Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!


Receive free daily analysis


Already have an account? Log In


Forgot Password


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Daily Stats & Leaders
All Pitcher Matchups
Compare Any Players
Pickups & Streamers
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts

1B/3B Waiver Wire Pickups for Fantasy Baseball - Week 9

Welcome back RotoBallers to our Week 9! It’s June already. It’s almost time to make some big decisions about your fantasy teams. If you’re struggling, hopefully some of these additions can help turn your season around. Today, we're back with another edition of our first base and third base fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups.

For those who are not familiar, each week at RotoBaller, we publish a waiver wire article for each position. This article will look at corner infield options, at both 1B and 3B. You can also read our other articles for middle infield (2B and SS), outfield, starting pitchers, and more.

Let’s keep rolling right along here with some names to consider as fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups for this upcoming week of the MLB and fantasy baseball season – June 6 through June 12.

Editor's Note: Our incredible team of writers received five total writing awards and 13 award nominations by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association, tops in the industry! Congrats to all the award winners and nominees including Best MLB Series, NFL Series, NBA Writer, PGA Writer and Player Notes writer of the year. Be sure to follow their analysis, rankings and advice all year long, and win big with RotoBaller! Read More!


Nathaniel Lowe, Texas Rangers

36% Rostered

The 25-year-old slugger finally received everyday playing time and put together a breakout season at the plate in 2021. Lowe appeared in 157 games and recorded 24 doubles, three triples, 18 home runs, and a .771 OPS.

Like many of the Rangers sluggers, Lowe has gotten off to a bit of a slow start this season but he seems to be on his way to turning things around. Over his past 15 games, he’s hit four of his five home runs on the season.

Over that span, Lowe has also posted a .302/.351/.585 slash-line and has nine RBI and 10 runs scored. Lowe’s power metrics are a bit down from last season, but he appears to be trending back in the right direction at the plate.


Jonathan Schoop, Detroit Tigers

23% Rostered

It’s been a bit of a slow start to the season for the veteran Tigers infielder. Through 51 games, Schoop has just a .576 OPS and 69 OPS+ while recording just 15 extra-base hits. This comes after Schoop posted a career year at the plate in 2021.

While Schoop and the Tigers are still struggling, he has been turning it on a bit of late. Over his past 15 games, the slugger is hitting .281 and has a .832 OPS with a pair of home runs and nine runs driven in.

Despite still hitting below the Mendoza line, Schoop has reached base in seven of his last nine games and is trending in the right direction. His hard-hit percentage is up around a career-high of 42.9% which could be a sign of good things to come.


Santiago Espinal, Toronto Blue Jays

22% Rostered

To end the month of May, Espinal fell into a massive 2-for-23 slump. The 27-year-old has quickly forgotten about that as he's gotten off to a bit of a hot start in June. Espinal is 4-for-11 with a homer and four RBI over his first three games.

After breaking out at the plate last season, Espinal has received everyday playing time to begin the year and is off to a great start. In 51 games played, the infielder is hitting .269 and has a .330 OBP, 113 OPS+, 14 doubles, three home runs, and three stolen bases.

While his advanced metrics are down around league average, Espinal has posted career marks so far this season. Espinal has looked the part to begin the year, and as long as he keeps producing, he should continue to receive everyday playing time.


Kyle Farmer, Cincinnati Reds

20% Rostered

The Reds aren’t very good this season, there’s no denying that. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t have some quality ballplayers on their club this year. Kyle Farmer is certainly one of those guys.

Farmer is quietly putting together another quality season at the plate. Over his past seven games, the veteran infielder is hitting 11-for-24 with four home runs, 11 RBI, seven runs, and a stolen base.

On the year, he is now hitting .263 with a .317 OBP, .752 OPS, 11 doubles, five home runs, and three stolen bases. Farmer isn’t going to win you your fantasy league, but in a pinch, he is a solid middle or corner infield option.


Luis Guillorme, New York Mets

16% Rostered

As a Mets fan, I just have to give some respect to my man Luis Guillorme. He’s always been known as more of a defensive guru, but this season, he’s turned himself into an offensive juggernaut.

Guillorme was absolutely unstoppable at the plate during the month of May. In 21 games, he hit his first homer of the season, three doubles, stole a base and posted a .414 batting average, and stellar .477 on-base percentage.

