Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Waiver Wire Pickups - Outfield (OF)

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Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Waiver Wire Pickups - Outfield (OF)

To help you dominate all of your 2017 fantasy baseball leagues, below are some 2017 fantasy baseball outfield (OF) sleepers & waiver wire pickups to consider adding to your fantasy baseball teams.

We recommend MLB outfielders for you to consider as 2017 draft sleepers, ADP values, or hot pickups off the waiver wire once the season starts.

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Adds by MLB Position

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Michael A. Taylor (OF, WSH) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Washington Nationals outfielder Michael A. Taylor only has five hits in his last eight games, but did have a three hit game on September 20 and has three multi-hit games in his last 10 games. Taylor is hitting .292 with four home runs and 11 RBI in September, seeing his numbers jump after posting a .576 OPS in August. He had 12 home runs and 10 stolen bases in the first half, posting an .830, making him...

Nick Williams (OF, PHI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Williams has frequently been on our waiver wire list here at Rotoballer and back-to-back multi-RBI games could show that he is hot once again. Williams only has a .208 batting average over the last seven days, but has a .321 batting average in September, including eight extra-base hits, 10 runs scored, and 22 RBI. He only has five hits over his last eight games, but has a .289 batting average this season and his...

Mitch Haniger (OF, SEA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger only has a .208 batting average over the last seven days, but does have two home runs in that time span and his huge September puts him on the fantasy radar. This month, Haniger is hitting .350 with 10 extra-base hits, 10 RBI, and 13 runs scored, hitting five of his 14 home runs in September. While Haniger only has one multi-hit game in his last six games, he does have hits in...

Dexter Fowler (OF, STL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 50% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler has been white hot over the last seven days and is not only a good player to add this week, but also is one that can help you win a fantasy championship. Fowler is 11-for-21 with six extra-base hits, seven runs scored, and nine RBI over the last seven days and is hitting .389 with eight extra-base hits in September. He has a five-game hitting streak, with multiple hits in four of the...

Shin-Soo Choo (OF, TEX) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 39% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has hits in eight of 10 games, posting six extra-base hits, making him a strong option for the stretch run. He is only hitting .261 in September, notching multi-hit games in only two of his last 10 games, but scored a run in two of his last three games and is now seventh in the American League with 87 runs scored. He only has a .264 batting average for the season, but hit .314 in...

Howie Kendrick (1B/2B/3B/OF, WAS) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Washington Nationals utility man Howie Kendrick has fallen off of the fantasy radar a bit this month with his .217 batting average, but should still be a fantasy option for the playoff run. While Kendrick only has two multi-hit games in his last 10 games, he does have a modest three-game hitting streak and has scored a run in four of his last five games. Since being acquired by the Nationals from the Phillies, Kendrick has a...

Matt Joyce (OF, OAK) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Oakland Athletics outfielder Matt Joyce has home runs in three of his last five games and his 23 home runs this season are a career-high. Joyce has 12 of fhis 23 home runs in the second half and his second half OPS sits at .957 after posting a .949 OPS in August and his scortching hot start to September. He has a hit in nine of his last 10 starts for the Athletics, seeing his batting average...

Ian Happ (2B/OF, CHC) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Chicago Cubs second baseman/outfielder Ian Happ has a .304 batting average in September and his 21 home runs this season make him a fantasy asset. Happ has hits in seven of his last 10 games, including three multi-hit games, and has seen his seasonal average jump from .246 to .256 over the last 10 games. He is coming off of the best month of his young career as well, posting a .958 OPS in August, and he...

Kevin Kiermaier (OF, TB) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier has hits in eight of his last 10 games and his .345 batting average this month is attractive to fantasy owners. In fact, the two games where Kiermaier does not have a hit, he has still be productive, getting an RBI in a hitless effort on September 3 and working a walk in his hitless affair last night. After posting a .737 OPS in 233 at-bats before the All-Star break, Kiermaier has a...

Matt Olson (1B/OF, OAK) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Oakland Athletics first baseman/outfielder Matt Olson has a home run in six of his last 10 games and his seven home runs in that time span have put him on the fantasy radar. Olson has 15 home runs in 44 games this season and had seven home runs in just 59 at-bats last month, posting a 1.020 OPS and strong .305 average. With his home run barrage, Olson now has three multi-hit games in his last 10 games...

