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Week 3 Fantasy Baseball: 5 Underappreciated Players

5 Underapprciated Fantasy Players

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Considering all the information out there nowadays, there aren't many players that fly under the radar. However, it still happens once and awhile.
To help recognize some fantasy trends, here are five of the most underappreciated players in all of fantasy baseball.

5. C Yan Gomes, Cleveland Indians

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5. C Yan Gomes, Cleveland Indians

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Despite the fact that Gomes has inherited the everyday catcher role, he has gone underrated this season. He is still hitting .293 on the year and has already added two homers through the first 13 games. Gomes deserves to be a full-time starter in all formats.

Ownership: 32.8 % (ESPN)

4. RP LaTroy Hawkins, Colorado Rockies

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4. RP LaTroy Hawkins, Colorado Rockies

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Hawkins continues to solidify his hold on Colorado’s closer role. He is now 3-for-3 in save opportunities and he hasn’t allowed an earned run since his lone hiccup in his first appearance of the year. The 41-year-old has become a must-own in all fantasy leagues.

Ownership: 58% (ESPN)

3. SP Kyle Lohse, Milwaukee Brewers

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3. SP Kyle Lohse, Milwaukee Brewers

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Lohse is coming off his best performance of the year. He lasted 8.2 innings in a 4-1 win this week over the Pirates and allowed just one earned run while striking out nine batters. He is now 2-1 on the year and the veteran has a respectable 3.05 ERA. The right-hander will be an innings monster this season and should be owned in all formats by now.

Ownership: 53.8% (ESPN)

2. 3B Yangervis Solarte, New York Yankees

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2. 3B Yangervis Solarte, New York Yankees

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Solarte has been a rock this season. He has played in every single game for the Yanks and currently has a robust .348 batting average with a .434 OBP. Solarte has also driven in seven runs this season and continues to fill the box score night after night.

Ownership: 42.6% (ESPN)

1. 2B Neil Walker, Pittsburgh Pirates

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1. 2B Neil Walker, Pittsburgh Pirates

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Walker has been absolutely tearing the cover off the ball this year. The second baseman has already crushed five home runs in 2014, including three long balls in the last three games alone. He may not have the best average (.259), but his staggering power numbers should keep him active in all formats.

Ownership: 45.8% (CBS)