Fantasy Baseball: 10 Players You Need to Add to Your Watchlist

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: Dominic Smith #22 of the New York Mets celebrates after hitting a walk-off 3-run home run in the bottom of the eleventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on September 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: Dominic Smith #22 of the New York Mets celebrates after hitting a walk-off 3-run home run in the bottom of the eleventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on September 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /
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Chris Owings

Need some stolen bases and solid hitting?

Chris Owings, another Colorado Rockies players, is someone that has always been on my watchlist when I have played fantasy baseball. He would be on my team every once in a while, back on the waiver, and back on my team. And no, I am not a Rockies fan, it is just a total coincidence.

This year, he is playing on the Rockies as a utility man and has done alright. He is highly overlooked in fantasy this year, only owned by 1.1% of fantasy teams.

He is currently averaging sub 2.0 points per game, but I expect that to go up when he starts to steal more bases. Owings is currently hitting .257, .316 OBP, .773 OPS and only one steal as of today.

The 28-year-old speedster and utility man had his best years in 2016 and 2017 where he .273 batting average,  17 homers, and 33 steals between the two years.

One of the reasons why I like Owings is his utility player nature. His numbers are not outstanding by any means, but he will help you maneuver through different players’ off days.

He is only a 2B in fantasy right now, but he will soon accumulate different position eligibility. He has played four games in the OF so far, one at 3B and one at short. He will quickly gain OF eligibility, the other infield positions might take some time because they have two stars at SS and 3rd.

Compared to some of the other players on this list, he does not hit in the middle of the lineup unfortunately. But, he is playing in Coors Field, which is extremely hitter friendly because the ball flies as I mentioned with Kemp. This is an extra incentive to pick up Owings.

He has consistently been hitting in the 8th spot, which is not the best compared to hitting 1 or 2. But, if he does get on base and the lineup is turned over, there are some dangerous bats that could drive him in.

Owings is not a player you need to rush towards at the moment, but he will play often for the Rockies. He has the potential to boost your steals category and hopefully score some runs.