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Bullpen Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 18

Poetry in Motion: The Discipline of Martin Prado

Martin Prado has the patience of Buddha. The only difference is that he carries around a big wooden stick and strikes things violently with it. A lot. Prado nearly has the highest Contact% in the majors at 91.4%. Can you guess who's first? Hint: you'll never guess. That's why I asked. Read every single last... Read More

3 years ago

Week 18 Waiver Wire: Catchers

We've now flipped the calendar to August. Wait. In this age of smartphones, do we still actually use flip calendars? Anyhow, the trade deadline is in the rearview mirror and the biggest name catcher to be traded was Jonathan Lucroy, who is most definitely not on our list here. This is also a rough month... Read More

3 years ago

Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 18 (National League)

The trade deadline is now past and the dust is just starting to settle. Among the league changes, call-ups and new roles for fringe players, the waiver wire outlook is drastically different. Here are some players that haven't been fantasy relevant in the first half, but may have a great deal of upside in the... Read More

3 years ago

Checking In: Top MLB Prospects and Their Fantasy Baseball Outlooks

In this weekly column, I get you updated on with what’s going on in the world of MLB prospects. I usually touch on the guys that are currently hot, and who appear ready to make an impact for their MLB teams and fantasy baseball owners. This week, I'm putting a slightly different spin on things. I’ll... Read More

3 years ago

Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 18 (American League)

While the August 1st trade deadline has come and gone, the dust isn't about settle as the ramifications of all the moves as just starting to materialize. What the big ticket waiver wire additions players such as new Rangers additions catcher Jonathan Lucroy and reliever Jeremy Jeffress and starting pitcher Francisco Liriano will impact is... Read More

3 years ago


Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups: Outfield

Max Kepler smacked three home runs for the Minnesota Twins on Monday. Today, he remains owned in just 36% of leagues. In fact, he leads the league with 11 HR since July 1. The German sensation should be added in all leagues. But Kepler's fate remained relatively unchanged after the flurry of activity over the... Read More

3 years ago

Week 18 Waiver Wire: First Base (1B) and Third Base (3B)

As we move into the final two months of the season, fantasy owners are scrambling for every edge they can find in their quest for a championship – or, for those of us whose seasons haven’t gone according to plan, respectability. Players with eligibility at multiple positions become even more valuable at this juncture. All... Read More

3 years ago

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Overrated/Underrated Week 18: First Basemen

The 2016 season will likely go down as one of the most powerful in all of Major League Baseball history. As of last night, hitters have collectively recorded the 6th-highest isolated power (.161 ISO) and 2nd-highest ratio of home runs in history. Alas, there's no excuse to keep sitting on sluggers that aren't living up... Read More

3 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Strategy: Prospects to Watch

This article first appeared in the Metro news publication. Two of the game’s top prospects were promoted to the majors on Monday, and each is among the most added players across all the major fantasy platforms. If you missed the boat on Alex Bregman or David Dahl (or both), never fear – there are still... Read More

3 years ago

MLB Ready Prospects: Top 30 Fantasy Rankings for Impact Rookies (Week 18)

Wow what a bunch of big time promotions. Alex Bregman, David Dahl, Tyler Glasnow (and then to the DL). Talk about some star power! But the big headlines obviously are going to circle around the Indians who acquired ace reliever Andrew Miller, but failed to complete a deal for Jonathan Lucroy after he used his no-trade... Read More

3 years ago


Week 18 Waiver Wire: Starting Pitchers

August is here. Woah. Alright so technically it’s July 31 but the overall point is that there are officially two months remaining in the fantasy baseball season. The trade deadline is also bearing down with runaway speed. Stoves are red-hot and there are several players who could find themselves in new unifoms come Monday night.... Read More

3 years ago

Top 5 Two-Start Pitcher Streamers For Week 18

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,... Read More

3 years ago

Top Hitter Waiver Wire Streamers for Week 18

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... Read More

3 years ago

Neftali Feliz, Tony Watson: Closers and Saves Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Saves Leagues OWNED IN: 12% (Feliz) / 20% (Watson) of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: It's official, Mark Melancon has been traded to the Washinton Nationals and is expected to replace the struggling Jonathan Papelbon. You can see our full MLB closers & saves depth charts updated here. As of now, we are expecting Neftali Feliz to slide... Read More

