Three up, Three down

Updated Regularly: Three players to pick up, and three players you should be dumping.

Three Up (6/12/11)

Mike Moustakes - 3rd base - Kansas City Royals - The Royals have finally brought up top prospect 3rd baseman Mike Moustakes. He OPS'd .999 last season in the minors and  was off to a hot start this year in AAA with 10 homers and 44 RBI. He hit a homerun in his second game, and is hitting .333 so far. As a rookie he will go through some growing pains, but he has legit power and will get plenty of at-bats in the middle of the lineup.

Mike Leake - Starting Pitcher - Cincinnati Reds - Leake is coming off a dominating performance of the Giants, a team that beat him up with a .426 batting average against him last season. Leake was ineffective early in the season and was relegated to the bullpen. Since earning back a starting spot Leake is 3-0 in 4 starts with an ERA of 1.93. 

Angel Pagan - Center Field - New York Mets - Angel Pagan has been red hot since returning from the disabled list May 27. He is hitting .349 (15-for-43) in 11 games after hitting just .159 in 19 games before suffering a rib cage injury.

Three Down (6/12/11)

Colby Lewis - Starting Pitcher - Texas Rangers - Lewis was a star for the Rangers last year in the playoffs. But unfortunately it looks like he is regressing back to his career averages. After suffering his second straight terrible start the other day he is sitting with a 5-7 record with a 4.97 ERA. Remember, his career ERA is 5.22.  

Orlando Cabrera - 2nd Base - Cleveland Indians - Probably could put half of the Indians roster on here with the way they are playing right now, but I will make Orlando Cabrera the guy for now. He is hitting under .150 over his last 20 games and has recently lost his everyday starting gig. He is a veteran and a proven winner so I wouldn't be surprised to see him snap out of his slump at some point during the season. Chances are win he does snap out of it, he will be a free agent available to pick up.

Jed Lowrie - 2nd Base/Shortstop/3rd Base - Boston Red Sox - Lowrie entered the month of May hitting .361, by the end of the month he was at .306. Now, less than two weeks later he is batting .276 and continues to drop. He only has 3 homeruns on the season and no stolen bases. He doesn't really offer anything of value to your fantasy team at the moment.