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Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups - First Base (1B)

 
To help you dominate all of your 2019 fantasy baseball leagues, below are some 2019 fantasy baseball first base (1B) draft sleepers & waiver wire pickups to consider adding to your fantasy baseball teams. Be sure to also use our other draft resources and tools shown in the icons below.

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2019 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire by MLB Position

ALL - C - 1B - 2B - SS - 3B - OF - SP - RP

 

Miguel Sano (1B/3B, MIN) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Minnesota Twins first baseman/third baseman Miguel Sano has been a steady source of power for the team since making his 2019 debut in mid-May. On the year, he has a .234/.328/.549 slash line with 14 home runs, 26 RBI and 33 runs scored. The strikeouts... Read More

13 hours ago

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

15 hours ago

Nate Lowe (1B, TB) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of leagues ANALYSIS: In dealing with some recent injury issues, the Tampa Bay Rays have called on hulking, highly rated first base prospect Nate Lowe, with fantastic results. The 24-year-old former Mississippi State Bulldog has a time-tested track record of power-hitting at the professional level, and had... Read More

2 days ago

Renato Nunez (1B/3B, BAL) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS:  Nunez is up to 21 home runs on the season and doesn’t look to be slowing down. Over just his last 15 games, Nunez has 18 hits including five home runs (10 XBH) and 24 R + RBI. The Orioles have... Read More

2 days ago

Yandy Diaz (1B/3B, TB) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS:  Diaz is becoming more and more popular and should find himself over 50% owned very soon. This Rays team has continued to hit and he’s slotted into the cleanup hole on a consistent basis. His wOBA is up over .362 since the... Read More

2 days ago


Christian Walker (1B, ARI) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS:  For a guy that started the season as one of the hottest rookies, things got ugly in the middle of the first half and Walker is now just 30% owned. However, Christian Walker has completely turned things around in July. From... Read More

3 days ago

Garrett Cooper (1B/OF, MIA) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS:  It doesn’t look like Garrett Cooper intends to slow down anytime soon. What once looked like a fluky hot streak, has turned into what may have been Cooper turning the corner. Over just hit last seven games, Cooper has accounted for 10... Read More

3 days ago

Niko Goodrum (1B/2B/SS/3B/OF, DET) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Uber-utility man Niko Goodrum has flashed a nice combination of power and speed this season for the Detroit Tigers. He currently has eight home runs and 11 stolen bases in 83 games, putting him on pace for a 20/20 season if he... Read More

3 days ago

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

5 days ago

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

6 days 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

1 week ago

Jake Bauers (1B/OF, CLE) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: A popular sleeper pick heading into 2019, Indians outfielder and first baseman Jake Bauers never really woke up once the season started, with his ownership cratering as fast as his batting average. Through the first two months of the season, Bauers slashed .217/.307/.339 with only... Read More

1 week ago

Christian Walker (1B, ARI) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of leagues ANALYSIS: Before the 2019 season, 28-year old Christian Walker had taken 88 AB across four separate seasons in the MLB, mostly culminating in disappointment. Fast forward 308 AB into this season and the former South Carolina Gamecock has crushed 18 home runs, stolen five bases... Read More

1 week ago

A.J. Reed (1B, CHW) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Chicago White Sox have struggled to manufacture offense out of the DH slot this season, and with Yonder Alonso's tenure with the team already over (and his tenure with a new one has already begun), the club has opted to roll the dice... Read More

1 week ago

Miguel Sano (1B/3B, MIN) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of leagues ANALYSIS: After missing the first six weeks of the season, and coming off a year in which he slashed a lowly .199/.281/.398, it's not surprising that Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano is available in over two-thirds of leagues. But in his first forty games since... Read More

1 week 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks ago

1B and 3B Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 15

By the time you read this, the All-Star break will be underway. June and July tend to be the leanest months on the waiver wire, as most teams are still trying to win and fantasy football has yet to lure away any of the also-rans. Rest assured, however, that there are still players available who... Read More