Victor Robles (OF, WAS) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10- and 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Nationals top farmhand Victor Robles is reportedly heading to the nation’s capital to join the big league club, making the jump straight from Double-A. The No. 4 overall prospect in baseball according to MLB Pipeline will not be eligible to compete in the postseason, but he should provide the Nats with a spark over the last few weeks of the season. As for his immediate fantasy value (he’s one of the more attractive keeper/dynasty pieces in all...

Jorge Polanco (2B/3B/SS, MIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 62% Yahoo ANALYSIS: The Twins would qualify for the playoffs if the season ended today, and Jorge Polanco's second-half surge is a big reason why. The 24-year-old infielder entered the All-Star break among the worst hitters in baseball, posting a pathetic .224/.273/.323 batting line. He's hit .317/.370/.576 since, with seven home runs, four stolen bases, and 49 R+RBI in 40 games. Over the past month, he's been particularly locked in, recording multiple hits in 14 of 29 games. Furthermore, all seven of those second-half...

Kole Calhoun (OF, LAA) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 45% of Yahoo! Leagues   ANALYSIS: Kole Calhoun isn’t generally regarded as an exciting fantasy option, but he had an outstanding month of August. In that month, Calhoun hit four home runs, scored 20 runs, and driven in 14. The recent additions of Justin Upton and Brandon Phillips will likely shift Calhoun’s fantasy profile, as their additions have moved Calhoun out of his usual second spot in the lineup. For example, over the weekend series,...

Shin-Soo Choo (OF, TEX) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has hits in seven consecutive games, and nine of 10, making him a strong option for the stretch run. Not only has Choo been hitting the ball, but he has also been hitting the ball for power, hitting three home runs in the last six games and clubbing two doubles as well. Choo also scored a run in six consecutive games from August 26 to September 1 and is now up to...

Keon Broxton (OF, MIL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Keon Broxton only has three hits over the last 10 games, but his combination of power and speed are interesting for fantasy owners. Broxton has 20 home runs and 19 stolen bases this season and had a .795 OPS in August, an improvement on his .741 OPS for the season. One more stolen base will make him the second MLB player with a 20/20 season this season (Jose Altue) and masks the fact...

Ian Happ (2B/OF, CHC) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Chicago Cubs second baseman/outfielder Ian Happ has hits in four of his last five games and is a viable fantasy option in all formats. Happ has an RBI in two of his last three games and had a double, home run, and four RBI against the Pirates on August 30. He finished the month of August with a .958 OPS, seven home runs, and 17 RBI, the best season of his young career and now has 20...

Curtis Granderson (OF, LAD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Curtis Granderson has been crushing the ball lately and his trade to the Dodgers only makes his fantasy value greater. Granderson has seen his fantasy stock drop a bit, as he only has three hits in his last 10 games, but he has two home runs in his last 10 games and has also walked seven times in his last 10 games. He is only hitting .215 this season, and .179 in the...

Kolten Wong (2B/OF, STL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: St. Louis Cardinals second baseman/outfielder Kolten Wong has hits in seven of his last 10 games and a little bit of a power spurt makes him a great fantasy addition. Wong only has four home runs this season, but two of those home runs have come over the last eight games, adding to his .304 batting average this season. He finished the month of August with a .347 batting average and 13 extra-base hits, knocking in 18,...

Trey Mancini (1B/OF, BAL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 58% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Baltimore Orioles first baseman/outfielder Trey Mancini has hits in eight of his last 10 games and is still a good addition for fantasy owners. Mancini has been on and off waiver lists over the last few months, and a .732 OPS in July saw him go back on the waiver wire in a lot of leagues. While his .819 OPS in August is not nearly as good as his 1.013 OPS in June or even his .877...

Eddie Rosario (OF, MIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 50% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario had a five-game hitting streak coming into Friday's game and, even with the 0-for-5 performance against the Royals on Friday, he is one of the better fantasy additions. Rosario had an RBI in four of his five games during the hitting streak, clubbing two home runs on Wednesday and a double on Thursday night to finish the month of August with a .944 OPS. In fact, Rosario has had an OPS over .850 in...

