This article is part of our Oak's Corner series.
The trade deadline has come and gone (and it sure was a wild one), and we now enter the home stretch of the baseball season as pennant races heat up and the fantasy races do as well. In the last couple of weeks, I have started to see some teams lose activity, and some of the teams grinding out every week have started to make their move up the standings. I have a couple of leagues where I have started to finally gain some traction, and I know I say it a lot, but the loss of focus to football drafts is a very real thing. Keep grinding and hopefully we can find some late gems here to help you get over that hump as we enter the stretch drive!
The Week That Was
It's amazing to think that for most of the offseason, Yasmani Grandal wasn't even the first catcher drafted on his own team. As the spring developed, he surpassed Austin Barnes in later drafts, but in 752 NFBC drafts over the course of the entire offseason, Barnes still snuck in with a lower ADP. Well, here we are at the start of August and Grandal has outhomered Barnes by only 18 taters, and he has an amazing 49 more RBI!
Grandal has been a beast at the catcher position, most impressively hitting .263 after hitting .228 and .247 the last two seasons. With 19 homers, he is also very likely to top his career high of 27