September Call-ups: Winning your Fantasy Baseball league through the Waiver Wire
Wade Davis, P, TB: In the last week and a half of the season, the Rays play Seattle, Baltimore and Kansas City. You really cannot have a better schedule to end the year and Wade Davis will be facing AAA players most likely on these teams at that point and should be great starts down the stretch.
Ian Kennedy, P, ARI/Daniel Hudson, P, ARI: Both of these pitchers are going to be key for Arizona down the stretch. The Diamondbacks obviously have nothing to play for but pride, but I really have a good feeling both of these pitchers will continue their success for the next three weeks and lead your fantasy team to the promise land.
Waiver Wire: David Murphy, OF, TEX: With the injury to Josh Hamilton, David Murphy has stepped up and kept the Rangers right on track to winning the American League West and leading Texas towards the playoffs. With two homeruns, nine RBI’s and a .357 batting average since Hamilton’s injury, David Murphy can definitely lead your team the last three weeks of the season to a championship.
Waiver Wire; Wilson Betemit, 3B, KC: If you are in need of a 3B or a corner infielder in deeper leagues, go pick up Wilson Betemit. He is hitting .448, with two homeruns and nine RBI’s in his last seven games, Betemit is a great pick up if you are behind in a fantasy league and trying to make up points to win a championship or simply make the playoffs.
Waiver Wire: Ryan Raburn, 1B, 2B, OF, DET: This guy is hitting .388 in his last ten games, Detroit has been out of the playoff race for almost a month and a half already and his production has only gotten better. Raburn is going to continue his success over the next couple of weeks and reward fantasy owners who stuck with him during his rough first half of the season. Ryan Raburn was hitting .209 August 4th and has now built his average up to a stout .273; he has also raised his OPS from .608 to .818, if he is available in your league make sure you get him on your roster.
Bonus Pick- Chris Young, P, SD: On September 18th [this coming Saturday], Chris Young comes back from injury to start for the playoff hungry Padres. This is a significant start because fantasy owners need to pay attention. The Padres have one of the best rotations in baseball, and they are adding a guy that can potentially be huge for them down the stretch. In deep league formats, he is a no question pick up in my mind, but understand he will be on a pitch count and may not pitch deep into games till he gets his feet wet.