Welcome to the final waiver-wire column of the season. I hope we have been able to highlight players that have helped your fantasy baseball team at some point this season. The final week of the year is here and I wish everyone luck as they try and finish off a strong season.

Waiver-Wire Targets:

Milwaukee Brewers Starting Pitcher Brandon Woodruff — The 26-year-old returned from an oblique injury Sept. 17 and struck out four in two innings pitched. The right-hander will stretch it out in his next start and should get one more before the season is over. I think Woodruff can help in the strikeout department if you need one final push.

Seattle Mariners Outfielder Kyle Lewis — We have preached riding the hot streak all season long and now we have the chance to do that one more time with Lewis. The 24-year-old has five home runs in nine games, and that is exactly what we’re looking for. If you’re needing one final push in power, Lewis is your guy.

Pittsburgh Pirates Relief Pitcher Keone Kela — The Pirates lost their closer Felipe Vazquez this week due to off-field issues, which opens the door for Kela. Pittsburgh is not a good baseball team, but it’s hard to find a closer this late into the season. If we get two saves from Kela during the final week that’s a huge win, but he should be rostered.

Phil Backert

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