2 weeks ago

Garrett Cooper (1B/OF, MIA) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Miami Marlins outfielder Garrett Cooper has become a mainstay in the heart of the team's lineup this year. He has a slash line of .306/.375/.473 with eight home runs and 31 RBI across 51 games on the season. He's shown a solid ability... Read More

2 weeks ago

Yandy Diaz (1B/3B, TB) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of leagues ANALYSIS: Looking at the overall numbers for Yandy Diaz in 2019, it's hard to see why he's available in 65% of leagues. A slash line of .273/.349/.477 with 11 home runs, 32 RBI, and 45 runs scored through 66 games will usually garner more attention in... Read More

2 weeks ago


Renato Nunez (1B/3B, BAL) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Orioles infielder Renato Nunez has cooled down considerably after his hot start to the season, but he still heads into the All-Star break with 19 home runs, 47 RBI and 42 runs scored - numbers that put him on pace to hit... Read More

2 weeks ago

Nate Lowe (1B, TB) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Rays first baseman Nathaniel Lowe's first crack at the big leagues did not go so hot earlier this season. He slashed a respectable .263/.310/.316 with five runs scored in 42 plate appearances, but did not record a single home run - only... Read More

2 weeks ago

Digging Deeper: AL-Only Waiver Wire Report for Week 14

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

3 weeks ago

Digging Deeper: NL-Only Waiver Report for Week 14

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

3 weeks ago

1B and 3B Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 14

We've entered the second half of the 2019 season, even though the unofficial demarcation point doesn't come until next week. June and July tend to be the leanest months on the waiver wire, as most teams are still trying to win and fantasy football has yet to lure away any of the also-rans. Rest assured,... Read More

3 weeks ago


Christian Walker (1B, ARI) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker has continued to hit in the middle of the team's batting order while he has enjoyed his breakout season. He is slashing .256/.329/.477 with 14 home runs, 35 RBI and 42 runs across 81 games this year. His... Read More

3 weeks ago

Garrett Cooper (1B, OF, MIA) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of leagues ANALYSIS: Enough is enough, it's time to add Garrett Cooper. Forget that he's on the Marlins and forget that he's been a virtual unknown all year - Cooper is crushing.  Since returning from injury in mid-May, Cooper has been a monster - slashing .356/.414/.548 with... Read More

3 weeks ago

Bobby Bradley (1B, CLE) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of leagues ANALYSIS: The arrival of a prospect to the major league ranks is always exciting news, and the injection of first baseman Bobby Bradley into the Cleveland Indians batting order could mean some instant power-hitting rewards. The 23-year old Mississippian was once considered to be a... Read More

3 weeks ago

Digger Deeper: AL-Only Waiver Wire Report for Week 13

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

4 weeks ago

Digging Deeper: NL-Only Waiver Report for Week 13

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

4 weeks ago


1B and 3B Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 13

This week marks the halfway point of the 2019 baseball season. Hopefully this column has been a help to you so far, and continues to be down the stretch. The middle portion of the year is arguably the toughest stretch in which to seek reinforcements via the waiver wire. With most teams still going for... Read More

4 weeks ago

Christian Walker (1B, ARI) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of leagues ANALYSIS: On his fourth team in two years, 28-year old Christian Walker seemed to be on the verge of a late-blooming breakout, lighting up the stat sheet over the course of April. Over his first month, Walker slashed  .307/.381/.614 with seven home runs, 15 RBI,... Read More

4 weeks ago

Renato Nunez (1B, 3B, BAL) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of leagues ANALYSIS: June has not been kind to Baltimore Orioles infielder, Renato Nunez. Hitting just .197 with two home runs and five RBI over 73 plate appearances, Nunez's underlying numbers aren't much better - only a 66 wRC+ and a .271 wOBA. But prior to his... Read More

