Jul 5, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew (7) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the fourth inning in game two against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Stephen Drew warrants fantasy consideration in deep leagues

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Welcome back to “Off The Deep End”, where I will give you fantasy baseball tips on who to pick up in deeper leagues. For people who play standard leagues, drop/add columns are easy for you to find, but for those of you that love deeper leagues, advice can be harder to come by. That is where I can help. All of these players are available in 85% or more of ESPN leagues.

This time around we will do things a little differently. I will only do one position at a time, but I will give you advice on who to drop as well.

This piece will focus on second basemen.  The catchers are here.  The first basemen are here.  The second basemen are here.

As long as Escobar hits, he should be in your lineup. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports


Stephen Drew, Red Sox: Drew is starting to heat up.  He is hitting .308 with a pair of homers since the Break.  Oh, and he has six RBI!  Pick him up until he cools off.  If he cools off.

Adeiny Hechavarria, Marlins: He won’t provide you any power, but he hits for a decent average, and has swiped a couple of bags this week.  He is useful in deep leagues.

Eduardo EscobarTwins: Escobar continues to find at bats all over the field.  As long as he keeps hitting like he is (.371 since the break), that will continue.  He also has spotty power and okay speed.  You can do worse.  I promise!


Brad MillerMariners: His power has been inconsistent.  His average has not, but in this case, that is a bad thing.  He is still scuffling below the Mendoza line.  Drop him until he proves that he can hit.

Jordy MercerPirates: Mercer is hitting just .211 since the break with no homers and a steal.  There is likely more production on waivers right now, and steaming position players in deep leagues is not such a bad idea.


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