We’re about two weeks into the 2012 season. Most batters have around 25-30 plate appearances, and most pitchers have a start or two under their belt. That means sample sizes are still small, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to pounce. Here are some players I’m strongly considering adding this week.
Alejandro De Aza, OF, CHW (45% owned)
I’m getting tired of touting De Aza so this is (probably) the last time I’ll do it, but seeing as he’s under 50 percent owned I don’t think his presence on this list is unreasonable. He has two homers and five runs scored in Chicago’s first five games, and he’s slugging .591 on the year. He’s getting it done, and the power is encouraging because we know the runs and steals will be there. He should be owned in at least 75 percent of leagues.
J.D. Martinez, OF, HOU (28% owned)
Did you know that Martinez was a career .342 batter in the minors who averaged 21.6 homers per 150 games. He might play for the lowly Astros, but that m...