This article is part of our Oak's Corner series.
Since we are just about right at the halfway point of the season for most, I was going to do a Midseason All Stars or Midseason All Value Team, but I figured it might be more helpful if I looked at underperforming or under the radar players to identify one guy at each position I think is going to come on or break out in the second half, making him either a trade target or someone to grab now in free agency. I hope everyone has had a great first half and that you're in contention in your leagues, but if not, hopefully some names here may help you get back into contention or, if you're in the mix, help you grab a league title. I tried to pick a mix of guys of which some are clearly owned but could be traded for, while some might be on your waiver wire or could be acquired on the cheap.
Also, a strong reminder as we hit summer and vacations and fantasy football chatter just about everywhere, this is the time to grind hard on your baseball teams. I've already noticed bidding slowing down in some of my leagues. This is a long-term game we play, and while it may seem like the season has been going on forever, it's only the halfway point, and you can still make up a ton of ground on the teams in front of you. If you are leading, keep that foot on the gas