Brian Johnson – Red Sox – SP – Y! 1% – ESPN 6%
The Red Sox are bringing up another rookie left-handed pitcher, and this could be for a few starts. Brian Johnson is a highly touted prospect, and one of the better arms the Sox have in the farm system. In Triple-A this season he owns a 2.73 ERA, with an 8.5 K/9. Last season he posted an ERA under two with 10 wins. With so much uncertainty in the Sox rotation he could stick around if he performs well.
Jim Johnson – Braves – SP – Y! 49% – ESPN 41%
Jason Grilli ruptured his achilles just before the all-star break, creating a movement among the bullpen for the second half. Jim Johnson is a former closer, who has a 2.09 ERA over 43 innings this season, and has a 1.23 WHIP. He has a 3.29 FIP, and has recorded 50+ saves twice for the Orioles. Although he has not been solid lately closing games, and bounced around for a few teams, he is the guy as of now.
C.J. Cron – Angels – 1B – Y! 10% – ESPN 17%
C.J Cron was expected to be a top value pick in fantasy drafts before the season, but that wasn’t the case. He hit .323 during his minor league stint, and is hitting .533 in July. He is expected to continue being the Angels DH for the rest of the season. He is a good source of RBI and HR from here on out.
John Jaso – Rays – OF – Y! 6% – ESPN 14%
After being out for most of the season, John Jaso has returned and is showing no rust hitting 7-16 with a homer since his return. Jaso has been a platoon guy in the A’s system for the bast few years, but hits right-handed pitching pretty well. He hit .272 off them last season, and .282 the year before. Jaso can easily fill in for your catcher needs in the top of the Rays order.