Jul 13, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) during the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Troy Tulowitzki to the DL: Who should you pick up?

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Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has hit the DL with a thigh injury.  He has been out the last two days with this injury.

With the Rockies fading fast, this is probably the best idea.

Tulowitzki is hitting .340 with 21 home and 52 RBI.  That means there is no possible way you can fill this hole in your lineup.

That doesn’t mean that I won’t try to help you out anyway.  Here are a few replacements that you can try to go with until he comes back.

The standard league replacements are available in 15-50 percent of leagues.  The moderates are available in 51-90 percent of leagues.  The deep league replacements are available in 90 percent of more of leagues.

Peralta can help ease the loss of Tulowitzki on your fantasy squad. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Standard Leagues:

Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals: The 14 homers and 44 RBI are nice, but the .255 average leaves something to be desired.  That said, his average is sitting at .321 over the last month.

Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox: Bogaerts has hit some horrid slumps this year, but any power is tough to come by at the position, so his seven homers can’t be totally dismissed.

Moderate Leagues:

Jordy Mercer, Pirates:  Six homers isn’t much, but there are a number of shortstops who have less than that.  At this point, you have to take what you can get.

Brandon Crawford, Giants: Crawford has eight homers and 40 RBI.  If you need the power, you will just have to tolerate the .237 average.

Deep Leagues:

Brad Miller, Mariners: No one is disputing Miller’s power.  His eight homers justify that.  Still, his .205 average is a huge turnoff, but in deep leagues, beggars can’t be choosers.

Brandon Hicks, Giants: He has eight homers in 205 at bats.  What keeps him off of most fantasy rosters is the atrocious .162 average.  However, if you need power, you can’t get in anywhere else.  If you are not that desperate, go with a safer option.

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