If Mother Nature would start cooperating, we could start seeing who belongs on fantasy baseball rosters and who doesn't. 

The postponements this year have thrown a wrinkle into the production level of many fantasy baseball players. Hopefully, the weather will revert back to spring, so we can get a better idea of fantasy production. 

Entering week 3 of the fantasy baseball season, here's three position players I'm targeting on the waiver wire. 

Carlos Gonzalez, OF, Colorado Rockies

Gonzalez was bad last year as a fantasy baseball option. 

Everything dwindled last season, making him an unattractive option this year in fantasy baseball drafts. 

So far in 2018, though, he's looking more like the old Gonzalez than the version we witnessed last year. He's only one stolen base away from last year's total, and he already has 10 RBI this season, well on pace to reach his career average of 96 RBI in a season. 

His batting average concerns me, but the rest of his numbers are in line to revert back to his regular production level. He's owned in 60 percent of leagues on ESPN, so he deserves more representation on fantasy baseball rosters, considering his past success in fantasy baseball. 

Jed Lowrie, 2B, Oakland A's

Lowrie is one of the most added players on the week 3 waiver wire, but he's still owned in only 50 percent of leagues, so there's still time to get him on your roster. 

Lowrie has been ridiculous to open the season, batting .348, knocking in 14 runs and hitting four home runs. He's never batted above .290 before in his career, so his production will falter at some point. 

However, he's in a nice position in the A's lineup, hitting in the middle portion. That will give him plenty of opportunities to drive in runs. 

Last year was one of his best statistical campaigns of his career. That's a good sign that this kind of production won't fall off too much in the coming weeks. 

Cesar Hernandez, 2B, Philadelphia Phillies

I'm surprised that Hernandez is still unowned in a little more than 65 percent of fantasy leagues. 

Hernandez is providing solid production this season, scoring 11 runs, swiping three bases and hitting .275. I love the stolen bases and the runs scored, but what I love most about Hernandez, is that he's hitting leadoff for an offense that doesn't mind playing small ball. 

The Phillies have the third-most stolen bases this season and aren't afraid to manufacture runs. That benefits the leadoff man the most, since Philadelphia will try to move him around the bases more than other teams that rely on the home run ball. 

For having such a low batting average as a team, the Phillies actually have scored the fifth-most runs this season. If that continues, Hernandez will be a major beneficiary. 

Scott Levine is the Associate Editor for the Clinton Herald. During his free time, he blogs about fantasy sports and handicaps games. His Against The Chalk blog has earned him back-to-back Iowa Newspaper Association awards for Best Blog. Check out more at Against The Chalk.

Scott Levine can be reached at scottlevine@clintonherald.com or on Twitter @ScottLevineCH

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