Two weeks remain on the MLB calendar before fantasy baseball embarks on a six-month hiatus.
It's hard not to get nostalgic about all the fun times we've had. We streamed an endless supply of pitchers against the Miami Marlins, counted the days until Jeff Locke finally regressed and also watched Corey Kluber blossom into a fantasy darling.
OK, I promise I won't devote another slide to Kluber this week, but he has two starts against the Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros, so....
The season's penultimate week means head-to-head managers are preparing for their semifinal bouts, while rotisserie players have precious little time left to gain ground. Either way, it's important to finish strong.
Last week, Ubaldo Jimenez helped some smart readers win their pitching categories, while the other honorees were alright but nothing special. This time around, we'll highlight some post-hype sleepers sprinting toward the finish line and some aces of old who no longer deserve our adoration.
So sit back, relax and enjoy the baseball season before it ends; just make sure you set your lineup first.
Note: All statistics are courtesy of FanGraphs.com, unless otherwise noted.