4 weeks ago

Garrett Cooper (1B/OF, MIA) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of leagues ANALYSIS: Garrett Cooper has a straight-up weird lineup of peripherals, but fortunately, it has culminated in an absolutely fantastic offensive showing by the 28-year old Auburn alumni. This year, the emergent outfielder and first baseman has hit for six home runs and a well-rounded slash of... Read More

1 month ago

Niko Goodrum (1B/2B/SS/3B/OF, DET) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Uber-utility man Niko Goodrum has flashed a nice combination of power and speed this season for the Detroit Tigers. He currently has six home runs and seven stolen bases in 64 games, putting him on pace for close to a 20/20 season... Read More

1 month ago


Digger Deeper: AL-Only Waiver Wire Report for Week 12

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

1 month ago

Digging Deeper: NL-Only Waiver Report for Week 12

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

1 month ago

Garrett Cooper (1B/OF, MIA) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of leagues ANALYSIS: You'll be forgiven if Miami outfielder Garrett Cooper hasn't been on your radar. Not only is it easy to be invisible when you play for the last-place Marlins, but Cooper also hasn't helped his case for relevance by missing large chunks of time due to... Read More

1 month ago

1B and 3B Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 12

This point of the season is a rough one for reinforcements on the waiver wire. Pretty much everyone is still trying to win, and with early breakouts long since snapped up and injuries taking their toll as usual, it can be tough to find help that doesn't require a trade partner. Tough - but not... Read More

1 month ago

Yandy Diaz (1B/3B, TB) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays corner infielder Yandy Diaz took the fantasy world by storm in April, when he hit .291 with six home runs, 17 RBI and a .980 OPS. He then cooled off significantly in May and had his month cut short with a... Read More

1 month ago


Miguel Sano (1B/3B, MIN) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: After missing the majority of the season on the injured list, Twins infielder Miguel Sano is back and doing what he does best - mashing the crap out of the ball, when he's not swinging and missing. His 10.8% walk rate and 36.1%... Read More

1 month ago

Digger Deeper: AL-Only Waiver Wire Report for Week 11

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

1 month ago

Digging Deeper: NL-Only Waiver Report for Week 11

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

1 month ago

Yandy Diaz (1B/3B, TB) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of leagues ANALYSIS: Prior to missing 12 games after being hit on the hand by a Chance Adams fastball on May 19th, Yandy Diaz had been having the season that Cleveland fans had been dreaming of ever since first putting eyes upon his Dan Uggla-esque biceps. Unfortunately for... Read More

1 month ago

Travis Shaw (1B/2B/3B, MIL) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of Leagues ANALYSIS: It’s been a nightmare of a season so far for Milwaukee Brewers slugger Travis Shaw, who is hitting .170 on the year with just four home runs and an abysmal OPS of .568. Shaw is coming off a solid season where he hit... Read More

1 month ago


1B and 3B Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 11

This point of the season is a rough one for reinforcements on the waiver wire. Pretty much everyone is still trying to win, and with early breakouts long since snapped up and injuries taking their toll as usual, it can be tough to find help that doesn't require a trade partner. Tough - but not... Read More

1 month ago

Christian Walker (1B, ARI) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 25% of Leagues ANALYSIS: One of the bright spots in the Arizona Diamondbacks batting lineup this year has been the play of first baseman Christian Walker. It’s been a long back-and-forth journey for the 28-year-old to supplant himself in an everyday big league lineup, but his... Read More

1 month ago

Digger Deeper: AL-Only Waiver Wire Report for Week 10

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

2 months ago

Digging Deeper: NL-Only Waiver Report for Week 10

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

2 months ago

1B and 3B Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 10

This point of the season is a rough one for reinforcements on the waiver wire. Pretty much everyone is still trying to win, and with early breakouts long since snapped up and injuries taking their toll as usual, it can be tough to find help that doesn't require a trade partner. Tough - but not... Read More

2 months ago