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Kieth Allison The fantasy season is hitting the stretch run and in this article I will attempt to offer some suggestions to help you secure your league championship. Every team need is different, so I will separate each intriguing player into the category that they can help you in. The suggested players are available in over 50% of ESPN leagues. Remember flags fly forever and fortune favors the bold! Hitters Runs Ike Davis (1B)- 8 Runs and 8 for 16 in last 7 days has earned him starts against LHP BUY Cody Asche (3b)- Settling into the Majors! .348 AVG, 7 R, 6 RBI, 2 HR, 1 SB last 7 days Brandon Belt (1b)- N.L player of the week batting .364 with 2 HR, 6 R, 5 RBI in last 7 BUY RBI Donnie Murphy (3B)- 8 RBI and 4 HR in 8 games in The Show Cody Asche (3B)- Started MLB career 1-22, batting 8-26 (.308) with 6 RBI in last 8 games Juan Lagares (OF)- Batting .315 with 13 RBI and 5 SB since the All-Star break Batting Average Nolan Arenado (3B)- 18 for 46 (.391 AVG) in last 15 days Mark Ellis (2B)- Batting .356 in 21 games since the All-Star break with a 150 wRC+ Brian Dozier (SS, 2B)- Leading off for twins and batting .327 in last 15 days Home Runs Brian Dozier (SS,2B)- 4 HR and .286 ISO since the All-Star break Darin Ruf (1B, OF)- 6 HR in 120 PA after leading the Eastern League (AA) with 38 in 2012 Jedd Gyorko (2B, 3B) Adjusting after returning from injury. 4 HR in his last 9 games Stolen Bases Gerrardo Parra (OF)- Should be in D'Backs lineup everyday and has 2 SB last 7 days Jonathan Villar (SS)- Back from thumb injury. He has 11 SB in 16 MLB games this year Juan Lagares (OF)- 3 SB in last 15 days Pitchers ERA Bruce Chen- 4 earned runs in 38 2/3 IP since added to the Royals rotation Charlie Morton- 2.52 xFIP and 2.25 SIERA since the All-Star break Tyson Ross- 4 runs in 27 IP since adding a changeup and entering Padres rotation BUY! WHIP Marco Estrada- 1 earned run and 5 hits in 11 IP since return from injury BUY! Andrew Albers- 0.40 WHIP in last 17 1/3 IP SELL Dillon Gee- 1.53 ERA and 0.85 WHIP in last 35 1/3 IP Garret Richards- 2.17 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in last 29 IP Wins Mark Buehrle- 3 wins and 2.88 ERA in last 30 days Ricky Nolasco- 4-1 and hasn't given up more than 3 earned runs as a Dodger Dan Haren- 19 K's, 3 earned runs, 21 IP and 3 wins in last 3 starts BUY! Saves Dane De La Rosa- Recently named the Halos closer and converted latest opportunity LaTroy Hawkins- 3 for 3 in save opportunities. Job is his for the rest of the season. Strike Outs Chad Gaudin- 28 K's in last 29 IP to go with a 2.48 ERA Alex Wood- 22 K's in last 23 1/3 IP BUY! Tyson Ross- 28 K's in last 27 IP as a starter BUY! Trevor Steel Follow Trevor on Twitter @TrevorCSteel Recent Articles: Stretch Run- I Like Ike! Old School Roto: The Five People You Might Meet On Draft Day Waiver Wire Week 20: The Moose is Loose Two Start or Not to Start: Week 20 Week 19 Closer Report
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