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Below you will find RotoBaller's Waiver Wire Rankings Assistant Tool - a running list of fantasy baseball waiver wire rankings, for different league formats. Our new tool is updated daily, with our staff priority of which players to add off the waiver wire, and in what league sizes to target them.

Be sure to also check out our 2016 fantasy football rankings for standard, PPR and dynasty leagues.

Below our rankings list, you can also find RotoBaller's Ultimate 2016 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Waiver Wire Pickups List, with more in-depth waiver analysis broken down by position.

2016 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Waiver Wire by MLB Position

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Reviewing Harris Yudin's Bold Predictions for 2016

What’s even more fun than making bold predictions? Looking back at the end of the season to see how good (or so, so hilariously bad) they were. Just like with the preseason pieces in March, I’m continuing the review of our RotoBaller staff’s 2016 bold predictions. Editor's Note: Purchase a full season NFL Premium Pass (including DFS Premium), and also get MLB Premium + DFS for free through the playoffs. Premium DFS research, lineup picks, expert lineups, tools and more. You can see screenshots of our NFL Premium and 

Reviewing Bill Dubiel's Bold Predictions for 2016

What’s even more fun than making bold predictions? Looking back at the end of the season to see how good (or so, so hilariously bad) they were. Just like with the preseason pieces in March, I’m continuing the review of our RotoBaller staff’s 2016 bold predictions. Editor's Note: Purchase a full season NFL Premium Pass (including DFS Premium), and also get MLB Premium + DFS for free through the playoffs. Premium DFS research, lineup picks, expert lineups, tools and more. You can see screenshots of our NFL Premium and 

Reviewing Nick Mariano's Bold Predictions for 2016

Hello you beautiful RotoBallers, and welcome to this little retrospective ditty where I look back at my 10 Bold Predictions from before the 2016 baseball season started. Perhaps you’ve seen some of my fellow writers doing the same lately, but obviously there is only one Nick Mariano. Let’s see how ya boy did. Editor's Note: Purchase a full season NFL Premium Pass (including DFS Premium), and also get MLB Premium + DFS for free through the playoffs. Premium DFS research, lineup picks, expert lineups, tools and more. You can see screenshots of our

Reviewing Kyle Bishop's Bold Predictions for 2016

What’s even more fun than making bold predictions? Looking back at the end of the season to see how good (or so, so hilariously bad) they were. Just like with the preseason pieces in March, I’m kicking off the review of our RotoBaller staff’s 2016 bold predictions. Editor's Note: Purchase a full season NFL Premium Pass (including DFS Premium), and also get MLB Premium + DFS for free through the playoffs. Premium DFS research, lineup picks, expert lineups, tools and more. You can see screenshots of our NFL Premium and 

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers in Week 26: Start or Sit?

RotoBallers, as always, we’re constantly trying to come up with new features that will help you dominate your fantasy leagues. Recently, we’ve built a tool that identifies the biggest trends in contact rate over the last seven days. The tool can be found here. Keep in mind, any statistic being viewed in such a small sample size will never be incredibly predictive on a granular level. But if any stat can be looked at over seven days, it's contact rate which stabilizes very quickly. What this tool provides is a quick indicator

Champ or Chump: What to Make of Tillman, Hanley, and Gary Sanchez

As we head toward the season's final week, chances are your fantasy fate has been decided. Even if it hasn't, adding players for this year only holds so much potential value. Your process may be flawless, but the tiny sample size remaining can ruin the best laid plans. My favorite story to that effect is from my cousin, who stood to win a money league a few seasons ago if he could get one homer out of an outfielder slot. He had streamed the spot all season, and made the intelligent

Week 26 Waiver Wire: Starting Pitchers

Well, here we are. Congratulations to you who are still reading, as you've made it this far. We’ve officially reached the final week of the fantasy baseball season, and there is no more critical time of the year outside of the draft. Championships are won and lost here, with those battling for a spot on the podium also dealing with their own battle plans. We’re going to check in on some lower-owned options now, and then bid adieu to this action until next season. I just want to tell you

Top 5 Two-Start Pitcher Streamers For Week 26

A wise fantasy baseball manager never rests. He is never satisfied with his team and is always on the hunt for the player that can help in both the present and future. For this article, we’ll focus on the present, as we present the top pitcher streamers who’ll be making two outings this week. We do this every week, because deep down we all know those last two or three guys taken in drafts won’t be with us the whole way through. Mix and match is the name of the game and maximizing these players’

