This article is part of our Bernie on the Scene series.
This is my second article about outfielders who can help your fantasy team. While they may not be stars, they have the at-bats that can help add depth and breath to your lineup. None should be overly expensive in trades.
Hunter Dozier, OF/3B/1B, Royals
Lineup Position: 6th
Dozier is attractive because he is probably eligible in the outfield and both corners in most leagues.
Dozier plays his home games in a tough home run park, but he hits the ball so hard and barrels so many balls, his home runs will sail out of any park. And with the huge outfield in Kaufmann Stadium, Dozier will get his share of gap doubles.
The Royals lineup is sneaky good. But many of the players are streak hitters. Anchored by Whit Merrifield at the top of the lineup, once the line gets moving for the Royals, good things happen.
Dozier can get you some home runs and RBIs for a trade price that should be fairly reasonable. And one thing is for sure — he'll be in the lineup.
Ian Happ, OF/2B/3B, Cubs
Lineup Position: On IL with a rib contusion
Happ's price is highly depressed now due to his rib injury. That isn't the only problem. He hasn't hit at all this season, and some feel his job is in jeopardy. That may be just the type of guy you want to look at in a keeper or ONLY league. He's a better