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Finish the MLB season strong with these pickups




Since this is the final edition of this year’s Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire column, I’ll be changing the format this week and guiding your team through the final two weeks of the regular season. Let’s get started!

Players who can help this weekend

Padres and Rockies hitters

San Diego and Colorado will meet this weekend for the 2022 Finals at Coors Stadium. We’ve already seen some offensive fireworks at the Coors this week, and there should be more in the next three days. from San Diego Ha Seung Kim (2B/3B/SS, 17 percent listed) and Will Myers (1B/OF, 9%) Solid add-on options. And Colorado has a few players to consider, including Jonathan Dazas (from, 7%) and Alan Trejo (2B/SS, 0%).

Ian Gomez (centre, Chicago Cubs, 4%)

Gomez thrived while drawing regularly Wilson Contreras on IL. And the veteran catch should continue his strong finish to the season this weekend when he faces a trio of lesser-known freshmen in the Pirates team that ranks 27 in the Majors with a 4.73 ERA.

Braxton Jarrett (SP, Miami Marlins, 10%)

Garrett is back from nearly a month on IL to post decent stats on September 12th, and the left-hander should be even more successful tonight when he faces the last-place Nats. Overall, Garrett has scored a strong 3.68 ERA and 1.19 WHIP this year.

Jose Suarez (SP/RP, Los Angeles Angels, 20%)

Suarez demonstrated improved control skills during the second half, which helped contribute to 2.81 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. He should make a good outing on Sunday when he faces the Twins lineup that faded in the second half.

Billy Walter (SP/RP, Philadelphia Phillies, 26%)

Walther has been excellent lately, going 5-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in his past seven starts. Southpaw faces a tough lineup from the Braves on Saturday, but he’s one of the best starters to have kept compromises and should be considered by those who need the calculated risk.

Billy Walter #70 of the Philadelphia Phillies was giving a fictional production

Few pitchers available on baseball’s fictional waiver wire have been as good as Billy Walter lately. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

Nick Ludlow (SP, Cincinnati Reds, 53%)

Ludulu should be named to the league roster in every league next week and has the potential to lead teams head-to-head to the tournament. The left-handed has counted 38 strikes in his past four games and will face the Brewers on Sunday and the Cubs next week.


Players who can help next week

Billy Uber (SP, Minnesota Twins, 25%)

Uber returned from 3.5 months in IL to throw five innings against The Guardians on September 16. A right-hander with excellent control skills should be a relative asset when he faces the White Sox and Tigers next week.

Jose Quintana (SP, St. Louis Cardinals, 44%)

Quintana has continued his comeback season since joining the cards on the trade deadline, scoring 2.44 ERA and 1.19 WHIP across nine starts. The left-hander is among the best widely available single starting options next week when he faces the Pirates lineup with a 0.650 OPS.

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Bryson Stott (2B/SS, Philadelphia Phillies, 13%)

Fantasy directors should try to stock up on Phillies this weekend, as Philadelphia arguably has the best crime production schedule for next week. The club opened with three games against mid-level players from the Cubs before facing the heartbreaking Nats in four competitions. Stott may be the team’s best widely available hitter, coming in at 0.283 with 20 points and five steals since August 1. In shallow tournaments, Jean Segura (2b, 52%) is a good choice.

Players who can help during the 3-match week at the end of the season

Texas Rangers Hitters

The Rangers and Yankees will meet in a four-game series over the final three days of the season. New York will probably use its best players in moderation in those games, as they must secure a league title before traveling to Texas. But Rangers will use their regulars counterparts, making them solid options for managers who are striving for size. Bubba Thompson (30%) and Josh Jong (3b, 18%) are good candidates to be added to this series.

Seattle Mariners Hitters

The Mariners and Tigers are the other two teams scheduled to play four games over the last three days. And there’s an excellent chance AL Wildcard teams will still be competing for seeding through the final days of the campaign. Carlos Santana (1B, 12%) was swinging a hot bat which is my favorite Seattle hitter to add, but GB Crawford (SS, 21%) and Adam Fraser (2B/OF, 18%) are also options.

In the event that the series becomes meaningless to Seattle, the directors may want to focus on some Tiger players, such as Spencer Turkelson (1b, 15%), Keri Carpenter (of, 1%) or Akil Badou (from, 7%).

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Domingo Acevedo (RP, Oakland A’s, 9%)

Those in need of rescue in the last two weeks can turn to Acevedo, who took over the role of shutter in Auckland. Right-handed use was in effect this year (3.34 ERA, 0.97 WHIP) and has converted the team’s last four saves. The obvious concern is that A’s may not have the talent to give Acevedo many opportunities from this point on.

Brandon Hughes (RP, Chicago Cubs, 19%)

I wouldn’t say Hughes is closest to the Cubs, but he is used as an “ace savior”, which means he usually gets his highest power innings in close games. He managed to tackle on Tuesday and should have had a couple more in recent weeks.


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