Week 25 Waiver Wire: Catchers

Whew. Another fantasy baseball season is almost in the books. 2016 was definitely a weird one for catchers, since many of the big names either struggled to hit like they had in the past or started off red-hot and then fell off a cliff (Francisco Cervelli, I'm looking at YOU). All through this season, we saw people leave this waiver wire list - I'd like to bid farewell to Evan

Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 25 (National League)

This is the end... my only friend, the end... For some fantasy baseball owners, the season was a brutal mix of frustration and disappointment. If you're reading this, however, you're still grinding and looking for a chance to pull out a late-season victory. Good luck the rest of the way! This list represents players who haven't yet garnered a great deal of attention in mixed-leagues, streaming options suitable only for deeper leagues, or category specialists who may fill a specific need on your NL-only roster. Fantasy owners needing help should be on the lookout

Byron Buxton (OF, MIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 47% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: Top prospect Byron Buxton's final 2016 numbers will tell the story of a disappointing rookie season filled with high expectations that weren't met. A .218/.271/.402 slash line with seven HR, 31 RBI and nine steals are a far cry from the talks of a 20/20 season and a Rookie of the Year award. The final chapter of that story has shown promise for next season, however, as he is gradually

Luke Weaver (SP, STL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: Luke Weaver is missing bats at an increasingly impressive rate as his rookie year comes to a close. In seven big league starts, Weaver has struck out 43 batters in 33.2 IP. In the past month, his 12.4 K/9 places him behind just Robbie Ray and Danny Salazar in that

Tyler Anderson (SP, COL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: It's hard to believe Tyler Anderson never approached even a 50% ownership level this season, considering the year he's had. Despite the stigma of pitching in Colorado, Anderson never saw his ERA rise above 4.00. That includes 18 starts since early June, 12 of which came in Coors Field. He is actually far better at home, posting a 3.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in Mile High country. With a solid

Dansby Swanson (SS, ATL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: Last year's top pick has held down the shortstop spot nicely since his surprise call-up. Dansby Swanson will be a hot commodity entering drafts in 2017, but he is still paying dividends for those who took a chance this year. He is hitting .305/.358/.421 with a pair of homers and steals, but has gone on a mini-tear driving in runs lately, with 10 RBI in his last 12 games. Given the way

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers in Week 25: Start or Sit?

RotoBallers, as always, we’re constantly trying to come up with new features that will help you dominate your fantasy leagues. Recently, we’ve built a tool that identifies the biggest trends in contact rate over the last seven days. The tool can be found here. Keep in mind, any statistic being viewed in such a small sample size will never be incredibly predictive on a granular level. But if any stat can be looked at over seven days, it's contact rate which stabilizes very quickly. What this tool provides is a quick indicator

Week 25 Waiver Wire Pickups: Outfield

It's Week 25, also known as the final week of the season for the two teams contending for the championship. The waiver wire is sparse with talent that will truly push a team over the final hill. After all, you're going up against the best team in your league (aside from your own, of course). However, there are a few key players that have become must add assets for teams owners on the final leg of their journey. At this point, the previous four and a half months of the season

Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 25 (American League)

The Athletics may have one of the worst records in the Majors this year at 66-84 going into Tuesday, and they may be 22.5 games behind the first place Rangers. But with the team striking gold multiple times this year with inexperienced and rookie players during the second half--including third baseman Ryon Healy, starting pitcher Sean Manaea and relief pitcher

Top 5 Two-Start Pitcher Streamers For Week 25

A wise fantasy baseball manager never rests. He is never satisfied with his team and is always on the hunt for the player that can help in both the present and future. For this article, we’ll focus on the present, as we present the top pitcher streamers who’ll be making two outings this week. We do this every week, because deep down we all know those last two or three guys taken in drafts won’t be with us the whole way through. Mix and match is the name of the game and maximizing these players’

