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Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleepers & Targets - Outfield (OF)

To help you dominate all of your 2018 fantasy baseball leagues, below are some 2018 fantasy baseball outfield (OF) 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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Kike Hernandez (2B/3B/SS/OF, LAD) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Dodgers utility player Enrique “Kike” Hernandez has had himself a hell of a week. Once a throw-in as part of the Dee Gordon deal to Miami, Kike has become a useful major league roster piece in the wake of Corey Seager’s unfortunate injury. While there have been significant struggles in 2018, the 26-year-old is on the verge of turning around his tough-to-look-at .218/.299/.449 line. Over the last seven days, he has a .375/.444/.938 line...

Eric Thames (1B/OF, MIL) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 43% of Leagues ANALYSIS: After missing seven weeks from left thumb surgery, Eric Thames had a quiet return to the Milwaukee Brewers, going 1-for-10 with six strikeouts. He came alive on Sunday, bombing two home runs, collecting four RBI and a steal. The big day brought his season slash to .244/.344/.628. Thames is the antidote for managers looking for power, with nine long balls in only 89 plate appearances. His 30% HR/FB entering Sunday will moderate but a 45% FB% could support...

Jon Jay (OF, ARI) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of leagues ANALYSIS: Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Jon Jay was acquired by Arizona from the Royals earlier this season and has been a spark plug for his new team. The new leadoff hitter for the Diamondbacks had four consecutive multi-hit games from June 12-15 and has a .309 batting average in his time between the Royals and Diamondbacks. Jay had a triple and home run in the aforementioned hot streak for Arizona, scoring six runs and driving in six runs. Considering...

Josh Harrison (2B/3B/OF, PIT) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 40% of leagues ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Pirates utility player Josh Harrison has five multi-hit games in his last eight games, seeing his batting average jump to .297. He has also recorded an RBI in three of the last four games and has scored a run in back-to-back games. Harrison, who only has four home runs this season, hit two of his home runs in the last week and has a .473 slugging percentage since May 20. His line drive rate (32.9%) is excellent...

Michael A. Taylor (OF, WSH) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of leagues ANALYSIS: Washington Nationals outfielder Michael A. Taylor does not start every game, but does have a hit in 13 straight games where he has started. He has three multi-hit games in that time span, hitting five doubles and stealing six bases since May 27. Taylor still only has a .226 batting average this season, but he has a .354 batting average since his hot streak started on the 27th. He also has seven extra-base hits in that time span,...

Joc Pederson (OF, LAD) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 40% of leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson is a streaky player and appears to be streaking in a good way over the last couple weeks. Pederson has seven home runs this month already, adding in five doubles and two multi-hit games as well. He is hitting .281 with a .556 slugging percentage this season, posting a .275 isolated power in 180 plate appearances. Pederson also has a 9.4% BB rate and 14. 4% K rate for the season and,...

Willie Calhoun (OF/2B, TEX) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of leagues ANALYSIS: Texas Rangers second baseman/outfielder Willie Calhoun is field away in the “guys that you’re not sure when they’re going to help you” category, but it is high time that Mighty Mouse was mentioned here. The Rangers’ top prospect has really turned in on in recent weeks, hitting .424 over his last 33 at-bats while flashing the huge power that we came into the season expecting to be on display in Arlington. He finally looks like the player that...

Daniel Descalso (1B/2B/3B/OF, ARI) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of leagues ANALYSIS: Arizona Diamondbacks utility player Daniel Descalso has come out of nowhere to be a waiver wire option. Somehow the Diamondbacks have enough confidence to allow him to hit in the middle of the lineup. He is rewarding that good faith with production we have never seen from him before. Descalso has a slash line of .280/.374/.542 in 203 plate appearances. He is also carrying an abnormally high flyball rate (48%) and hard hit rate (44%). Over the...

Niko Goodrum (OF/1B, DET) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Tigers first baseman/outfielder Niko Goodrum had another surprisingly good week. A .267/.294/.600 line is pretty solid for 15 at-bats, but the thing that gets me is the extra base hits. Of his four hits this week, three of them including his homer went for extra bases. In fact, 19 of his 36 hits on the year have gone for extra bases, including the six home runs. The surprising speed that Goodrum brings to the table allows...

