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Thursday, June 20, 2013




NL ONLY

Pedro Ciriaco 2B/3B/SS, Padres (Yahoo: 1 percent owned)

Acquired from the Red Sox last week, Ciriaco figures to get regular playing time at shortstop with the Padres while Everth Cabrera recovers from a hamstring strain. The 27-year-old benefited from an unusually high .352 BABIP (batting average on balls in play) last season and doesn't offer much in the way of patience, but his speed and multi-position eligibility make him a no-brainer add in NL-only leagues. He could even make some sense in deeper mixed leagues if you are desperate for speed.

Andrew Brown OF, Mets  (Yahoo: 0 percent owned)

Another part of the Mets' roster shakeup earlier this week, Brown was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas when Collin Cowgill was designated for assignment. The 28-year-old has scuffled in sporadic opportunities in the majors, but he has posted some big numbers in the minor leagues, especially against southpaws. The Mets are facing left-handed starters in three out of the next four games, so this is a perfect opportunity to give him a look in NL-only formats.

AL ONLY

Alex Colome SP, Rays (Yahoo: 0 percent owned)

With David Price and Alex Cobb both sidelined, the Rays will call up Colome to make a spot start Saturday against the Yankees. The 24-year-old right-hander struck out seven while allowing an unearned run over 5 2/3 innings in his major league debut against the Marlins last month and owns a solid 3.07 ERA and 72/29 K/BB ratio in 70 1/3 innings over 14 starts with Triple-A Durham this season. While the Yankees should provide more of a challenge than the Marlins did, they aren't exactly scaring anyone right now. Colome is an excellent streaming option in AL-only leagues and could even make sense in some deeper mixed formats.

Jonathan Singleton 1B, Astros (Yahoo: 1 percent owned)

Acquired from the Phillies in the Hunter Pence deal back in 2011, Singleton is considered one of the top first base prospects in the game. The 21-year-old got off to a late start this season because of a 50-game suspension for a positive marijuana test, but he crushed the ball upon his return last month and recently earned a promotion to Triple-A Oklahoma City. With a .290/.393/.476 batting line in the minors, Singleton can hit for average and power and has shown the ability to draw walks. The Astros aren't going to let Carlos Pena stand in his way at first base, so make sure to have him stashed away. He figures to make his major league debut at some point during the second half.



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D.J. Short is a Rotoworld baseball editor and contributes to NBCSports.com's Hardball Talk blog. You can also find him on Twitter.
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