As the calendar rolls into June, we have also reached the one-third mark of the season. Trends are meaningful and gaps are real in your fantasy standings. It seems we get an influx of prospects in bunches and this week was no exception. The All-Star ballots are out at major league ballparks across the land and also on the Internet. I like the "select team" option, allowing you to vote for all the players on your favorite team with one click. Also the home run derby voting is an interesting touch. On to the most important news each and every week, our top choices on the waiver wire and free agency.
First of all, Happy Memorial Day weekend to all! A special thanks to all those who have served and our serving our country. Memorial Day weekend is a great opportunity to get out and support your local team, be it at the major or minor league level. I am taking the family to what I hope to be a preview of the "Beltway Series" as the Baltimore Orioles visit Nationals Park here in Washington. I had hoped to catch elite prospect Kevin Gausman, but he isn't pitching until Tuesday. We have a nice group of options for you this week, from Gausman to top hitting prospect Jurickson Profar.
A new week and eight new players for your review. We have four pitchers, including former All-Star Tim Lincecum who inexplicably lost his way in the season's first half. Our featured reliever seemed to be banished to setup for life, but K'Rod is again the man! Our four hitters include a white hot veteran and our sleeper pick of the week.
Have you wondered where your team would be had you acquired R.A.Dickey in your draft or auction? The knuckleballer has moved his owner into first place in my league almost single handedly. Obviusly, he is no longer available, but I just needed to vent. Some interesting possibilities this week with a pair of veterans returning, a top prospect, along with four, yes four possible targets to acquire saves. Good luck in your FA bidding on waiver moves.