If you find yourself in need of a catcher fill-in with Cardinals’ all-star Yadier Molina on the DL with a sprained right knee take a look at A.J. Pierzynski.
The Rangers backstop has hit .276 over the last 30 days (although slightly lower over the last two weeks) with five homers and 14 RBI. Throw in the fact that he plays in Arlington, a place where the ball flies out of the park with ease during the summer months, and Pierzynski is a fairly decent replacement option. He is also probably the catcher with the most steady playing time on the wire and is only owned in 63 percent of Yahoo! leagues.
Andy Silva’s Fantasy Forecast appears in The Salem News on Saturday. You can follow him on Twitter @SN_FantasySport.