Top Hitter Waiver Wire Streamers for Week 25

Whether it’s because of an injury or poor performance, there are always opportunities to stream players off the waiver wire. The best players to stream are those who are under-owned and face appealing match-ups for the upcoming week. Here are five players who are readily available in Fleaflicker leagues and have attractive match-ups during the 25th week of the season. Editor's Note: Purchase a full season NFL Premium Pass (including DFS Premium), and also get MLB Premium + DFS for free through the playoffs. Premium DFS research, lineup picks, expert lineups, tools and

Tyler Thornburg (RP, MIL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

Baller Move: Add in All Leagues Owned in: 58% of Fleaflicker Leagues Analysis: Tyler Thornburg was riding a hot streak from the mound well before Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress were traded away, leaving a lot of high-leverage innings vacant. August 1st is a distant memory now, and Thornburg has been a lights-out closer for Milwaukee. He is still having trouble finding ample takers for some reason. Let's start with the obvious:

Yulieski Gurriel (3B, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

Baller Move: Add in All Leagues Owned in: 21% of Fleaflicker Leagues Analysis: The 28-33 range seems to be a fashionable time for veteran stars from South Korea, Japan, and Cuba to finally grace the MLB with their presence. 32-year old Yulieski Gurriel has debuted with a bang in the talented Houston infield. Gurriel was a 15-year veteran of the Cuban and Japanese leagues and throughout that span he produced a slash line of .335/.417/.580, 250 HR, 121 SB, an XBH rate of 11.3%, a walk rate of 11.1%, and a fantastic K

Dansby Swanson (SS, ATL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

Baller Move: Add in All Leagues Owned in: 13% of Fleaflicker Leagues Analysis: Between young standouts like Carlos Correa, Francisco Lindor, Corey Seager, Trevor Story, Tim Anderson, and Alex Bregman; it would seem like the MLB has been given the unusual gift

Cameron Maybin (OF, DET) - Waiver Wire Pickups

Baller Move: Add in 12+ Team Leagues Owned in: 24% of Fleaflicker Leagues Analysis: Cameron Maybin can run fast, and make contact with the ball. That has given him plenty of value manning the outfield for the Tigers this season. First off, Maybin is weirdly good when playing at home. In 124 away AB this season he has a slash line of just .242/.312/.290, but when playing at home he is slashing .370/.436/.481. Maybin's season started off

Sean Manaea (SP, OAK) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: The 6'5" lefty has shown inconsistency in his rookie season, which is to be expected. On one hand, he has only allowed one ER in his last three starts. On the other hand, in the last two of those starts he went 3.1 IP and 5 IP respectively. A strained left rhomboid (don't ask) was to blame for his shortened start on August 29th and he was eased back into action last night. Manaea did earn his first road victory and now stands 6-9 with

Asdrubal Cabrera (SS, NYM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: Asdrubal Cabrera continues to fly under the radar despite a Renaissance season for the 30-year old shortstop. He hasn't wowed in any particular category, but has become a dependable plug-and-play MI who can contribute across most categories. On the season, he owns a .276/.326/.464 slash line with 19 HR and 48 RBI. The totals aren't overwhelming and the speed is gone, but he is still capable of surprising with big performances

Randal Grichuk (OF, STL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 47% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: Randal Grichuk is doing his best to salvage a disappointing season. As someone who took a chance on Grichuk in multiple leagues as a starting OF, it was tough to see him grind through a slow start, hitting .189 in April with just three HR. He finished the first half of the year hitting .226/.287/.425 with a modest 10 HR and 31 RBI. That's not what fantasy owners were hoping for,

Jung Ho Kang (3B/SS, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 47% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: Straight fire. That's the only way to describe the start Jung Ho Kang has had to September. Kang had four HR and 10 RBI in a five game span from September 6 - 10 and has knocked out 14 hits in 30 at-bats for the month. His hot streak actually extends even further back into August, as he is slashing a ridiculous .471/.550/.853 over the past 28 days. As long

Week 24 Waiver Wire: Catchers

The baseball season is winding down. Scary, isn't it? It felt like I was just writing up Spring Training sleeper picks. Now I'm trying to help you possibly win a championship or at least first place in your roto league. Sadly, I can't come up with as gripping material as the division/ wild card chases in both the American and National Leagues. Don't fret, though. After I finish these final 2016 columns, the winter will fly by and we'll be back to this in 2017. Good luck until then. As

Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 24 (National League)

