Scott Alexander, RP, KC
Alexander recorded his 4th save of the season on Tuesday, and his 3rd in the month of September. While Brandon Maurer has also notched two saves for the Royals this month, he has also had two 3 ER outings, so one would have to imagine Alexander will be the guy getting save chances moving forward. At first glance, Alexander's mediocre strikeout and walk rates don't seem to support his 2.00 ERA, but he has an incredible 74.4% GB% (highest in the league by more than 5%!), and as a result, his xFIP is a very solid 3.09. Go ahead and grab him if he's available and you're looking for a few more saves down the stretch.
Yandy Diaz, 3B, CLE
Diaz has been a big part of the Indians record-tying 20 game winning streak, as he has hit .377 (19-50) with an .515 OBP and an incredible 7:14 K:BB ratio in the 17 games that he has played during that stretch. He has shown very good contact and on-base ability which has led to him scoring 14 runs in those 17 games, and combined with a solid 36.8% Hard%, he should hit for a decent average. However, Diaz's fantasy value is severely limited due to his lack of power; his FB% is a measly 17.9% and he has only pulled one FB this season. There's obviously a chance that Diaz develops more power at some point in his career, but right now he's much more valuable for the Indians than he is for any fantasy roster.
Eduardo Rodriguez, SP, BOS
Rodriguez allowed 1 ER on 1 hit in 6 IP against the A's on Tuesday, striking out 9 and walking 4 en route to his first win since May. While Rodriguez has struggled a bit since coming off the DL after the All-Star break, it's still surprising that he didn't record a win over an 11-start stretch, especially considering that he plays for a first-place team. Overall, E-Rod has produced a disappointing 4.84 ERA since the break but his 10.27 K/9 during that time is still excellent. His main problem is the long ball, which comes as a result of an elevated FB% (44.2%), but his strikeout ability alone makes him worth owning down the stretch and a fair late-round target in 2018 drafts.
Richard Urena, SS, TOR
Urena went 3-5 with an RBI on Wednesday and has now gone 7-18 (.389) in 4 games since the Blue Jays moved him up to the leadoff spot. With Toronto pretty much out of contention, they have no reason not to let the 21-year-old stay at the top of the lineup, especially if he plays moderately well. But before getting too excited about Urena's current .324 BA through 9 big-league games, let's not forget that he posted sub-.300 OBP's at the AA level each of the past two scores. He should inevitably score a few runs as a leadoff hitter, but don't expect the rookie to provide too much else from a fantasy perspective at the moment.
Brandon Moss, 1B, OF, KC
Moss went 2-2 with a grand slam against the White Sox on Monday and has now homered in 3 consecutive games. That gives him 4 HR's and 11 RBI in 10 games this month, and most impressively his K% over that span is a mere 9.4%, compared to his overall 31.3% mark this season. Moss has a solid .241 ISO against RHP's this season and a .921 OPS at home compared to .533 on the road. This makes him an excellent daily play when the Royals host the White Sox again on Wednesday and face RHP Lucas Giolito. DraftKings Value Play Salary $3,700.
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