Who should you begin to target in your fantasy baseball league?
Now that we are about a month into the season, the trading block is beginning to call to me. This is the point of the season where I go after an underachiever who could turn it around in the second half. Here are the names I am going after:
Hanley Ramirez, SS, FLA
Now is the time to make an offer for the knucklehead shortstop. You will still have to give up someone good, but there is no way HanRam hits .222 with no pop all year.
Alex Rios, OF, CHW
Off to a horrendous start that reminds me more of 2009 than 2010, Rios is in too powerful a line-up not to turn it around. Find an owner that is scared and try to land the five tool White Sox.
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN
There does seem like a strange year in happening in Minnesota this year. But Joe Mauer will be back as will Morneau. When he is on, he is one of the best in the game. IF he can stay healthy, I would love to have him on my squad in the second half.
Jason Heyward, OF, ATL
Certainly there is some concern about the sophomore slump (this applies to Pedro Alvarez almost word for word), but his raw talents are too good to keep performing like he is. Plus, the power is still there despite the poor BA. Go get the J-Hey Kid.
Nick Markakis, OF, BAL
Same as Rios, this guy is just too good a player not to turn it around. He may not add too much power or speed, but he is a consistent producer in the RBI, AVG and OPS catergories. He can be had for uber-cheap at the moment.