If you are like me and have way too much free time, then you are constantly looking for ways to improve your fantasy baseball team. Here’s a list of three players that you might want to think about selling high on and capitalize on their hot starts.
The Colorado Rockies‘ Dexter Fowler is off to a sizzling start. He’s hitting home runs at a Barry Bonds like pace. Through 20 games, Fowler has smacked seven home runs. Heading into 2013, Fowler’s career high home run total was 13. Considering he is half way there through 20 games, either Fowler is going to regress heavily or he is going to be named in a PED report. Fowler has pretty much been waiver wire material through out his career, and now is the perfect time to deal him. He will continue to steal bases, but don’t expect the power to keep up at this pace.
The New York Yankees‘ Vernon Wells seems to have discovered the fountain of youth since coming to New York City. He is off to a nice start with five homers and a .296 AVG through 18 games. More impressively, Wells has only struck out 12 times. Sure, Wells is probably playing with a chip on his shoulder after being relegated to bench duty as a Los Angeles Angel of Anaheim for the past season and a half, but like Fowler, don’t expect Wells’s offensive resurgence to continue. Wells should continue to hit home runs, but with Curtis Granderson due back in a few weeks, it is likely that Wells might find himself in a platoon situation with Travis Haefner.
The Oakland A’s Coco Crisp is another veteran off to a sizzling start. Through 19 games, Crisp already has five homers and seven stolen bases. Sure Crisp should put up double digit totals in both homers and steals, but don’t expect him to stay healthy for an entire season and continue to hit at a .300 AVG. Just last season the A’s were shopping Crisp and talking about turning him into a part time player. Don’t be surprised if he starts losing at bats once he hits a cold streak.
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