Luis Campusano, C, SDP (CBS: 8% rostered): In a bit of a surprise move, especially with the Padres adding Austin Nola and Jason Castro at the trade deadline, the Padres called up their “catcher-of-the-future” Luis Campusano and he promptly goes deep in his first game. Will Campusano get the playing time down the stretch? Not likely, but for those in Keeper/Dynasty Leagues this should serve as a reminder that his time isn’t far off. “While the Padres want Francisco Mejia to be their catcher of the future, they are so deep with prospects, if it doesn’t work, there’s another kid who will challenge for the role. Luis Campusano could be that kid. He is quickly being mentioned in the conversation of the best catchers in the minor leagues.”
Aledmys Diaz, 1B/2B/3B, HOU (CBS: 6% rostered): The sprained right knee suffered by Jose Altuve has sent him to the 10-day IL. What an incredibly disappointing year it has been for Altuve. Diaz should see the bulk of the at-bats until the return of the diminutive one.
Alex Dickerson, OF, SFG (CBS: 25% rostered): Dickerson did have the one monster game last week where he went 5-for-6 with three homers and five RBI, but he has hit seven bombs on the year with 21 RBI and a solid .351 OBP. Why is he rostered in only 25% of the Leagues using CBS?
Kevin Ginkel, RP, ARZ (CBS: 6% rostered): Ginkel blew his first save chance following the trade of Archie Bradley to the Reds, but Arizona stuck with him and that 7+ ERA, giving him a second shot Saturday that he converted. It appears that the DBacks are running auditions for 2021 and will give Ginkel a fairly long leash as he acclimates himself to the new role.
Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B, PIT (CBS: 18% rostered): In what seemed like an eternity, the long awaited callup of Hayes finally occurred this past week. “He’s never posted a K/9 over 20% and has posted a walk rate usually over 10% (in 2019, it was 9.0%).” In the four games since getting the call, he has gone 5-for-14 with a homer and four runs scored.
Jason Heyward, OF, CHC (CBS: 28% rostered): On the year, Heyward has five homers, 17 RBI, scored 16 runs and has posted a stellar .417 OBP. He has played consistently good ball since the last week of August and is worthy of a roster spot in all deeper formats.
Dylan Moore, 2B/SS/3B/OF, SEA (CBS: 48% rostered): Moore was activated off of the 10-day IL on Friday after missing two weeks with a sprained right wrist, and promptly resumed where he left off. He stole a base in that first game and with five homers in his first 83 at-bats provides some power to go along with the obvious speed. Hitting in the two-hole has also allowed him to score 16 runs. This “super-utility” player is a must own for the stretch run.