T.I.P.S.: Ride the hot hand
The final two-week stretch of the baseball season is a definite crapshoot. Minor leaguers are getting the call to strut their stuff, veterans are punching out early to nurse their injuries, and pitchers are getting shut down to limit their pitch counts going into next season. Needless to say, there are very few players seeing their name on the lineup card on a daily basis. For fantasy owners, this can be frustrating and confusing. The best way to handle this is take a look at last-week stats. See how many at-bats certain players have gotten in the last week and ride the hot hand. Now's the time to work the waiver wire and take the youngster who is showing some impressive power or the
Let's get to this week's T.I.P.S.
All statistics through September 21.
The fantasy world was up in arms over the potential of
Prior to last season (where he only played 36 games),
This isn't technically an injury, but we can call it a mental wound. The Cubs finally got their fill of the outspoken
Just like Furcal,
Pitch counts are always important, but they take an even greater significance as the season winds down. In an effort to save some wear and tear on their arms, coaches are shutting down pitchers until next year.
Most MLB teams will let youngsters play the final two weeks if they are out of playoff contention. This creates a tough time for fantasy owners in weekly leagues who need to determine how much their stars will play. This isn't an issue with playoff-bound teams as home-field advantage and a playoff spot are at stake. It's this time that you can count on these players and see who is playing every day. Somebody like Belliard should see extensive time.
Look no further than Arizona reliever