Everybody’s game 162 is today. So, which teams have meaningful games? Nobody. The playoffs are set. We know who’s in and where they will play.
Frankly, the only regular I would play today were I the manager of any of the 30 teams is Aaron Judge. He still has a theoretical shot at the AL triple crown. Luis Arraez of the Twins is the batting average leader at .3150 to Judge’s .311. If Arraez plays and goes 2/5, Judge can’t catch him at .3158. If he goes 1/5, his average drops to .3140. I’d sit him were I the Twins manager. Judge, we’re he to go 4/4, he’d up his average to .3153. 4/5 would put him at .3148. Were I Alex Cora, I’d play him but sit him immediately if he ever failed to reach base.