It’s likely the trade deadline has passed in your fantasy baseball league, and now you need to take some advice for the home stretch. There’s still plenty of time to make a stretch run at that league title.'
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- Billy Hamilton – It’s late in the season and Dusty will play Hamilton some and expect him to be a thief. He is a steals machine and a must-own, even coming off the bench.
- Brandon Moss – At this point, he should definitely be owned, with a red-hot August that included eight home runs and a 19 RBI. If he's available, he will help you in your playoffs or as your season comes to a close.
- Carlos Ruiz – At catcher this late in the season, Ruiz would be a great bench player, especially if you find that your current catcher sitting more. He is fresh and will be in the Philly lineup daily.
- Alex Wood – Ignore his last start in which he was pounded for seven runs in only 2.1 innings. He has a fresh arm with only 65 major league innings, and up until his last start he posted a 2.27 ERA. He still holds a solid 3.15 ERA and could provide you with cheap wins and strikeouts. Wood is posting more than a strikeout per inning.
- Will Venable – Like Moss, Venable may already be sitting on a roster, but if he is not he really turned it on in August and could make an impact in your league.
- Jason Kubel – Since joining the Tribe in late August, Kubel has seen limited action, but he has made the most of his at bats. In three games, he is 2-for-5 with a double and three walks; if he gets increased time, he could make a solid impact, but until then, he's just waiver fodder.
- Johnny Cueto – Baker is likely going to make Cueto a bullpen guy, and there's just no point in hanging on to a guy who A) might struggle coming off the DL, and B) might not provide you with any relevant fantasy stats.
- Paul Konerko – He's just had an incredibly bad season, and his batting average is a killer. He began September with one homer in 17 at bats and a .235 BA.
- Dan Uggla – In his last 19 games, he has six hits with ZERO extra-base hits.
- Jason Heyward – It seems to me VERY unlikely that Heyward will come back this season, but we should know more after his visit with doctors on Monday, September 9.
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