Whether by injury or ineffectiveness, nearly all fantasy owners have gaps in their lineups that need to be plugged. Staff writer Tim Hubbard looks at a few players who can be cheap solutions.
Talk about taking a flier, Mejia is quite a risk. He was brought up just few days ago to pitch the first game of Friday's doubleheader, with no guarantee of a second start. On top of that, he's already planning to have off-season surgery to have bone spurs removed from his elbow. But his strong outing against Washington (seven strikeouts, no walks in seven scoreless innings) earned the 23-year-old Dominican a spot in an expanded, six-man Mets rotation.
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One could say Lake has made quite a splash since his major league debut July 19. The 23-year-old Dominican, who spent most of his minor league career at shortstop, is hitting .417 with two homers and five RBIs in his first eight games. Lake never hit more than 12 homers in the minors, but he has shown some speed, stealing 38 bases in 2011.