Football season is officially underway, but us die-hard baseball fans are still dedicated to the grind all the way to the bitter end. Whether you're in a crucial playoff battle or just hoping to stay out of the cellar, there are still waiver wire options that can improve your squad. This list represents players who haven't yet garnered a great deal of attention in mixed-leagues, streaming options suitable only for deeper leagues, or category specialists who may fill a specific need on your NL-only roster. Fantasy owners needing help should be on the lookout

Week 24 Waiver Wire Pickups: Outfield

In the playoffs, every category counts. You could be dominating the major columns like batting average and ERA, but have your success undermined by saves and stolen bases. Remember, if your teams hits 30 more home runs than your opponent, it's just as valuable as winning the stolen bases category by a margin of 2-to-1. Fantasy baseball is a game of chess. It's essential to know how to pick your battles. That's why we're here to remind you to diagnose the specific problems with your team heading into these final matchups

Dynasty Review: Deep Fantasy League Advice for Week 24

Last week's column included several new(ish) pitchers. Unsurprisingly, Jose De Leon was the most impressive. Sure, he allowed three runs over his six frames, but he also recorded nine strikeouts with a superb 18.6 percent swinging strike rate. He made his second big league start last night (it's still in the future from my perspective). Brock Stewart and Jharel

Week 24 Waiver Wire: Starting Pitchers

There are only three weeks left in the fantasy baseball season. Let that sink in. It's okay to freak out a little, but stave off that existential crisis until you can at least eat some comfort ice cream out of your trophy. And while we all know that football kicks off tomorrow in earnest, all that means is that this is the time of the year where only the truly dedicated will prevail. Or the incredibly lucky, because we all know how that goes. Here's what you came here for. Editor's Note: Purchase

Week 24 Waiver Wire: First Base (1B) and Third Base (3B)

If you play in a head-to-head league, chances are you’re entering into the first week of the playoffs today. Your entire season hangs in the balance. Those of you in rotisserie leagues have a bit more runway to work with, but as the end of the year approaches, every at-bat takes on added importance. Fortunately, as we have all season long, RotoBaller has all the tools you need to bring home a championship. After reading about this week’s corner infield adds, head over to the Waiver Wire Wizard for even more

Seth Lugo (SP, NYM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: Few would have expected Seth Lugo to be an important part of the Mets rotation in September, but he is filling the role Steven Matz was expected to hold at this juncture. Lugo has been more than just a pleasant surprise, posting a 2.38 ERA and 0.98 WHIP over 41.2 IP in his rookie

Ryan Schimpf (2B/3B, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: He's still at it. Chances are you've heard about Ryan Schimpf's power, but here are some advanced stats that will drive that point home. Schimpf's .600 SLG would place him second in the majors behind just Big Papi, if he had enough at-bats to qualify. Technically, Gary Sanchez would be higher at .707, but his sample size is even smaller.

Kendrys Morales (1B, KC) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 57% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: Thanks for nothing, Kendrys. Sorry, I had to get that out of the way. Like many fantasy owners, I took Morales late as my starting 1B as a value pick only to regret it immediately. Six weeks into the season, I had no choice but to cut bait since he was dragging down my team's average. Morales hit .226 in April and then was even worse in May with a .163 average. His six HR and 21 RBI in 195 AB didn't

C.J. Cron (1B, LAA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: Picking up where he left off before injury, C.J. Cron is driving in runs at a high enough pace to help all mixed league owners at this crucial time. You may remember Cron was on a ridiculous tear as July broke, driving in 17 runs in 33 at-bats. Then, Cron suffered a broken hand that required surgery and a six week recovery. It didn't take long for Cron to start another hot

Kendall Graveman (SP, OAK) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed, AL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 32% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Kendall Graveman has 10 quality start in his last 12 outings, including an impressive showing on Sept. 4 against the Red Sox in which he threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings. Next, he has a home date with the Mariners on Sept. 10. Oakland is a lovely, spacious place to pitch, especially for a ground-ball specialist like Graveman.

