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2B and SS Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 22

Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 22

The season is galloping towards the finish. It is vital that fantasy managers target the categories they need. This week the primary focus for outfield additions will be to maximize venues. Some might cause a little tingle of concern when you read their name. Don't be afraid. Do what you're comfortable doing with your roster.... Read More

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The Cut List (Week 22) - Time to Let Go?

Welcome to the last Cut List of August. Wait, the last Cut List of August already? Yup, next Sunday is September 1. Most trade deadlines are past, so that option is out the window for big names. At this point, if you want to offload them, it's a cut. The 10-team list has three of... Read More

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Asdrubal Cabrera (2B/3B/SS, WAS) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: After not finding a trade partner for Asdrubal Cabrera at the end of July, Texas moved on from the soon-to-be free agent. Just three days after being released by the Rangers, the Nationals pounced and added him to their roster. This is... Read More

2 months ago

Austin Nola (1B/2B, SEA) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: A latecomer to the majors, 29-year-old Austin Nola was finally called up by the Mariners after spending seven years in the Marlins' minor league system. He moved to Seattle this past offseason, debuted in mid-June, and has barely missed a game since.... Read More

2 months ago

Hanser Alberto (2B/3B, BAL) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of leagues ANALYSIS: Under-the-radar players often make it to the waiver wire. Looking at his first three seasons as an MLB player, all three with negative WAR production, it was normal that Hanser Alberto was left off of most fantasy rosters. This year, in his first season in... Read More

2 months ago

Mark Canha (1B/OF, OAK) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of leagues ANALYSIS: At this point in time it feels wrong that someone like Mark Canha keeps being overlooked. In 2019, his fifth MLB season, he's slashing .269/.385/.517, with a .902 OPS, all of those numbers being career-best marks. Adding wood to the fire, he just hit... Read More

2 months ago

Evan Longoria (3B, SF) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of Leagues ANALYSIS: After building his Hall of Fame case for 10 years in Tampa Bay, Evan Longoria moved to the west coast to play for San Francisco in 2018. His production last year was awful considering what he had done not long ago. Flip the calendar... Read More

2 months ago

Starlin Castro (2B/3B, MIA) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of Leagues ANALYSIS: I wrote a piece about Starlin Castro for our waiver wire stream last weekend. Seven days ago, I considered him a good guy to pick up in 14+ team leagues. Turns out he can't stop getting better and he's now someone to consider in... Read More

2 months ago

H2H Category Streamers - Week 22 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

2 months ago

Head-to-Head Hitter Streamers and Starts Week 22

Welcome to the hitting streamers column for the week of 8/26 through 9/2. 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

2 months ago

The Waiver Wire Watch List: Week 22

Throughout the season, you want to get the jump on your competition and sniff out the breakout players before they break out. That's what this list is all about--using some in-depth research and advanced analytics to find the players who aren't quite there yet but are on their way. Some of these may suit your... Read More

2 months ago

Jason Kipnis (2B/OF, CLE) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of leagues ANALYSIS: After two completely mediocre seasons, Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is having a bit of a mini-renaissance as of late, seemingly drawing upon the last well of his old-man strength. After hitting .230 for the previous two years, with an 89 and 83... Read More

2 months ago

Tom Murphy (C, SEA) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two-Catcher Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of leagues ANALYSIS: Poor Tom Murphy...All he wants to do is mash home runs and no one will let him. Well not exactly, as Seattle has let him for mash for 194 plate appearances this year as the backup to Omar Narvaez, to which Murphy has responded by... Read More

2 months ago

Dinelson Lamet (SP, SDP) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of leagues ANALYSIS: If players on the waiver wire continue to perform well, their ownership naturally rises and eventually reaching a point of inflection, wherein a player transitions from a streamer to a keeper. It's the savvy fantasy player that pounces before that point, saving themselves the heartbreak... Read More

2 months ago

Willy Adames (SS, TB) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of leagues ANALYSIS: Now presenting Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames, showing for the umpteenth time that the development of prospects is not always a linear process. The 23-year-old has had an up-and-down first two seasons, with a solid rookie year where he slashed .278/.348/.406, with 10... Read More

