SPECULATOR: Steering into September

As the calendar nears September, it's time to shift gears. We typically take a skills-based approach in this column to speculate on player adds, drops, trade opportunities etc.; but it's time to throw that out the window. Anybody can go on a heater in September regardless of skills, and conversely, the best hitters in the game can go into month-long slumps… remember when Marcus Semien had 1 HR and a .187 BA through May?

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