Bullpen Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 23

While holds are even tougher to predict than saves, the players we’ll highlight today include some elite setup men that have proven to be closer candidates to target off the waiver wire for Week 23 of the fantasy baseball season. The more likely a team is to win, the more likely a pitcher will be eligible to earn the holds that could be the difference between winning or losing in your fantasy league. Bear in mind, an effective relief pitcher highlighted today could find himself in a closer's role if the everyday

Late Season Dynasty Prospect Rankings: Starting Pitchers

The final dynasty article of the season is here. In this article, I am going to be ranking the top starting pitching prospects in baseball, combining the two articles where I split the pitchers up by league. These will not be full length scouting reports, but rather will just be quick little paragraphs to recap what I said about the pitcher and to tell you why these guys should be viewed as highly as they are viewed. A quick note on how these articles are formatted. They are going to be

Robert Gsellman (SP, NYM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stream in Deep Mixed Leagues, Add in NL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 15% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Robert Gsellman danced around a ton of danger on Sept. 3 against the Nationals, but there’s something to be said for composure under pressure and pitching with runners in scoring position. Those who are looking forward a bit should eye the youngster, as the 23-year-old will lock horns with the Braves next in a road start

Blake Snell (SP, TB) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed, AL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 29% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Blake Snell just dominated Toronto in a much-needed bounce-back start on Sept. 3, throwing six innings of one-run ball with seven strikeouts and only four baserunners. He’s got a great talent if he can only be consistent with his control. He’ll look to take this momentum into a road start in the Bronx against the Yankees on Sept. 9.

K-Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 23: Buy or Sell?

RotoBallers, as always, we’re constantly trying to come up with new features that will help you dominate your fantasy leagues. Recently, we’ve built a tool that identifies the biggest trends in a pitcher's strikeout rate over the last thirty days. The tool is for Premium subscribers only, and can be found here. Missing bats is the #1 way a pitcher can control his own fate. If hitters make contact, the pitcher is largely at the mercy of the atmosphere, the weather, the ball park, the ability/work ethic of his fielders, and sometimes just sheer

Luis Perdomo (SP, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stream in Deep Mixed Leagues, Add in NL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 3% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Luis Perdomo did struggle a bit in his latest start against the Dodgers, allowing five earned runs on nine hits (two homers), but at least he struck out five and walked none. When disaster strikes, looking at his K/BB ratio can either provide a terrifying signal, or a hopeful one. There’s also the little fact that he won his previous

Alex Cobb (SP, TB) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed, AL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 19% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Alex Cobb’s debut had “be afraid” written all over it, as it was his first game-action in the Major Leagues since 2014 and it came against a very powerful Toronto lineup. So what did he do? He struck out seven of them across five innings of two-run ball with a WHIP of 1.00. Not bad at all. He’ll tangle with the Yankees next

The Cut List (Week 23): Players To Consider Cutting Bait On

It's playoff time folks! If you've made it this far congratulations. Whether you're in the winners' bracket or just playing for pride, it's time to make some tough decisions to end your seasons on a high note. And with that, if you have someone who is really becoming a waste of roster space, it's time to get rid of him. The longer you hang on, the lower your chances are of making the playoffs and winning your leagues. In that spirit, I'm doing away with the Reverse Jinx section just to

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers in Week 23: Buy or Sell?

RotoBallers, as always, we’re constantly trying to come up with new features that will help you dominate your fantasy leagues. Recently, we’ve built a tool that identifies the biggest trends in contact rate over the last seven days. The tool can be found here. Keep in mind, any statistic being viewed in such a small sample size will never be incredibly predictive on a granular level. But if any stat can be looked at over seven days, it's contact rate which stabilizes very quickly. What this tool provides is a quick indicator

Andrew Triggs (SP, OAK) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stream in Deep Mixed Leagues, Add in AL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 3% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Andrew Triggs’ season-long 4.31 ERA might be a turn-off, but consider his 3.20 FIP, 3.30 xFIP and 3.29 SIERA underneath it all. Then there’s the fact that over the last 30 days, he owns a 2.92 ERA and 0.77 WHIP with 24 K in 24 2/3 IP. He’ll take on the Angels next on Sept. 7 at home if he

Mike Foltynewicz (SP, ATL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stream in Deep Mixed Leagues, Add in NL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 12% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Mike Foltynewicz is now 4-0 over his last six starts, over which he’s posted a 3.72 ERA and solid 1.16 WHIP with 30 strikeouts. Owners can’t necessarily rely on Atlanta’s offense to score runs, nor its bullpen to hold a lead, but Folty himself is performing well. He’ll face the Nationals in D.C. on Sept. 7 next. This isn’t a dream

