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** Click here to see RotoBaller's 2014 fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups list for the 2014 fantasy baseball and MLB season. **

Below is's Ultimate 2013 Waiver Wire Watch List from the 2013 fantasy baseball and MLB season.



2013 Waiver Wire Pickups by Position

[ALL]  [C]  [1B]  [2B]  [SS]  [3B]  [OF]  [SP]  [RP]


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Ricky Nolasco (SP, LAD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately ANALYSIS: Somehow Ricky Nolasco is still available in many many Yahoo leagues, and that's just mind boggling. For the year, he's rocking a 3.26 ERA / 1.16 WHIP with 12 wins and decent Ks. Over the last 30 days, Nolasco is sizzling hot - with a minuscule 1.37 ERA / 0.89 WHIP, 5 wins, and 34 K in 39 1/3 IP. That has him ranked number 4 overall in Yahoo over that time! And he's been extremely consistent, not allowing more than 3 ER in any start dating back to June 28th (12 starts in a row). Wow.  Add him to your pitching staff immediately for the stretch run, and ride the hot streak.

Matt Adams (1B, STL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Allen Craig twisted his ankle last night, and is going for an MRI today. Enter Matt Adams, who hit 2 home runs last night filling in for the injured Craig. Adams should see regular playing time at 1B for as long as Craig is out, and holds deep league value for your stretch run. With 11 home runs in 212 ABs, and hitting in the middle of the solid Cardinals lineup, Adams can be a sneaky producer for your fantasy team, at least until Craig is healthy.

Christian Yelich (OF, FLA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately ANALYSIS: Yelich struggled out of the gate, but he has always been an extremely high-end prospect with big time upside. He's finally found his groove: over the past week in 25 AB, he's hit 1 HR with 4 RBI, 4 Runs and 3 SB all the while batting a nasty .480. If you need OF help, Yellich is a great pickup for the last month of the season. In keeper leagues where waiver wire pickups are free keepers, you should jump on Yellich immediately, if not sooner!

Eric Young (OF, NYM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately ANALYSIS: Eric Young is on fire recently with 4 SB, 8 Runs and a .355 BA over the past week. If you have some formerly hot slugger (Dom Brown, cough cough), and play in a non-keeper league, feel free to drop that dead weight for a hot player like Young. If you have the need for speed, jump on the Eric Young bandwagon and you will be rewarded handsomely in the short term. We recommend him for all leagues in the near term.

Ivan Nova (SP, NYY) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately ANALYSIS: Nova was just dominant against the Orioles on the 31st. He pitched a CG shutout vs. a team that usually owns right handed pitching. Nova allowed just 3 hits and a walk to go along with 5 K, and he's now allowed more than 2 ER only once in his last 10 starts. If he's on the waiver wire in your league and you need some late season pitching help, make the move for him immediately.

Tyson Ross (SP, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately ANALYSIS: Aside from a couple 4 ER outings, Ross has been dominant over his last 8 starts, not allowing more than 2 ER in the other 6 and racking up a filthy 58/15 K/BB ratio in just 51.1 IP. Ross pitches in the most friendly pitchers park in the big leagues in PetCo and San Diego has been half decent offensively which will give Ross a solid chance for the W each time out. There's really nothing not to like here: dominant strikeout numbers with great ratios in a great pitchers park. Yummy. Snag Ross immediately if he's still floatin' on your waiver wire.

L.J. Hoes (OF, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Continue Scouting / Add In Deeper Leagues ANALYSIS: Seemingly a throw-in player for the deal between for Astros and Orioles for starter Bud Norris, L.J. Hoes is actually a former 3rd round pick who has just taken a little longer to get his opportunity in the Big Show. Now that he's landed in Houston (aka the land of milk and honey for any aspiring Quad A players), he is getting regular playing time as the Astros begin their long term talent evaluation process on the big league level. So far through is first 100 AB and his last 30 days of action, Hoes has held his own posting .290 BA with 1 HR, 17 Runs and 7 thefts. At only 5% owned in Yahoo leagues, the Washington D.C. native is surely worth is flier if you need some cheap speed for the home stretch.

Jonathon Niese (SP, NYM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately ANALYSIS: Jonathon Niese has been a bright spot for the Mets recently, dominating team after team since returning from his DL stint. Over his last 4 games, Niese has given up only 4 ERs over 27 2/3 IPs, while racking up an impressive 27 Ks. And over the last 30 days, Niese is rocking a 2.14 ERA / 1.16 WHIP with 32 Ks in 33 2/3 IPs. If you're looking for some starting pitching help for your stretch run, then add Niese immediately and get him active in your lineups, at least until he cools down. Right now he's pitching like a fantasy ace.

Brandon Moss (1B, OF, OAK) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately ANALYSIS: Brandon Moss is still only owned in 48% of Yahoo leagues, and that number is just way too low. Moss has been ON FIRE for weeks now, and needs to be owned in all leagues, at least until he cools down. Over the past 30 days, Moss is batting .312 with 8 HR, 19 RBI, and 14 Runs. Over the past 14 days, Moss is ranked #5 overall in Yahoo - batting .350 with 7 HR, 14 RBI, and 10 Runs. Today Moss continued his beat down on the league's pitchers, going 1-for-4 with yet another HR, 2 RBI, 1 Run, and a steal. If he's still available in your league, add him immediately.

Taijuan Walker (SP, SEA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE:  Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker has been called up by the Mariners, and he will make his major league debut tomorrow against the lowly Astros. Walker pitches in a great pitchers park, and his been filthy this year in the minors with a 2.93 ERA and 160 Ks over 141 1/3 IP. He can be a valuable asset for fantasy owners down the stretch, as his talent and upside is huge. If you're looking for pitching help, feel free to add Walker and start him tomorrow versus the Astros, who strike out more than any other team in MLB.

