For most leagues, the most exciting time in fantasy baseball is either rapidly approaching or already here. The title round of fantasy baseball is the most stressful and hectic week of the season.
The two teams fighting for the championship are frantically searching the waiver wire to find players that can propel their team to the championship.
In many leagues, there are several players in the free agent pool that can be very valuable to a team in the championship game.
Here are the seven best waiver wire pickups for the title round.
Alejandro De Aza has had a great month of September.
In the past 15 days, the White Sox outfielder has two homers and four steals while batting .350.
De Aza would be a nice multi-category asset for any team in the championship round.
After a horrific start to the season, Randy Wells has finally put it together.
In his past 22 innings pitched, Wells has only given up three earned runs and has only walked four.
Much like the entire Cardinals team, Edwin Jackson has had a great month of September.
In his past four starts, Jackson hasn’t given up more than two earned runs while only walking a total of four walks.
Pick up Jackson and ride his hot streak.
Rafael Furcal is coming along strong at the end of the season for St. Louis.
Furcal has four homers in the past two weeks as the Cardinals make a push for the playoffs.
Derek Holland has been strong his past two starts.
Against the Red Sox, Holland pitched seven shutout innings while picking up the win. In his latest start versus the Rays, Holland struck out nine en route to a no-decision.
Holland has put the pieces together and is finally becoming the pitcher the Rangers envisioned he would become.
Brandon McCarthy has been lights out in his past three starts.
Despite going 1-2 in those starts, McCarthy has racked up 25 strikeouts and a complete game shutout.
Grab McCarthy for the title round as he should continue to pitch well.
Since being called up, Jesus Montero has been on fire.
The Yankees catcher is 8-for-26 with three home runs since his September call-up and shows no signs of slowing down.
Montero could be the Most Valuable Player in free agency considering he plays a shallow position, catcher.