One of my all-time favorite moments from a baseball movie has to be that early montage in Major League where the Cleveland fan base is looking at the season’s roster in the paper and the utter confusion that stems from not knowing any of the players. The cries of “Who the hell are these guys,” are great but when they culminate to the one last fan who simply asks, “Mitchell Friedman?” it cracks me up every time. It never gets old.

In many cases, that’s the way a number of MLB rosters look right now in the majors as the bottom-feeding teams audition many of their youngsters to see who is worth holding onto and promoting or who needs to be cut loose. While many of these unknowns will never get a chance to see regular at-bats in the bigs down the road, this is still their chance to step out into the spotlight and fantasy baseball owners in need of help right now can take advantage of these chances which may never come again. Just take a look at Nicky Delmonico, a minor league third baseman the White Sox brought up after their fire sale. He’s the perfect example.

Through 19 games (just 79 plate appearances), Delmonico is slashing a mean .343/.443/.642 with six home runs, 12 RBI, 15 runs scored and two stolen bases. Four of his home runs came in a three-game span in which he went yard twice in two of the three and he’s been a solid fixture in the heart of the Chicago order. Granted, the sample size is small here, but even his peripherals are looking dynamic as his plate discipline appears to be that of a seasoned veteran. Latching onto production like this at this point in the season can be a serious difference-maker in fantasy leagues.

But does this mean we’re looking at Delmonico as the future of the White Sox franchise? Of course not. A look at his minor league totals and the year-to-year progress will easily show you that this level of play is nowhere near sustainable. Sure, you can say that at 25-years old, Delmonico is just coming into his physical prime, but a deeper look at the inconsistent isolated power (ISO) numbers with each move to a higher level shows you exactly what we are seeing – a player who has good power on display early but steadily regresses as pitchers get another look at him. This first time through the majors here at the end of the season affords him the chance to beast up a little, but as pitchers acquire more data and increased scouting reports on him, they have an easier time exposing the holes in his swing when they get a second and third opportunity.

Here in late August, though, it doesn’t really matter if this level of production is sustainable. You ride the wave until it breaks. If you can squeeze out 10 home runs and 20 RBI before he regresses to the point where his value to your fantasy team no longer exists, then that’s just fine. You take advantage of it while you can.

There are a number of players being called up who have better pedigrees and brighter outlooks than Delmonico. You can look to Rhys Hoskins of the Phillies and Dominic Smith of the Mets, both of whom are expected to be fixtures on their respective teams’ rosters next season, but these guys are going to command a lot of attention in your leagues. If you have the waiver priority or the remaining FAAB budget to acquire them, then great, but if you’re stuck somewhere in the middle of waivers or had to spend your FAAB dollars early because of injuries, guys like Delmonico should be your target. Pay attention to the marquee names for sure, but know that there are guys like Ryder Jones, Kelby Tomlinson and Danny Barnes who can be just as helpful at a lower cost.