Week 7 Fantasy Baseball: 5 Players That Must Be Owned

5 Players That Should Be Owned Already

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After the first couple weeks of the fantasy season, the free agent pool becomes very shallow. However, that doesn't mean that there isn't talent still available. To help you identify some serviceable players, here are five players that should be owned in over 80% of league by now.

5. 1B Juan Francisco, Toronto Blue Jays

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5. 1B Juan Francisco, Toronto Blue Jays

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For a guy not receiving much playing time, Francisco has certainly made the most of it. Francisco has added five home runs and 14 RBIs this month alone. He is slowly earning more time at third and it is only a matter of time until he qualifies at the hot corner as well. Add this slugger now, because he has earned a spot in all formats.

Ownership: 40.1% (ESPN)

4. SP Jordan Lyles, Colorado Rockies

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4. SP Jordan Lyles, Colorado Rockies

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It is not too often that an undefeated pitcher is still sitting on the waiver wire, but that is the case with Lyles. The right-hander is 5-0 this season and he has a glimmering 1.09 WHIP. Over his last five starts, Lyles has recorded a sizzling 1.853 ERA and truly matured into a legitimate fantasy arm.

Ownership: 39.9% (ESPN)

3. OF Gerardo Parra, Arizona Diamondbacks

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3. OF Gerardo Parra, Arizona Diamondbacks

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The D-Backs have struggled offensively this season, but Parra has really started to heat up in May. The outfielder started the month with a 10-game hitting streak and has shockingly posted a .308 batting average this month. He also clubbed two homers and scored eight runs over that span. Parra has become a very serviceable third outfielder.

Ownership: 34.0% (ESPN)

2. SS Alcides Escobar, Kansas City Royals

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2. SS Alcides Escobar, Kansas City Royals

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Escobar may be hitting eighth in the lineup, but he has been rather productive in recent weeks. The shortstop has raised his average up to .285 on the year and he has already stolen 12 bases on the year. He has proven that he can produce like a starting shortstop in all formats.

Ownership: 68.1% (ESPN)

1. 1B Casey McGehee, Miami Marlins

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1. 1B Casey McGehee, Miami Marlins

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Everyone is waiting for this veteran to cool down, but he keeps coming up with big hits. McGehee has already racked up 26 RBIs on the year and still shockingly has a .290 batting average. If you haven't drank the Kool-Aid yet, it is time to grab a cup.

Ownership: 48.2% (ESPN)


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