In some leagues, the end of the regular season is Sunday. Luckily for fantasy GM's, fantasy leagues don't have the same roster rules for playoffs as Major League Baseball teams. That means as we get closer to playoffs, September call-ups can often help separate one fantasy team from the next. What players are making their way onto thousands of fantasy rosters each day?
Ever since moving to the starting rotation for the Braves, Medlen has been amazing. He has allowed just three earned runs in five starts, while allowing just 26 hits in 32 2/3 innings. He also threw the first complete game shutout of his career two starts ago and hasn't allowed a run in his past two starts.
Patrick Corbin, Arizona Diamondbacks
Corbin was the most-added player in Yahoo fantasy leagues on Aug. 23. He is 3-0 in his past four starts, allowing just eight earned runs in 26 innings with 24 strikeouts and just six walks. The rookie is now 5-4 this season with a 3.60 ERA.
Jonathan Niese, New York Mets
Niese has been one of the few bright spots for the Mets in the second half of the season. In his last four starts, he has allowed six earned runs in 28 1/3 innings and has gone 3-1 during that time. His record this season is now 10-6 and he has the best ERA of his brief career.
Kyle Kendrick, Philadelphia Phillies
All it takes to get the attention of fantasy GM's is a couple quality starts in a row and that is what Kendrick has done. In his past two starts, he has thrown 15 shutout innings with just eight hits and one walk allowed while recording 13 strikeouts.
Coco Crisp, Oakland Athletics
At the end of April, Crisp was one of the biggest busts in the league. Since then, he has slowly climbed back up the ladder of success and is finding himself on more rosters with each day.
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Hobson Lopes has been playing fantasy baseball for more than 10 years and can be followed on Twitter @HobsonLopes.
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