With the fantasy baseball season coming to a close and the focus shifts to football, owners are doing everything they can to get the upper hand on their opponents. One way is to stalk the waiver wire for the hot bat and play the matchups with starting pitchers. One hitter owners should pick up is Minnesota Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia.
Arcia has very little name value, but based on his recent play, he should be owned in a lot more leagues. He has homered in three straight games, driving in six RBI. Over the last seven games, Arcia went 7-for-27 (.259) with five home runs and 10 RBI. The downside to owning Arcia is the low batting average. For the season, he has a .230 average.
If you can afford to lose a point or two in average, then Arcia should be on your radar. He dealt with injuries early in the season, but looks to be fully healed. He has the right-field position all to himself, and with the consistent playing time, Arcia will get the opportunity to prove himself for future seasons.
Arcia is owned in just 6.5 percent of ESPN.com leagues. He has seen a jump in 5.2 percent, mostly owners in deeper leagues. I wouldn’t go out to grab him in a 10-team league as there are more proven options on the waiver wire.
However, if you are in a 14 or 16-team league, then Arcia could give you a boost in your power numbers.