The end of the fantasy baseball season is quickly approaching, and we only have a few more chances to attack the waiver wire and acquire players who can potentially help us during the final couple of weeks. At this point, if a player is on a hot streak and is helping in a category we need, they are fantasy viable.
Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Anthony Santander --
the young outfielder July 26, but apparently the rest of the fantasy baseball world didn't listen. Santander still isn't even 40 percent owned in Yahoo! Sports leagues, and all he is doing is crushing the baseball. Santander has hit six home runs with a .357 batting average during his past 14 games. We have a player hitting for average and power in the middle of an order. Pick him up.
Oakland Athletics Starting Pitcher Sean Manaea -- It was a strong debut for the left-hander, as he pitched five shutout innings against the powerful New York Yankees Sept. 1. Manaea returned from Tommy John surgery and despite being a little rusty with command, he did strike out five hitters. This should be a solid pitcher for the final couple of weeks.
San Diego Padres Starting Pitcher Dinelson Lamet --
The right-hander was another player I
but is still lingering on the waiver wire. Lamet brings one asset down the stretch that is always needed: strikeout upside. The 27-year-old has struck out double-digit hitters twice since the start of August, which is crucial for fantasy owners. His downfall is that he is not pitching deep into games and allowing a couple of runs will inflate his ERA. But if we can squeeze out two or three more starts with close to 10 punchouts, we’ll take it.
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