Jose Pirela (SD, 2B/OF) - Waiver Wire Adds

BALLER MOVE: Add in deeper mixed and  NL-only leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: Jose Pirela has been under looked the entire season as he quietly has put together a .295 batting average and .858 OPS with eight home runs on the season in just 244 at-bats. Yes, the Padres don’t offer the best lineup, but Pirela has held his own and is worth a look in NL-Only leagues. Eligible at both second base and outfield the Padres number three hitter has a .292 average over the past...

Kolten Wong (STL, 2B/OF) - Waiver Wire Adds

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-team and NL-Only leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSIS: Kolten Wong is the perfect example of a player who should be owned as soon as owners give up on the player. Wong has been hyped up every season by both fantasy owners and the St. Louis Cardinals every season. As soon as owners are ready to put their stock into Wong he has struggled and either dealt with slumps or mid-season demotions. However in classic Kolten Wong fashion, he...

Shin-Soo Choo (OF, TEX) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Yahoo! Leagues   ANALYSIS: Shin Soo-Choo has shockingly low ownership despite being a contributor across every fantasy category. Though he is a boring name and at a prime age for regression, Choo could be a key contributor to fantasy teams down the stretch of the fantasy season. Choo is especially valuable in OBP and points leagues thanks to his tremendous .368 on-base percentage. He is also a standout in the runs category, as he has 70 runs scored to this point in the season,...

Randal Grichuk (OF, STL) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of Yahoo! Leagues   ANALYSIS: Randal Grichuk is perceived as a streaky hitter, and while his production does come in bunches he has shown an ability to contribute regularly. For example, his average has fallen below .240 just one month this season, and his slugging percentage has remained well above .500 in the months of June, July, and August. Grichuk has been especially good of late. Despite hitting only two home runs to this point in August, he has nine RBI and...

Cory Spangenburg (2B/3B/OF, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: San Diego Padres utility man Cory Spangenberg was hitless on Thursday and Friday, but his eight-game hitting streak that precluded makes him a fantasy asset. Spangenburg has a .274 batting average in August, posting a triple, two doubles, and four home runs in 62 at-bats. He has driven in 12 batters while scoring 13 runs in August, stealing two bases and posting a .348 OBP this month. In the second half, Spangenberg has a .967 OPS, a...

Manuel Margot (OF, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 25% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: San Diego Padres outfielder Manuel Margot is only hitting .207 in August, but his burst of power has made him interesting for fantasy owners. Margot has four home runs in August, including a two home run game on August 11, and now has 12 home runs and 12 stolen bases in 88 games this season. His batting average has dipped to .267 with his poor performance in August and he has only walked 20 times in 356 at-bats this...

Eddie Rosario (OF, MIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 47% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario has an eight-hame hitting streak and his huge month of August has made him a top waiver option. Rosario has a .351 batting average, four doubles, five home runs, 12 runs scored, and 12 RBI in August, posting five multi-hit games in his eight-game hitting streak. He now has a .301 batting average, 45 extra-base hits, 46 RBI, and 55 runs scored this season, making him look like a decent OF3 option. Those in...

Cory Spangenberg (2B/3B/OF, SDP) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 33% Yahoo ANALYSIS: I'm reasonably confident that a majority of baseball fans have no idea who Cory Spangenberg is, but fantasy owners have certainly taken notice. It's been hard not to, considering that the Padres' Swiss Army knife has hit four home runs and totaled 16 R+RBI in the last four days. That offensive onslaught has brought his second-half line to a robust .333/.408/.604 with seven homers and 50 R+RBI just 31 games. It's little wonder that he's among the most popular adds...

Jose Pirela (2B/OF, SDP) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of Yahoo! Leagues   ANALYSIS: Jose Pirela is getting consistent major league at-bats for the first time in his career, and the results have been solid. Through 234 plate appearances, he is posting a .241 ISO with just a 21% strikeout rate. Pirela’s power has been a surprising part of his game as his ISO regularly hovered around .150 throughout all of his minor league stops. However, his batted ball profile indicates that he should be able to maintain a high...

Nick Williams (OF, PHI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Williams has hits in three of his last four games and his .343 batting average in August has caught the eye of fantasy owners. Williams has driven in 24 batters in 34 games this season and already has 16 extra-base hits in just 129 at-bats for Philadelphia. He has a home run and four doubles this month, but is only 5-for-23 over the last seven days, making him available in many leagues. A...

