Fantasy Baseball: Week 20 waiver wire pickups

Colorado Rockies’ Eric Young Jr. slides across home plate on a two-run double by Tyler Colvin on Wednesday. (Barry Gutierrez, The Associated Press)   

There are just three weeks to go (two starting on Monday) in fantasy baseball’s regular season. Like in any fantasy sports league, the key is to make it to the playoffs for the chance to win your league. Teams that are out of contention are holding auditions for new talent  or giving part time bench players more playing time  just to see what they have if allowed to become an everyday player. Some of this talent is worthy of pickups off  of waivers as they might afford you some nice extra points going into your league’s post-season. Take a look at these:

Eric Young-2B,OF-Rockies– Perfect example about a role player finally getting an opportunity to play every day. Young was given that chance on August 6th and has taken advantage of his promotion. His manager and teammates have been impressed by his outstanding numbers over these past ten games. For starters he’s bating a whopping .477 (21-44) over that stretch with 11 runs scored, 3 home runs and 7 RBIs-8 of those 10 games were of the multi-hit variety- with all that production coming out of the 1 hole. He’s now batting .323 for the season and in a limited role has 13 stolen bases. Young is a ‘Must Add’ in all formats as long as he continues to receive the starting nod. He’s owned in just over 20% of leagues.