Alex Reyes (SP/RP, STL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed, NL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 33% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Alex Reyes was much sharper in his second Major League start, in which he handled the Reds in Cincinnati with six strong innings of two-run ball. He also struck out seven and only issued two free passes, which is extremely encouraging after he walked four in his first start. It would be fantastic if he could do this in every start down the stretch

Dynasty Review: Deep Fantasy League Advice for Week 23

Yoan Moncada was the big prospect promotion since we last met. Raimel Tapia is up at Coors Field too. These big name guys have undoubtedly been owned in your dynasty league for years. But September gives us other opportunities including looks at lesser known talents. Let's stick to Coors Field for the first one... Editor's Note: Purchase a full season NFL Premium Pass (including Draft Kit + DFS Premium), and also get MLB

Top MLB Prospects to Claim Off the Waiver Wire in Week 23

Well guys. We’ve made it to September. The MLB Ready Top 30 Prospects list is over because rosters have officially expanded. Now, it is time to tell you who is in the big leagues that needs to be added. In another article, I will cover 10 other names who have yet to be promoted who could potentially have value. In today’s issue, we're covering the top prospects currently in the big leagues. To be clear, these are guys who have been promoted recently (August 28 is the cut-off), and it must have

Week 23 Waiver Wire: First Base (1B) and Third Base (3B)

Less than a month remains before the end of another baseball season. Where does the time go? Hopefully, for you, it’s gone into providing some TLC to your fantasy squad that has you in position for a championship. After all, we don’t want no scrubs. But if you’re still chasing waterfalls, here are some players who can help. Editor's Note: Purchase a full season NFL Premium Pass (including Draft Kit + DFS Premium), and also get MLB Premium + DFS for free through October. Premium DFS lineup picks, expert lineups, tools and more

Top Hitter Waiver Wire Streamers for Week 23: September Call-Up Edition

Whether it’s because of an injury or poor performance, there are always opportunities to stream players off the waiver wire. The best players to stream are those who are under-owned and face appealing match-ups for the upcoming week. Here are five players who are readily available in Fleaflicker leagues and have attractive match-ups during the first full week of September. Editor's Note: Purchase a full season NFL Premium Pass (including Draft Kit + DFS Premium), and also get MLB Premium + DFS for free through October. Premium DFS lineup picks, expert lineups,

Week 23 Waiver Wire: Starting Pitchers

In just a month, baseball’s regular season will be over. More importantly, the fantasy baseball season will be over. This is the definition of crunch time. What you do right now defines you as a person. Will you be that team that fizzles out down the stretch? Or will you finish by skyrocketing upwards faster than ... Well, let’s get into the good stuff: Editor's Note: Purchase a full season NFL Premium Pass (including Draft Kit + DFS Premium), and also get MLB Premium + DFS for free through October. Premium DFS lineup

Scott Schebler (OF, CIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: While Jose Peraza, the big-name acquisition from the Todd Frazier deal, has turned quite a few heads lately, lesser known prospect Scott Schebler has been wrecking his way into the spotlight. First off, he was tearing it up at Triple-A Louisville. In just 319 PA he had two

Aaron Altherr (OF, PHI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: At 25 years old with a potent potential for power/speed production, Aaron Altherr might be just what the rebuilding Phillies squad needs in the coming seasons. He only took 41 AB in the minors this year and has had just 118 in the majors as well. In that time he has a slash line of just .229/.295/.364, but he also has four HR

David Dahl (OF, COL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 55% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: While we know that playing in Coors Field is certainly good for an offensive boost, that should in no way take away from what David Dahl has managed to do at the MLB level in 2016. He started off with 350 total AB across the Double-A and Triple-A levels and produced 18 HR, 49 XBH, 17 SB, and a slash line of .314/.394/.569. Dahl has had very similar performances

Tyler Thornburg (RP, MIL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 51% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: The trade deadline was certainly kind to Tyler Thornburg and all those who stand to gain from his success. This season the 27-year old reliever has a phenomenal line of 1.78 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, and 12 K/9. His 3.1 BB/9 is steady at its serviceable rate from last year and his 0.8 HR/9 in HR-friendly Miller Park is a vast improvement from his mark of 1.8 last season. In

