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Tips for the final week of fantasy baseball

Despite a tough season for the Padres in general, Wil Myers is close to doing something no one has done since 2012. AP Photo/Chris Carlson

The biggest news from this past weekend, unfortunately, was the tragic death of Miami Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez, one of the most promising talents in the sport. We will miss enjoying Fernandez’s wondrous talents and passion for the game. However, this blog space focuses on informing and entertaining for fantasy baseball purposes, so although we will not lose proper perspective, we hope you understand that now it’s time to discuss what else happened in the sport for fantasy purposes during the penultimate weekend of the regular season.

Race for 30/30: San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers continues his incredible season and, after homering Friday and stealing bases on Saturday and Sunday, he’s at 28 home runs and 28 steals for the season. No baseball player has reached a 30/30 campaign since Mike Trout and Ryan Braun in 2012. Myers was the top fantasy option on the seven-day Player Rater and is closing his first healthy season strong, looking like a top-20 player in 2017 drafts.