Special thanks to Matt Wilson from Baseball Digest for taking over for me the last couple weeks while I was on vacation.
With two weeks remaining in the season the Cardinals take to the road. They travel to Florida on Monday for a make-up game, then on to Pittsburgh and Chicago for a three games series each respectively. Here are some Cardinals that must be in your lineup till seasons end.
Albert Pujols batted .292 with four home runs and 10 RBI’s over the last 11 games. Even though the batting average may not be where we are used to seeing it, he is still doing enough to be active in all fantasy formats. On the season Pujols is batting .308 with 39 home runs and 107 RBI’s while scoring 104 runs. He has batted .340 with eight home runs and 19 RBI’s against this week’s opponents.
Matt Holliday is currently on an 11 game hitting streak. During this streak, he is batting .439 with two home runs, 11 RBI’s and scoring seven runs. He is having another solid second half which fantasy owners have grown to love and expect. Against this week opponents he is batting .366 with two home runs and 16 RBI’s. No reason to expect anything less from Holliday for the final two weeks. He should be active in all fantasy formats.
Colby Rasmus hit his 23rd home run Sunday against San Diego and has shown he has returned to early season form. This month he is batting .371 with four home runs and 10 RBI’s while scoring 14 runs. He remains a viable option for the final two weeks.
Adam Wainwright dominating stuff returned Sunday against San Diego. He recorded his 19th win on the season. He struck out seven, walked three, and allowed one earned run through eight innings. Wainwright lowered his season ERA to 2.45. He is scheduled to pitch Friday against Chicago. His last outing against the Cubs on September 14th, he took the loss while allowing five earned runs and striking out eight. Despite not being as dominate as he was earlier, Wainwright should be active in all formats until seasons end.
Chris Carpenter is scheduled to pitch Monday at Florida and Saturday at Chicago making him a two start pitcher this week. He allowed 11 earned runs in his last two starts and has lost three of last four. He has 15 wins and a 3.21 ERA this season. Since Carpenter is a two start pitcher for the week, he should be a must start option.
No other Cardinals are worth being active to give your fantasy team the help you need for the final two weeks. Best of luck and hope you had a successful fantasy baseball season.