Josh Bell (1B/OF, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 47% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman/outfielder Josh Bell has a .333 batting average to open August and he is a good source of cheap power for the stretch run. Bell has hit 20 home runs in his rookie season and has two multi-hit games in his last three games, including a home run, two doubles, and four RBI. He has four multi-hit games already this month and has driven in seven runs this month while scoring three times. While...

Carlos Gomez (OF, TEX) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Texas Rangers outfielder Carlos Gomez has hits in eight of his last 10 games and is once again on the fantasy radar. Gomez has been on and off of lists of the best fantasy additions, but he has 31 extra-base hits in 84 games this season and has also added 11 stolen bases. He has opened the month of August with a .286 batting average, including three RBI and four runs scored, and has contributed a home...

Manuel Margot (OF, SDP) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of Yahoo! Leagues   ANALYSIS: Coming up through the minors, Manuel Margot was profiled as a top of the order base stealer. Of late however, he has shown some surprising power that includes a current stretch of four home runs in his past seven games. Given that Margot has hit atop the Padres’ order for nearly all of his at-bats this season, there is potential for Margot to be a four-category contributor the remainder of the season. Margot has not had the...

Bradley Zimmer (OF, CLE) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of Yahoo! Leagues   ANALYSIS: Bradley Zimmer has come back to earth in August after what appeared to be a breakout performance in July. However, given the injuries the Indians have been forced to fight through and the team’s remaining schedule, Zimmer is worth adding thanks the power and speed upside he has already shown. Even with the addition of Jay Bruce, the Indians outfield is in flux given the uncertain health of both Michael Brantley...

Gerardo Parra (1B/OF, COL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 46% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Colorado Rockies first baseman/outfielder Gerardo Parra has hits in nine of his last 10 games and his .914 OPS is very enticing for fantasy owners. Parra only has three multi-hit games in his small streak, but does have six doubles and eight RBI over his last 10 games. He has 24 extra-base hits and 48 RBI in just 69 games this season and had a 1.097 OPS and 17 RBI in 61 July at-bats. Parra has a...

Nick Williams (OF, PHI) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of Yahoo! Leagues   ANALYSIS: Nick Williams was always able to post gaudy counting stats at each level of the minor leagues. The concern about his transition to the big leagues when he was called up in late June stemmed from his plate discipline, as he struck out at well over a 25% rate while at AAA with a walk rate under five percent. That profile has remained nearly the same in 111 big league plate appearances, but he has...

Josh Bell (1B/OF, PIT) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 46% of Yahoo! Leagues   ANALYSIS: After a less than  impressive start to the season, Josh Bell has put together an impressive stretch of 185 at-bats spanning the months of June and July. Though not known for his power while working through the minor leagues, Bell posted a .522 and .527 slugging percentage in June and July respectively. Bell has traded plate discipline and contact for power, as his swing rate at pitches outside the zone has gone from 24.5% in his...

Joey Gallo (1B/3B/OF, TEX) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 48% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Texas Rangers utility man Joey Gallo has four home runs in his last three games, showcasing his power for fantasy owners. Gallo is now fourth in the American League with 29 home runs and he has eight RBI over his last three games, driving in multiple runs in four of his last 10 games. There are obvious issues making Gallo available, his .205 batting average and 134 strikeouts, but fantasy owners will be buying his power...

Rajai Davis (OF, OAK) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Oakland Athletics outfielder Rajai Davis has hits in four of his last five games, making him a good option for fantasy owners looking for outfield depth. Davis has two home runs and two doubles over the last five games, also stealing a base on Wednesday night, his 20th of the season. If Davis is able to provide some pop with his obvious speed, this makes him a fantasy asset, as he posted 37 extra-base hits last season. ...

Manuel Margot (OF, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: San Diego Padres outfielder Manuel Margot has hits in eight of his last 10 games, including six multi-hit games, and should be owned in all formats. Margot now has a .278 batting average this season and had six extra-base hits in a five game stretch from July  26-30. He only has one hit in seven at-bats thus far in August, but his .850 OPS in July shows that the 22-year-old is on his way to becoming a force....