Coco Crisp (OF, OAK) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately ANALYSIS:  Although he's had a somewhat disappointing 2013 season, Crisp has 4 HR, 5 RBI and 8 Runs in his past 5 games. He is ON FIRE right now and Coco's tears have been known to vault teams up in the standings. He brings a nice blend of production at the top of a solid A's lineup, as he can score runs, drive in runs, steal bases, and hit some bombs too.  Until he cools off, we recommend owning Crisp in all leagues - just don't go dropping a stud for him.

Jarred Cosart (SP, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE:  Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS:  This kid is barely owned in standard leagues at the moment. And I get it, Houston has a rough schedule down the stretch. But if you are looking for a favorable matchup this week, or your league doesn't count Wins and relies on Quality Starts -- then adding Cosart makes a lot of sense. He has a pretty decent fastball (95 MPH) and a sub-2.00 ERA. Over 45 innings, Cosart has a 1.60 ERA and a 1.18 WHP.  Not too shabby.  His opponent this week is the Chicago White Sox, so not exactly the most terrifying of lineups - ranking nearly last in Runs, On Base and Slugging. It's a favorable start, so time to add your Astro!

Jason Castro (C, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately ANALYSIS: Castro wasn't drafted in most leagues, and he's now ranked #7 overall for Catchers in 2013. That should tell you all you need to know if you're in a league with more than 7 teams - he should be owned! Only 1 catcher (Rosario) has put up better numbers than Castro's great line of: .338-4-14-14 (with a very impressive 16:25 BB:K ratio) over the past month. He is turning into a very nice mixed-league option and next year he should be off the board in the first 10 rounds. If he's still available in your league, jump on him immediately!

Zack Wheeler (SP, NYM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately ANALYSIS: Somehow Zack Wheeler is still only owned in 49% of Yahoo leagues, and that's just unacceptable. The young Mets phenom has been dominant recently, throwing quality start after quality start. His latest gem tonight was awesome, as he gave up only 2 ER over 6 2/3 IP, with only 6 baserunners and 7 Ks. He's been extremely consistent too, giving up more than 3 ER just once since July 5th (9 starts total). Over his last 14 days, Wheeler has been filthy rocking a stat line of 2.79 ERA / 1.19 WHIP and 24 K in 19 1/3 IP. Don't forget he's a big time talent, and one of the top prospects in all of baseball. If Wheeler is still available on your league's waiver wire, find a way to add him immediately, especially if you need some pitching help down the home stretch.

Matt Dominguez (3B, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Dominguez is doing his thing again - hitting bunches of homers and driving in runs with a low BA. Over the past 8 days, he's jacked 4 bombs with 7 RBI and 8 Runs. With 18 HR on the year in 430 AB you know this 23 year old has some serious power potential for the future. Makes you wonder what his stat line would look like if Houston fielded more than a Triple-A lineup most nights. Dominguez has decent plate discipline and he should post a better BA next year, but for now he's a solid add in really deep formats if you need some cheap power.

Jedd Gyorko (2B, 3B) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately ANALYSIS: Gyorko is really mashing right now, and has been on a power binge recently. Over the past two weeks, Gyorko is rocking a .306 batting average, to go along with 6 HRs, 10 RBIs, and 7 Runs. And over the last 30 days, he's ripped 8 home runs. Not too shabby from your second base, or middle infield slot. Many people dropped Gyorko after his injury and slow return, but don't forget that Gyorko was a highly touted prospect with big talent. If Gyorko is still available in your league, pick him up immediately - especially if you're not thrilled with your 2B / MI situation. His position flexibility of second base and third place is also a nice added bonus.

Darin Ruf (1B, OF, PHI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Ruf is a dependable outfielder with a .262 batting average, eight HR and 13 RBI. He has also hit seven doubles since his call up. He should be started exclusively against right-handers, even though he's a righty himself, as he’s hit .313 against RHP while struggling to to a .147 average against lefties. Considering those splits, it may make more sense to look for a more consistent option, but if you play in a deep daily-lineup league, Ruf can be helpful with the right matchups. Also if you're looking for some cheap power off the waiver wire, Ruf has been hitting his fair share of home runs recently. Ruf probably won't hit for much average, but his power is legit.

Trevor Rosenthal (RP, STL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately ANALYSIS:  When Jason Motte went down with an injury back in March, the Cardinals' closer situation seemed up in the air. It was a toss-up between Mitchell Boggs, Edward Mujica, and Trevor Rosenthal to see who would step into the ninth inning role. Eventually, Mujica won the job, but even for some time after, many thought the closer role would eventually be handed to the young, flame-throwing Rosenthal. Mujica kept the job, but now that he's dealing with some arm trouble of his own, it looks like Rosenthal will finally get his shot to close out games. Rosenthal has been lights-out in a setup role this year, as evidenced by his 2.54 ERA and ridiculous 86 strikeouts in 60 innings pitched. It's unclear how long Mujica will be out for, but Rosenthal is now a must own player. Don't walk, run to your waiver wire and grab him if he's still available.

Chris Archer (SP, TB) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Archer is pitching well with a 2.95 ERA and six wins on the season. He has struck out 62 batters, while walking 30. He is limiting teams to a .214 average, with right-handers just managing a .153 average against him. He has struggled a bit in his last 12 innings with an ERA of 4.50 and giving up three HR and he gets the resurgent Yankees next which could cause a hiccup. He can be a valuable contributor at the back end of a playoff rotation with the right matchups– look for right-handed heavy lineups and you will do well with Archer.