Scott Kingery (OF/SS/2B/3B, PHI) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of leagues ANALYSIS: Philadelphia Phillies utility man Scott Kingery is eligible all over the diamond, making him a valuable player to pick up. Kingery was waaaay overvalued entering the season thanks to a good performance in the spring and the always popular prospect effect. After a good stretch to open the season, Kingery’s value hit a Bitcoin-level fever pitch, one that he could have never hoped to live up to. Taken altogether, the last calendar month has been brutal, with just...

Jon Jay (OF, ARI) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of leagues ANALYSIS: Jon Jay's usefulness as a fantasy commodity is clear in that you pretty much know what you're going to get from him fantasy-wise. Now in his ninth year, he sports an impressive .289 AVG and .355 OBP for his career.  Similarly in 2018, Jay has a .292 AVG and a .355 OBP. These are the categories Jay will help you in, while he historically falls short in the other counting stats for fantasy (runs scored, RBI, stolen...

Max Muncy (1B/3B/OF, LAD) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 42% of leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Dodgers utility player Max Muncy has a seven game hitting streak going, including a two home run game on June 3rd, and home runs in each of the last three games. At just 42%, he still is criminally underowned. In the last 30 days, Muncy has a .731 slugging percentage, including eleven home runs, and has 21 RBI. Mainly playing first base and third base for the Dodgers, Muncy has also found a place at the...

Dustin Fowler (OF, OAK) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of leagues ANALYSIS: Since being promoted to the major leagues a month ago, Dustin Fowler has hit a respectable .247/.300/.452 with four home runs and four stolen bases in only 80 plate appearances. The category juice would be enough to make him interesting, but Statcast data suggests he should be doing even better, pegging him for a .298/.351/.497 line. It's not hard to understand why. Fowler is hitting the ball hard often, and along with his speed and contact ability, that...

Ben Zobrist (2B/OF, CHC) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of leagues ANALYSIS: At 37 years young, Ben Zobrist is one of the oldest position players with an every day role in the MLB. The reliable second baseman has been doing his thing for a very long time now, first making his MLB debut with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays way back in 2006. These days, he hits lead off for the potent Chicago Cubs lineup, who rank fifth in the MLB in runs scored, third in weighted Runs...

Josh Harrison (2B/3B/OF, PIT) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of leagues ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Pirates utility man Josh Harrison has had his season slowed down due to injuries and other personal matters. However, when he has been in the lineup, he has continued to hit. The Pirates lineup has not been able to take advantage of Harrison being on base in recent weeks, but that has not slowed him down. He has a .333 batting average, two runs scored, and three RBI over the last week While he only has two...

Jurickson Profar (SS/OF, TEX) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of leagues ANALYSIS: While it may seem like Texas Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar has been around forever, the former top prospect is still just 25 years old and may finally have reached useful fantasy asset status. He while he is hitting a modest .241/.318/.448, he does have six home runs and four stolen bases to his credit. Profar also has 62 R+RBI in 60 games, starting many games at short with Elvis Andrus out of the lineup....

Jonathan Villar (2B/OF, MIL) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 44% of leagues ANALYSIS: Milwaukee Brewers outfielder/second baseman Jonathan Villar, of course, was one of the 2017 season’s biggest disappointments. A year after hitting 19 home runs and pacing the league with 62 stolen bases, his totals in those categories dropped to 11 and 23, respectively. Villar has eight extra-base hits over the last month, hitting .284 with 11 RBI and 12 runs scored. While a .373 BABIP could be seen as unsustainable, he does also have a 45.5% hard hit...

Michael A. Taylor (OF, WSH) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of leagues ANALYSIS: Washington Nationals outfielder Michael A. Taylor may be forced out of the starting lineup with the return of Adam Eaton, but he has been particularly hot of late. Taylor has a hit in each of his last 10 starts (hitless as a pinch hitter on June 1) and is also 16-for-17 on stolen bases this season. He has a double in three of his last four games and is hitting .310 since May...

