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2018 Fantasy Baseball Week 24 Waiver Wire: We Still Have Baseball

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As I sit here watching the Falcons and Eagles game, I am reminded that yes Football is back, but Baseball is still going on and probably at its most important time of the year. Everyone is so caught up in fantasy football right now and I am over here excited about fantasy baseball playoffs (Enter Meme Pic Here).

While EVERYONE can start at fantasy football, only a select few can be so esteemed as to make the fantasy baseball playoffs. As most leagues probably have started or are about to start, if you made it thus far, I congratulate you. This week’s players hopefully offer you some late-season spark that will get you to and win a championship.

2018 Fantasy Baseball Week 24 Waiver Wire

Hitters

Luke Voit, 1B, New York Yankees (33% owned in Yahoo)

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The Yankees first basemen for the season have been absolutely pathetic at the plate: enter Luke Voit. Ever since the Yankees have acquired him since the trade deadline, Voit has put being the Yankees first baseman back on the map. During his time with the Yankees, he has hit seven home runs and 15 RBI.


With Judge out for a while now, the Yankees were having a tough time filling a spot with some smack in it. I guess you could say there was a void in their lineup. Don’t let that Voit be out of your lineup. In the past two weeks, Voit is hitting .356 with an OBP of .420.  He can make an instant impact especially in deeper leagues and those not getting pop this late in the season.

Pitching

Wei-Yin Chen, SP, Miami Marlins (13% owned)

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Overall, Chen had put together a nice August and started the month of September off the same suit. In his last start, he faced the Blue Jays and went eight innings. He struck out seven batters and did not give up a walk. Chen only gave up one run, got a quality start, and ultimately the win as well.

Ever since giving up five earned runs on July 30th against Atlanta, Chen has put together a spectacular August. He went at least five innings in all the starts, while posting a 3.18 ERA or lower and never having a WHIP higher than 1.33. He will look to continue this steamy streak against the Pirates on Saturday.

Steven Matz, SP, New York Mets (28% owned)

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Since coming off of the DL and getting blown up, Matz has put together three above-average starts that would be suitable for a pitcher found on the waiver wire. Adding to the nice Mets rotation, Matz has settled in the last few weeks to become fantasy relevant. I always believed he would be in this type of spotlight.

Since August 16th, Matz has lowered his ERA from 4.60 to 4.20. Although not fully intriguing, it still tells a tale on the way Matz is pitching right now. He has thrown for a career-high 24 starts and will probably surpass the 132.1 innings that he threw in 2016. I would trust Matz. He will face the Phillies on Friday night.

Deep Dives

These are players who are better suited to be owned in 14-plus team leagues or deeper roster leagues.

Adam Frazier, 2B/OF, Pittsburgh Pirates (6% owned)

Frazier had a first half of the season to forget. He was quickly dismissed and placed back down to the minors. He is now having a second half to always remember. In the last fourteen days, Frazier is hitting .372 with an OBP of .449. To go along these hitting statistics, he collected 10 runs, 10 RBI, three home runs and a stolen base. Statistics that will sure help those in need of some last minute fantasy playoff adjustments. One key note about Frazier is that he is now getting more and more playing time over the slumping Harrison.

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