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C/OF Evan Gattis, Atlanta Braves
Missing out on fellow backstops Perez (the goods) and Pinto (trendy) isn't all that bad. Gattis has nearly locked down duties in left field. Jason Heyward (jaw) might play in only a few regulation games before the Bravos' playoff trip.
That leaves a few more weeks for the powerful Gattis to serve the same utility he did earlier this year, when he was receiving way more hype. He's 7-for-21 heading into Tuesday with three homers and five RBIs in September -- gotta love having that from your second mixed-catcher slot.
2B/SS Josh Rutledge, Colorado Rockies
Another September scorcher, Rutledge has dominated the expanded-roster period with a 9-for-18 run, plus a homer, three ribbies and a theft. The right-handed bat isn't playing every day thanks to D.J. LeMahieu, but Rutledge has displayed better results versus right-handers anyway. He's hitting more ropes, as well.
Colorado still wants to make a decision about the keystone for next year, which will temper Rutledge's AB total. For the expectations of a dual-universe MI, his hot bat, which is showing a smidge more patience, can push you toward your trophy even in somewhat restricted work.
About Tim Heaney
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