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2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 23 FAAB Run

The 2021 Fantasy Baseball season is winding down, and the Week 23 NFBC FAAB Run has several impact players to help you make that last impactful pick up.

There are several good available players this week with multi-position eligibility. Whether you need them or not, you should pick up one or two of these players and secure an insurance policy in case of injury to your starting lineup in the coming weeks.

These players all have a role for the season and come in relatively hot.

Secure them now, and feel comfortable with your roster for the rest of the season.

Brad Miller, 1B/2B/3B/OF, Philadelphia Phillies (37% owned)

With Rhys Hoskins now out for the year, Brad Miller will be in the lineup every day. In NFBC formats, he is eligible at four positions. Regardless of the statistics, that in itself makes him the top add of the week.

Miller has a considerable amount of power. He has a 30 home run season under his belt and added a three home run game to his resume earlier this year. With one of the highest exit velocity averages in the league and an everyday spot in the lineup, he is no longer just a sneaky DFS streamer. Make sure you can afford the average drain before adding him, as he is one of the biggest swing and miss culprits in the league.

Connor Joe, 1B/OF, Colorado Rockies (73% owned)

The Rockies have an upcoming seven-game homestand after traveling to Texas for a three-game set. They play sixteen games at home in September, including a nine-game streak to end the season. I have been saying it for months, Colorado Rockies fringe players are going to win you a championship down the stretch.

Connor Joe hit six home runs alongside a .307 batting average in August. With Raimel Tapia and Yonathan Daza both on the Injured List, we can expect Joe to put up similar numbers in September with consistent playing time. The multi-position eligible just adds to his luster in the NFBC.

Alejandro Kirk, C, Toronto Blue Jays (78% owned)

Alejandro Kirk has been seeing regular playing time in the great Toronto lineup this month. Adding a player with catcher eligibility and a plus hit tool in September could be a league winner for you. In August, Kirk is hitting a comfortable .310. This is probably the last opportunity to pick up an impactful catcher this year.

Nick Solak, 2B/OF, Texas Rangers (71% owned)

Nick Solak is a great example of a post-hype sleeper. The shine has long dulled off of his prospect hype, yet he is still capable of producing for your fantasy team. After an abysmal start to the season, Solak was shipped to Triple-A to straighten things out, and did just that. He hit to an impressive .353 clip and it has carried over into the majors. This month, he is hitting .383 with a home run.

Solak offers good power and a decent amount of speed. The possibility of getting five home runs and five stolen bases in September with multi-position eligibility makes him a premium pickup this week in the NFBC.

Andy Ibanez, 2B/3B, Texas Rangers (5% owned)

Andy Ibanez has been incredible of late, with a .306 average and five home runs since the All-Star Break. Just this week he had seven straight multi-hit games. For context, the American league e record for multi-hit games in a row is eleven, actually held by Lourdes Gurriel, Jr.

While the counting stat production surrounding this streak is somewhat empty, there is always value in riding a hot streak. And, once again, the NFBC gifts us with multi-position eligibility.

Ramon Urias, 2B/SS, Baltimore Orioles (24% owned)

Ramon Urias' career hard-hit rate of 44.3% is elite, albeit a short sample. He has multiple hits in six of his last nine games and has become a mainstay in the Orioles lineup the last two weeks.

I listed him last of the hitters here for a reason. Solak, Joe, and Miller are much better options. Only consider Urias as a $1 add, and he should be your fourth or fifth choice.

Corey Kluber, P, New York Yankees (34% owned)

While Corey Kluber does not figure to pitch deep into games, or even well for that matter, he does pitch for the best team in baseball at this moment. The former Cy Young winner lines up for two starts in his return, with tilts against the Angels and Orioles.

While he may not qualify for a win in either contest due to pitch or innings counts, the end result should rival just about any one start pitcher this week. Expect about eight or nine innings with four or less earned runs and 7-10 strikeouts. That is a damn good week this late in the season for a FAAB acquisition.

Chris Archer, P, Tampa Bay Rays (2% owned)

I like pain. That is all. Join me if you choose.

Edward Cabrera, P, Miami Marlins (2% owned)

Edward Cabrera has a brilliant career in front of him. For my dollar, he is a better long-term prospect than Sixto Sanchez. But, to NFBC players, all we need is the here and now.

Cabrera registered a Quality Start against the Nationals in his Major League debut on Wednesday. He lines up next week with two starts, against the reeling Phillies and Mets. There is probably more upside this week in Cabrera over Kluber, but likely more blow-up potential as well. I'm still buying in.

David Bednar, RP, Pittsburgh Pirates (76% owned)

I mentioned David Bednar as an add for saves a few weeks ago. Better late than never, I always say. Bednar has now been clean in six consecutive outings and has converted each of the Pirates' last two save opportunities. He is poised to hold the role for the rest of the season and into 2022.

For any questions related to the 2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 23 NFBC FAAB Run, or for additional options, you can reach me on Twitter @jtrela20. Otherwise, check me out streaming LIVE this Wednesday at 9:00 PM EST on the Stack Attack Fantasy Podcast, now part of the Fantasy Six Pack YouTube network of podcasts.

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