As the first week of the MLB season came to a close, it became time to start thinking about making some early adjustments to your roster. Perhaps your draft did not go quite as planned or you are just looking to add the hottest players to your lineup. Here are five players that were successful this
Joey Rickard – OF: This rule 5 (jargon, consider edit) draft pick played the first game of his career on opening day and proceeded to have an amazing week. Going 8-for-18 at the plate, with 3 RBIs, is more than enough to solidify his place as the starting left fielder for an Orioles team with little outfield depth.
Jeremy Hellickson – SP: There was not much confidence for the Phillies rotation going into 2016, but Hellickson showed some of the promise he had a few years ago. In his 2 starts this week, Hellickson pitched 11.2 innings, striking out 11 and giving up just 2 runs.
Brock Holt – Util: As a bench player for most of his career, Holt is now getting his shot as a starter in Boston. In this past week, Holt went 7/17 with 8 RBI’s and 2 HR’s. In addition to his numbers, Holt is listed as a true utility player, being eligible for all infield positions as well as the outfield.
Jean Segura – 2B, SS: As a late rounder in most drafts, Segura may have slipped into free agency in your league. If he is available, it would be wise to grab him. Going 11/26 at the plate, with 3 HR’s and 5 RBI’s, makes him a solid pickup if you have a hole in your middle infield.
Mat Latos – SP: He was not flashy in his first start of 2016, but Latos quietly put together one of the best performances of the week. In six innings pitched, he gave up just one hit and no runs in a more-than-serviceable performance. If your rotation looks a little shaky right now, consider Latos because he is getting close to no attention for this outing.