Don’t Sleep on the September Call Ups

In September many people turn their attention to fantasy football when they fall out of their season long leagues, or even in some cases when they still have a chance in fantasy baseball.

Players who get called up in September can get overlooked and good late season performances go unnoticed. Don’t be one of those owners in a keeper league who didn’t grab a September call up on the cheap because you were focusing on fantasy football.

Los Angeles Dodgers LogoCorey Seager – SS

Everyone should know the name by now. Seager really shouldn’t be available in any league at this point, if he is add him immediately.

The top prospect has been hot since his debut earlier this month hitting .412 with a homer and five doubles.

He has been providing good numbers and it as at shortstop, which is such a barren position this year and probably will be no different in 2016. Seager could immediately be a top five option at the position in his first full season in the majors next year.

He has the ability to be a great hitter in the majors add to that he plays at a position that typically doesn’t provide much offense and you could have a star. The Dodgers lineup should always be pretty potent as well, they aren’t afraid to spend big money to help the team, providing him with plenty of runs or RBIs depending on where he bats in the order.

It won’t be long before Seager and Carlos Correa are mainstays as the top two shortstops and fantasy year after year.

Atlanta Braves LogoHector Olivera – 3B

The big piece the Braves received in the big deadline deal this summer.

It is hard to judge the Cuban imports because for every Jose Abreu there are five Dayan Viciedos.

He has been jumping around a lot this season, his current stint in Atlanta being his longest with any team at 12 games.

The hope is that Olivera can provide a near .300 average with about 20 homers a season. After watching him in his limited time this season I would worry about his potential to hit some of the league’s better pitching. I wouldn’t want to count on him as anything more than a corner infielder in a roto league in 2016.

Chicago Cubs LogoJavier Baez – 2B

Big time power potential out of a second baseman brings big excitement for fantasy owners.

His strikeouts are a major concern, but Chris Carter was universally owned coming into this season and his strikeout rate isn’t any different.

Baez could be a late source of power next season at a position that usually doesn’t provide it. If he gets a full season of at bats expect 25 homers with the potential for 30 if he improve on his strikeout rate of 38 percent in his major league career.

Chicago Cubs LogoCarl Edwards Jr. – P

He doesn’t have the big name prospect appeal as the other names on this list but his performance in the minors has been nothing short of fantastic.

Edwards has been striking batters out ever since he started in professional baseball, he has a career 11.37 K/9 in the minors to go along with a 2.03 ERA.

His major control to date has been his control, he had a 4.07 BB/9 in the minors.

There is no guarantee he gets a rotation spot next year, I really wouldn’t count on it out of spring, he could be one of the middle relievers people look to for high strikeouts and a good ERA in roto leagues while providing some value as a spot starter at points.

 

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Andy Germani
I am a lifelong Pittsburgh sports fan and a graduate from Penn State. Baseball was my first love and I still play to this day in an adult baseball league. I always love helping people with their questions on Twitter so feel free to follow me and ask questions.