There are only about six weeks left in the season. If you play in a roto league, don’t be afraid to make bold cut decisions. Out in front of saves or steals by a lot? Maybe it’s time to cut that second or third closer or that speed-only bat. Conversely, if you are trailing by a lot in a category, it’s time to go full punt and catch up elsewhere. We should also lessen our judgments on small sample sizes. Getting 2-3 good weeks out of someone is half the remaining schedule.


Notable Schedules:

Eight games: Cubs, Cardinals

Seven games: Reds, White Sox, Angels, Twins, Athletics, Phillies, Rays

Five games: Nationals, Giants, Padres, Tigers, Diamondbacks


10/12 Team Adds

Oscar Gonzalez (CLE/OF) – Gonzalez is fairly aggressive at the plate, as he owns a 2.6% BB-rate across 47 games. He doesn’t strike out much either, 21.6%. He should carry a decent average and provide some pop as he holds a 7% barrel and a 44.1% HH-rate. He’s slashed .306/.326/.459 this year and most projection systems have him as a .270ish hitter the rest of the way. (2-3% FAAB)

Darick Hall (PHI/1B) – Seven games at home against meager competition, Pirates and Reds. Hall is primarily a power bat that should play up at Citizens Bank Park. (1-2% FAAB)

Alexis Diaz (CIN/RP) – Diaz has easily been the best reliever for the Reds this season. His 11.8% BB-rate isn’t ideal but he still holds a 1.75 ERA (2.99 SIERA) and 33.9% k-rate. (3-4% FAAB)

Kyle Farmer (CIN/3B,SS) – Farmer is 14-33 (.424) since August 8th. The Reds are scheduled for four games in Philly and 3 in D.C., both are nice hitters parks. (1-2% FAAB)

Joey Meneses (WSH/1B) – It’s hard to get excited about a 30-year-old rookie. However, he has shown solid plate skills. Meneses has a 14.3% K-rate to go along with a 5.4% BB rate. He has 5 homers in his 56 MLB PAs along with a 11.1% barrel and a 42.2% HH. (2-3% FAAB)


15 Team

Brett Baty (NYM/3B) – Baty is the 18th ranked prospect. He had good, but not great numbers at Double-A as a 22-year-old, this season. He hit 19 homers and stole 2 bases while slashing .312/.406/.544 across 394 PAs. I like his hit tool long-term but he’s shown groundball problems at times. (3-4% FAAB)

Lars Nootbaar (STL/OF) – He has been leading off against RHP as of late. Nootbaar is an average hitter but should get some nice counting stats if he can hold down that lineup spot. (1-2% FAAB)

Mitch White (TOR/SP) – A decent streaming option in deeper formats as they play the lowly Angels. The Angels have the highest K-rate in baseball since July 1st at 27.5%, en route to a league-worst 73 wRC+. (1% FAAB)

Glenn Otto (TEX/SP) – Better as of late, but still fighting walk issues. Lines up to start at home against the Tigers next week. (1% FAAB)

Eddie Rosario (ATL/OF) – His timeshare at DH with Marcell Ozuna was already trending in his (Rosario) favor prior to Ozuna’s DUI. Rosario has slashed .242/.315/.439 over his last 73 PAs, with 2 homers and 2 steals. (2-3% FAAB)