Brian Anderson (3B/OF, MIA) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of leagues ANALYSIS: Miami Marlins third baseman/outfielder Brian Anderson has a six-game hitting streak and is now hitting .304 for the season. Over his hitting streak, Anderson has four multi-hit games and also has an extra-base hit in five of the six games. Since May 15, Anderson is hitting .370 with a .489 slugging percentage, 11 RBI, and 12 runs scored at the top of the Marlins lineup. Anderson has a .458 BABIP over that time period, but also has...

Carlos Gonzalez (OF, COL) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 36% of leagues ANALYSIS: Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has a four-game hitting streak and has five RBI and five runs scored in the same time period. Gonzalez has a .400 (and six multi-hit games) since going 4-for-4 with a home run against the Reds on May 27 and has capitalized on matchups at home. He has eight runs scored and 10 RBI in that time period, hitting six extra-base hits and even stealing a base. Gonzalez hit 40 home runs as...

Nick Williams (OF, PHI) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of leagues ANALYSIS: Nick Williams is hitting just .236/.304/.415 on the season and has largely functioned as the Phillies' fourth outfielder this season. Why recommend him? Well, with Rhys Hoskins on the disabled list and Aaron Altherr, Williams has a golden opportunity to play his way back into a more prominent role. He's hitting like he knows it, too; five of the six home runs he has hit in 2018 have come since May 13,...

Harrison Bader (OF, STL) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of leagues ANALYSIS: At this point in the season, everyday players are progressing rapidly toward the point where a single game doesn't cause wild swings in their overall numbers. Harrison Bader has yet to reach this point, as an 0-for-4 performance on Sunday dropped his OPS to .798, a decline of 32 points. Still, it's hard to find the kind of pop/speed combo Bader has offered so far (five home runs, six stolen bases) on the wire this time of year. Or,...

Max Muncy (1B/3B/OF, LAD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Dodgers are starting to pick up steam, and most of that momentum has to do with bench bats playing above expectations. Max Muncy is one of those players, and to be honest, has forced himself into a starting job until he stops hitting. Through 37 games he is slashing .235/.347/.500 with seven homers and double-digit runs and RBI. This year has been his best in the majors so far, as with Oakland his average...

Alen Hanson (2B/OF, SF) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-14+ team leagues OWNED IN: 8% of leagues ANALYSIS: A former top Pittsburgh prospect, Alen Hanson seemed to have found himself a role with the Giants before injury struck. While starting the season on the bench Hanson played every game from April 25th to May 12th, and in the process performed well enough to get on the fantasy radar. This season Hanson is slashing .298/.346/.638 with four homers and three steals showing off both his speed and contact skills. For a player who was almost...

Mark Trumbo (OF, BAL) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of leagues ANALYSIS: Baltimore Orioles outfielder Mark Trumbo has only been back in the lineup since the beginning of May, but has been on fire of late, posting a .304 average over the last month. He had two home runs and seven doubles in May, posting eight RBI and 10 runs scored. A troubling trend for Trumbo is that he has struck out in 25% plate appearances and walked in just 3.1% plate appearances. He also has a .391 BABIP...

Austin Meadows (OF, PIT) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 39% of leagues ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Austin Meadows has had a tremendous start to his major league career.In just 33 at-bats, Meadows has a .443 AVG with three home runs and a slash line of .433/.867/1.300. Some expected him to go back to the minors with Starling Marte back from his injury, but he's hit well enough to warrant staying on. His .547 wOBA may not stay so high, but it's quite impressive as that's over 200 points...

Daniel Robertson (2B/3B/SS, TB) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay infielder Daniel Robertson has been a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners so far in 2018. The multi-position 24-year old is batting .262/.413/.443 to go with an impressive  .380 wOBA and 144 wRC+ this season. The most impressive stat may be Robertson's 18.7% walk rate which is driven by an equally impressive 7.0% swinging strike rate and 18.5% O-Swing (pitches chased out of the strike zone) rate. Fantasy owners in need of a middle infielder...

Franchy Cordero (OF, SD) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: San Diego outfielder Franchy Cordero got off to a hot start in 2018, carrying a .364 wOBA, .299 ISO, and 136 wRC+ through April. He has cooled off in the month of May, but still holds a respectable .326 wOBA for the season with seven home runs and five stolen bases. Cordero is an exciting player with a power and speed combo that should be respected more in fantasy leagues. The left-handed outfielder has been smoking the...