Jedd Gyorko (2B, 3B, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Gyorko is having a solid rookie campaign with 21 doubles and 14 HR on the season to go along with 37 RBI in 342 at-bats. The knock on him is plate discipline– he needs to develop some patience, as evidenced by his 85 strikeouts against just 22 walks. Over his last 11 games though, Gyorko is hitting .289 with a .949 OPS. Deep leaguers in need of middle infield help can do much worse than the San Diego youngster.

Alex Wood (SP, ATL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately ANALYSIS: Wood is having a good season for Atlanta with a 2.61 ERA and 51.2 innings pitched. He has only allowed one home run while striking out 57 batters, good for an elite 9.9 K/9. He has a WHIP of 1.02 and is limiting teams to a .215 batting average. Over the last 29.2 innings he has struck out 31 batters while only giving up 23 hits. What’s more, Wood has allowed three or more earned runs just twice in his last seven starts, while going six innings or more in five of those contests. There are some question marks about innings with the return of Brandon Beachy, but Wood should be skipped no more than once or twice the rest of the way.

Sonny Gray (SP, OAK) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately ANALYSIS: Gray is starting off his career in spectacular fashion with a 1.44 ERA in 25 innings pitched. He has displayed great command by striking out 27 batters and only walking seven. To this point, he has shut down the Astros and Mariners– by no means powerhouse offenses– but the way he’s done it, with dominant strikeout numbers and great control, bodes very well for his future. He allowed just six hits over his 15 innings pitched in those games, and he is holding right-handed batters to a .128 batting average. He should no longer be on the waiver wire in many leagues, so if he’s available, go ahead and invest with confidence.

Will Venable (OF, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately ANALYSIS: Venable is flashing his power/speed combo for the Padres this season, with a .263 average, 39 extra-base hits and 14 stolen bases against just four caught-stealing. Over his last 21 games, he has a .352/.387/1.046 triple-slash with five HR and nine RBI, so he can definitely be an impact player for your stretch or playoff run.

Brandon Belt (1B, SF) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately ANALYSIS: Belt is finally hitting up to the level of his former top-prospect status, as the Giants envisioned he would. He has a .276/.352/.836 triple-slash with 15 HR and 50 RBI on the season. The young first baseman has 46 extra-base hits and 106 hits overall, making him a points-league dynamo. Over his last 20 games, he is hitting .329 with a 1.085 OPS that includes 11 RBI and 25 hits. It’s time for Belt to be nearly universally owned.

Felix Doubront (SP, BOS) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: After shutting out the Giants tonight on the road to the tune of 8 IP, a 1.13 WHIP and the Win, it is safe to say that Felix Doubront is at least worth a flier in deeper mixed formats (as he is most likely 100% owned in your AL Only Leagues). With 119 strikeouts in 122 innings pitched, the hard throwing lefty from Bean Town is a worthy option for the home stretch because he is pitching for a playoff contending team with a good offense. He should be readily available for the plucking off the waiver wire since he is only owned in a meager 29% of all Yahoo leagues.

Xander Bogaerts (SS, BOS) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Bogaerts is only 28% owned in Yahoo! leagues which is really low even for a guy who is only slated to play part time. Most of you have benches, and they should be used for guys like Bogaerts. He is a super-high-upside prospect and has the ability to be a 5-category fantasy player off the bat. Just remember, Bogaerts isn't getting every day at bats now - so you shouldn't be dropping any starters or viable players from your team.  The bottom line is - if Bogaerts hits in his limited ABs, he will get more ABs. If he doesn't hit, he will sit more. He's the definition of a high-upside stash.  If you own him now, you'll hopefully be able to reap the rewards when he does start to hit. Don't be left kicking yourself at what could have been. In keeper leagues, if Bogaerts is still there, pounce immediately!

Mark Reynolds (3B, NYY) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: It seems like the Yankees just LOVE filling their entire lineup with low average, high strikeout power hitters. Reynolds fits that mold, and as you all know by now he's pretty worthless 80% of the season. But the other 20% he's nailz. He hit a 3-run bomb in his first game on the Yankees which bodes well, so he's worth keeping a really close eye on or even picking up in deep leagues. Yankee stadium is the best park for hitting HR, and that's what Reynolds specializes in when he's on point, so if he gets on a tear you'll want to reap those rewards.

Robbie Grossman (OF, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in deep and AL-only leagues ANALYSIS: The Astros are seemingly auditioning young talent during the rest of this lost season in an effort to see where some of their young players fit in their future plans. Maybe the only corp of players in more disarray than Houston's bullpen has been their outfielders, as there has been a revolving door of young players patrolling the depths of Minute Maid Park. It's can be a boon for fantasy players, so if Houston's Robbie Grossman is floating around on your waiver wire, (and he probably is), you could be reaping the benefits of the power/speed combination he's shown recently. Over the last 30 days, Grossman has hit three home runs and stolen four bases. He's also scored and driven in 14 and 13 runs, respectively, while hitting .341. It's anybody's guess if Grossman can keep this up, but he is red hot right now, so add him and play the hot hand until he cools off, especially if you're in an AL-only league.

