The second half is upon us in the world of major league baseball. Technically we're well past the start of the second half, but the All-Star game is always viewed as the midpoint of the season so that will suffice for the sake of this article. In the present piece I will present a handful of players that you might look to add to your fantasy baseball squad for the second half of the season. Some might be had for cheap on the trade market an a couple might even be on the waiver-wire in your league. Regardless, I think all of the players values have dropped to the point that they make excellent targets for addition to a squad given that they all seem capable of having a strong push to the finish line.
It was a big day in the Bronx for the New York Yankees and their fans on Thursday as Derek Jeter, the Captain…their Captain…made his 2013 season debut after missing nearly the entire first half with a broken ankle. The wait would have been a bit shorter had doctors not found a small crack in the bone near the original break during his recovery, but his return was forced back to the All Star break because of it. For the most part, fantasy owners waited patiently, stashing Jeter on their DL despite the fact that he’s 39-years old and on the downside of an historic career. He had a bit of resurgence last season, but expectations couldn’t have been that high given his age and the severity of the injury.