At this point in the season, some roto players may be focusing on one specific category where the standings are close. Here are some players who could help in specific areas:
Cavan Biggio, 2B, OF, TOR
Biggio's overall numbers this season aren't great, but he's been on a tear recently, hitting .470 (16-34) with 3 HR's, 3 SB's, 13 runs, and 11 RBI over his last 8 games. He should be a great fantasy asset down the final stretch, especially when it comes to scoring runs as he's been batting second for the Blue Jays and has an excellent .362 OBP this season (.455 in September entering Thursday). He is currently available in over 80% of ESPN leagues. Biggio is a strong breakout candidate for 2020 as well.
Miguel Sano, 3B, MIN
Sano strikes out a ton and doesn't steal bases, but one thing he can do is hit HR's. His HR on Thursday gives him 31 in 98 games this season and 4 in the last 6 games. Sano hits a lot of FB's (42.2%) and has an elite 51.0% Hard% so it's no surprise that he can pile up the longballs. He certainly has flaws in his game, but if you're looking for dingers during the final week of the season, Sano is a great option.
Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA
Pujols has had very little fantasy value for several years now, as he hits for a low average and his occasional pop (23 HR's this season) just doesn't cut it these days. But one thing he's always managed to do is drive in runs. Despite an otherwise lackluster season for the 39-year-old, he still has managed to rack up 90 RBI, including 27 over his last 31 games. In fact, Pujols has the most RBI of any player this decade, even though he's been washed up for most of that time. He has an outside shot at reaching the century mark for the 15th time in his career this season, and the Angels continue to bat him in the middle of their order, so he should have some opportunities to try and reach that goal.
Greg Allen, OF, CLE
Allen doesn't have a place on most fantasy rosters as a part-time player who can't hit. But he does have have 5 SB's over his last 22 games. He has had several 30+ SB seasons in the minors, so we know this is something that he can do. While he generally shouldn't be owned because of his lack of production in every other category, if all you care about now is steals, then he may be worth a look.
Harold Castro, 2B, 3B, OF, DET
Castro is hitting an even .300 through 90 games in his rookie season with the Tigers, and he's been finishing the season strong, hitting .348 in the month of September. While he obviously can't be expected to continue at that pace, he has cut his K% to an impressive 12.7% this month after sitting at 25.1% entering September. So there's reason to hope that he can maintain a high average for the remainder of the season.
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