Will Venable (OF, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately Update 8/18:  Venable hit ANOTHER bomb today, and is going absolutely bonkers.  He needs to be added in all leagues immediately.  Over his last 14 days, Venable has 5 HRs, 5 Steals, 12 Runs and 9 RBIs, while hitting close to .400.  And he's ranked as a top-5 player in Yahoo over that same stretch. Wow.  Don't wait a second longer, if Venable is available in your league - find a way to add him asap. ANALYSIS: Venable is having a good season, flashing a very nice power/speed combination with 16 HR and 13 SB, in addition to 15 doubles and six triples on the season. Last night he hit another bomb. Over his last 20 games, he has a .358/.402/1.044 triple-slash in 81 at-bats with four homers and 29 hits overall. He hits southpaws very well with a .291 average in 55 at-bats. Pick him up in all leagues and at the minimum ride the hot streak. Venable may be a big fantasy asset down the stretch, and in 2014.  

Sonny Gray (SP, OAK) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately ANALYSIS: Sonny Gray was a highly touted A's prospect, and has done nothing but impress during his time in the majors. Sporting a filthy arsenal, and nasty curveball, Gray has racked up 20 Ks versus just 5 BBs over 18 IP - to go along with a pristine 1.00 ERA and 0.83 WHIP. He plays in a great pitchers park, and on a good team - so he will remain a viable pitcher down the fantasy stretch run. Make sure to get him active against Seattle in his next start, but avoid him in tough AL matchups like Detroit. He's still a rookie who may hit some bumps in the road, but he will help your fantasy team down the stretch in 2013 - and will be an extremely viable fantasy pitcher in 2014 as well.

Travis d'Arnaud (C, NYM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Continue scouting ANALYSIS: The Mets made a trade for the future this past offseason when they dealt Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey to Toronto, and the centerpiece of that trade, catcher Travis d'Arnaud, could be right around the corner from making his debut. The catching prospect has only played in 19 games this season due to a broken foot he suffered in April, but in that time, d'Arnaud has an impressive triple slash of .303/.410/ .545. Current New York catcher John Buck has had a decent season, but it's been no secret that he was just keeping the position warm until d'Arnaud was ready. With September call-ups about two weeks away, now may be a good time to stash a guy who could give you an impact back down the sketch at the catcher slot.

Kolten Wong (2B, STL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Kolten Wong, one of the Cardinals' top prospects, has arrived. He's debuting to open up a weekend series against the rival Cubs. Well, if you haven't been informed yet, Wong has impressive abilities with the bat. He's a plus-contact hitter with above-average speed. Assuming he stays in the majors rest-of-seaon, owners can realistically expect a .275+ BA and five or more SB. One potential downside is run production-- it might be limited if Wong bats towards the bottom of the order. Either way, a heavy dose of playing time should equate to productivity.

Mark Reynolds (1B, 3B, NYY) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: The Yankees have made their second significant transaction-- first they acquired Alfonso Soriano, and now it's Reynolds. After witnessing Soriano's impact post-trade, the former Indian third baseman figures to earn a starting gig. Even with A-Rod healthy, Reynolds should still find a spot in the lineup on most days. There's a chance that he could sit occasionally against righties, but it's hard to believe the Yankees signed him to ride the pine. For deep-league owners seeking a HR or RBI boost, Reynolds makes for a very intriguing option. The power potential comes with a trade-off in batting average, but playing in pinstripes could pay huge dividends.

Chia-Jen Lo (RP, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Continue Scouting (add if desperate for saves) ANALYSIS: The Astros may be the worst team in baseball, but even terrible teams need a guy to close games, and at the moment, that guy seems to be Chia-Jen Lo. Lo hasn't officially been named Houston's closer, but he seems to have the trust of manager Bo Porter and has little competition for the role outside of Josh Fields, who may have already blown his chance. Save chances in Houston may be few and far between the rest of the way, so it may be wise to watch Lo a bit before adding him. If you're desperate for saves, however, it may make sense to roll the dice on Lo before someone else in your league does.

Marco Estrada (SP, RP, MIL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Marco Estrada was an interesting draft pick going into the season, but he failed to impress before getting injured in late May. The Brewers' rotation has been scuffling with injuries recently, but the right-hander finally appears healthy again. In two starts since coming off the D.L., all Estrada has done is pitch like an ace. His 1.23 WHIP on the season is adequate at the very least, but it's the strikeout potential that makes Estrada so appealing. In the 11 IP, he has 8 K to-- big-time numbers if he can keep the ratios down going forward. Also, his control has been outstanding: over his last five combined starts, he's allowed just 1 BB in 29 IP. Estrada can be a very productive starter going forward-- that is, as long as he can keep the ball in the park. His HR/9 rate has historically been his biggest statistical flaw, and this year is no different (1.7 HR per 9 IP).

Emilio Bonifacio (2B, OF, KC) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Continue Scouting ANALYSIS: Emilio Bonifacio has not offered mixed-leaguers much production, but all of that could change soon. He is no longer a Blue Jay, as he has been acquired by the Royals. The speedster has hit for a measly average (.218) while failing to steal bases at respectable clip (1 SB for every 21.8 AB). However, there is a chance that a change of scenery could do the trick. Roto-league owners, especially, should keep tabs on a guy who has stolen 70 bases in the last two seasons combined. His second-base eligibility also warrants a "speculative add" in most deep leagues. There are still doubts with Bonifacio, as he could remain a utility player, albeit one playing for a better team. One thing working in Bonifacio's favor here is that Royals starting second baseman Miguel Tejada has been placed on the 60-day D.L. Also, the Royals offensive approach is a lot more "run-friendly" than that of the Blue Jays, so there are at least two reasons for Bonifacio owners to feel optimistic.

Andrew Lambow (OF, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues (Add Immediately in NL-Only Leagues) ANALYSIS: Unable to acquire a corner outfield bat at the trade deadline, the Pirates have promoted outfield prospect Andrew Lambow. In 117 minor league games this year, Lambow was hitting .284 and tied for the minor league lead with 31 HR. He's an instant must-add in any NL-only format, but mixed leaguers may want to do a little scouting before hitting the add button, as Lambow has never shown this much power before, and is prone to striking out.

