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Stock Watch: Buy & Sell Analysis

With under two weeks remaining for the season this week's Stock Watch will target players that are widely available on waivers and may provide a boost in the standings:

  • Starling Marte - Stole two bases on Thursday and has been hitting out of the leadoff spot since returning from injury.  Marte is owned in only 9% of Yahoo leagues, but he can provide a nice power, speed and runs boost down the stretch.  ZiPS even projects Marte to hit .290 for the remainder of the year.
  • Logan Forsythe - Qualifying at 2B and 3B in Yahoo leagues, Forsythe has quietly enjoyed an excellent September with 2 HRs, 10 RBIs, 15 runs and 3 steals.  Plug Forsythe in as an off-day replacement for your starting hitters at either 2B or 3B to make sure you use as many games played from these positions as possible.
  • Jason Bourgeois - Owners in daily leagues that are looking for speed should plug Bourgeois into lineups on days he is starting.  Bourgeois is a burner on the basepaths but does not provide much of anything else.  But many leagues are tight in steals with points to be earned quickly.  Bourgeois is only owned in 1% of Yahoo leagues.
  • Lonnie Chisenhall - Hitting .276 with 2 HRs in 32 plate appearances since returning from injury this month, Chisenhall is only owned in 3% of Yahoo leagues.  Chisenhall should provide decent power numbers with a serviceable batting average, and makes for another roster streaming option.
  • Chris Nelson - His ownership has creeped up to 26% in Yahoo leagues during his hot streak, but grab him in leagues where he remains on waivers.  With 2B and 3B eligibility, Nelson has raked in September with 3 HRs, 12 RBIs and 12 runs.  Nelson's 22.4 strikeout percentage will depress his batting average but ride the hot streak while it lasts.
  • Eric Stults - Starts on Sunday in San Francisco and has actually had a better pitching line on the road this year than at Petco with a 2.31 ERA and 1.12 WHIP.  Stults can be plugged into a RP slot in Yahoo leagues and is a good spot start option this weekend.
  • Lance Lynn - Dropped in most competitive leagues when he was banished to the bullpen, Lynn has pitched consecutive excellent starts for the Cardinals on their playoff push.  With a pitching matchup against Houston on Monday, Lynn should be claimed off waivers where available and started.
  • Andy Pettitte - Back from injury and looked good in his first start with five shutout innings and a victory.  Pettitte has been surprisingly effective this year given missing the entire 2011 season, and he should be picked up by owners looking for starters to fill out their available innings.  Pettittle should be in all lineups for his Monday start in Minnesota.

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