Oak's Corner: Second Half Cat Attack
Oak's Corner: Second Half Cat Attack

This article is part of our Oak's Corner series.

As we enter the final nine weeks of the fantasy baseball season, a lot of the race becomes focusing on what categories you need in order to make a run in your league. It can sometimes be tough to find the right trade down the stretch, so rather than the usual format of the column, I'm identifying a player for each 5x5 category you might be able to add in FAAB (or cheaply in a trade) in your league. In order to truly assist, I'm picking guys who are all under 50 percent owned in the NFBC 12-team leagues, and, in the process, hopefully also will find some guys who might be available in some 15-teamers, too.

Batting Average: Good batting average is difficult to find in this era of home runs and strikeouts, but that also means the average you need in order to do well is lower than it used to be, and a guy who really hits well for a stretch can move that mark for you. Luis Arraez doesn't have a set position with the Twins, which can be tough to stomach, but as he has continued to hit, they have found a slot for him around the diamond when they rest others. The return of Byron Buxton complicates the situation a bit more, as Max Kepler now shifts back to right field where Marwin Gonzalez had been playing. So Arraez may sit a bit more than you would like, but looking at his career,

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Scott Jenstad
Scott Jenstad is a veteran of both NFBC and CDM fantasy games. He has won five NFBC Main Event league titles and finished twice in the Top 10 Overall. Scott is a hardcore fan of the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland A's and Golden State Warriors. Follow him on Twitter @ScottJenstad.
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