3 years ago

Poetry in Motion: The Maturity of Jon Gray

Jon Gray isn't a rookie. OK, that's a lie because technically he is, but you know what I mean. The man (he's almost 25 years old for crying out loud) is pitching like a seasoned veteran and yet I keep seeing him mentioned as a streaming option or waiver option. It's a travesty that we... Read More

3 years ago


Bullpen Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 17

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 17 of the fantasy baseball season. The more likely a team is to win, the more likely a pitcher will be eligible... Read More

3 years ago

Week 17 Rookie Roundup: Recently Promoted Prospects

What an unbelievable week for prospect promotions. Alex Bregman, Lucas Giolito, Joey Gallo, David Dahl, Tyler Glasnow! The real question is really, who wasn’t promoted this week? And the crazy thing is that next week could have even more top prospects reach the majors, as big league rosters continue to be shaken up as a result of... Read More

3 years ago

Week 17 Waiver Wire: Catchers

We're in Week 17 now - the last week of July. It's amazing - seems just like yesterday that we were all excited about baseball starting up again. Now we're trying not to melt during this heat bubble that's engulfed much of the nation. Air conditioning has been our friend. Baseball has also been a... Read More

3 years ago

Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 17 (National League)

The trade deadline is nearly upon us and many names are bound to switch leagues. Taking that into consideration, here are some names that are not expected to become irrelevant in NL-only formats the following week. Of course, I say that and half of them will probably wind up on the Red Sox by Sunday afternoon.... Read More

3 years ago

Mid-Season Dynasty Prospect Rankings: American League Outfielders

The second of two dynasty rankings for the outfield position, this list covers only American League outfielders. And going over the list, I think the American League has the more exciting outfield prospects than the senior circuit. Now don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of great outfielders on both sides and so many... Read More

3 years ago


Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 17 (American League)

As the August 1st trade deadline approaches, the internet has been abuzz with all the rumors and whispers regarding which players could be on the move. These moves are particularly of interest to single-league owners, where trades potentially bring in new players to the waiver wire. Trades also create new opportunities for different players to... Read More

3 years ago

K-Rate Risers and Fallers for Week 17: 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... Read More

3 years ago

Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups: Outfield

This week, let's focus on potential. It's hard to find guys languishing on the waiver wire in the midst of a productive season. No, all those guys are long gone. But there are plenty of guys with the potential to do big things. The key is to sniff out the guys who are primed to do... Read More

3 years ago

Week 17 Waiver Wire: First Base (1B) and Third Base (3B)

Did you miss me? After a two week hiatus due to the All Star break and vacation, this feature returns to its regularly scheduled programming. Let’s make up for lost time and keep the preamble short. This week’s installment features four players who are freely available in over 75 percent of leagues. Remember, in addition... Read More

3 years ago

MLB Ready Prospects: Top 30 Fantasy Rankings for Impact Rookies (Week 17)

Talk about some serious prospects reaching the majors. In one week, Tyler Glasnow, Lucas Giolito and Alex Bregman (finally) were all promoted to the big leagues. Of course, Glasnow made one start and promptly found himself on the 15-day DL, but still it is incredible to see so many top guys promoted. Everyone knew Bregman... Read More

3 years ago


Week 17 Waiver Wire: Starting Pitchers

Boy howdy, we’re now into the latter part of July, with little room for enduring or excusing poor performances anymore. August approaches and some of you are racking up streams for the playoff push, some are still looking for stashes, while others look to maximize the efficiency of innings remaining. Either way, we’ve got you... Read More

3 years ago

Top 5 Two-Start Pitcher Streamers For Week 17

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,... Read More

3 years ago

Top Hitter Waiver Wire Streamers for Week 17

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... Read More

3 years ago

Week 16 Rookie Roundup: Recently Promoted Prospects

So there have not been a lot of major promotions made this past week, but the next week and a half should see some serious roster shake-ups. With the trade deadline looming ahead, it seems that it is only a matter of time until some top prospects find their way into starting roles. One guy... Read More

3 years ago

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