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Closers and Saves Report - Week 17 Waiver Wire

Digger Deeper: AL-Only Waiver Wire Report for Week 17

Every week in baseball, a significant player will hit the disabled list, slip into a slump, or get traded out of a good spot. How fantasy owners adapt to these situations can make or break the season as a whole. One lousy add might not hurt the long-term standing of a team, but failing to... Read More

7 months ago

Digging Deeper: NL-Only Waiver Report for Week 17

Every week in baseball, a significant player will hit the disabled list, slip into a slump, or get traded out of a good spot. How fantasy owners adapt to these situations can make or break the season as a whole. One lousy add might not hurt the long-term standing of a team, but failing to... Read More

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Catcher Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 17

As we enter the second half of the season you may have already found a dependable catcher that you roll with week-in and week-out, but as we know, backstops are the most volatile position in fantasy baseball. With that being said, we should always be aware of the landscape of the position just in case... Read More

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1B and 3B Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 17

Another week has come and gone, and suddenly August is within view. Is it me, or has this season simply flown by? With the dog days looming, you can expect the waiver wire to be less of a bloodbath soon. Also-rans will lose interest as they turn their attention to fantasy football or enjoying what... Read More

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2B and SS Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 17

The urgency is definitely picking up around baseball, and it tends to every year once the fun and fanfare of the All-Star break are in the rear-view mirror. You could smell the pungent aroma in the air over the past week. A few trades were completed, a few key players went down with injuries of... Read More

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Nick Mariano's Waiver Picks - Get 'Em While They're Hot (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. The phrase "Get 'Em While They're Hot" feels cruel this weekend, as I'm writing from the beaches of Belmar, New Jersey. Maybe I'm just a pampered nit, but the sun is attacking from all sides. At least the ocean is a stone's throw away,... Read More

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Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 17

We're almost in August, which means that some owners will inevitably abandon their teams as they turn their attention to football season. This is, on balance, an unfortunate development - nobody should be that guy - but one benefit to those of us who follow through on our season-long commitment is that competition for waiver... Read More

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Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 17

The season rolls on and fantasy managers need to continue analyzing their roster with an eye on categories instead of just adding any random player. This week the primary focus for outfield additions will be to maximize platoon splits. Some might cause a little tingle of concern when you read their name. Don't be afraid.... Read More

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Points Leagues Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 17

Welcome to the RotoBaller waiver wire column that skews towards points league. Yes, there is positive correlation to standard 5x5 scoring but in our format, specific categories matter less and the accumulation of total stats is the ultimate objective. We’ve hurdled the Midsummer Classic and turning towards home for fantasy baseball season. While some league... Read More

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The Waiver Wire Watch List: Week 17

So we're just about halfway through the season, and we can draw a lot of conclusions about how a player's year is going to go. Some players have been lost to injury time, plenty are underperforming, and there are of course new faces rising. No matter the situation, it could be time for a roster... Read More

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Two-Start Pitcher Streamers: Week 16

We're getting closer to the trade deadline, so we may be seeing some pitchers on the move very soon. With pitchers potentially on the move, that could make for some interesting new names popping up in this column through the rest of the season. So while we wait to see who goes on the move,... Read More

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Closers and Saves Report - Week 16 Waiver Wire

We're inching closer to the trade deadline and we still haven't seen any big bullpen changes. Oh, but they're coming. They'll just all come at once this season, it seems. Most of the non-contending teams have at least a bullpen arm or two that would serve a purpose on a contending team. They won't all... Read More

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Head-to-Head Hitter Streamers and Starts Week 17

Welcome to the hitting streamers column for the week of 7/22 through 7/28. Whether you're looking to maximize the number of games played, exploit favorable matchups, or fill in for injured players, streaming hitters can be a fruitful strategy for those willing to put in a little work every week. Keep in mind that this... Read More

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H2H Category Streamers - Week 17 Waiver Wire

There are plenty of strategies that fantasy managers explore in hopes of getting an advantage over their opponent. Heavy lineup, heavy starting pitchers, no catcher, all (or mostly) reliever staff, no reliever staff, etc. Even if you play a balanced lineup, injuries can cause holes. A few weeks without a key player won’t kill a... Read More

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Digger Deeper: AL-Only Waiver Wire Report for Week 16 (Triple-A Edition)

very week in baseball, a significant player will hit the disabled list, slip into a slump, or get traded out of a good spot. How fantasy owners adapt to these situations can make or break the season as a whole. One lousy add might not hurt the long-term standing of a team, but failing to... Read More

