Originally written on 643ball  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Trevor Grieve Come Week 18 of the fantasy baseball season the pickings get a little slim, but there are still some interesting adds here. Xander Bogaerts doesn't have much left to prove in the minors and I wouldn't be surprised to see Boston give the shortstop with a cool name the 'Manny Machado' treatment at third base for the playoff push. The top prospect is worth a stash and could contribute immediately upon his arrival. Here are some of the other names to look for on the wire this week. Brian Roberts | BAL If you're in need of a middle infielder in deep leagues, you might want to take a look at the veteran from Baltimore. His basestealing days are gone, but he could be a solid source of runs, AVG, and RBI going forward. Over his last two weeks he has hit nearly .350 and more importantly appears to be healthy for the first time in a long time. Junior Lake | CHC With the departure of Alfonso Soriano, Lake should get regular playing time in the Cubs outfield. He's got SS eligibility already and should get the OF tag soon. He's cooled off after a very hot start, but his above average speed mixed with a little pop makes him an interesting option in some deeper formats. Jose Quintana | CWS Jose owns the Indians, who he'll face this week in Cleveland. In 18 IP this year, Quintana has allowed only 3 ER while striking out 13. Indians hitters have batted just .161 against him as well. Between this year and last, I've seen Quintana stymy the Tribe too many times to think this game will be any different.  Jarred Cosart | HOU Cosart looked good against a tough Blue Jays lineup. He's got the live fastball and now the confidence from a few successful starts to be worthy of a look in deeper leagues. While the control might be an issue and the strikeouts weren't really there in this last game, I think he's a solid option against the Twins later this week. Wily Peralta | MIL If you got on the Peralta bandwagon just in time to see him get shelled against the Rockies at Coors, don't give up just yet. While this outing was awful, the Brew Crew will face the Cubs, Nats, Giants, and Mariners next. All of those matchups would appear to be more favorable for the young right-hander. Minus the Coors unpleasantness, he's allowed only one run while striking out 25 in his last 29 innings pitched. That's mixed league worthy.  Recent Posts: Two Start Pitchers: Week 182013 Updated RankingsFantasy Stock Report: Iwakuma, Cingrani Buy or Sell: Aoki, Suzuki Mike Buttil @643ball
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