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Week 19 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Small Leagues

The fantasy baseball season is getting closer and closer to the playoffs, making each free agent period more important than the last.  Below are my week 19 free agent pickups for small fantasy leagues:

Small Leagues: 8-10 Man Leagues

C A. J. Ellis, LAD – Ellis is in midst of a breakout season, as he has 10 homers and is hitting a strong .283.  He gets almost all the time behind the plate as well, so there is no need to worry about him sharing time.

1B Paul Goldschmidt, ARI – “Schmidty” has quietly seen his batting average creep above .300 (.308) and has impressively driven in 56 runs already.

2B Neil Walker, PIT – In his last 13 games Walker has crushed 5 home runs and driven in 19 runs.

3B Alberto Callaspo, LAA – Callaspo is in the middle of some of the best hitters in the American League and has plenty of run support. The Angels are heating up at the right time, which can only lead to more at-bats for AC during the hot summer months.

SS Jose Reyes, MIA – Reyes just had his 26-game hitting streak snapped, but no shortstop hotter right now.

OF Giancarlo Stanton, MIA – Stanton showed he was healthy by blasting two homers in his second game back in the lineup. He will always been a top-tier outfielder, so try to steal him now while you still can.

OF Desmond Jennings, TB – Jennings is finally living up to his preseason hype.  He is hitting with authority and will always be a threat on the base path.

SP Matt Latos, CIN – Latos has been spectacular after a very slow start.  He has allowed 2 runs or less in eight of his last nine starts and has become a great mid-level starer.

SP Hiroki Kuroda, NYY – Kuroda has really settled down in the Yankees’ rotation.  In his last four starts, Kuroda has only allowed four earned runs and has gone at least 6 innings in each outing.

RP Houston Street, SD – Street has recorded 20 saves for the Padres, despite playing for one of the worst all-around teams in baseball. He can be a great second closer down the stretch, as the team is at least dedicated to getting him work even when they are losing.