Alex Bregman (3B/SS, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 55 percent of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Alex Bregman’s failure to immediately set the world on fire led to many fantasy owners souring on him. Such is life for any top prospect. But after going just 2-for-42 to open his Major League career, Bregman has shown the form that had so many riding the hype train before his arrival. He’s hitting .307/.360/.545 over the last four weeks, with five home runs and 42 R+RBI in

Week 22 Waiver Wire: Catchers

It's September 2nd, and there are several scenarios in the news involving Tropical Storm/Hurrican Hermine. One of them could have some heavy rains and winds but nothing too bad whereas others could be the Harbinger of Doom for many areas. The same could be said of your fantasy leagues now. Gary Sanchez is a hurricane in the baseball world - he's got 84% ownership. He could help carry those who picked him up. Then again, if he cools down to Tropical Storm-levels,

Alex Cobb (SP, TB) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stream in Deep Mixed Leagues, AL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 12% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Alex Cobb’s latest Triple-A rehab start saw him allow only one run in four innings. He also proved his control was under him by throwing 44 strikes on 58 total pitches. Assuming no setbacks befall him in as he recovers from the start, he should make his season debut for the Rays on Friday, Sept. 2 against the Blue Jays at home. This is not

Alex Reyes (SP, STL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed Leagues, NL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 35% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Alex Reyes turned in his first Major League start on Saturday, striking out four in 4 2/3 innings en route to a no-decision. He walked four, which illustrates why he left the game rather early, as the pitch count racked up quickly. His ceiling is extremely high, but he will need to learn how to keep his control under him as a starter before being truly reliable. He’ll face the Reds in

Chad Green (SP, NYY) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stream in Deep Mixed Leagues, AL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 23% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Chad Green got bit by the long ball in his latest start, allowing three of them before leaving in the fifth inning. It wasn’t a catastrophic start, but it was a shame after he obliterated the Angels and Blue Jays in his last two outings. His strikeout upside has been made apparent, and his ability to

Mike Foltynewicz (SP, ATL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stream in Deep Mixed Leagues, Add in NL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 8% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Mike Foltynewicz flashed his upside again on Aug. 27 against the Giants, limiting them to one run over 7 2/3 innings while posting a sub-1.00 WHIP and striking out six. While his prior three starts weren’t all that pretty (16 2/3 IP, 11 ER), they weren’t disastrous either. He’s got the potential to turn in solid starts, and will face

Melvin Upton Jr. (OF, TOR) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 43% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: The ballad of Melvin Upton Jr. may have a happy ending this season after all. Upton had a career revival with San Diego the first half, posting 16 HR and 20 SB. Since being traded to Toronto, he hasn't looked comfortable at the plate, hitting just .214/.252/.350 since moving up north. As a result, he has bounced all around the lineup in an attempt to find a comfort zone. Lately, Upton seems

Ender Inciarte (OF, ATL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: The majority of Ender Inciarte's counting stats are easy to ignore for fantasy purposes, but he is quietly starting to score runs at a high rate. In the last 28 days, he has scored 21 runs and is hitting .346 in that span as well. He is currently working on an eight-game hitting streak, not long after he finished up a 19-game hitting streak in early August. Recent upgrades in Atlanta's lineup,

Eugenio Suarez (3B/SS, CIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 58% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: The Reds' youth movement is a necessary step for a rebuilding franchise stuck in last place. With all the young outfielders coming up in Cincinnati, it's easy to forget Eugenio Suarez is a big part of that movement at just 25 years old. Suarez started the year hot, but quickly faded and became droppable by the All-Star break for owners in shallow leagues. His power production has remained

Alex Gordon (OF, KC) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 57% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: To say Alex Gordon has had a disappointing year would be a massive understatement. A .229 average and just 29 RBI in 346 AB for a player who has been in the All-Star game three years running place him in contention for biggest bust of the year among batters. August has been a complete anomaly, however, as Gordon suddenly has decided to pick up the pace. In the last four weeks, Gordon

Luke Weaver (SP, STL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stream in Deep Mixed Leagues, Add in NL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 17% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Luke Weaver got the benefit of facing off against the A’s at home in his last start, but he still had to deliver. Hurling six frames of one-run ball with seven strikeouts and the win certainly qualifies as “delivering.” He’ll head to Milwaukee on Aug. 31 to face the strikeout-happy Brewers next.

