The month of July is officially here which also means summer vacations. Between vacations, the All-Star break and the beginning of the fantasy football draft season, this month can be extremely difficult. It feels like a long time ago that we have had to grind a fantasy baseball season after the shortened year in 2020. This is usually the time we see a lot of movement in the standings, so we need to continue to grind until we get a few days off at the All-Star break.

Waiver-Wire Targets:

Atlanta Braves Starting Pitcher Kyle Muller — The left-hander is only three appearances in his career, but he’s looked solid and has earned an extended look in the Braves’ rotation. The 23-year-old was a top-100 prospect so the talent is there. Through his first 10 innings pitched, Muller has allowed only three earned runs while striking out 13. The most impressive appearance came in his last start as Muller struck out nine in five innings. Muller has had strong strikeout numbers in the minors, so that should continue even if there are some inconsistencies. I mentioned previously that we will start to see more young players promoted and Muller is the latest example.

Milwaukee Brewers Infielder Luis Urias — The infielder is red hot as he has collected 19 hits in his last 13 games, bumping Urias’ batting average from .223 to .247. During this span, the infielder has three home runs. I love that he’s been batting near the top of the lineup as well, and the result has been 13 runs scored in those 13 games. This could just be a good two weeks, but fantasy owners should try and ride the wave for however long it lasts.

Milwaukee Brewers Infielder Willy Adames — If Urias isn’t a good enough target, fantasy owners can look to his teammate for help. Adames is also on a nice streak, as he has collected nine hits (and three home runs) in his last 10 games. Adames has 12 home runs this season, so he can provide a little boost in the power department as an infielder. He’s hitting either at the top of the lineup or in the middle of the lineup for the Brewers.

Tampa Bay Rays Catcher Mike Zunino — When it comes to the catcher position, any production means that player should be on a fantasy roster. Zunino provides power, as he has hit 18 home runs this season. Zunino sees inconsistent playing time and the average is awful at .210. However, ranking in the top 20 in baseball in home runs means he is providing elite production from the catcher’s position, and that’s difficult to find.

Phil Backert

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