Saturday, September 17, 2011

Juicing Up Categories Down The Stretch

It is time to focus on the greatest upside and downside categories for the last two weeks of the season.  If you are in the hunt still, you need to focus intently on the categories you still have a chance to gain a point(s) in or the categories where your competition is on your heels.  This time of year is not about sticking with what got you here it’s about using the waiver wire to your advantage in certain categories.  Example: if you are bunched in a league with 4 or 5 teams within 10 SB of each other that category is ripe for the pickin. You look over your team and see you have 17 RBI lead over player behind you and you trail the guy in front by 20 but you can gain 3 points with just 6 more steals. Its time to make roster room for sped by dropping an RBI machine.  Get it? I knew you would. Here are some of the best category enhancers for your team down the stretch, courtesy of the waiver wire.
RUNS: Darwin Barney. He is consistently hitting in the two hole and could be hitting in front of Castro, Ramirez, and Pens. The guy has had 3 or more hits 10X this season. He could give you a few multi run games down the stretch.
SB: Nyger Morgan. The guy has found a home in Milwaukee’s lead off spot. He is currently at a dozen steals and I can see him pushing for 20 by the end of the year. His speed and OBP get him on base.
Average & HR: Derrick Lee: He hit under 250 for the Birds and is hitting over 380 for the Bucs. He has always been a 2nd half player and this year is no different.
RBI: Marco Scutaro. Only 5 players in all of baseball have more RBI over the last 30 days then Scutaro. Hitting for that explosive team and not to mention, who doesn’t need RBI from their MI position?

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