8 Players To Target For Fantasy Baseball Post Season Success

By: Nate Leer

With summer winding down, the fantasy baseball post season is fast approaching. If you have a position to fill or room on your roster, these guys could help. They may not all be studs but at this point getting average production at a spot where you have lost a player or had a guy underachieve could be the difference between winning and losing.

Here’s 8 players – 1 at each position – who could help you get a fantasy baseball title this year:

  1. SP – Derek Holland-Tex (86% available in Yahoo, 90% in ESPN leagues): Holland isn’t a world-beater but could be a serviceable option if your league is short on good starting pitching. Holland has pitched well in two starts since coming off of the DL so he is worth checking out.
  2. RP – Adam Ottavino-Col (59%, 75%): Ottavino has the most talented arm in the Rockies bullpen and has gotten the most recent save opportunities. He won’t rack up a ton of saves but should get a handful while posting good Ks and peripheral numbers.
  3. C – Sandy Leon-Bos (59%, 62%): Catchers tend to wear down late in the season so this already thin position gets even harder to fill. Leon is starting to come back to earth but given his v=favorable situation – park and line-up – he is a guy to plug in if needed.
  4. 1B – Josh Bell-Pit (82%, 87%): Bell has been an uber-prospect for the Pirates for a while and it seems like now may finally be his time. He is in a bit of a platoon for the Pirates but his talent will force playing time especially if Pittsburgh falls out of play-off contention.
  5. 2B – Cesar Hernandez-Phi (72%, 88%): Hernandez has been a nice little player all year. He continues to hit .300 while helping in a number of categories with the added bonus of position versatility.
  6. 3B – Trevor Plouffe-Min (, 95%): Plouffe appears to finally be healthy and he is hitting the ball well. He even homered to RF recently, a very good sign.
  7. SS – Jose Reyes-NYM (59%, 64%): Reyes still seems to know how to hit and, while he won’t steal a ton of bases, he is another versatile player that helps in multiple categories without hurting a team in any.
  8. OF – Randall Grichuk-StL (63%, 66%): Grichuk has talent and the Cards seem to have a knack for developing young talent. While they have been waiting a little longer than they preferred for Grichuk to break out, it seems to be happening now as he has hit over .300 with plenty of power since his mid-summer recall.

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