Standard League Pickups:
Miguel Montero, Diamondbacks: Montero has a nice .276 average with two homers and 13 RBI, and he catches more games than a lot of starting catchers in the league. Montero doesn’t do any one thing great, but he is a solid all around player that won’t hurt your team.
Jason Castro, Astros: But Mike, didn’t you just tell us to drop Castro in standard leagues? Yes. Yes I did, but that was before the loss of Mesoraco. His .217 average is nothing great, but he does have four home runs. He is better than many options out there.
Salvador Perez, Royals: Many standard leaguers have kicked Perez to the curb already, so you Mesoraco owners need to pounce and hope for the best. The Royals’ offense has finally started to come around, and Perez should as well.