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Top five fantasy baseball pickups to win your league championship

Bobby Dalbec of the Boston Red Sox has mashed lefties, and draws four of them this week. Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

It's time!

Just seven wild days to a championship lie ahead, and fantasy baseball roster maneuvering is now 100% about maximizing your team's opportunities in the time left. Consider today's recommended pickups an effective Forecaster extension, highlighting players you should add and start as you try to make that final push in the standings.

Before you dive into the waiver wire, check out said Forecaster right here.


Bobby Dalbec, 1B, Boston Red Sox: He was highlighted in said Forecaster, but he's also probably my pickup of the week, considering his recent performance and the strength of his matchups. Still available in 67.2% of ESPN leagues, Dalbec has hit 10 home runs in his past 25 games, has batted .301 (25-for-83) despite a 30.9% strikeout rate, and has started 22-of-28 Red Sox games during that time span. Better yet, he's a .284/.333/.550 hitter against left-handers, in a week where his Red Sox are aligned to face four left-handed starters - including in the entirety of their week-opening, three-game trip to Baltimore -- as well as weak pitching of the Baltimore Orioles' and Washington Nationals' staffs overall.