The fantasy baseball playoffs are here! Keeping up with the league is important for success at this point in the season. Also, things like injuries and slumps can lead to owners having to think about acquiring new players. The waiver wire is still active in the fantasy baseball playoffs, and here are some players that may be worth picking up this week:
Kevin Newman, SS/2B, Pittsburgh Pirates
Finally! Kevin Newman is being added in fantasy baseball, and that during the playoffs. Newman has been on this list multiple times now, and more fantasy baseball owners have picked up the Pirates’ rookie. A reason for him being added in numerous leagues is that he went 9-for-14 in a series against the Colorado Rockies in which he hit three homers. This brought his home run total to 10 on the season. Newman has an own percentage of about 31 in ESPN leagues.
Kyle Seager, 3B, Seattle Mariners
Kyle Seager has been showing some power as of late. The 31-year-old hit 10 dingers across a 25 game stretch ending on September first. As of September fifth, he’s at 19 home runs on the season, and some fantasy owners have taken notice. Seager is now owned in about half of ESPN leagues, jumping up about five percent recently. Another plus is that Seager will be playing against the Reds and White Sox this week. In other words, he should get some opportunities to pick up some hits this week. Prior to the series, Seager has a .922 OPS against active Reds pitchers.
Renato Nunez, 3B/DH/1B, Baltimore Orioles
Renato Nunez is currently second for most home runs on the Baltimore Orioles this season. Nunez is getting a lot of playing time on the Orioles, and his ability to be played at multiple positions is a plus. His team is also not making the MLB playoffs, so he might be able to play more relaxed which can lead to a better performance. The 25-year-old is taking on the Dodgers and Tigers this week. This can give him some great opportunities to put up some points in fantasy baseball. Nunez has an own percentage of about 31 in ESPN leagues.
Colin Moran, 3B/2B, Pittsburgh Pirates
Colin Moran has been pretty under the radar in the MLB this season. The 26-year-old slashed .308/.356/.451 with an .807 OPS in 27 August games. However, he is just 2-for-11 to start September, but that’s not too much of a concern since it’s just three games. Moran will start the week with four games against the Giants. Against active Giants pitchers, Moran has a line of .385/.429/.538. He will look to continue hitting well against San Francisco in the series. Moran has an own percentage of about eight in ESPN leagues.
Miguel Rojas, SS/1B/3B, Miami Marlins
Miguel Rojas was recently activated from the IL. He looks to be back in the starting lineup, as he played three games in a row from September first through September fourth. Like others on the list, Rojas can be played in multiple positions in fantasy baseball, which is just another reason to consider adding the 30-year-old. Also, Miami will be playing against Milwaukee and San Francisco, which is a plus for Rojas. Before the series, his line against active Brewers pitchers is .306/.348/.339 and .333/.348/.381 against active Giants pitchers. Rojas will look to continue getting hits against these clubs this week. He is owned in about three percent of ESPN leagues.
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