I’m happy to serve as a pinch-hitter for this column this week. And since I’ve rarely had the opportunity to cover potential fantasy pickups this year, I’m going to keep the explanations brief and the recommendations plentiful. Let’s get down to business.
Gabriel Moreno (C, Arizona Diamondbacks, 26% rostered)
Moreno should be rostered in twice as many leagues, as he is part of a very small group of catchers who can help fantasy managers with both steals and batting average. This is a great time to stream the career .309 hitter, as the D-backs, who rank seventh in baseball in runs scored, have games on 26 of the next 27 days.
Josh Naylor (1B/OF, Cleveland Guardians, 44%)
Naylor has recovered from a slow start to the season (.761 OPS in May), but he belongs on the waiver wire when the Guardians face two left-handed starters over the next three days. I’m placing the slugger in the article as a reminder to pick him …