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

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

 

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 45% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Trey Mancini was gaining more playing time as the wore on and the injury to Chris Davis has served to seal his role as an everyday player for the Orioles. He has taken advantage of that, posting a 1.105 OPS in the month of June. In fact, this compares rather favorably to another rookie receiving plenty of hype in Cody Bellinger, who has posted a 1.138 OPS for the month. His profile suggests...

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: San Diego Padres second baseman/outfielder Jose Pirela has a. 328 batting average in June and is becoming a nice option for fantasy owners. Pirela has five multi-hit games in his last 10 games and also stole two bases on June 21, a nice surprise for a player with four stolen bases in 74 career games. He has eight extra-base hits and 11 runs scored in June, registering a seven-game hitting streak from June 7-13 with six multi-hit...

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS:  Chicago Cubs second baseman/outfielder Ian Happ has 13 extra-base hits in June and is quickly becoming the next young slugger out of the Cubs' system. Happ now has a hit in nine of his last 10 games and a .926 OPS for the season. He has 20 extra-base hits in 122 at-bats this season, showing that he is an inexpensive source of power. His .254 batting average is still not great, but that kind of power...

Cameron Maybin (OF, LAA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 59% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Angels outfielder Cameron Maybin leads the American League with 22 stolen bases and is quickly becoming a must-add in all formats. He has a .358 batting average and eight extra-base hits in June and has three games with multiple runs scored over his last six games. Maybin only has one hit in his last three games, but had a 10-game hitting streak prior to that, including six multi-hit games. He has only been caught stealing once this...

Scott Schebler (OF, CIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

Owned in: 59% of Fleaflicker Leagues Baller Move: Add in 12+ Team Leagues Analysis: Once the quickly dismissed final asset acquired by the Reds from the Dodgers in the 2015 three-team deal, Scott Schebler has wasted no time in putting his bat to work in the young and talented Cincinnati outfield. Schebler has managed a BA and OBP of just .253 and .327, however he has a slugging percentage of .541 off of 19 total HR on the season, tied for fourth in the NL with ...

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS:  Baltimore Orioles rookie first baseman/outfielder Trey Mancini has made the most of all of his opportunities this season and has four home runs over the last 14 days. He has garnered more playing time with Chris Davis on the disabled list and, while his slugging profile looks similar to Davis (11 home runs in 175 at-bats), he also has a .303 batting average this season. It would be good if Mancini took a walk...

Bradley Zimmer (OF, CLE) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Cleveland Indians rookie outfielder Bradley Zimmer was a top-25 prospect in the minor leagues and his .868 OPS in 28 games with the Indians shows that he has lived up to the hype. He only has one multi-hit game over the last 10 games, a four-RBI performance on Saturday that included a stolen base, but has a hit in four of his last five games. Zimmer has four home runs and six stolen bases thus far with Cleveland...

Kole Calhoun (OF, LAA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 56% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun cooled off a bit over the last week, posting a .656 OPS, but has 11 RBI over the last two weeks and is a good addition for those looking for outfield help. Calhoun had 48 extra-base hits and 91 runs scored last season, making him a decent OF4, but his .676 OPS in April and .533 OPS in May saw him dropped in many formats. Those that held him, though, have seen...

Bradley Zimmer (OF, CLE) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Bradley Zimmer hasn't taken long to adjust to the majors. Zimmer has jacked four homers, stolen three bases, and driven in 14 runs over his first 21 games. Zimmer isn't a power hitter, never hitting more than 15 HR in a minor league season; his 36.4% HR/FB is absolutely unsustainable too. He should keep producing extra-base hits if he keeps up his outstanding 42.5% hard contact rate, however, sustaining his value in points leagues. Zimmer's plate...

Hunter Renfroe (OF, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Rookie Hunter Renfroe is living up to his billing as a masher. Renfroe has gone deep four times in the last two weeks, giving him 13 HR and 30 RBI on the season. While he's nowhere near Aaron Judge territory, he is making a case for consideration as an NL Rookie of the Year candidate. This shouldn't be a surprise, as he hit to the tune of 30 HR, 105 RBI and a .306...

