In addition to Monday's nine featured Pickups of the Week, Yahoo! Sports fantasy expert Brad Evans offers a Wednesday update on five hitters on the rise that weren't profiled in Monday's POW. The same criteria applies – players must be available in more than half of Yahoo! leagues. On Friday, we'll offer the same drill for pitchers.
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Salvador Perez (C) Kansas City Royals
Perez is everything advertised and more. Since his activation from the DL two weeks ago, he's ripped 12 hits in 32 at-bats with three homers and seven RBIs. His long-ball prowess is a bit of a surprise, but not completely unfounded. Between three levels last year, he reached the cheap seats 13 times in 482 at-bats. Still, the clip thus far is blistering. His strong contact profile at the minor-league level profiles a solid batting average. In a way, he's a poor man's Joe Mauer. Though it's unlikely Perez will blast another 10 homers, he