Edward Mujica – Athletics – RP – Y! 14% – ESPN 5%
With Tyler Clippard of to the Big Apple, and Sean Doolittle on the self, Edward Mujica will get first crack for some saves. This is a matter of will he stick or not, meaning this is far from a safe add for someone who will just come in and shut the door. Mujica has an ERA over four, and a FIP over five, so you can see what I mean. If you are chasing saves it is a risk to take.
Mike Leake – Reds – RP – Y! 43% – ESPN 43%
Mike Leake has been pitching well of late, with a 1.61 ERA in July. He is another arm likely on the move, with some teams in better ballparks after him. He is a possible waiver wire add over the next few days depending on the value shift. He is a pitch to contact guy, who does quite well against the teams he is supposed to. Leake has been very stable this season, and I am a little surprised to see him fairly low owned.
Ken Giles – Phillies – RP – Y! 40% – ESPN 27%
Jonathan Papelbon is likely on his way to Washington, meaning Ken Giles will be in the closers role. This flame-thrower is a safe add, and I rank him higher in priority over any of the players here, of course depending on what you need. He has an 11.1 K/9, and his ERA is sitting below two.
Delino DeShields – Rangers – OF – Y! 16% – ESPN 34%
Delino DeShields is back off the DL and has landed safely back into his starting role. He varies in the leadoff spot with Odor, but most days has been up there. DeShields is hitting the ball well this season, hitting .275 with 41 runs and 16 stolen bases. Those are the areas he brings the most value towards.
Travis d’Arnaud – Mets – C – Y! 32% – ESPN 35%
It has been a disappointing season for Travis d’Arnaud, but he will yet again join the team later this week after a DL trip. He is a solid hitting catcher, who was a highly touted catcher before the season started. If you are in need of some offense behind the plate, you can likely snag him.
Michael Conforto – Mets – OF – Y! 18% – ESPN 32%
Speaking of needing offense, the Mets called up one of their young prospects this last week, hoping to put a jolt into their offense. Conforto was hitting .312 in Double-A this season, and is 4-12 in the bigs, with an RBI in each game so far. He is a guy to keep an eye on as the season goes, especially if he finds some rhythm.