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Three Waiver Wire Starting Pitchers from the National League

Top Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 10

  Starting Pitchers to Target off the Waiver Wire This weekly column will examine some good starting pitchers you should look to add over the next month. The quality of the pitchers will range from shallow to deep leagues, and  each pitcher will be analyzed with sabermetrics to truly see their value and show if their hot... Read More

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Starting Pitcher Streamers For Week 10 (Part 1)

Below are some of my Week 10 picks for starting pitchers to consider streaming off the waiver wire. Some of the pitchers may be two-start pitchers, and all of these SP options can be considered sleepers for your team depending on the league format and depth including NL-Only, AL-Only and head-to-head formats.    Monday's SP... Read More

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Waiver Wire for Second Base (2B) and Shortstop (SS)

So how’d you do in week 9? Whether you’re at the top of the heap or languishing in the basement, your team can always use a shot in the arm… or in this case, the roster. Here’s a look at some middle infielder sleepers who could be useful off the waiver wire in the next... Read More

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Waiver Wire Starting Pitchers for ERA and WHIP

Ahhh, pitching. It can be a bit of a headache, that's for sure. What's the best way to manage your rotation for your fantasy league? Do you stream pitchers? Do you carry more pitchers than position players? How many relievers do you carry? What can you do to make your pitching staff better than it... Read More

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Top 5 Two-Start Starting Pitcher Streamers for Week 10

Week 10 Two-Start Streamers This weekly piece focuses on the best two-start pitchers and streamers for the following week of fantasy baseball. These under-the-radar, two-start pitchers can be sleepers off the waiver wire depending on your league format, and you can consider adding them to your head-to-head and daily-league lineups. I’ll give you a mix of starting pitcher options... Read More

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Top 5 Hitter Streamers For Week 10: Waiver Wire Targets

  Week 10 Lineup Tools: Hitting Streamer Options It's hard to believe that the season is almost 2 months old to be honest. For many, myself included, it's been a tough two months as fantasy owners have watched lineup mainstays drop like flies due to injuries seemingly every day. In light of these numerous injuries,... Read More

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Deep League Waiver Wire Pickups (AL Edition): Week 10

In this week's waiver wire installment, I will bring to your attention some young MLB players who have recently walked into some playing time, are making the most of it, and may be sleepers for deeper leagues like AL-Only formats depending on your league depth. It's important for us to constantly be looking to improve... Read More

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Getting A Grip: Waiver Wire Pickups for Holds

These Pitchers Can Help You In The Holds Category It's difficult to create a lineup that includes pitchers who can generate  holds since you need to try to determine if a pitcher will enter the game in the right situation. The players noted in this article feature some previously overlooked relievers who may be sleepers off the... Read More

6 years ago

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Five Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 10

Fantasy owners turn to the waiver wire to improve upon the categories in which they lack. Be it batting average, home runs, or stolen bases, the Week 10 waiver wire features some sleepers for everyone. Here are five outfielders that will help team managers stay ahead of the game.   A.J. Pollock - (OF, AZ) -... Read More

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Strikeouts Sleepers For Week 10: Waiver Wire Pickups

As of May 28th, there have been 11,982 strikeouts in Major League Baseball.  It’s your hope as a fantasy baseball Owner that you can get as many of those strikeouts as possible on your fantasy team.  It’s our job to help you find those strikeouts sleepers so that you can  get a bigger piece of that... Read More

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Waiver Wire Pickups for Home Runs & RBIs

Someone told me you're looking to add power to your fantasy roster. Who isn't? Problem is, adding power off the waiver wire can be tricky sometimes, especially in deeper leagues like NL-Only and AL-Only formats. But I have good news for you. I've found four guys you may be able to add today in many fantasy leagues,... Read More

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Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups: First Base (1B) & Third Base (3B)

The 2014 MLB season is just past the quarter point, and as the season wears on, injuries usually start to play a factor. This year has been no exception, and in the past couple of weeks several big names at the corner infield spots have gone down with injuries, thrusting some new players into more... Read More

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Starting Pitcher Streamers for Week 9 (Part 2)

Below are some of the starting pitcher streaming sleepers for the second half of week 9 to consider adding off your league's waiver wire. Some of these SP options can be considered sleepers for your team depending on the league format and depth including NL-Only, AL-Only and head-to-head formats.  The pickings are slim on Saturday but Sunday... Read More

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Deep League Waiver Wire Pickups (NL Edition): Week 9

It's hard to believe that Memorial Day has already come and gone. For many, the day signifies the unofficial beginning of summer, but for fantasy baseball owners it signifies the first "mile marker," so to speak, to gauge what their players are doing. In other words, while there still is plenty of time left for underachieving players... Read More

