As valuable as fantasy pitchers are, if your hitters aren’t delivering on their side of the bargain, you might be in trouble in your league. But never fear; if you’re in the hunt for an infusion of category juice to your hitting crew, fantasy baseball expert Andy Behrens has you covered.
First up is C.J. Cron, who is hitting in the heart of the FIRST-PLACE Minnesota Twins lineup and is coming off one heck of a weekend: 5-for-8 with two home runs. With his power, Cron could be on the verge of a 30-35 homer season.
Cleveland recently called up prospect Oscar Mercado, and Andy thinks he can provide much-needed speed to fantasy owners. Mercado has stolen over 30 bases in four straight minor league seasons. The youngster will get his chances to shine and stay in the Cleveland outfield.
Finally, Andy thinks fantasy owners should jump at the chance to add Atlanta Braves prospect Austin Riley, who is hitting everything in the minors and, most intriguingly, is now getting looks in the outfield — perhaps as a path to the Majors.