Bernie on the Scene: Middle-Infield Trade Targets

Bernie on the Scene: Middle-Infield Trade Targets

This article is part of our Bernie on the Scene series.

This is my second of four article on undervalued trade pieces. 

I think now is the time to shore up fantasy benches and strengthen your fantasy team for the rest of the season.

This week I look at middle infielders. I will also feature outfielders and pitchers in the final two articles.

I have targeted players I believe can bring depth and value to your team. I do think each will get at-bats, which is what we need for our fantasy offenses. I also believe each can be obtained at a fairly low trade cost.

Middle-Infield Trade Targets

Jose Iglesias, SS, Angels
Age 31
Lineup Position: 7th

For me, Iglesias is one of the best kept secrets in fantasy baseball. With so many highly regarded shortstops in the game, Iglesias is often forgotten. However, in recent years he has shown to be a valuable fantasy piece with a good batting average based upon solid contact.

In the short 2020 season, Iglesias hit .373/.400/.556/.956 for the Orioles.

It was his low strikeout rate that first attracted me to Iglesias. In today's game, putting the ball in play and making contact are becoming rare feats. In the last week, Iglesias has returned to the form I saw last year. He won't hit for much home run power, but he can hit the gaps with doubles and get on base with his all out effort. 

I just think Iglesias can help your club, either from being available on your bench or

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Bernie Pleskoff
Bernie Pleskoff is a former professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
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