6 years ago

Three Waiver Wire Starting Pitchers for Week 9

  Deep League Waiver Wire Targets   Trevor Bauer - CLE, 37% Owned The much-anticipated return of Trevor Bauer to the Cleveland Indians’ rotation has finally come and he did not disappoint. In his second start of the season, Bauer dominated the red-hot Tigers by pitching 6 strong innings and only giving up 2 runs while... Read More

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Starting Pitcher Streamers for Week 9 (Part 1)

Below are some of my Week 9 picks for starting pitchers to consider streaming off the waiver wire. Some of the pitchers may be two-start pitchers, and all of these SP options can be considered sleepers for your team depending on the league format and depth including NL-Only, AL-Only and head-to-head formats.  Don't forget that... Read More

6 years ago

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Five Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 9

There's always a chance to gain an edge on the competition and snag a few sleepers off the waiver wire. That is the beauty of fantasy baseball. It seems like every week I am writing about another outfield prospect who is ready to make the leap to the big leagues. George Springer is starting to produce... Read More

6 years ago

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Waiver Wire Pickups For Second Base (2B) & Shortstop (SS)

Middle Infield Waiver Wire Pickups So how’d you do in week 8? Whether you’re at the top of the heap or languishing in the basement, your fantasy baseball team can always use a shot in the arm… or in this case, the roster. Here’s a look at some middle infielders who could be useful off... Read More

6 years ago

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Top 5 Hitter Streamers For Week 9: Waiver Wire Targets

Some Of Your Best Trades Are The Ones You Didn't Make I almost traded for Prince Fielder two weeks ago. If I had done that trade, I might be sitting in a dark room crying right now, so if you're a Fielder owner out there in despair, trust me I have all the sympathy in... Read More

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Getting A Grip: Waiver Wire Pickups for Holds

While the holds statistic is hard to determine and prepare for, since you never know if a player will enter a game in the right situation, the players noted today feature some overlooked sleepers and some just simply looking to reclaim glory they once had. The more likely the team is to win, the more likely these following players... Read More

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Top 5 Two-Start Starting Pitcher Streamers for Week 9

  Week 9 Two-Start Streamers This will be a season-long, weekly piece on the best two-start pitchers and streamers for the following week of fantasy baseball. These under-the-radar, two-start pitchers can be sleepers off the waiver wire depending on your league format, and you can consider for your head-to-head and daily lineups. I’ll give you a mix of... Read More

6 years ago

Post-Hype Sleeper Waiver Wire Pickups (AL Edition)

  Week 9 Waiver Wire Recommendations After a couple of weeks away, I bring you another installment of my deep league waiver wire pickups focusing AL-Only leagues. This week I will focus on a pair of post-hype sleepers, and I take a shot in the dark on someone who was once highly regarded as a... Read More

6 years ago

Deep League Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 8

Get An Edge On The Competition There are plenty of suitable waiver wire options and potential sleepers for  deeper leagues, including NL-Only and AL-Only formats, if you are looking for a bat or an arm to fill out your roster.  Keep a close eye on these players and their current hot streaks, as you might... Read More

6 years ago

Starting Pitcher Streamers for Week 8 (Part 2)

Below are some of my picks for the second half of week 8 for starting pitchers to consider streaming off the waiver wire. All of these SP options can be considered sleepers for your team depending on the league format and depth including NL-Only, AL-Only and head-to-head formats.   Thursday SP Streamers Jake Arrieta (CHC @ San... Read More

6 years ago

Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups: First Base (1B) & Third Base (3B)

If you are looking for help off the waiver wire at either of the corner infield spots for your fantasy baseball team, you've come to the right place. Unless you are lucky enough to be in a league with a bunch of lazy owners, there probably aren't any sleepers or viable options still available in... Read More

6 years ago


Top Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 8

This weekly column will examine some starting pitchers you should consider adding off the waiver wire over the next month, as they may be sleepers depending on your league format. The quality of the pitchers will range between thin and deep leagues in order to reach the largest spectrum of owners. Each pitcher will be... Read More

6 years ago

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8 Starting Pitcher Streamers For Week 8 (Part 1)

Below are some of my Week 8 picks for starting pitchers to consider streaming off the waiver wire. Some of the pitchers may be two start pitchers, and all of these SP options can be considered sleepers for your team depending on the league format and depth including NL-Only, AL-Only and head-to-head formats.   1.... Read More

6 years ago

Deep League Waiver Wire Pickups (NL Edition): Week 8

  Waiver Wire Targets from the National League Week eight is here, and while it's still not time to panic, we are approximately a quarter of the way through the season. For guys with proven resumes, like say, Prince Fielder, patience is still the way to go. For other guys, especially anyone you may have... Read More

6 years ago

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Getting A Grip: Waiver Wire Pickups for Holds

Navigating The Holds Category Is Not Always Easy While the holds statistic is hard to determine and prepare for, since you never know if a player will enter a game in the right situation, you will notice that the players featured in this article include some power arms and some pitchers that might seem like... Read More

6 years ago

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