|Zachary Lucy Flickr|
Buy Low Candidates
- It hasn't been a fast start for Russell Martin, who over the past few seasons have been one of the most productive catchers in the league offensively. Hitting in the middle of the Blue Jays lineup behind Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki, Martin will have plenty of RBI chances throughout the season. He'll finish a top 5 catcher, and for that reason you should see if you can make a move for him on the cheap!
- d'Arnaud is making a habit of starting off seasons very poorly. But as the season gets going, so does his bat. d'Arnaud is healthy this year, and the Mets offense will be better than last season. It's only a matter of time before both d'Anaud and the Mets bats get hot.
- Prince Fielder is off to a dreadful start, hitting just .167 with one extra base hit and two runs scored in his first 13 games of the year. Let's not forget this guy is a career .286 hitter and in the Summer months, fly outs turn into home runs in Arlington.
- Brian Dozier is an interesting player when it comes to fantasy. He might hurt you when it comes to average and OBP, despite being a leadoff man, but he's a lock for 55-60 extra base hits, 100 runs scored, and double digit stolen bases. The Twins started off the season 0-9 with just 14 runs scored, so clearly Dozier like the rest of the Twins offense struggled.
- Just like Russell Martin, Tulo is off to a slow start, hitting under .150. Clearly he's going to pick things up as the season moves along. You won't find too many shortstops that have more power than Tulo, or a shortstop in a better spot in a ridiculous offense. If you can swing a trade for him before he gets hot, you might just make the trade of the year in your league.
- .119 with a home run and five RBI. Not exactly how you expected Seager to start his year. However last season on April 15th he was hitting just .211 with five RBI. Hopefully fantasy owners are willing to give Seager up for a bag of balls because Seager turned things around in a big way last year, finishing with a .266 average, 37 doubles, 26 home runs and 74 RBI.
- Umm, where to begin? In 12 games and 42 at-bats into the season, Carlos Gomez has 0 RBI and just two runs scored. Gomez owners must be furious with his lack of production and are probably just dying to get rid of him. Houston will score a ton of runs this year, and Gomez will be a big part of it moving forward.
- Similar to the Prince Fielder situation, Ian Desmond is off to a dreadful start with the Rangers. He is hitting just .109 with a single RBI. He's playing a new position this year, so that could be to blame for his struggles at the plate. Either way, Desmond has a ton of power and when the temperatures get hot in Texas, so do the bats.
- Dickerson is no longer in Colorado which will obviously hurt his production at the plate, but in just 36 at-bats, he has two doubles and three home runs. The Rays brought this guy in to help improve their offense, and if the Rays want to compete in the AL East this year, Dickerson will have to be a major contributor.
- It doesn't get much worse than 1-24 to start a season. But that's how it started for Granderson. However since then, Grandy is on a five-game hit streak and is 6-21 (.285 avg) in that span, including his first home run and RBI of the season.
- It hasn't been a warm welcome for Greinke with the Diamondbacks. In just three starts this year, Greinke has just one fewer loss than he had last year in 32 starts. In his defense he did face the legend Trevor Story in his first start, and the Chicago Cubs in his second start. In his third start, despite not picking up the win, Greinke went 7.1 innings, allowing just six hits and two runs. Expect Greinke to turn things around now.
- Harvey is the 1a in the Mets ridiculous pitching rotation, but he has not been looking like an ace to start this season. Harvey is currently 0-3 with a 5.71 ERA and has struck out just nine batters while walking seven in 17.1 innings. Harvey showed signs of life in his last start against the Indians, striking out the first three batters of the game and setting down the first 12 batters in order before having it fall apart. Harvey has a career 2.68 ERA so there is no reason to panic here. Now is a time to get him on the cheap.
- In 2014 Kluber won 18 games, last year he went just 9-16 due to lack of run support as he posted a 3.49 ERA, and this year he is 0-3 with a 6.16 ERA and people are freaking out. In his three starts, Kluber has just three runs of support and it's not like he doesn't have dominate stuff, because he has 19 strike outs in 19 innings of work. Go make a move for him before he dominates the Tigers on Saturday afternoon.