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Orlando Arcia went down with a hamstring strain and some teams would’ve just cobbled together a makeshift shortstop out of available major league pieces. A Frankenshortstop, so to speak. And it might’ve been fine, might’ve ran into a hot day or three from whoever they Ehire’d. That’s the kind of shizz other teams do! Not the Braves! I love the Braves for this, by the way. They promote their prospects like they’re Tim McGraw singing Live Like You’re Dying. They’re on a bull named Fu Manchu, and they promote their guys! Love it! Of course, sometimes with pitchers, they come up, surprise hitters for three to six months, then fade into obscurity, unable to handle setbacks. But who cares about that now? Their sticks come up and stick. Yesterday, they promoted Vaughn Grissom from Double-A, where he was 3/7/.363 in 22 games, after going 11/20/.312 in High-A. He appeared in Itch’s Top 50 prospects, and now appears on all of my teams, because I love me some rookie nookie! Plus, he got a slam (1) and legs (1) in his major league game (2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), and the homer was an absolute moonshot over the Green Monster. Haven’t been that impressed by a Braves’ rookie debut since Jason Heyward’s! Okay, that’s not fair, but trying to put things in perspective. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

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With the trade deadline behind us, teams have taken shape for their stretch run. Some teams made some small moves to address areas of concerns. Some teams went out and made some trades like the Padres, where they consolidated five teams into one massive Superteam that could invade a country. “Hey, what’s up Mexico? Or should I say ‘Que paso?’ We’ve got Trent Grisham holding your El Presidente hostage and we’re going to be needing all of your natural resources.” Sorry, that’s a spoiler alert, because that’s how the show Narcos ends, with the Padres invading Mexico. Then some other teams took a more conservative approach and just simply brought up a top prospect. Enter: the Dodgers’ Miguel Vargas. Here’s what Prospect Itch said about him, “I’ve been trying to trade for Vargas in several of my leagues for a long time, and I’m not giving up now. In 83 AA games, the 6’3” 205 lb Vargas slashed .321/.386/.523 with 16 HR and 7 SB. Math isn’t my first language, but that would prorate out to an acceptable fantasy campaign, I think. His best trait is a double-plus hit tool that lets his solid power play up. Only thing he’s missing is a left hook to knock out Grey.” Okay, not cool. This year, Vargas did more of the same, going 15/123/.291 in Triple-A with a 14.6% strikeout rate. For a 22-year-old, those numbers are muy bueno, as the Padres would say after invading Mexico. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

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Hey, we all gotta put food on the table and this is how I do it. Don’t hate the player, hate the game. And while Hoerner sounds like a Nordic shoe company, you add Nico which brings a suave car salesman vibe into the mix along with a random Austin Powers reference, well, I’m not sure what you actually have, but hopefully it has something to do with baseball. Definitely a goal I hope to one day achieve! So while the question presented is a quality one, I mean, I always be asking people if they are feeling like a Nordic shoe company, and their main response is silence and walking away, but that’s their loss, after all, we’re also talking about a former first-round pick who’s looking to have quite the career year so far and doing so at the middle-infield position and very possibly on your waiver wire. Do you want to know more?

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All Stars are fun but by this point in the season they aren’t kicking around on the wavier wire for you to scoop up.  Hopefully you managed to draft or snag a few of them earlier in the season. Back to your regularly scheduled programming. Let’s find some hidden gems.

Jon Berti – I’ll be honest, Berti wasn’t a guy I thought I’d be writing about in a points league post. Speed is his calling card, he leads the league in steals with 22, and that’s not really the stat you want to chase in points leagues.. The utility man figures to have an everyday role at second base locked down while Jazz Chisholm Jr is on the IL with a back injury. Berti has been money in June, batting .309 and swiping bases like it’s going out of style. The long and short of it is that he’s racking up points and even though the average will come down, the everyday at bats give him value.

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The end of the world. No, I’m not talking about WWIII, the continued collapse of the US Dollar/economy, or the next predicted apocalypse conspiracy. I recently spent the weekend in Montauk, celebrating a dear friend’s wedding. Montauk is colloquially known by Long Island residents as the “End of the World” because it is the easternmost […]

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Studs are starting to look like studs and most of the hot wavier guys have already been snapped up. That means we need to start looking at some names that may have flown under the radar in your league but can provide an immediate boost to your team. This is where you make your move folks, finding the diamond in the rough, or at least the guys that are better than the rest of your league thinks they are. And away we go…

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