MLB Pickups of the Day for May 8th

  • Another week of baseball has come and gone. That means we need to look at some potential add options in fantasy baseball. Last week I was on fire and recommended a few guys who are paying dividends if you scooped them up off free agency. I highlighted names such as Brent Rooker, Tanner Bibee, and Jarren Duran. This week we have a new batch of players that we are going to get into! It features some names that I have mentioned on my Twitter over the past week (@Andrew_FBB). All rostering numbers referenced are via ESPN

    Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Diamondbacks 10% Owned

    This pickup to me is a no-brainer and Gurriel needs to be scooped ASAP in all formats. Gurriel has been on an absolute tear over the past two days, going 8 for his last 11 with 4 home runs, 6 RBI, and a 5:1 K/BB. Lourdes has had respectable fantasy numbers throughout his career but his power numbers declined a bit last year. He already has the same amount of home runs this year (5) as he did all of last year. His HardHit% is in the 82nd percentile along with his 84th percentile whiff%. There are a lot of things trending upward for Gurriel, and if the power comes back he has upside for a 20-homer season from a career .286 hitter; you definitely need to add him in all formats.

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