As we all watch the Brewers, Cubs, Yankees and Angels securing impact players for their playoff runs, we should be considering doing the same for our fantasy teams. Many of us are struggling to decide if we are buyers or sellers, like the Braves did. And unless your best hitter goes on the disabled list and your best pitcher goes to Dr. Andrews, you might have a harder decision to make about cutting bait. So let’s look at a few players who can help your team.
Robinson Cano is still young, but has proven his ability. He started out 2008 like he was fresh out of high school, but has found his stride. He’s hit .337 with 10 runs and 17 RBi over the last month. And with the Yankees offense getting into gear, Cano should continue to flourish. You can expect Cano to hit around .310 with 25 runs and 30 RBi for the rest of the season, strong numbers for a 2B.
Brad Hawpe battled injuries in the first half of the season and wasn’t able to pile up his usual numbers. Assuming Hawpe can stay healthy in the second half, you should get good production out of him. You can expect something in the range of .290 with 10 HR, 35 RBi, and 25 runs. Picking up Rockies after the All Star break is always a good idea. The humidorified baseball seems to travel better in the summer heat of August and September and Hawpe should benefit from that as well.