Gerardo Parra (1B/OF, COL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 45% Yahoo ANALYSIS: After a difficult first season in Denver, Parra was supposed to be buried on the depth chart. Instead, he’s hit .354/.376/.531 with eight home runs and 81 R+RBI in 65 games. As you can tell from that low number of games played, Parra hasn’t been an everyday presence in the Rockies lineup to this point. However, with Ian Desmond back on the disabled list, expect Parra to man left field on the daily for a while. He’s also...

Odubel Herrera (OF, PHI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 57% Yahoo ANALYSIS: Odubel Herrera got off to a rough start in 2017. Fresh off a breakout campaign in which he hit .286/.361/.420 with 15 home runs, 87 runs, and 25 stolen bases, the Phillies' center fielder stumbled to a .218/.262/.326 mark through the first two months of this season. He had just three home runs and four steals in seven attempts, and there were rumors that he could see a demotion to the minors if his struggles continued. Fortunately for Herrera and patient fantasy...

Manuel Margot (OF, SDP) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 26% Yahoo ANALYSIS: Manuel Margot is quietly having a solid rookie season, hitting .281/.321/.431 with eight home runs and 11 stolen bases. Part of the reason he's flown under the radar is that he missed about a month of action with a calf strain. Since returning from that injury on June 27, Margot has put up a .320/.352/.505 line, with four homers and six steals. The 22-year-old has been even hotter of late, with three of those four bombs coming in his...

Corey Spangenberg (2B/3B/OF, SD) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of Yahoo! Leagues   ANALYSIS: After battling injury for much of 2016, Corey Spangenberg has come back healthy in 2017 and is quietly having a nice season for fantasy purposes. That performance is headlined by eight home runs to go along with six stolen bases and a solid batting average. These numbers have been backed up by a career high hard hit rate of 27.7% and the lowest soft contact rate of his career by over six percent. That has helped him maintain a...

Steve Pearce (2B/3B/OF, TOR) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of Yahoo! Leagues   ANALYSIS: Steve Pearce’s season-long numbers don’t look gaudy at first glance, but when he has been on the field he has been very productive. He will likely be a hot name for the waiver wire this week as he slugged two game winning grand slams in the past week. For Pearce, however, it isn’t a case of simply having a hot week. After a sluggish April, he had monstrous performances in May and June with limited at-bats due...

Josh Bell (1B/OF, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 46% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Rookie Josh Bell keeps climbing up the fantasy rankings, but not necessarily in ownership. His second half numbers show improved plate discipline and the power hasn't evaporated with it. Bell is up to 18 home runs and 55 RBI on the season, which should erase all previous doubts about his big-league power. He is the new cleanup hitter in Pittsburgh with Gregory Polanco on the shelf again and he's responded well -...

Josh Reddick (OF, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 53% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Josh Reddick hit a three-run homer on Friday and drove in five on the night, giving him 10 HR, 53 RBI on the season. Those aren't overwhelming power numbers, but Reddick is contributing even more in the less exciting categories, such as runs scored, and has even snuck a few steals in. Reddick is slashing .306/.348/.495 with 60 R, and seven SB. Reddick continues to reach base at a high clip and should keep scoring plenty of runs in...

Bradley Zimmer (OF, CLE) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Clevleand Indians outfielder Bradley Zimmer has hits in five consecutive starts and is quickly becoming one of the brightest young OF stars. Zimmer is 9-for-22 with five runs scored, six extra-base hits, and eight RBI over the last seven days and also stole two bases on July 25. He only had two extra-base hits in July coming into the last seven days, causing his fantasy stock to plummet, but he still has an .800 OPS and 20...

Rajai Davis (OF, OAK) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Oakland Athletics outfielder Rajai Davis is the perfect player to fill one category for fantasy owners, as he has elite stolen base potential. Davis only has a .224 batting average this season, but his .271 batting average in July is good enough to be able to put him in the lineup for his stolen bases. He has stolen 19 bases this season and will now get playing time with Jaycob Brugman dealing with a...

Nick Williams (OF, PHI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Williams has a hit in nine of his last 10 games and is quickly becoming a mainstay in Philadelphia's outfield. Acquired in the Cole Hamels trade, Williams has a .308 batting average in 78 at-bats this month, knocking in 19 runs and clubbing 11 extra-base hits. Williams has an RBI in seven of his last 10 games, including six multi-RBI games, and also has six multi-hit games over that...