With Dominic Smith being sent down to Triple-A and Travis Jankowski on the IL, Guillorme has seen a bit of a boost in playing time, and man has he been taking advantage of it. The 27-year-old has elite plate discipline and is an on-base machine.

If you’re looking for a bit of a boost in the batting average department, I’d definitely consider riding Luis Guillorme while he’s red hot.


Others to Consider:

Download Our Free News & Alerts Mobile App

Like what you see? Download our updated fantasy baseball app for iPhone and Android with 24x7 player news, injury alerts, sleepers, prospects & more. All free!

More Fantasy Baseball Advice


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Daily Stats & Leaders
All Pitcher Matchups
Compare Any Players
Pickups & Streamers
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts


Kristaps Porzingis14 mins ago

Could Sit On Friday
De'Aaron Fox23 mins ago

Questionable For Friday
Steven Adams27 mins ago

Uncertain For Friday
Lauri Markkanen34 mins ago

Questionable For Friday
David Robertson36 mins ago

Joins Mets Bullpen
Keon Johnson41 mins ago

Available On Thursday
Brandon Nimmo42 mins ago

Mets Bring Back Brandon Nimmo On Eight-Year Deal
Dejounte Murray2 hours ago

Expected To Miss Two Weeks
Jake Mangum3 hours ago

Marlins Acquire Jake Mangum From The Mets
Josh Jacobs3 hours ago

Will Play Versus Rams
Mike Williams3 hours ago

Upgraded To Full Practice
Saquon Barkley3 hours ago

Limited On Thursday
Silvino Bracho4 hours ago

Reds Sign Silvino Bracho To Minor-League Deal
Austin Allen4 hours ago

Signs With Marlins
J.P. Feyereisen4 hours ago

Has Shoulder Surgery
Kris Letang4 hours ago

Skating With Regular Jersey Again
Logan Stanley4 hours ago

Back In Action Thursday
Spencer Knight4 hours ago

Out With An Illness
Aleksander Barkov4 hours ago

Ready To Return Thursday
Pavel Buchnevich4 hours ago

Remains Unavailable
Torey Krug5 hours ago

Sits Out Another Game
T.J. Brodie5 hours ago

Returns For Toronto Thursday
Josh Richardson6 hours ago

Probable For Thursday's Matchup
Keita Bates-Diop7 hours ago

Ruled Out For Thursday
Jae'Sean Tate7 hours ago

Still Out Thursday
Max Strus7 hours ago

Listed As Probable For Thursday
Pascal Siakam7 hours ago

Leads Raptors To Win On Wednesday
Brandin Cooks7 hours ago

Expected To Miss Another Game
Terance Mann7 hours ago

Out Thursday
Nikola Vucevic7 hours ago

Gathers Double-Double Against Washington
Zion Williamson7 hours ago

Scores Game-High 29 Points In Win
Kawhi Leonard7 hours ago

Won't Play Thursday
Jrue Holiday7 hours ago

Drops 31 Points Against Sacramento
Kyle Lowry7 hours ago

Rested On Thursday
Domantas Sabonis7 hours ago

Puts Up Strong Stat Line Against Bucks
Ja Morant7 hours ago

Collects Second Triple-Double This Season
Joe Mixon7 hours ago

Has Cleared Concussion Protocols
Bruno Fernando7 hours ago

Questionable On Thursday With Illness
Josh Christopher8 hours ago

Tagged As Questionable Against Spurs
San Francisco Giants9 hours ago

Giants Acquire Blake Sabol From The Reds
Austin Brice9 hours ago

Diamondbacks Sign Austin Brice To Minor-League Deal
Jason Heyward9 hours ago

Dodgers Sign Jason Heyward To Minor-League Deal
Trevor Williams9 hours ago

Mets Could Reunite With Trevor Williams
Baker Mayfield10 hours ago

Expected To Be Active, Could Start
Marcus Mariota10 hours ago

Benched For Desmond Ridder
Andrei Kuzmenko13 hours ago

Heating Up Again
Josh Jacobs13 hours ago

Expected To Play Thursday Night
Mika Zibanejad13 hours ago

Enjoys A Three-Point Night Versus Vegas
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins13 hours ago

