The Z Files: Ten More Late Season Darts
The Z Files: Ten More Late Season Darts

This article is part of our The Z Files series.

Who is still grinding? Let's squeeze out at least one more week before turning to 2020. That said, former RotoWire colleague Derek VanRiper (now with The Athletic) and I have the second pick in an NFBC draft set to commence September 29, the last day of the season. I'm pretty sure we won't be taking a pitcher.

Below are 10 players with at least 10 plate appearances or so the past week. Trips to the dish are fantasy currency. Depending on the depth of your league, a couple of these names could provide a boost in the final couple of weeks of the season.

Trent Grisham, OF, Milwaukee Brewers

Grisham was already playing on the strong side of a platoon, but with Christian Yelich unfortunately sidelined for the season, he'll continue to play a lot and frequently hit at or near the top of the order. The 22-year-old fly chaser split the season between Double-A Biloxi and Triple-A San Antonio. He flourished with the Missions, slashing .381/.471/.776 in 158 plate appearances. Even in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League with the same ball used in MLB, this is impressive for his first time at Triple-A. Grisham stole bases in the lower minors but stopped running when he reached Double-A in 2018. His power has manifested so far with the Brewers as he's smacked five homers in 116 plate appearances. The Brewers have a favorable schedule, at least in terms of hitting parks. Of their five remaining series, only the upcoming

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Todd Zola
Todd has been writing about fantasy baseball since 1997. He won NL Tout Wars and Mixed LABR in 2016 as well as a multi-time league winner in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship. Todd is now setting his sights even higher: The Rotowire Staff League. Lord Zola, as he's known in the industry, won the 2013 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Article of the Year award and was named the 2017 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year. Todd is a five-time FSWA awards finalist.
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