of production. Add Morse for what should be a feast against Tim Stauffer and Dustin Moseley, and monitor his production going forward as he still has time to live up the pre season hype.