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Fantasy Baseball 2012 – Week 22 Most-Added Batters: Fan’s Review

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While trades are a great way to acquire the best batters for your fantasy baseball team, the waiver wire and free agent pool are also a great source for finding key contributors and batters that will help your team win on a weekly basis. From batters currently on a hot streak to players expected to breakout or produce in a better situation, here are the most-added batters from Week 22 of the 2012 fantasy baseball season.

Monday, September 3: 1B/OF Tyler Colvin, Colorado Rockies, 6,854 adds*

On Sunday, Colvin hit a two-run homer during a high-scoring 11-10 win over the San Diego Padres. At the time, he was in a seven-game hitting streak where he hit three home runs and 11 RBIs. Since making his first initial big splash in late June, Colvin has become a reliable fantasy option.

Other top adds of the day: Baltimore Orioles 1B/3B Mark Reynolds (6,199 adds), Detroit Tigers OF Delmon Young (5,913 adds), Milwaukee Brewers OF Carlos Gomez (5,195 adds)

Tuesday, September 4: C/3B Josh Donaldson, Oakland Athletics, 6,524 adds

In his month back with the team, Donaldson has been a top run producer for the Athletics. A solid force at third base, he has benefited from the absence of Brandon Inge. Coveted for his catcher-eligibility, Donaldson could be a late-season pickup who can make a difference in fantasy at a position with much inconsistency.

Other top adds of the day: Delmon Young (4,768 adds), Mark Reynolds (4,626 adds), Texas Rangers OF David Murphy (3,421 adds)

Wednesday, September 5: 1B/3B Mark Reynolds, Baltimore Orioles, 10,977 adds

Reynolds began his week of popularity in fantasy leagues with his 17th home run of the season on Tuesday against the Toronto Blue Jays. By now, he was just beginning his great power resurgence as one of the hottest batters of the month.

Other top adds of the day: Milwaukee Brewers OF Norichika Aoki (5,788 adds), David Murphy (3,554 adds), Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks (3,244 adds)

Thursday, September 6: 1B/3B Mark Reynolds, Baltimore Orioles, 10,578 adds

To end the Orioles' road series in Toronto, Reynolds had yet another home run, this time off closer Casey Janssen, in a losing effort.

Other top adds of the day: Rickie Weeks (3,418 adds), Norichika Aoki (2,908 adds), Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche (2,699 adds)

Friday, September 7: 1B/3B Mark Reynolds, Baltimore Orioles, 9,403 adds

As part of the Orioles rally on Thursday against the New York Yankees, Reynolds hit two more home runs in the 10-6 win, giving him three two-homer games in the past seven days.

Other top adds of the day: Norichika Aoki (3,419 adds), Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (2,665 adds), Adam LaRoche (2,226 adds)

Saturday, September 8: 1B/3B Mark Reynolds, Baltimore Orioles, 5,045 adds

Other top adds of the day: Chicago White Sox OF Dewayne Wise (3,309 adds), Adam LaRoche (2,077 adds), Carlos Ruiz (2,008 adds)

Sunday, September 9: 1B/3B Mark Reynolds, Baltimore Orioles, 4,875 adds

Other top adds of the day: San Diego Padres 2B/3B Logan Forsythe (3,668 adds), Rickie Weeks (2,618 adds), Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain (2,549 adds)

*Adds numbers according to Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball Transaction Trends Research Tool.

Sources:

Transaction Trends Adds, Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Baseball

Tyler Colvin Game Log, Yahoo! Sports

Mark Reynolds Game Log, Yahoo! Sports

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Austin Chang is a lifelong baseball fan, San Francisco Giants supporter, and fantasy baseball player since 2005 who has been a Top 3 finisher in 70% of the leagues he has played in. Follow this contributor on Google+ and Twitter @_austinchang.

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