News and notes as fantasy baseball season approaches homestretch
Two months. That's all that remains in this MLB season. For some of you, that means five more weeks of the regular season before the fantasy playoffs get started. The trade deadline has likely passed, so hawking the waiver wire is now the most efficient way of getting talent for the final trimester of the season.
At this point you really have to scrape the bottom of the barrel when it comes to waiver wire talent, and taking a look at the hot hands is an effective strategy.
Let's take a look at who's hot and who's not in this week's edition of T.I.P.S.
All statistics through August 10.
Astros 24-year-old rookie
When the Cubs traded for
It's not too often that I'll recommend an over-the-hill player who hit under .200 in each of the season's first three months, but in the case of
Despite missing a few games due to the birth of his child,
Amidst all the disappointment surrounding this year's New York Mets,
There's no denying that Bradley's first year as a Cub has been tremendously disappointing. Despite batting in the middle of an above-average lineup, Bradley has 28 RBIs. There's something wrong there. It's a far cry from his 22 homers and 77 RBIs from last season. Bradley hit .243 in the first half and had the audacity to proclaim that he was going to have a huge second half. The guy is a man of his word. Bradley is hitting .344 since the break with an OBP approaching .500. The Cubs didn't sign him to walk, but those in OBP leagues need to pay attention to Bradley. The Cubs have slid him into the two-hole where he is excelling. He's not a power hitter, but he will score some runs and hit for a high average the remainder of the season. Bottom line: he can help you down the stretch, regardless of his prior struggles.
Any idea who has the most RBIs in the last month? No, not
With the exception of