The 2019 fantasy season is almost in the books. Your body of work is recorded for better or worse. Here’s hoping you’re in the hunt or protecting a lead. With so little time remaining don’t be afraid to drop a bigger name who doesn’t help where you need it. Especially if they are nursing an injury like Justin Turner or Anthony Rizzo. Playing the waiting game on bum ankles is a killer right now. Good luck, and may the sports be with you.
- Harrison Bader has been on fire of late. He’s gone four straight games with a steal or homerun (or two). It’s a good time to jump in on a prospect who hasn’t had the season many hoped but definitely has tools.
- Speaking of prospects that disappointed in 2019, Garrett Hampson is getting more playing time and getting on base lately. He’ll hopefully draw multiple starts at home against the Mets this week. Nice work if you can get it.
- Danny Santana swiped four bags last week. The Rangers have needed him way more than anticipated this season. He’s flashed power and speed at times throughout the year. The Rangers have a decent schedule rest of the way and need Santana.
- The Marlins are giving Magneuris Sierra some late-season run. His one tool is speed. If you can catch him starting it could be worth a stream.
- Top teams to target for steals yielded: Mets and Athletics. The Mets, as mentioned visit the Rockies for three games then they head to Cincinnati for another series. Oakland hosts the Royals and then the Rangers.
- James Karinchak had an impressive debut for the Indians with 1.1 scoreless innings and three strikeouts. His stuff is wild. Literally. Max Kepler struck out but reached on a dropped third strike/wild pitch. Karinchak generates a ton of movement to pair with a high 90’s fastball. It’s somewhat telling that two of his three strikeouts ended on a dropped third strike, though. Control will be his challenge at this level once hitters have seen some tape.
Here are the catchers being run on the most.
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