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2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 21 Waiver Wire: Hit Me!

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Welcome back Fantasy freaks and geeks to the weekly Fantasy Six Pack 2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 21 Waiver Wire.

With under 40 games left to go in the MLB regular season, Fantasy owners need to go all-in with their selections, specifically the waiver wire.

Similar to my favorite card game, Black Jack, you need to play the odds, but there is no time to wait. Telling the dealer to hit me in Black Jack is similar to adding a player on your roster and hoping that player (s) helps you win.


I am dealing you four cards (players) that can help you win in the 2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 21 Waiver Wire: Hit Me!

2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 21 Waiver Wire

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Hitters

Luis Arraez, 2B/SS/3B/OF, Minnesota Twins

Beginning in mid-June, after Luis Arraez returned to the Minnesota Twins roster for good. He has supplanted Jonathan Schoop as the Twins starting second baseman, while he also does play short, third and in the outfield.

In 59 games this season, the rookie is hitting .348/.416/.456 with three home runs and 20 RBI. Most impressively, he has had more walks (24) than strikeouts (16)! He has produced six multi-hit performances this month, and his batting average (.348) and on-base percentage (.416) is tops among rookies.

The left-handed hitter should not be sitting out there on the waiver wire. Get him ASAP!

Eric Sogard, 2B/SS, Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays acquired utility player Eric Sogard from the Toronto Blue Jays due to his positional versatility. He can play multiple positions including second, short, third, and in the outfield. With the Blue Jays, Sogard posted a .300/.363/.477 slash line with ten homers and 30 RBI along with six stolen bases.

He is enjoying a career year at the plate, producing career-best power numbers. Before the season, Sogard had never hit more than three home runs in a season.

Sogard is a valuable fantasy contributor and should be owned in all fantasy formats. Fantasy owners can utilize him in multiple positions as a fill-in and will help you across numerous categories.

Pitchers

Dakota Hudson, SP, St. Louis Cardinals

Dakota Hudson was outstanding in his last two starts going 12.2 innings, giving up only five hits, zero runs,  and striking out 11 in back-to-back wins for the young right-hander. In his last outing, he took a no-hitter into the eighth innings against the Brewers.

Overall, Hudson has a team-leading 12-6 record for the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals with a 3.63 ERA and 1.507 WHIP. His peripheral stats are not eye-popping, but he is a solid starter who can provide innings but inconsistent stats. He won’t kill your stat categories, but then again he won’t win your league for you either.

Not a ringing endorsement but Dakota Hudson is the poster pitcher for streaming pitchers, something all Fantasy owners should perform routinely.

Mike Montgomery, SP, Kansas City Royals

Mike Montgomery will always have a place in Chicago Cubs fans hearts when he earned the save in the Cubs’ historic Game 7  2016 World Series win over the Indians.

Montgomery was a quality member of the Chicago Cubs pitching staff since being acquired from the Seattle Mariners in 2016. He has been a swingman for Cubs notching 99 appearances and 38 starts of 3.56 ERA over 293 total innings during his tenure in Chicago.

Unfortunately, Montgomery was not having a good 2019 season. He pitched relief in 20 games totaling 27.0 innings with a 5.67 ERA, 6.22 FIP, and a 1.778 WHIP. The Cubs decided to trade the left-handed reliever to the Kansas City Royals for veteran catcher Martin Maldonado.

His return to Kansas City where he was drafted in 2008 has rejuvenated Montgomery. The Royals have placed him in the rotation, and he has stepped up in the starter’s role. In his last three outings, he is 2-1 and has allowed just two earned runs in 18 innings.

Look for Montgomery to stick in the rotation and be a streamer option for Fantasy owners down the stretch run.


Want to see where these players rank at their position for the rest of the season? Take a look at the latest updated version of the 2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Rankings.

About Dennis Sosic

Dennis Sosic is from Cleveland, Ohio and a HUGE sports fan including NFL (GO BROWNS!) and college football (GO BUCKEYES!) MLB (GO TRIBE), NBA (GO CAVS!) and MMA. He has been called a Sports Geek by friends and foes alike and that fits him perfectly. He has been competing in fantasy sports, mainly fantasy football and baseball for over 20 years. Please do all of us a favor and follow Dennis @ CALL_ME_SOS.

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