You want some players to add for points leagues? Well, you are in luck because I’ve got some players that might just be floating around on your waiver wire. Power is king in points leagues, I’ve preached that before, but you can’t discount high batting average guys. A single might not be worth as much as a dong but hits do add up. At this point in the season, you’re not going to be able to grab a 40-home run hitter. I really wish you could, they were more than likely scooped up long ago. Man intros are hard…. but I shall press on. These are not necessarily league winners but they could be just the boost you need.

Joey Bart – He finds himself here not because he’s hitting the cover off the ball the past couple weeks, but because he has looked much better at the plate since his return from the minors. I mean, he’s hitting pretty well too with a .306 average and a trio of dongs. Unfortunately, that hasn’t resulted in monster point totals but he is showing signs of closing out the season strong. He looks to be in the lineup more often than not and could be the answer you’ve been looking for behind the plate.

Cal Raleigh – It’s a good thing a home run is the best thing you can do in points leagues because he sure doesn’t do much else at the plate. He’s really only in play for deeper leagues or if you have a crystal that tells you when he’ll have a good week.

Seth Brown – The power is finally starting to show itself with 5 dongs over his past 14 games. His season total of 17 doesn’t necessarily jump out at you but it’s not a terrible total, especially for a guy you can snag on waivers at this point in the season. You can slot him in at both first base or outfield which is a nice bonus if you have a limited bench. His advanced stats look a little better than his actual numbers so there’s reason to expect him to close out the year strong.

Luke Voit – Apparently, going the other way in the Sexy Dr Pepper trade has inspired him to show out. It hasn’t even been a week’s worth of games yet but he’s batting over .400 with a pair of bombs for DC. Sadly, the rest of his counting stats have been a bit lacking and with the status of that lineup, it’s hard to have too much hope for those to dramatically improve. There’s no denying that his upside is limited but he can be a solid source of points.

Daniel Vogelbach – The man is a treasure who hits his home runs like he gets his donuts, in bunches. How can you not love that? Ok, he doesn’t see the field every day, particularly against southpaws. So he’s better in daily leagues and you’ll definitely want to peep the projected starters in a weekly format.

Jorge Mateo – Touched on him last week and he’s still swinging a hot bat. He’s added 3 more home runs to his tally and while that may not be his forte it’s nice to see some pop. As a speed-first guy, he’s not exactly your prototypical points league hitter but you can’t deny the results. As a nice bonus you get eligibility at second base, shortstop, and outfield. There are worse options for the end of your bench.

Luis Rengifo – Shockingly, there are other players on the Angels besides Trout and Ohtani. By no means is he as flashy as those two studs but unlike them, he is actually available. He qualifies at both middle infield spots and is only a game away from eligibility at third base as well. I don’t expect stud numbers from him but deeper leagues should take notice.

Nick Gordon – A monster week shot him way up but his season numbers haven’t been too bad. That hasn’t translated into big point totals or regular at bats. Now that injuries to other members of the Twins have opened a path to everyday playing time he becomes much more interesting. I can’t recommend him as a slam dunk add, it was an awesome week, but it was just one week and he did have some negative point performances prior to that. I am, however, very intrigued that xStats show he should be slugging a bit more than he has been. Watch him closely.

Ha-Seong Kim – He’s been scoring points but after all the deadline action he looks to be headed for a utility role. Plus Fernando Tatis Jr is nearing a return. While almost assuredly stashed, this is your reminder to check if you can steal one of the best players in baseball for free. FTJ, not Kim.

Lars Nootbaar –  Aside from having a name that’s super fun to say he has put together a rather solid couple weeks. Now that Harrison Bader has been banished to the Big Apple he could be in line for an everyday role. Look but don’t touch quite yet.

 

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