Welcome to the final waiver-wire article of the season. I hope throughout the course of the last six months you were able to acquire players to help you get into a position of winning a fantasy baseball championship.
This year has definitely been a grind, but I feel good knowing there were players available throughout the season that could give our teams a boost. We’ll move into recap mode for the next few weeks and figure out what went wrong, what went right and what it all means for the 2023 season.
When there’s a little more than a week left in the season, options are scarce on the waiver wire. We’re digging deep, but if you need specific category help, there are players to look at.
Seattle Mariners Designated Hitter Carlos Santana
Santana has seven home runs in the month of September to give him 19 on the year. The Mariners are fighting for playoff positioning, so they will need Santana’s power bat. We’re hoping he can hit two or three more.
Oakland Athletics Jordan Diaz
The infielder has played four games in his big league career but should see extended playing time down the stretch. Diaz hit .326 with 19 home runs in the minor leagues this season, so he’s worth a look to see if he can offer some kind of boost.
Kansas City Royals Infielder/Outfielder Nate Eaton
In 34 games, Eaton has 10 stolen bases and eight of those have come in the month of September, Even more impressive, Eaton stole a base in five straight games from Sept. 16-21. The 25-year-old has a respectable .268 batting average, so the ability to get on base is there.
Oakland Athletics Domingo Acevedo
The opportunities may be scarce down the stretch, but Acevedo is definitely the pitcher the A’s will turn to with a lead in the ninth. The right-hander has four saves in the month of September and has not allowed a run in his last six appearances.