Roy Halladay (SP, PHI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Phillies former ace Roy Halladay is on the mend from shoulder surgery and is scheduled to make his first rehab start this Thursday. Rumor has it that he'll need only two rehab starts before rejoining the big club around the last week of August. Prior to the injury, Halladay's 8.65 ERA and 1.46 WHIP were terrible, but he was still able to strike out 35 guys in 34.1 innings. In other words, what Halladay can offer your team down the stretch is definitely a gamble, but if you need pitching help, you won't find a guy floating on waivers with a better resume than the former two-time Cy Young winner. Now is the time to stash Halladay, especially if you are in a league that allows DL spots.

Chad Gaudin (SP / RP, SF) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues (Add Immediately in NL-Only Leagues) ANALYSIS: Since moving into the starting rotation in June, Chad Gaudin has quietly put up impressive numbers. In that time, a span of 11 starts, Gaudin is 5-1, with a 2.60 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP. Wile he's not the best strikeout pitcher, Gaudin has managed a respectable 55 Ks in 62.1 innings as a starter. Best of all, he's currently owned in less than 50 percent of both Yahoo! And ESPN leagues. If you need pitching help, add Gaudin ASAP.


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Week 14 Updates: Alfonso Soriano (⇧), J.J. Putz (⇧), Eric Hosmer (⇧), Adam Laroche (⇧), Rajai Davis (⇧), Matt Adams (⇧), Andrew Cashner (⇩), Stephen Fife (⇧), Jhoulys Chacin (⇧), Bruce Rondon (↔), Kendrys Morales (⇧), Paul Konerko (⇩), Jayson Werth (⇧), Ichiro Suzuki (⇧), Colby Rasmus (⇧), Johnny Giavotella (⇧), Rickie Weeks (⇧), Nick Franklin (⇧), Scott Kazmir (⇧), Scott Feldman (⇩), Brandon Beachy (↔), John Lackey (⇧), Randall Delgado (⇧), Scott Feldman (↔), Ricky Nolasco (↔), Kyle Lohse (⇧), Chris Carter (↔), Cody Ross (⇧)

Week 13 Updates: Joaquin Benoit (⇧), Koji Uehara (⇧), Adam Lind (⇧), Paul Konerko (⇧), Pedro Alvarez (⇧), Matt Garza (⇧), Gerrit Cole (⇧), John Lackey (⇧), Hector Santiago (⇧), David Phelps (↔), Roy Oswalt (⇧), Gerrado Parra (⇧), Peter Bourjos (⇧), Dayan Viciedo (⇧), Matt Dominguez (⇧), Erick Aybar (⇧), Nick Franklin (⇧), Pedro Ciriaco (⇧), Corey Hart (↔), Garret Jones (⇩), Justin Ruggiano (↔), Andre Ethier (↔), Juan Pierre (⇩), Wil Myers (⇧), Jim Henderson (⇧), J.J. Putz (⇧), Oswaldo Arcia (⇧), Ike Davis (⇧), Mitch Moreland (⇧), Chris Carter (⇧), Chris Archer (⇧),  James Loney (⇩), Lance Berkman (⇩), Brandon Belt (⇩), Jarrod Parker (⇧), Corey Kluber (⇧), Chris Capuano (⇧), Nathan Eovaldi (⇧), Dan Straily (⇩), Jedd Gyorko (⇧), Adam Laroche (↔), Stephen Fife (⇧), Jeremy Bonderman (↔), Jhoulys Chacin (⇧), Erik Bedard (⇧), Rickie Weeks (⇧), Leonys Martin (⇧), Raul Ibanez (⇧), Jarrod Dyson (⇧), Nate Schierholtz (⇧), Eric Hosmer (⇧), Nolan Arenado (⇧), Mike Moustakas (⇧), Matt Garza (⇧), A.J. Griffin(⇧), Delmon Young (⇧), Joaquin Benoit (⇧), Koji Uehara (⇧),

Week 12 Updates: Wil Myers (⇧), Brandon Beachy (↔), Jordan Lyles (⇧), Corey Kluber (⇧), Miguel Gonzalez (⇧), Jarrod Parker (⇧), Oliver Perez (⇧), Charlie Furbish (⇩), Carter Capps (⇩), Nick Swisher (⇩), Adam Lind (⇧), Kyle Blanks (⇧), Mike Leake (⇧), Dillon Gee (⇧), Dan Straily (⇩), Michael Wacha (⇩), Jhoulys Chacin (⇩), Dan Haren (⇩), Anthony Rendon (⇧), Jonathan Lucroy (⇧), Jason Castro (⇧),  Jarrod Parker (⇧), Josh Johnson (⇧), Jordan Lyles (⇧), Gerrit Cole (⇧), Brandon Morrow (↔), Felix Doubront (⇧), Chris Archer (⇩), Brandon Moss (⇧), Colby Rasmus (⇧), Peter Bourjos (⇧), Evan Gattis (⇩)

