Do big names play the last few games of the season? Home Run Challenge strategy help!

DoubleAZ

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So far we have won 17 of 109 home run challenge entries (batting .156). Cards are great but we really just want a free pass to the ASG:)

I have a hand full of cards left. I could enter them now when it is certain which players are in the lineup. But it would be way cool to enter them for the 3 games scheduled in October. Today we are seeing winning serial numbers from 200-400 which is ok, but think in October we could very easily see winning serial numbers under 10...

I get that the big bats would absolutely play in October if in contention. But if they are not or have already secured a play off spot, do they usually get the practice or do they give green horn potential rookie a few chances at the plate to see what he is made of?

What would you do - enter them now or enter them in October?

Here are my last chances:
Guerrero: Likely wildcard contention, guessing he is playing
Alvarez & Bregman : Likely secured post season
Baez: Possible wild card contention
Schwarber: Likely wild card contention, guessing he is playing
Donaldson: No chance of playing in post season
Soler: Likely in post season
Bellinger: Likely in post season
Chapman: Possible wild card contention
 

anglinomics

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It sounds like it is very important to know if a player will be in the lineup on any given game. I don't want to give you bad advice, so I'm not going to attempt that. But I think it would be helpful to know the lineups close to game time so you may want to check this link. I hope it helps. There is always a chance of a last minute lineup change however, which has caught me a few times.

 

DoubleAZ

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It sounds like it is very important to know if a player will be in the lineup on any given game. I don't want to give you bad advice, so I'm not going to attempt that. But I think it would be helpful to know the lineups close to game time so you may want to check this link. I hope it helps. There is always a chance of a last minute lineup change however, which has caught me a few times.

Awesome. I was looking for something like that. Thanks for sharing. And no worries on the bad advice - I posted here hoping for some!
 
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