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Fantasy baseball free-agent finds: Brendan McKay and the rest of the recent rookies

Brendan McKay may get some occasional licks in as Tampa Bay's DH, but the rookie is primarily being counted on by the Rays for his work on the mound. Can you count on him in fantasy? Getty Images

Everyone loves rookie starting pitchers for their potential upside, and you do not need me to tell you how great Brendan McKay might be. He might join Mike Soroka and Chris Paddack as fantasy mainstays. So might Jordan Yamamoto, Zach Plesac and Sandy Alcantara. Just don't forget about the veterans, please. Appreciate what Rangers Mike Minor and Lance Lynn have achieved. Oakland right-hander Mike Fiers and Houston left-hander Wade Miley are both top-40 hurlers on the Player Rater -- and still readily available. San Diego right-hander Dinelson Lamet has not pitched in a big league game for nearly two years, but he was a major strikeout option in 2017, and he returns healthy this weekend. Arms of all ages can help out a fantasy roster.

With that in mind, welcome to another free agent blog, as I go position by position to find the fantasy hitters and pitchers who deserve more attention and others who, well, do not. Feel free to share your thoughts (as if you need prompting!) with me on Twitter.