Week 11 Updates: Adam Lind, Dan Uggla, Jose Quintana, Kyle Lohse, Jeff Locke, Chris Tillman, A.J. Griffin, Colby Lewis, David Phelps, Jim Henderson, Daniel Nava, Cameron Maybin, Klye Blanks, Lance Berkman, Kenley Jansen, Tony Cingrani, Andrew Cashner, Gerrit Cole, Michael Wacha, Dillon Gee, Miguel Gonzalez, Adam Dunn, Colby Rasmus, Mitch Moreland, Jedd Gyorko, Jurickson Profar, Zach Cozart, Javier Baez, Pedro Alvarez, Oliver Perez (⇧), Carter Capps (⇧), Charlie Furbush (⇧), Josh Rutledge (⇧), Jarrod Parker (⇧), Corey Kluber (⇧), Josh Johnson (⇩), Wandy Rodriguez (⇩), Ubaldo Jiminez (⇩), Matt Joyce (⇧), John Jay (⇩), Ichiro Suzuki (⇩), Jarod Saltalamacchia (⇧)

Week 10 Updates:  Rex Brothers (⇧), Luke Gregerson (⇧), Francisco Liriano (⇧), Ubaldo Jimenez (⇧), Dan Straily (⇧), Mike Leake (⇧), Felix Dubront (⇧), Adam Lind (⇧), Colby Rasmus (⇧), Jose Fernandez (⇧), Wandy Rodriguez (↔), Jarrod Parker (⇧), Chris Carter (⇧), Yasiel Puig (⇧), Justin Morneau (↔), Chris Tillman (⇧), Jurickson Profar (⇧), Yasiel Puig (⇧), Adam Lind (⇧), Mike Leake (⇧), Jim Henderson (⇧), Yasmani Grandal (⇧) (⇩), Bronson Arroyo (⇧), Tommy Milone (↔), Kyle Kendrick (⇧), Tom Koehler (↔), Josh Reddick (⇧), Raul Ibanez (↔), Scott van Slyke (⇧), Ben Revere (↔),  Chris Carter (⇧), Yasiel Puig (⇧), Brandon Moss (⇩), Francisco Liriano (⇧), Tony Cingrani (⇧), Gerrit Cole (⇧), Dan Uggla (⇧), Mike Carp (⇧), Gerrado Parra (⇧), Shaun Marcum (⇧), Eric Hosmer (⇧), Jayson Werth (⇧), Cameron Maybin (⇧), Phil Hughes (⇧), Jorge de la Rosa (⇩), Wei-Yin Chen (↔), Brandon Beachy (⇧), Jedd Gyorko (⇧), Jim Henderson (⇧)

Week 9 Updates: Trevor Plouffe (⇧), Oscar Taveras (↔), J.P. Arencibia (⇧), Kevin Youkilis (↔), Nolan Arenado (↔), Jurickson Profar (⇧), Stephen Drew (↔), Yuniesky Betancourt (⇩), Erick Aybar (⇩), Kevin Gausman (⇩), Jorge de la Rosa, Colby Lewis (↔), Kevin Slowey (⇩), Jarrod Parker (⇧), Vinny Pestano (Joe Smith/Cody Allen) (⇧), Chris Perez - DL (⇩), Michael Wacha (⇧), Bartolo Colon (⇧), Darren O'day (⇧), Jim Johnson (⇩),  Jason Castro (⇧), Yan Gomes (⇧), Michael Brantley (⇧), Jhoulys Chacin (⇧), Ricky Nolasco (⇧), Joel Peralta (⇧), Jim Henderson - DL (⇩), Francisco Rodriguez (⇧), John Axford (↔), Chris Young (⇧), Dan Straily (⇧), Kyle Kendrick (⇩), Andrew Cashner (⇧),  Bronson Arroyo (↔), Kevin Slowey (⇧), Julio Teheran (⇧), Kendrys Morales (⇧), Matt Dominguez (⇧), Adam Lind (⇧), Brandon Moss (⇩), Chris Carter (⇩), Lorenzo Cain (⇩), Daniel Nava (⇧),  Trevor Plouffe (⇧), Oscar Taveras (↔), J.P. Arencibia (⇧), Kevin Youkilis (↔), Nolan Arenado (↔), Jurickson Profar (⇧), Stephen Drew (↔), Yuniesky Betancourt (⇩), Erick Aybar (⇩), Kevin Gausman (⇩), Jorge de la Rosa (↔), Colby Lewis (↔), Kevin Slowey (⇩), Jarrod Parker (⇧), Josh Johnson (⇧), Chris Archer (⇧), Bartolo Colon (⇧), Julio Teheran (⇧), Yasiel Puig (⇧), Jonathan Lucroy (⇧), Dominic Brown (⇧), James Loney (⇧), Michael Wacha (⇧), A.J. Griffin (↔), Brandon McCarthy (⇩), Ricky Nolasco (↔), Shawn Marcum (⇧), Cody Allen (⇧), Dominic Brown (⇧), Scott van Slyke (⇧), David Murphy (⇧), Jordan Schafer (↔), Mitch Moreland (⇧), Adam Larcohe (⇧), Lance Berkman (⇧), Adam Dunn (⇩), Paul Konerko (↔), Nick Franklin (⇧), Jedd Gyorko (⇧)

