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Final 2022 Season Game Boosts

Game boosts? This is baseball, not a video game! It’s the final day of the season today and it’s very possible you play in a daily transaction league with close enough standings that one extra counting stat could be the difference between a prize spot. So let’s try to take advantage of every possible incremental gain we could find. I’ll post a series of buckets in which players might have a slight edge today, which could make him a good pickup as you scrounge for every possible point.

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The Last 3 Days — Reliever Options

With just three days left of the baseball season, and all but four teams scheduled to play just three games, many starting pitchers will have already thrown their final pitch of the regular season. Rather than pick up free agent fodder expected to make a start, but who could potentially hamper your ratios and cost you prize money, you might consider dropping all your starting without a start and picking up strong relievers for some extra strikeouts. So let’s review a list of middle relivers who I sorted based on last three week strikeout rate and aren’t closers, so they should be available in your league.

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New Everyday Players — Sep 29, 2022

Welcome to the potential final edition of new everyday players for the 2022 season…that is if there are no new names worthy of discussing for the final four games of the season next week!

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New Everyday Players — Sep 28, 2022

Let’s review another four hitters with recent everyday jobs.

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New Everyday Players — Sep 27, 2022

With a week and a half left, playing time is king. With all the recent promotions and new hitters joining starting lineups, it’s easy to miss one or multiple new faces. So let’s get back to reviewing new everyday players as we finish out the 2022 season.

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The Schedule Advantage — Final Week 2022

Last week, I discussed players from four teams to bump up in value as their teams were scheduled to play seven games. I realized that my local CBS league in which I commish for is actually combining this week with next week’s half week, so we’re no longer comparing seven game teams to five game teams. Instead, we’re looking at teams that are scheduled to play as many as 10 games versus some teams only scheduled for eight games.

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The Schedule Advantage — Week of Sep 26, 2022

As we head toward the final week and a half of the season, we have one more full week for weekly transaction leaguers to ponder. While this current week included two teams with eight games and no teams with fewer than six, next week features teams playing between five and seven games. Let’s review which teams to more highly consider their players (seven gamers) and which teams you should consider alternatives (five gamers). Below are the teams in each group, plus a handful of players that should get a relative boost in value and aren’t heavily owned, along with borderline players who should see a relative reduction in value.

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Pick Up All the Padres

The Rockies finish out their seven game homestand with a three game series against the Padres beginning on Friday. If you’re in the a daily transaction league, now may be the time to load up on as many Padres as you can, if you haven’t already filled your roster with Rockies. Let’s discuss who might be available in your league.

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Pick Up All the Giants

Yeah, it’s a day late, as yesterday I was too busy demanding you pick up all the Rockies for their seven game homestand. But, if you’re in a daily transaction league, you still have three games to benefit from the Giants visiting Coors Field. So let’s have a look at some Giants hitters who might be available in your league and are owned in less than 50% of CBS leagues.

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Pick Up All the Rockies

With just about two and a half weeks to go in the season, using the schedule to gain any possible advantage could be the difference between first and second place. Amazingly, the Rockies have a seven game homestand this week! Not only are they playing seven games, while some teams are only playing six, but all of them come at Coors Field, one of the league’s most favorable hitting environments. So it’s time to stock up on Rockies still in your free agent pool!

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