Fantasy Baseball Waiver-Wire Targets: September 16, 2022
There’s only two more waiver weeks that can really have an impact and there’s only a few more weeks left overall, so the strategy is pretty simple – I hold opponents right behind me in a few categories or I I’m trying to gain ground in a few categories. Expecting a huge leap at this point is unrealistic.
However, if you only have five saves or a few percentage points in batting average, it’s more than reasonable to attack the waiver wire and acquire players to make sure your competitors don’t do the same. thing.
Cleveland Guardians outfielder Oscar Gonzalez
Putting up hot streaks is what we’ve got to do over the past few weeks and Gonzalez fits that perfectly. The outfielder is batting .353 with four home runs, 12 RBIs and seven runs scored in the month of September. The 24-year-old also had six hits in his last three games. Gonzalez has nine home runs in 71 games played, so he also has some power potential. We’ll ride the hot streak and see if it can help give us a boost on the straight.
Cincinnati Reds reliever Alexis Diaz
It’s hard to find a relative this late in the season, which makes Diaz a fantastic prime target. The right-hander made his seventh save Sept. 15 and is throwing a 1.93 ERA. Unfortunately the Reds aren’t very good so opportunities will be few and far between, but at least we know the Reds will look to Diaz when looking for big outs in the ninth.
Texas Rangers outfielder Bubba Thompson
If you need speed to fend off the competition or make a late push in the standings, Thompson is a good target. The outfielder has 15 interceptions in just 37 games played, which is impressive. He’s a player who had 49 interceptions before his promotion, so the speed is legit. The outfielder also has a .302 batting average in September, so hopefully he’ll have more opportunities to steal bases in the final weeks, which could be a one or two point difference in the standings.