2 months ago

Vince Velasquez (SP, PHI) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of leagues ANALYSIS: Philadelphia pitcher Vince Velasquez - who occasionally moonlights as a human gas-can - was a lot easier to recommend before his last start, a 2.2 inning bonfire against the Marlins. Even though Miami had a .285 wOBA and .663 wOBA against right-handers that were... Read More

2 months ago

Sam Darnold (QB, NYJ) - 2019 Fantasy Football Sleeper

The New York Jets and quarterback Sam Darnold enter 2019 expecting to improve upon their 4-12 record from a season ago. To achieve this, they have brought in free-agent running back Le'Veon Bell and former Miami Dolphins Head Coach Adam Gase. The Jets feel that adding these two pieces should significantly improve their offense, which finished... Read More

2 months ago

Stop That Hype Train! Ronald Jones

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter 2019 with high offensive expectations under new Head Coach Bruce Arians. In 2018, the Bucs were third in total offense with 6,738 yards. They led the league in passing with a total of 5,125 yards, which accounted for 76 percent of their total offense. Rushing the ball, however, was a... Read More

2 months ago

Pierre Camus' 2019 Dynasty Players To Buy (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Rookie drafts are taking place, training camp is on the horizon, and the 2019 NFL season kicks off in less than 100 days. In short, for dynasty league owners, it's the most wonderful time of the year. Often lost amidst the rookie talk are... Read More

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Deeper Dynasty Sleepers to Stash (Premium Content)

Sleepers come in all shapes and sizes in fantasy football. It could be the undrafted free agent that teams passed over on draft day. It could be a third-string RB that suddenly ascends to relevance. It could be a veteran receiver that finally finds a chance to shine. Or it could be that player from... Read More

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Pierre Camus' 2019 Dynasty Players To Sell (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. As fun as it is to acquire assets in dynasty leagues, in order to get, you have to give. Often, the player you want to get rid of is the same player nobody else wants to touch. The best player to sell in dynasty... Read More

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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (8/24/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Saturday sees a busy day, with all 30 teams in action. It is even more loaded into the evening, with 12 of the 15 games falling on the evening slate. Let's take a look at that loaded evening slate. The two biggest favorites on this slate in Cleveland and Minnesota, but the pitching situation with... Read More

2 months ago

MLB Betting Expert Picks (8/24/19): Moneylines, Totals

Welcome to the Saturday, Aug. 24th edition of RotoBaller's MLB Betting Picks. I will be serving up some of my top options on today's 15 game slate. Last Tuesday's Picks: 4-0 (100.0%) +445 Year-to-Date: 41-25 (62.1%) +1412 In this article, we will dive into the numbers and pick out my top recommended betting picks for... Read More

2 months ago

Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox - Yesterday's Recap

Welcome to the Saturday, August 24th edition of Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox. Discussing baseball is as fun as the game itself. It has a way of bringing people together to share different opinions about the sport we all love. A similar action can be done with fantasy baseball where we not only discuss... Read More

2 months ago

FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (8/24/19): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice

Friday was a huge night for baseball and we’re back at it with another big Saturday slate. We happen to have three-day games and 12-night games. We’ll try to offer a couple of players from the day slate, to cater to you early birds out there.   In this article, I will be providing you with... Read More

2 months ago

Dexter Fowler (OF, STL) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: 33-year-old veteran outfielder Dexter Fowler fell way off the fantasy radar with his disastrous 2018 season. However, things have been much better in 2019, and he is finally starting to garner some attention again. Fowler is hitting leadoff for a surprisingly effective... Read More

2 months ago

Jon Berti (2B/SS/3B/OF, MIA) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Journeyman utility infielder Jon Berti has settled into a home in Miami, where he is serving as the team's leadoff hitter. Berti is slashing a tidy .267/.349/.435 with four home runs, five stolen bases, and 28 runs scored in 42 games played.... Read More

2 months ago

Abraham Toro (3B, HOU) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The Astros lost shortstop Carlos Correa to yet another stint on the injured list. They have recalled unheralded prospect Abraham Toro in his place. Toro is a third baseman, which will allow Alex Bregman to shift over to shortstop to cover Correa.... Read More

2 months ago

Nick Solak (2B, TEX) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The Rangers recalled infielder Nick Solak, whom they acquired from the Rays earlier in the year, just a few days ago but he has already made a strong impression on his new team. Solak has started all four games since being recalled,... Read More

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