Whose stock is up and whose stock is down? Here are some players you need to check your waiver wire for…or consider reevaluating if they are on your roster.
Dee Gordon – SS – LAD
Took over as the starting shortstop and is now leading off. The Dodgers moved Jamey Carroll to 2nd when Rafael Furcal hitting the DL with an oblique injury. Dee has blazing speed at 150 lbs and could easily do similar to Elvis Andrus did in his rookie year.
Recalled on Friday and will take over as the everyday third baseman for the Royals. Made his debut on Friday night hitting 6th in the lineup. The former 2nd overall pick in the 2007 draft has a plethora of talent and should definitely make a strong impact since 3rd base is so shallow.
J.J. Hardy – SS – BAL
James Jerry was moved to the leadoff role and will continue to until Brian Roberts returns. Mr. Hardy has hit 4 home runs, going 12 – 26 with 7 RBI’s, and 10 runs scored to start off the month of June. Remember he still has 20 home run power in the middle infield.
Prince Fielder – 1B – MIL
Prince is now 11-28, with 6 home runs, and batting .300 on the year. He’s struck out only 31 times so far this year while in 2008, he struck out 134 times, and in 2009 & 2010 he struck out 138 times. Being a contract year, Prince should easily reach 40 home runs and could definitely be in the running for the NL MVP if continues to blister through the summer.
Adam Lind – DH/1B – TOR
Since returning from the DL Adam is 11-27, with 4 home runs while batting clean-up. Look for Lind to continue hitting well in the Bluejays’ lineup.
Adam Dunn – 1B/DH – CWS
Adam has struggled mightily since returning from the appendectomy and against lefties (1-44) for the season. While he’s been being dropped to 7th in the order look for Dunn to rebound in a big way in the immediate future. Most of his home runs come in bunches and what’s amazing is, he will still probably end up with30 home runs and a .240 batting average. He’s a great buy low candidate right now before he breaks out of his slump. Dunn took a couple days off watching video of his 40 home run seasons and rebounded by hitting a home run off Trevor Cahill in his first game back.
Casey McGehee – 3B – MIL
Casey has 4 home runs and 11 errors on the season. He’s been a disappointment so far this year batting .227 with only 24 RBI’s. It’s seems pitchers have figured him out or they are actually pitching to Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder.
Dexter Fowler – OF – COL
Hit the DL with an oblique injury after batting .238 this year with only 2 SB’s. Carlos Gonzalez looks to take over center field Charlie Blackmon could run with left field out of the gates if he starts hitting.