Mallex Smith (OF, TB) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in AL-only, Deep Mixed Leagues OWNED IN: 12% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: After spending the better part of the last two months in Triple-A Durham, Mallex Smith rejoined the Rays on Friday, going 2-for-3 with a home run, three runs scored, two runs batted in and three stolen bases against the Athletics. The 24-year-old Smith was acquired from the Braves in a two-part trade that granted Smith roughly a six-hour stint with the Mariners, and a recent injury to Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier has...

Melky Cabrera (OF, CHW) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 43% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Melky Cabrera has been an underrated fantasy asset for a couple of years now. He continually hits for average; he's gone over .270 each of the last six seasons and over .300 in three of them (he was four points shy last year). He's also produced at least 70 RuBIns the last three seasons. This season figures to be no exception. After a sluggish April, Cabrera knocked in 26 RBI in May alone. His pull rate jumped nearly...

Domingo Santana (OF, MIL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 42% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Domingo Santana has been a fixture on this list, but his skills bear repeating.  He is a speed/power threat in a good lineup (fourth in MLB in runs per game) and has a .949 OPS over the last two weeks. Santana has 18 RBI and 17 runs scored over the last 30 days, posting an .898 OPS and .319 batting average. This year, he has cut his K-rate to 27%, allowing him to...

Steven Souza Jr. (OF, TB) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 44% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Steven Souza has a 1.184 OPS over the last 14 days, including five home runs and 10 RBI, making him a strong fantasy option once again. The more advanced metrics show that he has substantially increased his walk rate while he has seen a modest reduction in the rate he strikes out. Souza has reached base at a .463 clip over the last 14 days and has a very strong .384 OBP this season. This all comes after he after...

Whit Merrifield (2B/OF, KC) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: After posting a .283 batting average in 2016, there was little buzz around Kansas City Royals 2B Whit Merrifield, but that has changed during the last few weeks. Merrifield has a 1.201 OPS over the last 14 days, stealing three bases as well, and has a 17-game hitting streak that has made him a very viable fantasy option. The Royals have played Merrifield in both the oufield and second base, adding value to his fantasy profile...

Hunter Renfroe - (OF, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Renfroe has had a rocky start to the 2017 season, leaving may fantasy owners pondering his value moving forward. He posted a disappointing .623 OPS in April, but he was able to bump that up to .869 in May. This type of inconsistent performance can be expected given Renfroe’s profile, and for fantasy owners who are starving for power, he is a player to consider picking up and holding through his slumps. To no one’s surprise, Renfroe has been unable to...

David Peralta (OF, ARI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 45% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: David Peralta continues to prove his worth as an OF3 in fantasy leagues with production across multiple categories. His slash line is up to .305/.349/.461 with four home runs, four steals, and 24 runs scored. His weak area of production is RBI, as he's only driven in 12 over 154 at-bats. He's already matched last year's power totals, but with a much lower strikeout rate (16.9%). Truth be told, Peralta has never hit more than 17 HR in a pro...

Hunter Renfroe (OF, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: San Diego Padres outfielder Hunter Renfroe has been scorching hot over the last 14 days, posting a 1.097 OPS, 10 RBI, and 11 runs scored. Renfroe is also 8-for-20 over the last week, hitting a home run and scoring five runs while posting a 1.205 OPS. He is limited against right-handed pitchers, as he has a .234 OBP in RvR matchups, but is 15-for-47 with three home runs and four doubles against left-handed pitchers this season....

Cameron Maybin (OF, LAA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Many thought that Los Angeles Angels outfielder Cameron Maybin had a fluke 2016 season with a .315 batting average in 94 games, but his 2017 season has been strong as well.  While his season average is just .244, he's absolutely tearing it up over the last 14 days with a .395 average. He even chipped in his first two homers and scored 14 runs over that time span. Last year he enjoyed an absurdly high .383 BABIP,...

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 45% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Two weeks into the season, Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman/outfielder Josh Bell was hitting a putrid .200/.273/.250 with only two extra-base hits, both doubles. In the month since, Bell has been outstanding. He's hit nine home runs, tying him with Cody Bellinger for second among all rookies. Over the last 30 days, Bell has an .812 OPS and has totalled 14 RBI and 18 runs scored. He still has his issues against left-handed pitchers, a .205 batting average...

