Jeff Francoeur-OF-Royals- Talk about a roller-coaster ride, Francoeur has disappointed for most of the season and only recently has awakened from an early season slumber. Since May 19th he has raised his batting average from .235 to a more respectable .281. He has also hit four HR over that stretch. The former 1st round pick of the Atlanta Braves in the 2002 draft had a modest seven game hitting streak coming into Monday’s game. He’s worth an add in most leagues as he is just one year removed from 20HR- 87RBI- and a .285 BA in his first year with the Royals. Currently, Francoeur is owned in 48% of leagues.
Andy Pettitte-SP-Yankees- It’s time to consider taking out a flier on the ‘ancient hurler’ who turns 40 on June 15th. He’s pitched three games since returning for an encore performance with the Yanks. Over 21 1/3 innings, Pettitte has 19 strikeouts against just 5 walks. His ERA sits at 2.53 and his WHIP at 1.08. After giving up 4 runs in his first start he has won the next two. Andy will have two starts this week; one on Tuesday against the Angels in L.A. and the next on Sunday vs the Tigers in Detroit. He is available in around 40% of most leagues and is worth an add in 12+ leagues.