The Big Rotowski: 10 hitting pickups for the stretch drive
Last week, I tackled 10 pitching pickups for September. This week, the hitters take center stage. I know it's the fourth day of the season's final month, but it's still not too late. If you've got any of the four guys I mentioned above, or any other extreme slacker (Scott Rolen: 25.7 percent! He's having shoulder surgery, people! Josh Barfield: 10.6 percent! What exactly are you waiting for here?), jettison him/them, and get some fresh blood. Carefully analyze your league's standings. Find the categories where you can make a difference. Heck, if you can't go anywhere in the homer race in your league, dump that marginal slugger (Bill Hall: 44.3 percent; Richie Sexson: 33.2 percent and hurt) and pick up a stolen bases guy, or a batting average guy, or a runs guy. What have you got to lose?
Here are my 10 favorite positional players owned in fewer than 25 percent of ESPN.com leagues:
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