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Digging Deeper: NL-Only Waiver Report for Week 16 (Triple-A Edition)

Every week in baseball, a significant player will hit the disabled list, slip into a slump, or get traded out of a good spot. How fantasy owners adapt to these situations can make or break the season as a whole. One lousy add might not hurt the long-term standing of a team, but failing to... Read More

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Catcher Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 16

As we enter the second half of the season you may have already found a dependable catcher that you roll with week-in and week-out, but as we know, backstops are the most volatile position in fantasy baseball. With that being said, we should always be aware of the landscape of the position just in case... Read More

7 months ago

1B and 3B Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 16

The second half of the 2019 regular season is underway. It'll be a few more weeks before fantasy football starts siphoning off the also-rans, which means extracting value from the waiver wire will continue to be a tough row to hoe. Tough - not impossible. Whatever your league depth, there are freely available players who... Read More

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2B and SS Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 16

After what seemed like an eternity without regular season play, we have finally returned to business as usual from a memorable All-Star break that saw Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Peter Alonso capture the attention of millions around the world and the American League come out on top for the seventh year in a row (and... Read More

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Two-Start Pitcher Streamers: Week 15

And we're back in action after the All-Star Break. We've still got time to take a look at the two-start streaming options for this upcoming week. Taking a look back at the last two columns, Marco Gonzales was the best pick out of a lackluster Week 13 selection. Gonzales finished 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA... Read More

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Nick Mariano's Waiver Picks - Get 'Em While They're Hot (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Welcome to the second half of the season, you crazy fantasyheads. I told myself I'd keep this week brief because I'm off to a wedding, but I always wind up rambling anyhow. The short week means not much has changed stats-wise, but we still... Read More

PREMIUM 7 months ago

Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 16

With the news that Max Scherzer is heading to the injured list with back issues, many fantasy owners are left combing the waiver wire for a replacement. Obviously, nobody you can pick up for free is going to give you what Mad Max can, but there are plenty of respectable options out there, no matter... Read More

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Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 16

We've passed the All-Star break and fantasy managers can now start analyzing their teams with an eye on categories instead of just adding any random player. This week the primary focus for outfield additions will be to maximize location, location, location. Some might cause a little tingle of concern when you read their name. Don't... Read More

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Points Leagues Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 16

Welcome to the RotoBaller waiver wire column that skews towards points league. Yes, there is positive correlation to standard 5x5 scoring but in our format, specific categories matter less and the accumulation of total stats is the ultimate objective. We’ve hurdled the Midsummer Classic and turning towards home for fantasy baseball season. While some league... Read More

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Second-Half Speculation - Prospects to Stash Now

Picking up the right prospect during the second half can make or break a fantasy baseball season. While many of baseball's best prospects, including Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Keston Hiura, Austin Riley, and Brendan McKay have already been called up - there are still plenty of players still in the minor leagues that should get a chance to shine... Read More

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Closers and Saves Report - All-Star Break Edition

The All-Star Game happened, and it was fun. But then came Wednesday, the only day of the season with NO BASEBALL. It was awful, but we all made it, we survived. Thursday featured just one game, but then we're back to normal on Friday for the second half. There are plenty of teams still in... Read More

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H2H Category Streamers - Week 15 Waiver Wire

There are plenty of strategies that fantasy managers explore in hopes of getting an advantage over their opponent. Heavy lineup, heavy starting pitchers, no catcher, all (or mostly) reliever staff, no reliever staff, etc. Even if you play a balanced lineup, injuries can cause holes. A few weeks without a key player won’t kill a... Read More

7 months ago

Digger Deeper: AL-Only Waiver Wire Report for Week 15

very week in baseball, a significant player will hit the disabled list, slip into a slump, or get traded out of a good spot. How fantasy owners adapt to these situations can make or break the season as a whole. One lousy add might not hurt the long-term standing of a team, but failing to... Read More

7 months ago

Digging Deeper: NL-Only Waiver Report for Week 15

Every week in baseball, a significant player will hit the disabled list, slip into a slump, or get traded out of a good spot. How fantasy owners adapt to these situations can make or break the season as a whole. One lousy add might not hurt the long-term standing of a team, but failing to... Read More

7 months ago

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