Week 8 Updates: Zack Wheeler (⇧), Kevin Gausman (↔), Francisco Liriano (⇧), Joc Pederson (⇧), Jermey Hellickson (⇧), Mike Dunn (⇧), Jorge de la Rosa (↔), Tim Stauffer (⇧), Rex Brothers (⇧), Heath Bell (⇧), Junichi Tazawa (⇩), David Hernandez (⇩), Kevin Gregg (⇧), Jose Quintana (⇧), Jon Niese (⇧), Dan Straily (⇧), Chris Carter (↔), Yonder Alonso (⇧), Adam Dunn (⇧), Neil Walker (⇩), Dan Uggla (⇩), David Phelps (⇧), A.J. Griffin (⇧), Jhoulys Chacin (⇩), Jake Odorizzi (⇧), Brandon Maurer (⇧), Carlos Villanueva (⇩), Scott Kazmir (⇩), Bronson Arroyo (↔), Andre Ethier (↔), Dominic Brown (↔), Eric Young Jr. (⇧), Juan Pierre (↔), Jurickson Profar (⇧), Eric Chavez (⇧), Yasmani Grandal (↔), Raul Ibanez (⇧), Adam Dunn (⇧), Adam Laroche (⇧), Wandy Rodriguez (⇧), Jarrod Parker (⇧), Chrill Tillman (↔), Wei-Yin Chen (↔), Ross Detwiler (⇩), Bartolo Colon (⇩), Justin Grimm (⇩), Kevin Slowey (⇩), Brandon McCarthy (⇧), Ricky Nolasco (⇧), Zach McAllister (⇧), Jason Vargas (⇧), Jorge de la Rosa (⇩), Jason Kubel (⇩), Garret Jones (↔), Matt Joyce (⇧), Gerrado Parra (⇧), Kelly Johnson (⇧), Jedd Gyorko (⇩), Mike Moustakas (⇩), Jonathan Lucroy (⇩), Carlos Ruiz (⇩), Evan Gattis (⇩)  

Week 7 Updates: Jhoulys Chacin (⇧), Wandy Rodriguez (⇧), Carlos Villanueva (⇧), Kyle Kendrick (⇧), Kevin Slowey (⇩), Francisco Liriano (⇧), Scott Feldman (⇧), Scott Kazmir (⇧), Ubaldo Jiminez (⇧), John Lackey (⇧), Brandon Beachy (↔), Junichi Tazawa (⇧), Kenley Jansen (⇧), Jason Kubel (↔), Garret Jones (⇧), Chris Carter (⇧), Lorenzo Cain (↔), Daniel Nava (⇧), Michael Saunders (↔), Will Venable (⇧), Dayan Viciedo (⇧), Brandon Moss (↔), Ichiro Suzuki (↔), Cody Ross (⇩), Chris Young (⇩), Rajai Davis (↔), Colby Rasmus (⇩), James Loney (⇧), Carlos Pena (⇩), Josh Donaldson (⇧), David Hernandez (⇧), Adam Laroche (⇧), Yonder Alonso (↔), Travis Hafner (⇩), Neil Walker (⇧), Kelly Johnson (⇧), Dustin Ackley (⇩), Yuniesky Betancourt (⇧), Nolan Arenado (↔), Pedro Alvarez (↔), Ryan Doumit (⇧), Russel Martin (⇩), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (↔), Erick Aybar (⇩), Stephen Drew (↔), David Dejesus (⇩), Lucas Duda (⇩), Denard Span (⇩), Ryan Raburn (⇩), Lance Berkman (⇧), Adam Dunn (⇧), Brandon Belt (⇧), Justin Morneau (⇧), Andy Dirks (⇧), Dayan Viciedo (⇧), Aaron Hicks (⇧), Jhonny Peralta (⇧), Dee Gordon (⇧), Andrelton Simmons (⇩), Brandon Crawford (⇩), Zack Cozart (⇩), Mitch Moreland (⇧), Heath Bell (⇧), Ubaldo Jimenez (⇧), David Hernandez (⇩), Jon Jay (⇧), Chris Carter (⇧), Carlos Villanueva (⇩), Scott Kazmir (⇩), Lance Berkman (⇧), Adam Dunn (⇧), Brandon Belt (⇧), Justin Morneau (⇧), Andy Dirks (⇧), Dayan Viciedo (⇧), Aaron Hicks (⇧), Jhonny Peralta (⇧), Dee Gordon (⇧), Andrelton Simmons (⇩), Brandon Crawford (⇩), Zack Cozart (⇩), Jose Fernandez (⇧), Francisco Liriano (⇧), Travis Wood (⇧), Colby Lewis (⇧), Jose Quintana (↔), Jeff Locke (↔), Tommy Milone (↔), Barry Zito (↔), Jeremy Guthrie (⇩), Bronson Arroyo (↔), Jason Hammel (⇩), Phil Hughes (⇩), Hiram Burgos (⇩), Mitch Moreland (⇧), Daniel Murphy (⇧), Nolan Arenado (⇧)

Week 6 Updates: Patrick Corbin, Jose Fernandez, Kevin Slowey, Phil Hughes, Vernon Wells, Jon Jay, Juan Pierre, Michael Saunders, Corey Hart, Adam Laroche, Brandon Moss, Adam Dunn, Mark Teixeira, Kelly Johnson, Neil Walker, Brandon Crawford, Zack Cozart, Kevin Youkilis, Mike Moustakas, Carlos Ruiz, Jonathan Lucroy, Andrew Cashner, Scott Feldman, Jarrod Parker, Justin Ruggiano, Andrelton Simmons, Evan Gattis, Kyle Kendrick, Jorge de la Rosa, Zach McAllister, Hector Santiago, Justin Grimm, Jedd Gyorko, Mitch Moreland, Todd Helton, Dan Uggla, Trevor Plouffe, Mike Moustakas, Nate Schierholtz, Kevin Gregg, Heath Bell, Alan Webster, Ricky Nolasco, Junichi Tazawa