Piles Up Three Points Wednesday
Connor McDavid13 hours ago

Goes Off For Another Four Points
Linus Ullmark14 hours ago

Shuts Out Colorado
Taylor Hall14 hours ago

Grabs Three Points In Wednesday's Win
Patrik Laine14 hours ago

Nets Two Goals Wednesday
Alex Tuch14 hours ago

Posts Career-High Four Points
Kirill Kaprizov20 hours ago

Extends Point Streak In Loss
Alex Ovechkin21 hours ago

Scores Twice In Victory
Joe Jiménez21 hours ago

Braves Acquire Joe Jimenez From Tigers
Xander Bogaerts21 hours ago

Padres Agree With Xander Bogaerts On 11-Year Deal
Tage Thompson21 hours ago

Scores Five Goals In Dominant Victory
Dansby Swanson1 day ago

Four Teams Showing Serious Interest In Dansby Swanson
Xander Bogaerts1 day ago

Six Teams Talking With Xander Bogaerts
Pittsburgh Pirates1 day ago

Pirates Take Jose Hernandez In Rule 5 Draft
Ryan Noda1 day ago

A's Pluck Ryan Noda Away From The Dodgers
Boston Red Sox1 day ago

Red Sox Reel In Masataka Yoshida On Five-Year Deal
Cole Hamels1 day ago

Wants To Pitch In 2023
Josh Jacobs1 day ago

Questionable For Thursday Night Football
New York Mets1 day ago

Mets Remain Involved With Kodai Senga
Carlos Rodón1 day ago

Yankees Remain In On Carlos Rodon
Mike Williams1 day ago

Set To Practice This Week
Carlos Correa1 day ago

Giants Have Talked With Carlos Correa
Zach Hyman1 day ago

Set To Return Wednesday
James Van Riemsdyk1 day ago

James van Riemsdyk Returns To Flyers Lineup
Craig Smith1 day ago

Back For Bruins Wednesday
Jimmy Garoppolo1 day ago

A Long Shot To Return In Playoffs
Joe Mixon1 day ago

A Full Participant In Practice
Los Angeles Rams1 day ago

Aaron Donald Ruled Out For Thursday Night
Trevor Lawrence1 day ago

Expects To Play In Week 14
Courtland Sutton1 day ago

Unlikely To Play In Week 14
David Njoku1 day ago

Ready To Play
Buffalo Bills1 day ago

Von Miller Undergoes Surgery, Out For The Year
Mark Ingram II1 day ago

Likely Done For The Season
Trevor Lawrence1 day ago

Up In The Air For Week 14
Tua Tagovailoa1 day ago

Expected To Be Limited In Practice
Davis Mills1 day ago

Texans Going Back To Davis Mills At QB
Magomed Ankalaev1 day ago

Can Realize His UFC Dream
Jan Blachowicz1 day ago

Set For Title Redemption
Jared Gordon1 day ago

Has An Opportunity For A Huge Victory
Paddy Pimblett1 day ago

Set To Showcase In UFC 282
Dricus Du Plessis2 days ago

Hoping To Continue To Rack Up Wins
Darren Till2 days ago

Looking For A Key Victory At UFC 282
Ilia Topuria2 days ago

Meets Fellow Top-15 Undefeated Featherweight
Bryce Mitchell2 days ago

Set To Open UFC 282 Main Card
Kevin Holland3 days ago

Takes The Loss In Saturday's Main Event
Stephen Thompson3 days ago

Earns Victory In Main Event
Bryan Barberena3 days ago

Unable To Secure A Win Saturday
Rafael Dos Anjos3 days ago

Rafael dos Anjos Takes Co-Main Event By Submission
Matt Schnell3 days ago

Matthew Christopher Schnell Takes The Loss Saturday
Matheus Nicolau3 days ago

Continues Run With TKO Victory
Tai Tuivasa3 days ago

Suffers Second Straight Loss
Sergei Pavlovich3 days ago

Earns Fifth Straight Victory With Knockout Win
Jack Hermansson3 days ago

Ends 2022 With Losing Record
Roman Dolidze3 days ago

Makes Most Of Opportunity With TKO Victory
Kyle Daukaus3 days ago

Has His Night Come To An Early End
Eryk Anders3 days ago

Gets It Done With A Second TKO Performance
Kevin Holland5 days ago

Hoping To Rebound With Main-Event Victory