Scott Schebler (OF, CIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 50% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Cincinnati Reds outfielder Scott Schebler has it all going on right now. Schebler has already hit 14 home runs, and if it weren't for the mediocre team around him, he'd have some extra counting stats to show for it. Schebler has the benefit of a super-friendly hitter's ballpark which is good enough to counteract his supporting cast. Schebler is doing a lot of what Adam Duvall did last year with a breakout year, and it's...

Adam Frazier (2B/OF, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Adam Frazier won't hold down center field for the Pirates all season, but maybe he should. In two days filling in for a struggling Andrew McCutchen, Frazier hit three-run homers on consecutive days. He is now hitting a surprising .361 with a .961 OPS on the season. He's not a power hitter by any stretch, as the sudden power surge gives him a total of three homers and 16 RBI in 97 at-bats. He...

Scott Schebler (OF, CIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 42% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: To this point, Schebler is doing his best Adam Duvall impression. Aside from the obvious similarities as far as team and position, he's also a near-duplicate statistically to Duvall's 2016 season in which he broke out. With a week left in May, Schebler has 13 home runs, 27 runs batted in, and a .253 average. By contrast, Duvall had 13 HR, 29 RBI and a .264 average at the end of May last season. Schebler is two...

Jarrod Dyson (OF, SEA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12- and 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 20% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Finally an everyday player, Jarrod Dyson has yet to take his offensive game to the next level. The 32-year-old speedster is slashing just .206/.308/.301 through his first 43 games played, with two homers, 24 runs scored and 11 RBI. However, his .228 BABIP is incredibly low for a guy with his speed — mostly as a result of a career-high 34.3 percent fly ball rate — so if he can rectify that and return to his...

Brandon Drury (2B/3B/OF, ARI) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 50% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Brandon Drury is off to a great start to the 2017 season, slashing .309/.347/.496 with four home runs, 12 doubles and 16 runs batted in and runs scored, respectively. Drury's batting average has leaped up 27 points from last season thanks to a gaudy .382 BABIP. However, that mark is unsustainable, so fantasy owners should expect Drury's batting average to dip. His SwStrk% has increased from from 9.4% to 11% due to his O-Swing% augmenting from 32.2% to 34.6%...

David Peralta (OF, ARI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10- and 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 43% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: After an injury-riddled 2016 campaign, David Peralta has returned to form in the early stages of 2017. Through 36 games played, the 29-year-old has slashed .319/.367/.489 with four homers and four steals. He is cemented into the two-hole of a Diamondbacks lineup that had produced the fourth-most runs in all of baseball, slotted in front of Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Lamb and Yasmany Tomas. Peralta has cut down...

Josh Reddick (OF, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Josh Reddick has bounced back nicely to begin 2017 after an abysmal and disappointing 2016 campaign. He is on pace for over 20 home runs after hitting just 10 all of last season. Much of that rebound comes from Reddick’s fly ball rate, which has jumped to 44.8%, his highest rate since 2014. He has maintained his low strikeout rate, meaning his .281 batting average should be sustainable. Reddick has an .861 OPS over the last...

Manuel Margot (OF, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 43% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: San Diego Padres outfielder Manuel Margot has lived up to his high potential coming into the 2017 season, posting a .287 batting average and four stolen bases over the last 30 days. The 22-year-old is barely touching is potential as well, and his .320 batting average over the last seven days could show that he is really about to break out. The untapped potential for Margot is on the basepaths, where he is only 5-for-10, as...

Jayson Werth (OF, WAS) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth has been one of the best hitters in baseball over the last two weeks, posting a 1.308 OPS with three home runs, and is nearing "must-add" status in all fantasy formats. Werth has three home runs and nine runs scored over the last 14 days and his .904 OPS and .391 wOBA would each be the third-best of his career. The 38-year-old Werth has also stolen three bases this season, surprising for a...

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 39% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Pirates' first baseman Josh Bell has lived up to his power potential over the past week, clubbing four home runs and knocking in nine RBI. Moving his sample size to the last 30 days, Bell has a 1.014 OPS and .376 isolated power, scoring 16 runs and racking up 17 RBI. Those numbers make Bell look like one of the better sluggers in the league and his .270 batting average over the last month has...

