May 30, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; Minnesota Twins left fielder Josh Willingham (16) hits a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the fourth inning of a game at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Twins' Josh Willingham should be picked up

Fantasy baseball owners in search of some power should look to Minnesota and Twins’ outfielder Josh Willingham.

Willingham was an afterthought on draft day due to injury and is available in just a little under 90 percent of ESPN leagues. He’s worth checking your waiver wire right now and seeing if he is available.

It’s only been one week back, but Willingham, who went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday’s contest against the Yankees has shown some nice early signs.

He has hit three dingers already since he returned from the disabled list just one week ago.

There were some concerns when he came off the DL that Willingham’s fantasy value would be pretty limited, but this week has been a good sign that he’ll more than hold his own in a 12-team-mixed league value the rest of the way.

Willingham was dealing with a wrist injury, which are often known to take some power away from sluggers. Since most of Willingham’s his value comes from power, three home runs in a week is a great sign.

He should remain a mainstay in the middle of the order for the Twins at either DH or the corner outfield, as long as he can stay healthy.

Feel free to pick him up now if you are looking for a cheap source of power.

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