Brandon Finnegan (SP, CIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stream in Deep Mixed Leagues, Add in NL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 29% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Brandon Finnegan followed up his no-hit bid on Aug. 20 — in which he struck out eight over seven shutout innings — by racking up 12 K over six solid innings on Aug. 26 against the D-backs. He appear to have his control demons under…control right now, which makes him a great target. He also gets a nice matchup against a

Mike Fiers (SP, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed, AL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 41% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Mike Fiers wasn’t great against the Rays, but still notched the quality start with 6 1/3 innings and three earned runs. He struck out five with a 1.11 WHIP and did leave the game with the lead, but the victory was not in the cards. Five of his last seven starts have been of the quality variety, resulting in a 3-2 record with

David Phelps (SP/RP, MIA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 60 percent of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Even after a lackluster outing against the Padres this past weekend, David Phelps is enjoying life as a member of the Marlins' rotation. He started the season in the bullpen, where he served as the primary set-up man to A.J. Ramos. With the acquisition of

The Cut List (Week 22): Players To Consider Cutting Bait On

What's up RotoBallers. There are only six weeks left in the regular season, meaning the playoffs are either starting or only a couple of weeks away. Needless to say, it's no time to hold onto guys out of sentimental value. And with that, if you have someone who is really becoming a waste of roster space, it's time to get rid of him. The longer you hang on, the lower your chances are of making the playoffs and winning your leagues. In that spirit, I'm doing away with the Reverse Jinx

MLB Ready Prospects: Top 30 Fantasy Rankings for Impact Rookies (Week 22)

Welcome back RotoBallers. This will be last Top 30 fantasy prospect rankings columns before rosters expand, and will likely be one of the last article series formatted like this until the offseason. As I mentioned in the last article, there are some players who definitely have September value and most of these guys will be valuable to owners in some kind of format. Right now, I would really only say that the top six guys are going to have value in all leagues, but everyone on this list would have some value, even

Tyler Anderson (SP, ) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stream in Deep Mixed Leagues, Add in NL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 18% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Tyler Anderson bounced back against the Brewers on Aug. 24, striking out 10 over five strong innings. While it wasn’t enough to avoid taking a tough-luck loss, it was very encouraging after two rough outings against the Cubs and against the home-plate umpire (he was ejected early on Aug. 13). His next test comes against the

Daniel Norris (SP, DET) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stream in Deep Mixed Leagues, Add in AL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 10% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Daniel Norris hasn’t done anything spectacular, but did notch his first victory since being recalled by shutting down the Twins on Aug. 25, striking out five over 6 1/3 strong innings. The crux here is that he gets to do battle with an inconsistent White Sox squad at home next on Aug. 30.

Matt Boyd (SP, DET) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed Leagues, AL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 37% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Matt Boyd still hasn’t lost since being recalled on July 9, and is now 5-0 since with a 2.38 ERA and 1.04 WHIP. He’s also rocking a 43:13 K/BB ratio in those 45 1/3 innings alongside a neat 20.2% soft-contact rate. However, he’s currently riding a .224 BABIP and 92.8% strand rate to success, leading to a 3.97 SIERA and 4.46 xFIP behind that 2.38 ERA. As a

Joe Musgrove (SP, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed Leagues, AL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 32% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Joe Musgrove’s last two starts have not been good, but they’ve been rather tough match-ups— in Baltimore and in Pittsburgh. Maybe there’s some tape out there on him and Major Leaguers have caught onto something, but don’t be afraid to bet on Musgrove and his 3.49 SIERA against a weak Oakland lineup at home on Aug. 29.

Week 22 Waiver Wire: First Base (1B) and Third Base (3B)

It’s crunch time! For head-to-head owners, there are just a few weeks left to jockey for playoff positioning. In roto leagues, owners are scratching and clawing for every point possible. As always, RotoBaller is here to help. In addition to the players we’ll cover in this space, our waiver wire wizard is updated daily and offers plenty of options to aid your push for glory. Let’s get to it. Editor's Note: Purchase a full season NFL Premium Pass (including Draft Kit + DFS Premium), and also get MLB Premium + DFS for free