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Fantasy Baseball: Weekend Warriors

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Marco Scutaro- While everyone has watched the Red Sox crap the bed in the month of September, their quiet shortstop has held down the fort in Beantown. The veteran has a .386BA, 18RBI and 8 doubles this month and has become extremely valuable while the rest of the offense slumps. Many thought this was the season where Jew Lowrie would become the full time shortstop in Boston, but with Scutaros production of late, don’t be surprised to see the Red Sox commit to him with a contract in the offseason. With seven hits in last five games, this is a bat you want to ride into hitter friendly Yankee Stadium where C.C. Sabathia won’t be taking the mound. An AL Only play for the majority of the season, Scutaro with his hot finish should be starting for everyone this weekend.

Aaron Harang - When Harang signed with the Padres, fantasy owners targeted him in the later rounds hoping he could rejuvenate his career. In his short stint in beautiful San Diego, Harang has once again become fantasy relevant behind a 3.82ERA and a 13-7 record.  The 33 year old is having a stellar September posting a 3.24 ERA through four starts. Like most starters Harang has been excellent at Petco PARK with a 3.29ERA while holding batters to a .249BA. In his last start of the season Harang takes the mound at home vs. the anemic Dodgers offense. If there was ever a time to spot start the veteran, this is the Saturday to do so.

Kyle Lohse – Lohse is far from sexy but as long as he’s in the Cardinals starting rotation under Dave Duncan you can expect solid numbers. Lohse’s best month has been September, improving his ERA from 3.72 to 3.47 while racking up three wins as St Louis crawls their way back into the Wild Card race. With a 1.85 Era in his last four outings it’s hard not to pickup Loshe as he faces the Cubs right handed lineup on Saturday. Expect tons of run support against Rodrigo Lopez, as Lohse gets his fourth win of the month.