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Finddog822 (via Flickr) Heading into our first full week of action after the All Star Game, we'll scour the wire for some helpful additions to your fantasy lineup. This week our picks include a recent call-up in Jonathan Villar, an old favorite from the Seattle Mariners who's en fuego, and the boring but surprisingly effective Charlie Morton from the Pittsburgh Pirates. I'll explain why I think he's a fantastic starting option for this week. All this and more after the jump.  Charlie Morton | PITLet's take a look at how Charlie stacks up to some of my criteria for pitchers I am willing to put on my fantasy roster. K/9 around 7? Check. (6.39) BB/9 under 3? Check. (2.9) GB% over 50%? Check. (60%) SIERA in good shape? Check. (3.82) While none of those numbers are outstanding and it's a relatively small sample size given that he has only pitched 31 innings, I like what I'm seeing in those numbers so far. He's got two starts this week against a less than stellar Dan Haren in Washington and the weak sauce Miami Marlins down in their pitching friendly park.Michael Saunders | SEAI've always liked Saunders, but he became un-ownable after getting mired in an extended slump and losing playing time in a crowded Seattle outfield. Well, Saunders is heating up again and his power/speed combination is always intriguing in fantasy. Over his current 10-game hitting streak, Saunders has driven in 11 and has even tossed in a stolen base for good measure. He's worth a look during his current hot streak if you're in need of an outfielder.Jonathan Villar | HOUVillar got the call from Houston and should be their everyday shortstop going forward. With 39 SB in just 86 games at Double-A last year, he's got speed to burn. He will most likely go through some growing pains like most young hitters do, but his above average speed can contribute to your fantasy team immediately if you are in need of a shortstop.Recent Posts:Two Start PitchersBuy or Sell: Jay Bruce, Andre EthierStock Watch: Mat Latos, Hyun Jin RyuMike Buttil@643ballPlayer page links courtesy of Razzball
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