A key tip in fantasy baseball is finding the list of players who have been added the most recently. This list shows the latest trends and gives insight into more players that should be owned. In ESPN the players with the highest add percentage are Yordan Alvarez, Jay Bruce and Zach Plesac.
Zach Plesac, SP, Cleveland Indians, +32.4 percent
Zach Plesac has started nine games in the minors during 2019. He posted a record of four wins and one loss over 57 innings pitched while striking out 56 and walking seven. He was called up to the majors on May 28 and impressed in his debut versus the Boston Red Sox, however, he only went five innings into the game. His next game was his most impressive where fans saw him have seven strikeouts over seven innings. All seven of those strikeouts came off his fastball which features movement on top of 94 miles per hour (MPH) speed. His complete pitching arsenal consists of that fastball which he pitches 57 percent, an 86 MPH change that he pitches 19 percent, an 84 MPH slider 15 percent of the time and a 79 MPH curve ball that he pitches nine percent of the time. His most recent game was his worst, but look for him to bounce right back.
Yordan Alvarez, OF, Houston Astros, +32.1 percent
Yordan Alvarez has been the best hitter in the minor leagues all season long. His numbers are as followed, 213 at-bats, 73 hits, 50 runs, 23 home runs, 71 RBI, 49 walks and 50 strikeouts. His slash line is .343 batting average, .443 OBP and .742 slugging. With these numbers it’s clear why Alvarez has received a lot of attention from fantasy managers and Astros fans alike.
The Houston Astros called Alvarez up on Sunday and since he’s gone 2-for-6, both being home runs, with 4 RBIs, 3 runs and 2 strikeouts. The numbers are the same as what he’s been doing all year. Alvarez should be added in every league by time the week is over.
Jay Bruce, 1B/OF, Philadelphia Phillies, +31.3 percent
Since joining the Phillies on Monday, June 3 he has reached base safely in all but one game. Here are the stats since he joined the Philadelphia Phillies: 30 plate appearances, five home runs, eight runs, 13 RBIs, .379 average, .4 OBP, .966 slugging, and only three strikeouts.
The recent performance of Jay Bruce has elevated him into the top 10 outfielders for the year. That’s even after his season slash line sits at .237 average, .299 OBP and .598 slugging. There are many positives to his game including limiting strikeouts, recent power surge, high contact rate and harder hit balls.