Ben Gamel (OF, SEA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: First Mitch Haniger, now Ben Gamel emerges as a surprising young contributor in the Mariners' outfield. Gamel's road to fantasy relevance was a bit more unexpected, as the former Yankees prospect was in Triple-A to start the season. Numerous injuries forced him into the lineup and he has delivered with a .318/.423/.500 slash line, 12 RBI and 14 runs scored over 71 plate appearances. Gamel hit over .300 each of the last two...

Scott Schebler (OF, CIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 42% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS:  A player that has shown power, but just needed an opportunity, Scott Schebler has gotten the chance to play every day in Cincinnati and has 10 home runs this season. Schebler had a decent .167 isolated power in 2016, hitting nine home runs in 257 at-bats and had an .825 OPS in 36 at-bats in 2015. He is slashing .320/.382/.520 over the last 14 days, including two home runs, and has similar OPS against left-handed pitchers...

Brett Gardner (OF, NYY) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 50% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: With another home run on Sunday, Brett Gardner has already matched his 2016 HR total with seven and the 33-year-old has an .821 OPS and five stolen bases this season. Gardner has a fly ball percentage in the 30s (32%) for the first time since 2014 and 2015, which was also when he combined for 33 home runs. His isolated power is a career-best .205 and he has pulled balls 10% more this season than in last season...

David Peralta (OF, ARI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 46% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: The baseball season is a long one for sure, as David Peralta has slipped from one of the best pickups available to a streaming option in the matter of a week. Peralta is fresh off of a week with a .682 OPS and has a .577 OPS over the last two weeks, a stark drop-off for a player with an .824 OPS this season. A huge change for Peralta is that he only has hit 4%...

Kevin Pillar (OF, TOR) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 42% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Kevin Pillar has found a home as the Blue Jays leadoff hitter, which has helped him on his way to becoming a three-category standout. His 21 runs scored has him on pace for over 100 on the season, an impressive number in spite of Toronto being a bottom-third offense in baseball in terms of runs scored.  He also has stolen six bases, and while he has been caught stealing four times, this puts him on pace...

Keon Broxton (OF, MIL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 50% Yahoo ANALYSIS: Broxton was a sleeper in name only heading into 2017. Plenty of fantasy owners were drawn to his combination of power and game-breaking speed after he hit nine home runs and stole 23 bases in just 244 plate appearances last season. His ice-cold start to the year led some to jump off the bandwagon, and those people are certainly kicking themselves now. Since snapping an 0-for-19 skid on April 21, Broxton has hit a blistering .375/.444/.679, with two homers, six steals, and 14...

Kevin Pillar (OF, TOR) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Toronto’s offense was nothing short of terrible to start the year. However, they have picked it up as of late and are averaging 4.7 runs per game in their last seven. In a suddenly good offense, Pillar is a real asset. He is batting .303 with four homers and three steals to start the year. Pillar also is outstanding at home this season and has a 1.025 OPS at Rogers Centre this season in 49 at-bats. In the prior...

David Peralta (OF, ARI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 57% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: After hitting .312 with 17 home runs and 78 RBI in 2015, Peralta fell back to Earth with a .251 batting average in 48 games of 2016. Thus far in 2017, he has shown that 2015 was closer to his production level than his injury-riddled 2016, as he has a 1.134 OPS over the last 14 games. His performance has slipped a bit over the last seven games, as he only has a .182 batting average in 11 at-bats, but he still has...

Marwin Gonzalez (1B/2B/3B/SS/OF, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 47% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: There is no player in baseball that is hotter over the last week than Marwin Gonzalez, as he has five home runs, 12 RBI, and a stolen base. On top of his strong performance, Gonzalez's eligibility at every position other than catcher makes him nearly indispensible when he is on a hot streak like this one. He is also a switch hitter, which is why he is matchup proof as of now (1.086 OPS against left-handed pitchers...

Cody Bellinger (1B/OF, LAD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 45% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Cody Bellinger posted a 1.055 OPS in 67 at-bats with the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers before being called up by the Los Angeles Dodgers; he has been even better in the majors, posting a 1.127 OPS clubbing four home runs. He has found a spot in the Dodgers' lineup in left field, but will now get opportunities at his preferred position of 1B with Adrian Gonzalez on the disabled list. While Bellinger has...

