The waiver wire can be very important in the last few days of the season. There are very few teams left in your league but many points to be found on “the wire” for your team.
Many teams, such as the Cubs and others like them who will clinch playoff spots soon, are going to sit players irregularly to get them rested for the playoffs.
Pitching schedules will be altered and spot starts will take place more frequently. If you can take advantage of the good matchup for hitters or pitchers it could prove invaluable for your team.
Staying attentive and diligently searching for those players who are out producing your regulars can mean the difference between first and second.
In redraft leagues you may need to drop some players who are struggling. Starling marte hasn’t played in more than two weeks. It may be time to cut him for another bat. Giancarlo Stanton may not play many more games if the Marlins are out of the hunt, and could realistically reinsure himself at any time. You may have to drop him and find a dependable bat, or streak hot hitters with good matchups
Take a look at some of the players I have highlighted. They could help you win your league.
Waiver Wire 9/22
Tommy Joseph, 1B, Philadelphia Phillies
Owned in just 5% of leagues, Joseph is in the midst of a six game hitting streak. He has two doubles, three home runs, and seven RBI in that time.
Joseph also has multi hit games in four of the six. As a CI you can’t go wrong with his production. Let Tommy Joseph win you your championship.
Ryno Healy, 3B, Oakland Athletics
Healy is another Hot CI Commodity. Owned in only 33% of leagues Healy has been red hot in the past seven days, hitting .367 with an OPS Of 1.073. Healy has hit two home runs, three doubles, driven in five runs and scored nine. His bat will could carry your offense this weekend.
Odubel Herrera, OF, Philadelphia Phillies
Yes I know it’s odd to see two Phillies mentioned in a positive light but Herrera has been just as hot as Joseph the past week. He is hitting .545 with two home runs, three doubles, eight runs scored, and three stolen bases. His OPS over the past seven day, 1.500. Is he a guy you want on your roster long term? NO, but the hot bat can help you win your league.
As of September 21, he is 60% owned. That percentage is up 6 points from the previous day. Owners are noticing his awesomeness. Get to him before the other guy can.
Jon Gray, SP, Colorado Rockies
For the year, Gray has been up and down. His 4.42 ERA would suggest you stay away. Pitching At Coors field, you would think there is no shot he is worth an add. Gray has been very good over his last 32 innings going 2-2 with a 3.38 ERA,na 40/10 K/BB ratio, and 11.24 K/9. his last start was a 16 K, 0 BB complete game win st Coors. Let him start for your team.
Sergio Romo, RP, San Francisco Giants
The Giants bullpen has been a dumpster fire as of late. Both Derek Law and Hunter Strickland have blown saves, even combining for a blown save. Great teamwork.
Romo stepped up and completed a save on September 20. He has done the job before and has had good numbers this season. The Giants needs wins, Romo could help swing the saves category for you.
Jharel cotton, SP, Oakland Athletics
Cotton has been good in all his starts this season 18 innings pitched this season. He struck out six in his last outing which is his most since joining the big league rotation. Cotton has a 1.50 ERA and a .78 WHIP so far. Cotton should draw the Angels, a favorable matchup in his next start.
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