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MLB Barometer: Digging Deep

Howard Bender

Howard Bender

Howard Bender has been covering fantasy sports for over a decade on a variety of web sites. For more from him, you can find his personal musings on his blog or follow him on Twitter at @rotobuzzguy. For questions, thoughts or comments you can email him at

As we approach the middle of August, fantasy owners need to stay on top of roster movement more than ever. Here, in the dog days of summer, the injuries start to pile up, non-contending teams start auditioning their younger talent, and players who got hurt early on in the year are suddenly back in the picture and are becoming relevant once again. If you’re looking for that edge to keep you ahead of your competition and in contention for your league title, then you have to dig deep through the daily news feeds and box scores to find out, not just who may be available, but who is actually worth the pick-up. As today’s MLB Barometer will show you, your options are growing.


Robbie Grossman, OF HOU – Few people like to fish off a team with the worst record in baseball, but even the lowly Astros can be a source of help. Grossman is an interesting play for both AL-only and mixed-leagues right now, especially for those in leagues that use on-base percentage

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