Our mindset changes over the next couple of weeks when attacking the waiver wire. If there was a player who would help in multiple categories, he was scooped up a long time ago. We must target players who will help in whatever category we are weak in and hope it will be enough to make some movement in the standings.
San Diego Padres Outfielder Franmil Reyes -
I recommended the outfielder Aug. 10
as a player who could help in the power department, and it looks like that is finally happening. The 23-year-old has hit six home runs since Aug. 25 and now has 15 on the season during just 66 games. Reyes is only 34 percent owned in Yahoo! Sports leagues and should be added if you need home runs during the final couple of weeks.
New York Mets Starting Pitcher Steven Matz - The left-hander has found his groove since returning from the disabled list Aug. 16. He has not allowed more than two earned runs in any of his last three starts, and struck out 23 during that span. Matz is owned in fewer than 30 percent of leagues, and it will be hard to find a pitcher of this caliber who can rack up the strikeouts on the waiver wire.
New York Yankees First Baseman Luke Voit - The 27-year-old appears to have settled into an everyday role with the Yankees and is taking full advantage. The first baseman has hit four home runs since Aug. 30 and is now batting .317 during 20 games with New York. As always, we ride the hot streak for as long as it lasts, and at this point in the season another week of this pace would be huge. Voit is currently 33 percent owned in Yahoo! Sports leagues.
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