Week 5 Updates: Tony Cingrani, Patrick Corbin, Ross Detwiler, Carlos Villanueva, Justin Masterson, Jeff Locke, Phil Hughes, Bud Norris, John Lackey, Ricky Nolasco, Daniel Nava, Justin Morneau, Russel Martin, Garret Jones, Brandon Moss, Michael Saunders, Nate Schierholtz, Dan Straily, Jose Fernandez, Jose Valverde, Brandon Belt, Jason Hammel, Kevin Slowey, Jaime Garcia, Jarrod Parker, Jorge de la Rosa, Jose Quintana, Matt Reynolds, Matt Joyce, Ichiro Suzuki, Yonder Alonso, Travis Hafner, Jason Kubel, Ryan Raburn, Alejandro De Aza, Lucas Duda, Gerrado Parra, Justin Ruggiano, David Phelps, Andrew Cashner, Hiram Burgos, James Loney, Erick Aybar, Yunieksy Betancourt, Josh Donaldson, Kyle Kendrick, Justin Grimm, Chris Tillman, Travis Wood, Francisco Liriano, Stephen Drew,Nolan Arenado, Dominic Brown, Jason Vargas, Felix Doubrount, A.J. Griffin, Justin Masterson, Hector Santiago, Bud Norris, Shaun Marcum, Jonathan Pettibone

Week 4 Updates: Mark Ellis, Emilio Bonifacio, Devin Mesoraco, Russel Martin, Ervin Santana, Barry Zito, Gavin Floyd, Justin Grimm, Dillon Gee, Jeremy Guthrie, Eric Young, Drew Stubbs, Antony Rendon, Ryan Roberts, Chris Carter, Edward Mujica, Dan Straily, Justin Masterson, Patrick Corbin, Felix Doubrount, A.J. Griffin, Dylan Axelrod, Travis Wood, Wily Peralta, J.A. Happ, Tony Cingrani, Patrick Corbin, Jose Fernandez, Carlos Villanueva, Ross Detwiler, Bartolo Colon, Julio Teheran, Mark Ellis, Zack Cozart, Francisco Cervelli, Jared Saltalamacchia, Jose Valverde, James Russel, Joaquin Benoit, Jose Qunitana, Ted Lilly, Zach McAllister, Chris Young, Carlos Pena, Mitch Moreland, Brandon Crawford, J.P. Arencibia, Carlos Marmol, Travis Hafner, Chris Carter, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Brandon Maurer, Lorenzo Cain, Starling Marte, Cody Ross, Kyle Kendrick, Tommy Milone, Andrew Cashner, Justin Grimm, Wei-Yin Chen, Matt Joyce, Colby Rasmus, Yuniesky Betancourt, Andrelton Simmons, Ryan Wheeler, Nolan Arenado, Jordan Pacheco, Matt Reynolds, Kevin Gregg, Felix Doubrount, Travis Wood, Jake Westbrook, Shaun Marcum, David Dejesus, Nate McLouth, Dominic Brown, Denard Span, John Buck

Week 3 Updates: Tony Cingrani, Chris Capuano, Bud Norris, Chris Carter, Matt Adams, Nate Schierholtz, Chris Young, Jackie Bradley Jr., Andrew Bailey, Kurt Suzuki, Brandon Maurer, Phillip Humber, Scott Kazmir, Ervin Santana, Jorge de la Rosa, Patrick Corbin, Jon Jay, Garret Jones, Justin Ruggiano, Erik Bedard, Bronson Arroyo, Emilio Bonifacio, Starling Marte, Daniel Murphy, Andrew Bailey, Edward Mujica, Kelvin Herrera, Vernon Wells, Brandon Moss, Jason Kubel, Colby Rasmus, Gerrado Parram, Daniel Nava, Jeremy Guthrie, Travis Wood, Barry Zito, Dillon Gee , Wily Peralta, James McDonald, Jose Quintana, Ross Detwiler, Shelby Miller, Bud Norris, Justin Masterson, Ricky Nolasco, Franklin Gutierrez, Todd Helton, Mark Reynolds, Jose Fernandez, Carlos Villanueva, Julio Teheran, Mitchell Boggs, Daniel Nava, Rajai Davis, Zack Cozart, Brandon Crawford, Evan Gattis, J.P. Arencibia, Jonathan Lucroy, Andy Pettitte, Jhoulys Chacin, Wandy Rodriguez, David Dejesus, Lucas Duda, Brett Gardner, Travis Hafner, Emilio Bonifacio, Pedro Alvarez, Jorge de la Rosa, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Wei-Yin Chen, Bronson Arroyo, Vance Worley, Andrew Cashner, Peter Bourjos, Lorenzo Cain

Week 2 Updates: Jim Henderson, Chris Young, Mitchell Boggs, Trevor Rosenthal, Garret Jones, Colby Lewis, John Lackey, Stephen Drew, Cody Ross, Mark Reynolds, James McDonald, J.P. Arrencibia, Wily Peralta, Garret Jones, Starling Marte, Mitch Moreland, Chris Carter, Ross Detwiler, Edwin Jackson, Eduardo Nunez, Brandon Moss, Daniel Nava, Lucas Duda, Barry Zito, Kelvin Herrera, Carlos Pena, Stepehen Drew, Evan Gattis, John Jaso, J.D. Martinez, Jeff Francouer, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Jhoulys Chacin, A.J. Griffin, Wandy Rodriguez, Gavin Floyd, Dillon Gee, Juan Pierre, Vernon Wells, Hisashi Iwakuma, Justin Masteron, Shelby Miller, Carlos Villanueva, David Dejesus, Lorenzo Cain, Placido Polanco, Juan Francisco, Ted Lilly, Ricky Nolasco, Jose Fernandez, Joaquin Benoit, Jake Westbrook, Felix Doubrount, Nolan Reimold, Travis Hafner, Andrelton Simmons, Todd Helton, Julio Teheran, Zach McCallister, Joe Saunders, Jhonny Peralta, J.A. Happ, Bartolo Colon

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