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2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 25 NFBC FAAB Run

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Baseball season is winding down, and the 2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 25 NFBC FAAB Run keeps trucking along to help you finish off your championships. We will be back two more times after today for you, no matter how dry the bones we are picking from may become.

At this point, your free agent pickups are simply stabbing at a hot streak. Most teams have less than twenty games remaining. By baseball definition, that is a very small sample. There is a chance, for example, that someone like Nicky Lopez can outplay Fernando Tatis, Jr. the rest of the way. Keep reading box scores and game logs, they are our best friends.

2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 25 NFBC FAAB Run

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Seth Beer, 1B, Arizona Diamondbacks (unowned)
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Beer is exactly that player. He is capable of leading the league in home runs for the remainder of the season. While I am not predicting that, it is within the range of outcomes.

Beer was drafted in the first round by the Astros out of Clemson. He had a similar pre-draft lure to Bryce Harper, in that he appeared capable of winning MVPs as a teenager. Because of defensive liabilities, Beer took a while longer than expected to arrive but made his Major League debut on Friday with a spark.

His first big league at-bat was a pinch-hit home run, earning him a start on Saturday. He then reached base two times, scoring each time and driving in a run. If he continues to hit, he will continue to play, and potentially make a big impact on your year-end run.

Kevin Pillar, OF, New York Mets (32% owned)

By way of the Brandon Nimmo injury, Pillar has the opportunity to play every day right now and is taking advantage of it. In the last two weeks, Pillar has five multi-hit games including four home runs.

It has been a hard-luck year for Pillar after having his face broken by a fastball, so it would certainly be heart-warming to see him ride this streak through the end of September. While the Mets will not be playing in the postseason this year, Pillar’s contract has a mutual option with a 3.5 million dollar delta that he is auditioning for. It behooves both the club and the former Gold Glove winner to stay on the field playing hard.

Yadiel Hernandez, OF, Washington Nationals (46% owned)

After a very hot August, Hernandez has slowed down a bit in September. Sometimes, availability is the best ability. With a 33 home run season in the minors on his resume, Hernandez brings a similar dynamic to the rest of the season as we discussed with Beer. The potential is there for him to heat up and carry your power categories over a short sample.

Yonny Hernandez, 2B/3B, Texas Rangers (29% owned)
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We discussed Hernandez right here just a few weeks ago. He has lived up to our speculation as a potential impact player to your stolen base category. He has swiped four bags through the first ten days of the month. Adding a player capable of stealing a base every other day that is eligible at five positional spots in the NFBC is a gift from the Fantasy Gods.

Alcides Escobar, 2B/3B, Washington Nationals (32% owned)

Well, this is a blast from the past. Escobar seemed to go from 23 years old to 33 overnight. Escobar has seven double-digit steal seasons in his career, with a high watermark of 31.

While he certainly is not going to run at that pace, he can swipe a bag or two per week. He offers no power at all but makes up for it with a respectable .258 career batting average. He has been hitting in front of Juan Soto, so the run-producing upside is there.

Eric Lauer, SP, Milwaukee Brewers (68% owned)

Eric Lauer has only given up more than two earned runs in a contest once since June. With a 3.18 ERA and 1.18 WHIP, he has quietly put up a season well above replacement value.

September is off to an excellent start for the southpaw, as he has registered two quality starts with a 0.64 ERA.

The Brewers” remaining Schedule is a who is who of disappointing offenses, so this streak could easily continue for the duration of the season and into the playoffs. He is a priority add if you need pitching help to close the season out.

A.J. Alexy, SP, Texas Rangers (7% owned)

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My computer seems to autocorrect every word I write during these articles to “Texas Rangers”. The AL West cellar dwellers have been the gift that just keeps giving for fantasy owners since they tore their roster down in July.

AJ Alexy is the next up in our series of young pitchers making impressive Major League debuts this month. Through his first eleven innings, the 23-year-old right-hander has not given up a run while striking out eleven batters.

Unlike Lauer, the Rangers’ schedule gets quite difficult before closing out the season with the Orioles, Angels, and Indians. There is a potential for two big starts at the end of the fantasy season for you if he can just stay hot and get there.

Rowan Wick, RP, Chicago Cubs (37% owned)

If you are still in the streaming saves game like I am this year, we should take a quick look at Rowan Wick. While the Cubs stink, Wick has been able to pick up three saves over the last two weeks. There appears to be a path to more, although the role has not been defined by manager David Ross. But then again, why would it? This is probably the last chance to pick up a new closer this year. Let’s get it.



For any questions related to the 2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 25 NFBC FAAB Run, or for additional options, you can reach me on Twitter @jtrela20. Otherwise, check me out streaming LIVE this Tuesday at 9:00 PM EST on the Stack Attack Fantasy Podcast.


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About Jeff Trela

Jeff has been succeeding in fantasy sports for nearly 30 years. As a baseball and football expert, he focuses on DFS, NFBC, redraft, and dynasty formats. His talents can be seen in #TGFBI and #SFB11 this year. He also hosts the Stack Attack Fantasy Podcast every Wednesday at 9:00 pm EST on the Fantasy Six Pack YouTube Channel.

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