Hernan Perez (2B/SS/3B/OF, MIL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 39% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Adding players with eligibility at multiple positions and strong potential for power and speed is one of my favorite strategies and a player like Hernan Perez fits that mold perfectly. While he only has three home runs and two stolen bases this season, he had 13 home runs and 34 stolen bases last season. Most importantly for those that are looking at Perez, his batting average has actually gone up year over year (.272 in 2016 to...

Carlos Gomez (OF, TEX) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 46% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: After posting a .284/.362/.543 batting line with eight home runs over 116 at-bats with the Rangers at the end of 2016, Carlos Gomez has responded with a .243/.328/.449 line in 107 at-bats this season. While this does not look great, those numbers are boosted to .364/.423/.727 over the last seven days and he has also stolen three bases over the last 14 days. Most importantly for those looking at Gomez, he is walking in 10% of plate...

Domingo Santana (OF, MIL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Domingo Santana has been hot over the last seven days, posting a 1.364 OPS and scored four runs and driven in four runs as well. Santana has also seen his walk rate jump from 11% in 2016 to 14% in 2017 and his strikeout rate drop from 32% in 2016 to 25% in 2017. Fantasy owners will also be pleased to see that he has stolen three bases this season as well, giving him double-digit stolen...

Scott Schebler (OF, CIN) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 41% of Leagues      ANALYSIS: Schebler has already smacked eight home runs this season. His metrics indicate this jump in power is no accident as his flyball rate is up from 29% last season to 44% this season and his HR/FB% has jumped from 15.8% to 24.2%. His hard contact rate has actually fallen from last season, but encouragingly, his strikeout rate has not taken a major hike as a result of his changed plate approach. There are a few concerns, as the left-handed...

Brandon Drury (2B, 3B, OF, ARI) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 45% of Leagues      ANALYSIS: Drury has created a new, and somewhat surprising, fantasy profile to this point in the 2017 season. His average is over .300 thanks to a .384 BABIP. While that is quite a high BABIP, Drury has sprayed the ball to all parts of the field more frequently and also has the benefit of calling Chase Field home. There are some troubling aspects of his profile, however, as his swinging strike rate has jumped from 9.4% last season to...

Brett Gardner (OF, NYY) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 36% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: Brett “The Hitman” Gardner didn’t even have a run batted in on the season prior to April 29 -- when he launched two homers. He then went powerless in his next two games before smashing two more rockets on May 2. Yes, both of these games house his only seven RBI in 2017 as we all know who Gardner is at this point. Then the Yankees played the Cubs on Friday and, guess what, Gardner hit a game-winning...

Keon Broxton (OF, MIL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: A popular pre-season sleeper, Keon Broxton's bat hasn't quite woken up yet. A line of .234/2/5  may not seem worth rostering a month into the season, but Broxton has the speed and potential to make for a sneaky stash. Broxton started out even slower last season, hitting .125 in the first half before being sent down to Triple-A. He caught fire upon being recalled, with a .294 average, 20 runs, and 16 steals in the last 45 games...

Kevin Pillar (OF, TOR) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The Blue Jays haven’t had much go right on the hitting side of things in the season’s first month, but Pillar has things working at the plate now. Even after going hitless on Sunday, he’s slashing .301/.339/.505 with four homers and two steals (albeit in five attempts). Pillar was 39-for-49 on stolen base attempts the prior two seasons, so he’s likely to get his success rate up as the year progresses. He’ll get his chances if he keeps hitting like he...

Aaron Altherr (OF, PHI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues, Monitor in All Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: It's an interesting time to be an outfielder for the Phillies. The team has a plethora of options to mix and match and seem to be rolling with whoever has the hot hand, outside of mainstay Odubel Herrera. Recently, it has been German product Aaron Altherr who is swinging the hot stick. In a recent five-game span, Altherr picked up eight hits, homered, scored six times and stole two bases. That...

Michael Conforto (OF, NYM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of fantasy leagues ANALYSIS: With Yoenis Cespedes hitting the disabled list, there are now opportunities in the Mets oufield; this is where former first round pick Michael Conforto can garner fantasy impact. The Mets have big hopes for Conforto in the future, and he has played well enough in short spurts to justify these hopes, but his run of play so far in 2017 shows that he might be close to breaking out. His six home runs and...