These guys may not look like much now, but as the season wears on, they’ll return to form. If you can afford to stick these three players on your bench until they start to turn things around, it will pay off down the stretch.
Getting any of the guys on this list from a frustrated owner who needs to start seeing results immediately would be a good move. But, if the rest of your team can carry you for a couple more weeks, these guys will heat up along with the weather.
1. Justin Morneau, 1B, Minnesota Twins – Morneau is hitting .223 right now, the worst average of his career. He’s still getting back in the swing of things after a concussion sidelined him for the end of last season and most of spring training. Once he rediscovers his groove, he’ll start to excel. Morneau was a former AL MVP after all. Getting Joe Mauer back in the Twins lineup will help him out too.
2. Jason Heyward, OF, Atlanta Braves – Heyward is another player whose average is horrible right now. The power is there; Heyward has seven home runs so far this season. But, the consistency has been lacking. If he can string together three or four strong games, he should get back on track and become the player he showed flashes of becoming last season.
3. Torii Hunter, OF, Los Angeles Angels – Hunter is yet another usually solid player who is hitting well below his career batting average. It currently stands at .227, nearly 50 points below his career mark of .274. He’s also had 20+ home runs and has had more than 75 RBI in each of the past five seasons. Though he’s getting older, Hunter should be able to get this season back on track. He has a couple more productive fantasy seasons in him.