There are four weeks left in the fantasy baseball season, meaning every move we make is crucial. There is no time to hope a player will turn it around or wait for a player to come back from injury in a few days. We need a full roster on a consistent basis to help us cross the finish line.

Waiver-Wire Targets:

Boston Red Sox Reliever Adam Ottavino — Fantasy owners that are hoping to add a boost in the saves department down the stretch can look toward the right-hander. Ottavino has earned three saves during the last week and now has 11 for the season. The 35-year-old is pitching to a 3.40 ERA but only allowed two earned runs in the month of August. Ottavino is closing in on the 50 percent threshold in terms of ownership on Yahoo! Sports leagues, so this will be the last chance to acquire the veteran.

Oakland Athletics Infielder/Outfielder Josh Harrison — The 34-year-old had a strong August, hitting .292 with four stolen bases. Harrison’s value comes from his eligibility at multiple positions and his ability to help in the batting average category for fantasy owners. Harrison has been used as the leadoff hitter for the A’s in recent games, which gives him another boost. We’re hoping to ride the hot wave with a player we can plug in at different positions. Hopefully, Harrison can give us a steady presence in the batting average department during the next four weeks.

Washington Nationals Catcher Keibert Ruiz — The top-100 prospect was traded from the Dodgers organization to the Nationals at the trade deadline when Washington moved on from Trea Turner and Max Scherzer. The Nationals are now in a rebuild and will look to evaluate the 23-year-old catcher down the stretch. The talent is there, as Ruiz was batting .310 with 21 home runs in Triple-A. He will now hope to show those skills at the big-league level. If you need catcher help, Ruiz is a perfect target.

Phil Backert

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