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Waiver Wire – Week 20

Alex Jackson, C, MIA (CBS: 1% rostered): Incumbent Jorge Alfaro has been playing more games recently in the outfield, creating opportunities for Jackson. The BA will always be a challenge, but there is no doubt that he can hit the ball a long way when he does connect.

Connor Joe, OF, COL (CBS: 8% rostered): With four homers and ten RBI since the beginning of August, Connor is proving to be no average Joe!

Bobby Dalbec, 1B, BOS (CBS: 27% rostered): Dalbec is heating up…no…he’s on fire. In his past seven games, he has gone 9-for-15 with three homers and 12 RBI. Go get him while the getting’s good.

Jake Meyers, OF, HOU (CBS: 3% rostered): Since getting the call at the end of July, Meyers has seen sporadic at-bats, but after yesterday’s two-homer five RBI effort that workload could be on the rise. In AL-only and 20-team formats he’s worthy of our attention.

Corey Dickerson, OF, TOR (CBS: 25% rostered): The Jays can breathe a sigh of relief as the ankle injury suffered by George Springer yesterday looked a lot worse than it in fact was. Springer will still likely miss a few games heading into next week and in deeper Leagues, Corey Dickerson will more than likely be the beneficiary.

Bradley Zimmer, OF, CLE (CBS: 5% rostered): “Zimm” is now up to eight stolen bases on the year. He is working his way into everyday at-bats and those stolen base numbers should have our attention.

Reynaldo Lopez, SP, CWS (CBS: 5% rostered): Carlos Rodon is dealing with a shoulder issue forcing Lopez back into the rotation. He’s pitching well, sporting a 1.59 ERA and .71 WHIP in 18 innings, and looks to have a two-start week against Oakland and Tampa Bay on the schedule.

Mitch White, SP, LAD (CBS: 6% rostered): Another Dodgers starter, Julio Urias, finds his way to the IL and the Dodgers are forced into calling on their depth once again. With David Price already in the rotation it appears as if Mitch White will get the next phone call and a potential two-start week with the Pirates and Mets shouldn’t be ignored.

Tyler Gilbert, RP, ARZ (CBS: 1% rostered): Tyler Gilbert is the reason we love the game of baseball. An unhearalded rookie tossing a no-hitter in his debut is nothing short of amazing and had only been accomplished three times in the history of the game until yesterday. My heartfelt congratulations to Tyler Gilbert! Now we move forward to reality check time. Gilbert throws a 90-mph heater and is pitching in a pitcher’s park. He appears to have the Phillies next on the schedule. Remember, when placing your FAAB bids tonight, that we’re paying for what he has the potential to do for our teams in the future, not what he did Saturday night against the Padres.

Huascar Ynoa, SP, ATL (CBS: 66% rostered): Ynoa is on the verge of a return from the broken hand that has kept him sidelined since mid-May. What better way to return to the Braves rotation than a two-start week against the Marlins and Orioles.

Alex Colome, RP, MIN (CBS: 39% rostered): We mentioned Alex Colome last week as the likely candidate to be earning saves in the Twin Cities and with three in the past week has now confirmed that fact. He’ll be a bit pricier this week, but if you’re looking for saves should be part of your FAAB spending tonight.

Joe Barlow, RP, TEX (CBS: 5% rostered): Spencer Patton got his shot and failed so the Rangers are looking to the 25-year-old Barlow to pick up the slack in the ninth inning. In 15 appearances this year with the Rangers, totaling 13 2/3 innings, he has struck out a total of 18 and allowed only one earned run. He picked up his first save Friday night against the A’s. Set the bar high on Barlow!

Corey Knebel, RP, LAD (CBS: 7% rostered): It didn’t take long for the Dodgers to put Knebel into a high-leverage situation. A total of three games to be exact and he rewarded them with a save, his third of the season. Kenley Jensen hasn’t found the fountain of youth so there should be a fair number of save opportunities for Knebel as we move into the last six weeks of the season.

Zack Littell, RP, SFG (CBS: 1% rostered): Remember when Jake McGee was the lock-down closer for the Giants? Well, he has been struggling of late and Littell with two saves and one win in his past four appearances is helping to pick up the slack. Littell wouldn’t be the first pitcher, and more than likely not the last, that the Giants have turned into a success story in 2021.

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