As we head into the final weeks of the fantasy baseball season

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Many of the prospects that will get promoted have already seen some big league action.However http://www.yankeesfanproshop.com/authentic-giancarlo-stanton-jersey , it’s still important to monitor their progress and determine if they can help improve your team. There’s still plenty of talent on league waiver wires. We’ll identify players who can steal bases, and we’ll also introduce you to a closer who’s owned in less than 25 percent of fantasy leagues.PLAYERS TO PICK UPLUIS URIAS, 2B/SS, San Diego Padres (23 percent owned in CBSSports.com leagues) – Urias will be batting close to the top of the Padres lineup as their starting second baseman for the rest of the season. Urias can hit for average, as his .306 career minor league batting average suggests, and he could also potentially help you in the stolen base category.AMED ROSARIO, SS, New York Mets (45 percent) – Rosario is another infielder who can provide a boost in batting average and stolen bases. He got off to a slow start but is batting .329 with five stolen bases in his last 19 games.ROMAN QUINN, OF, Philadelphia Phillies (6 percent) – Quinn has stolen at least 30 bases in five different minor league seasons and he’s been a fixture in the Phillies lineup for the past few weeks. He’s batting .369 and has a .388 OBP in 27 games for the Phillies this season.TREVOR HILDENBERGER RP, Minnesota Twins (22 percent) – It isn’t often that fantasy baseball players can find a closer on the waiver wire this late in the season, but since Aug. 11, Hildenberger has notched a win and converted all five of his save opportunities.TWO-START PITCHERS TO STREAMMATT HARVEY Miguel Andujar Jersey , SP, Cincinnati Reds (50 percent) – Harvey has a 3.18 ERA and has struck out 24 batters over his last 23 IP. He has favorable matchups against the Pirates and Padres next week.JOEY LUCCHESI, SP, San Diego Padres (53 percent) – Lucchesi’s ERA is actually better when he pitches on the road (2.89 on the road vs. 3.97 home ERA). He’s a strikeout pitcher who has road matchups next week against the Diamondbacks and Reds.JAKOB JUNIS, SP, Kansas City Royals (40 percent) – Junis has a 2.32 ERA in his last five starts, striking out 33 batters in 31 innings while walking just five. He takes on the Indians and later has a winnable start against the Twins next week.HITTERS TO STREAMCOLIN MORAN 1B/3B, Pittsburgh Pirates (17 percent) – Moran has been getting consistent at bats and he’s made them count. He’s batting .333 over the past two weeks. He takes on the Braves to start the weekend but finishes next week with a juicy matchup against the Reds, against whom he’s batted .317 with three home runs on the season.MIKIE MAHTOOK, OF, Detroit Tigers (1 percent) – Baseball fans sometimes forget that Mahtook was a first round pick in baseball’s 2011 amateur draft. He’s got skills and is batting .360 over his last seven games. He ends next week with a three-game set against a soft White Sox pitching staff.JOEY WENDLE 2B/OF, Tampa Bay Rays (28 percent) – Wendle is batting .333 with five stolen bases over the past month. He ends the week against the Blue Jays, who have a league worst 7.59 ERA over the past week. KISSIMMEE Tim Tebow Jersey , Fla. (AP) — When Ronald Acuna Jr. returned to the Atlanta clubhouse, Braves star Freddie Freeman playfully told the NL Rookie of the Year there still was work to do.“You should have kept going,” Freeman kidded, “and gone for the cycle.”Acuna went 3 for 3 with a long home run and double off St. Louis opening day starter Miles Mikolas in Atlanta’s 5-0 exhibition win Tuesday. Good enough that former Braves great Dale Murphy sheepishly asked Acuna for his autograph, demonstrating the stature the 21-year-old outfielder has achieved after less than a full season in the big leagues.“I’ve felt good from the day we started camp, but as the games progressed I’ve felt even better,” Acuna said through a translator. “I think with these last at-bats, just a little extra patience has gone into it. I’ve had good at-bats even if the results weren’t what we would have wanted, but things are progressing quickly and we kind of see the results now.”Acuna hit .293 with 26 home runs in 111 games last year, helping the Braves win the NL East after four straight losing seasons. His three homers are among nine hits in 25 at-bats this spring.The Braves open the season March 28 at Philadelphia. Last year, Acuna was not brought up to the majors until April 25.“I’ve been anxious for the season to start since we got here to camp. I’ve felt ready, I’ve been wanting this to happen,” he said. “When the season starts is out of my control. All I can control is how I go about my business.”AROUND THE GRAPEFRUIT AND CACTUS LEAGUES:ASTROS SUSPENSIONInjured Houston pitcher Francis Martes has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for the banned performance-enhancing drug Clomiphene. The 23-year-old righty made his major league debut in 2017 and went 5-2 with a 5.80 ERA in four starts and 28 relief appearances for the Astros Jay Bruce Jersey , striking out 69 and walking 31 in 54 1/3 innings. He had Tommy John surgery last August and was expected to miss most or all of this season.NATIONALS 5, ASTROS 3Carter Kieboom homered twice against Houston’s Justin Verlander. Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg allowed two runs and five hits, struck out six and walked four in 4 2/3 innings.Verlander was charged with four runs and six hits in five innings.YANKEES 8, ORIOLES 7Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner and Kyle Higashioka homered for New York, and Miguel Andujar had three hits. Aroldis Chapman struck out one and walked one during a scoreless fifth inning.GIANTS 4, BREWERS 2, 5 INNINGSSan Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of two-run ball. He struck out four and walked none.Brandon Belt homered for the Giants, and Gerardo Parra had two hits.Yasmani Grandal had two hits for Milwaukee. Zach Davies allowed four runs and six hits in 3 2/3 innings.REDS (SS) 12, CUBS 3Cincinnati right-hander Tyler Mahle struck out five while pitching three scoreless innings. Kyle Farmer, Connor Joe and Courtney Hawkins homered for the Reds.Cubs right-hander Tyler Chatwood walked three in 1 1/3 innings. He was charged with two earned runs and two hits.BRAVES 5, CARDINALS 0Rookie Bryse Wilson, bidding for a spot in the Braves’ rotation http://www.metsfanproshop.com/authentic-tim-tebow-jersey , gave up one hit and struck out five in four innings. Mikolas was knocked around for five runs and eight hits in five innings.MARLINS 8, METS 1Miami starter Trevor Richards pitched five shutout innings and struck out six.NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom allowed two runs — on a homer by Brian Anderson — in five innings. He struck out six in his fourth spring start.Tim Tebow was reassigned to minor league camp by the Mets after hitting .267 with one RBI in eight spring training games. The 31-year-old outfielder and former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback is expected to start the season at Triple-A Syracuse.TIGERS 4, RED SOX 3Jody Mercer hit a two-run homer off Boston’s David Price. Detroit starter Daniel Norris threw three scoreless innings. Closer Shane Greene pitched a perfect fourth inning.Blake Swihart had an RBI double in Boston’s three-run ninth.TWINS 10, PIRATES 4Tyler Austin homered and singled and Jorge Polanco had an RBI double for Minnesota.Jameson Taillon, set to pitch on opening day for Pittsburgh, made his first spring training start and allowed three runs and five hits in four innings.RAYS 2, BLUE JAYS 1Toronto starter Aaron Sanchez gave up one hit in four shutout innings. Teoscar Hernandez singled, scored and is batting .520 for the Blue Jays.Joey Wendle doubled in a run and scored for Tampa Bay. Kevin Kiermaier singled in the other Rays run.

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