Ivan Nova, Strasburg gaining in popularity 

August, 10, 2011
I often look at ESPN's most added/dropped lists to see what fantasy owners are thinking and doing, and on this fine Wednesday, I found quite a few names of interest on both sides. So without further ado, let's discuss:

Most Added

[+] EnlargeIvan Nova
Mike DiNovo/US PresswireIvan Nova's ownership percentage in ESPN standard leagues has jumped from 3.3 percent to 56.5 percent over the past seven days.
Ivan Nova, SP, New York Yankees: He's the most-added player in the past seven days, and I can't disagree with that. It certainly appears Phil Hughes is the odd man out in the rotation -- A.J. Burnett is on the most dropped side, incidentally -- as Nova has won six consecutive decisions and fanned 10 Chicago White Sox hitters in his last outing. Don't presume similar strikeout performances moving forward, but he's pitching well.

Brett Lawrie, 2B, Toronto Blue Jays: The 21-year-old Canadian had five hits in his first three big league games, and he likely will have added third base eligibility in ESPN standard leagues by this time next week. Don't expect a .300 batting average, but he has power and speed. I think he'll stick in the big leagues this season.