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John Bowker, OF, San Francisco Giants
Cueto is on the verge
Mark DeRosa (wrist) recently called his offseason wrist surgery a "total failure" and might be hitting the DL Friday. There's a chance for a long-term absence here. Bowker would be the likely beneficiary; the Giants promised him a starting role early in the season but switched courses.
Though Bowker remains AWOL against lefties, manager Bruce Bochy is "looking forward" to giving him some more at-bats. Bowker's flyball percentage is down, but his walk rate has improved, and the 26-year-old boasts a potential power jolt for setups with deep outfield requirements.
Shallow mixed: Pass
Deep mixed: Watch
Johnny Cueto, SP, Cincinnati Reds
"Come on, it was the Pittsburgh Pirates Cueto dominated Tuesday." Sure, but look at his command this season (33 K's, 12 walks). His average velocity is up slightly, and his slider remains effective.
Next week he faces the Milwaukee Brewers at home (avoid) and the Cleveland Indians on the road (bingo). If your league mates haven't caught on to Cueto's growth potential, sneak him onto your roster.
Shallow mixed: Watch
Deep mixed: Acquire
About Tim Heaney
Tim's work has been featured by USA Today/Sports Weekly, among numerous outlets, and recognized as a finalist in the Fantasy Sports Writers Association awards. The Boston University alum competes in Tout Wars and LABR and has won several industry leagues in both baseball and football.
During baseball and football season, hear him every Wednesday on 1570 AM WNST in Baltimore. On Thursdays, he visits 106.1 FM WMTI in New Orleans and Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio, where he often crashes other shows, as well.
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