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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

 

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

5 hours 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 day 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 day 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

4 days 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

5 days 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

6 days 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

6 days 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

6 days 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 week 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 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks ago

Renato Nunez (1B/3B, BAL) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Longtime A's farmhand Renato Nunez saw his prospect star dim in recent years as he began to hear the dreaded "Quad-A" label. He's doing his best to turn that around this season in Baltimore however, mashing 14 home runs with 34 RBI... Read More

3 weeks ago

Digging Deeper: AL-Only Waiver Wire Report for Week 9

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


Digging Deeper: NL-Only Waiver Wire Report for Week 9

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

Logan Forsythe (1B/2B/3B, TEX) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Journeyman infielder Logan Forsythe started five straight games for the Rangers this past week. His numbers weren’t anything particularly noteworthy during the stretch, but over the course of the season, he’s slashing .294/.408/.468 with 11 doubles. That .468 SLG% is well above his career... Read More

3 weeks ago

1B and 3B Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 9

Your friendly neighborhood @Roto_Dubs here, filling in for the esteemed Mr. Bishop for the week. 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... Read More

3 weeks ago

Pablo Sandoval (1B/3B, SF) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: In a true blast from the plast, San Francisco Giants corner infielder Pablo Sandoval is slashing a tidy .302/.330/.635(!) with seven home runs, 18 RBI and even one stolen base on the season. His ridiculous slash line is carried by an incredible... Read More

3 weeks ago

Digging Deeper: AL-Only Waiver Wire Report for Week 8

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 Wire Report for Week 8

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

Derek Dietrich (1B/2B/OF, CIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Life outside Miami sure has been nice so far for the left-handed Derek Dietrich. He’s hitting home runs at a rate unlike any we’ve seen before from him, 11 HR in 96 at-bats, compared with 16 HR in 499 AB last year, his most... Read More

4 weeks ago

1B and 3B Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 8

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

4 weeks ago

Pablo Sandoval (1B/3B, SF) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of leagues ANALYSIS: Pablo Sandoval has long been a fixture for San Francisco Giants squads that made triumphant postseason runs, and if his stint in Boston proved anything, it's that he doesn't appear to be comfortable batting outside the Bay. This season, the 32-year old two-time All-Star... Read More

1 month ago

Mitch Moreland (1B, BOS) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of Leagues ANALYSIS: If you were to predict at the start of the season who was going to lead the Red Sox in homers by mid-May, a few names would have popped into your head, but one of them likely wouldn't have been Mitch Moreland.... Read More

1 month ago


Logan Forsythe (1B/2B/3B, TEX) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Elvis Andrus' injury has freed up veteran infielder Logan Forsythe for a full-time job, at least for the time being. Forsythe has crushed the ball so far this season, posting a .320/.418/.534 slash line along with three home runs, 21 RBI and... Read More

1 month ago

Ronny Rodriguez (1B/2B/SS/3B, DET) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The Tigers have gotten quite a performance out of Ronny Rodriguez, an unheralded utility infielder who didn't do much with the bat last year. 2019 has been a different story however, as the shortstop is slashing a tidy .294/.337/.671 with six home... Read More

1 month ago

Digging Deeper: AL-Only Waiver Wire Report for Week 7

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 Wire Report for Week 7

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

1B and 3B Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 7

With roughly a quarter of the season in the books, you may be running out of patience with your current fantasy squad. That's okay! While huge, season-altering transactions may not yet be merited, that doesn't necessarily mean that sitting on your hands is advisable either. Perhaps you just need to find a little help on... Read More

1 month ago


Ronny Rodriguez (1B/2B/3B/SS, DET) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: Is Ronny Rodriguez's true talent level reflected in his current .305/.344/.644 line? Absolutely not, but that doesn't mean he can't be useful to your fantasy squad. Even after this hot streak peters out, the 27-year-old may have some sneaky value in deep and AL-only... Read More

1 month ago

Eric Thames (1B/OF, MIL) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Brewers first baseman/outfielder Eric Thames has quietly hit the stuffing out of the ball this season, boasting a ridiculous 91.7 mile per hour average exit velocity along with a 45.5% hard hit rate. Tack on his 16.3% walk rate, one of the... Read More

1 month ago

Digging Deeper: AL-Only Waiver Wire Report for Week 6

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 Wire Report for Week 6

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

1B and 3B Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 6

As the calendar flips into May, you might find yourself struggling to remain patient with underperforming players on your fantasy teams. Some of those players may not deserve the benefit of the doubt, but many do. There's always room for improvement, and if you've determined that a player falls into the former category RE: doubts... Read More

1 month ago


Nate Lowe (1B, TB) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Nathaniel Lowe has long been one of the better hitting prospects in the Rays system, and he finally got his chance to show off at the big league level. Through five games, Lowe has slashed .263/.286/.316 with a pair of runs... Read More

1 month ago

Rowdy Tellez (1B/DH, TOR) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Tellez has continued to heat up at the plate, raising his slash line up to a respectable .250/.319/.512 with 13 runs scored, six home runs and 17 RBI. He has absolutely crushed the ball, boasting a 92.3 mph exit velocity and a... Read More

1 month ago

Eric Thames (1B/OF, MIL) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of leagues ANALYSIS: Eric Thames has consistently demonstrated that he is in short, a beast, over the course of the last three seasons. The tide definitely seemed to turn once he joined the Milwaukee Brewers, as he has produced 52 HR, 11 SB, and a slash of... Read More

1 month ago

Deeper AL-Only Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 5

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

Deeper NL-Only Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 5

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 5

We may be coming to the end of April, but there remains an overwhelming majority of the season left to play. In most cases, you are still advised not to make drastic decisions regarding your fantasy roster. Of course, that isn't to say you should do nothing. There's always room for improvement. Whether you're patching... Read More

2 months ago

Rowdy Tellez (1B/DH, TOR) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Tellez has now played 24 games this season, just one more than he played last season when he caught a lot of people's attention as a hot-hitting September call-up. The immediate numbers don't look great. Tellez hit .314/.329/.614 in 23 games last... Read More

2 months ago

Deeper AL-Only Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 4

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

Deeper NL-Only Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 4

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 4

Despite there having been enough injuries for an entire season at this point - or at least it feels that way - we're still only about a eighth of the way through the 2019 campaign. Knowing full well that I am in broken-record territory at this point, you are nevertheless encouraged to avoid extreme measures at... Read More

2 months ago


Hunter Dozier (1B/3B, KC) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 42% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The former eighth overall pick is finally beginning to live up to some of the lofty expectations that were laid on him when he first came into the league. Dozier's 2018 season was a disappointment, but so far in 2019 he has ballooned... Read More

2 months ago

Ryan McMahon (1B/2B/3B, COL) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 41% of leagues ANALYSIS: A popular target in the middle-to-late rounds of fantasy drafts after a torrid spring, early returns were disappointing for Ryan McMahon and owners who had invested in his services. He produced a lousy .200/310/.280 line in the season's opening week before landing on the injured... Read More

2 months ago

Christian Walker (1B, ARI) - Waiver Wire Pickups Week 4

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Walker is 28 years old but just now getting his first test as an everyday player in the majors. Despite being an effective minor leaguer, Walker has struggled in the majors before this season. He’s had trouble with left-handed pitchers, against whom he generates... Read More

2 months ago

Deeper NL-Only Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 3

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

Deeper AL-Only Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 3

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