Waiver Wire Wisdom (8/31)

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Once again, courtesy of Fred Zinkie:

Could your fantasy team use more power? What about steals? Runs, RBIs or wins?

Regardless of your holes, the fantasy waiver wire has a plug or long-term fix to pick up today. Check the following 10 men — all sitting in waivers in many leagues, and all ready to help you win.

Nick Hundley

Nick Hundley, catcher: Since he joined the Rockies at the outset of 2015, Hundley has posted an .852 OPS at his hitter-friendly home park in comparison to a .772 mark on the road. Currently in the midst of a nine-game homestand, the 32-year-old could provide a valuable short-term boost for those in their head-to-head playoffs. For owners who have the flexibility to look ahead, from Sept. 12-21 Hundley will bat at homer-happy Chase Field before enjoying a six-game stretch at home.

Consider in: 12-team mixed leagues

Yoan Moncada, second baseman: With their sights set on winning the American League East, the Red Sox may soon turn to Moncada as an upgrade over the combination of Travis Shaw and Aaron Hill (combined .188 batting average in the second half) at the hot corner. In a regular role, the 21-year-old could compile many runs and steals in September by using the patient approach (.411 on-base percentage) and fleet feet (45 steals) he showed in the Minors this season.

Consider in: 15-team mixed leagues

Chris Owings, 2B/SS/OF: With fleet feet and multi-position eligibility, Owings is a terrific target for those who need late-season swipes. Hitting .276 with 15 steals, the speedster will provide owners with a small batting-average boost while adding to their steals total down the stretch.

Consider in: 12-team mixed leagues

Melvin Upton Jr., outfielder: One of just two players to have compiled at least 19 homers and 24 steals this season, Upton fell to waivers in many mixed leagues after struggling during his initial weeks with the Blue Jays. But since Aug. 10, the outfielder has worked his way into a full-time role with Toronto by hitting .262 with three homers and four steals across 71 plate appearances. With the explosive skill set to stuff the stat sheet in various ways, Upton should be owned in most leagues.

Consider in: 12-team mixed leagues

Hunter Renfroe, outfielder: Hitting .307 and ranking second in the PCL in both homers (28) and RBIs (102), Renfroe has proven to be a multi-dimensional offensive asset that is ready for the Major Leagues. Even though a 111-to-22 strikeout-to-walk ratio gives some cause for concern, the 24-year-old has the potential to give mixed-league teams a power boost if he gets a full-time September role on a Padres club that has little outfield depth.

Consider in: 12-team mixed leagues

Luis Cessa

Luis Cessa, starter: Teammate Chad Green has generated more fantasy buzz, but Cessa could be the better fantasy option among rookie hurlers on the Yankees. After posting a solid 3.03 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP in Triple-A this season, the right-hander has allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks across 12 innings during his past two outings. Following his upcoming outing at pitcher-friendly Kauffman Stadium, Cessa could be a major fantasy factor during a scheduled two-start stanza in Week 23.

Consider in: 15-team mixed leagues

Julio Urias, starter: An unpredictable schedule due to an innings limit has prevented Urias from having the necessary stretch of dominance that gets a talented rookie hurler onto most mixed-league rosters. But the left-hander will head into an upcoming favorable matchup with the Padres having allowed just one run across 12 innings in his previous two starts.

Consider in: 12-team mixed leagues

Matt Moore, starter: A near no-hitter against the Dodgers on Aug. 25 could be the turning point for Moore’s tenure with the Giants. The left-hander posted a 4.78 ERA across his initial four outings with San Francisco after logging a 1.99 mark in his final six outings as a member of the Rays. Moore could post low late-season ratios while enjoying the benefits of pitching for a winning organization with a pitcher-friendly home park and an excellent defensive catcher in Buster Posey.

Consider in: 10-team mixed leagues

Ivan Nova, SP/RP: The owner of a 4.90 ERA when he joined Pittsburgh at the Trade Deadline, Nova has posted a 2.87 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP and a 22-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio with the Pirates. Working with Bucs’ pitching guru Ray Searage may allow the right-hander to replicate the success that J.A. Happ experienced (1.85 ERA, 1.03 WHIP) as a member of the Pirates down the stretch in ’15.

Consider in: 12-team mixed leagues

Alex Reyes, SP/RP: After initially joining the Cardinals as a reliever, Reyes is going to work in the rotation while Mike Leake spends time on the disabled list. The 22-year-old will need to demonstrate improved control in order to be a ratio asset in mixed leagues, but his lifetime 12.1 K/9 rate in the Minors shows that he has the potential to make a major fantasy impact.

Consider in: 12-team mixed leagues

Fred Zinkie is the lead fantasy baseball writer for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FredZinkieMLB

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