This is the last waiver-wire column of the season, as we only have one more week left. If you are fighting for a championship at this point in the year, you don't need me and I wish you the best of luck as you try to finish it off. We'll soon begin recapping the season and figuring out what we need to improve on in the 2019 season.
New York Yankees First Baseman Luke Voit -
I wrote about the first baseman
earlier this month
as a waiver-wire target, but the fantasy world still hasn't taken notice; he is currently owned in fewer than 30 percent of Yahoo! Sports leagues. Voit batted .333 with four home runs in August, which is why I recommended him, and he's been just as good in September with a .313 batting average and five home runs. Voit is also batting .429 during the past week, so hopefully throughout the next week we can benefit from a player who is red hot and has the ability to hit the ball over the fence.
Tampa Bay Rays Starting Pitcher Tyler Glasnow - Since being traded to the Rays at the end of August, the youngster has had at least five strikeouts during six of his nine starts with Tampa Bay. Glasnow had a brutal start Sept. 5 in which he allowed seven earned runs, but he has been impressive overall. Owned in just 20 percent of leagues, the high upside of strikeouts is something to capitalize on heading into the last week.
Houston Astros Pitcher Josh James - This is a risk move for teams that believe one more huge outing can put them over the top. It's still unknown if James makes another start for the Astros, but there's no doubt he will at least get another appearance or two. The 25-year-old has 24 strikeouts during just 16 innings pitched, which includes two starts. All of his appearances have come in September and if he can make another start or two long relief appearances, the strikeout upside is great.
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