Travis Jankowski (OF, SD) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of leagues ANALYSIS: San Diego Padres outfielder Travis Jankowski only has a hit in two of his last five games, but his blinding speed is enough to get him on fantasy rosters. The former first round pick has a .324 batting average this month and his two triples and home run this month have seen his slugging percentage rise to .423 for the month. He has also stolen six bases in eight attempts, scoring 10 runs at the top...

Tyler O'Neill (OF, STL) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 41% of leagues ANALYSIS: St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Tyler O'Neill has had a tremendous start to his major league career. He may lose some playing time with Dexter Fowler being healthy again, but neither Fowler or Marcell Ozuna have played well consistently. O'Neill has given the Cards some much-needed pop and will most likely give all of the outfielders regular rest. He should be the primary pinch hitter, guaranteeing semi-regular at-bats. In just 28...

Brandon Nimmo (OF, NYM) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: With Yoenis Cespedes currently on the disabled list and both Jay Bruce and Michael Conforto scuffling, the Mets have gotten a much needed boost in their outfield from Brandon Nimmo. The 25-year-old is hitting .294/.450/.541 on the season, with three home runs and three stolen bases in 109 plate appearances. Nimmo has been seeing significant time in the leadoff spot of late, and even as Cespedes nears a return...

Mallex Smith (OF, TB) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Mallex Smith has had a bit of a roller coaster May, as he only has a .254 batting average, but has also stolen six bases and has six extra-base hits. He has hits in four of his last six games and has driven in one run and scored twice in that time period. Smith has a high .340 BABIP this month, but a lot of that can be explained by his 54.5% ground ball...

Max Muncy (1B/3B/OF, LAD) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Dodgers utility player Max Muncy is hitless in three of his last four games, but still has a .393 OBP this month and has gotten on base in three of his last four games. Muncy also has a .521 slugging percentage this month, including three home runs, and has 11 RBI. Playing all over the infield and the outfield for the Dodgers, Muncy has even batted first and second for the Dodgers last week. The...

Niko Goodrum (1B/2B/3B/OF, DET) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Tigers utility player Niko Goodrum is hitless in four of his last five games, but his strong May should still have him owned in deeper leagues. He has four home runs, four doubles, and a stolen base this month, registering a .536 slugging percentage. Even in a weaker week, Goodrum still was 2-for-4 with a double, home run, two runs scored, and two RBI on May 23. Goodrum has a .278 BABIP this month, which is...

Jurickson Profar (SS/OF, TEX) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of leagues ANALYSIS: Texas Rangers utility player Jurickson Profar was once the top prospect in baseball and, after years of struggles, finally looks to have made his place in the Rangers' lineup. It may have taken an injury to Elvis Andrus, but Profar is now the everyday shortstop in Texas and has made the most of his opportunities. He only has a .233 batting average in May, but his slugging percentage for the month sits at...

Tyler O'Neill (OF, STL) - Waiver Wire Prospects

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tyler O'Neill, who was traded to the Cardinals for starting pitcher Marco Gonzales, brings tons of raw power potential with him to the big leagues. O'Neill, still only 22, abused Triple-A pitching before getting called up this season, launching 13 home runs in 29 games and posting a .708 slugging average. O'Neill has already shown that his power will translate to the bigs. He's hit three home runs in 22 plate appearances for...

Austin Meadows (OF, PIT) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of leagues ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Austin Meadows had a bit of a disappointing 2017 minor league season, but a strong start to the 2018 season saw the former top-10 prospect get promoted to the big leagues for the first time. The 23-year-old former first round pick had an .869 OPS in 2016 (including 48 extra-base hits and 17 stolen bases), but he only had a .707 OPS and 11 stolen bases in 81 games last season. His .294...

Johnny Field (OF, TB) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of leagues ANALYSIS:  Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Johnny Field is a player that we just cannot give up on, even with his ridiculously low ownership. Mr. Create-A-Player got back on the horse this week, hitting .350/.381/.500 on 20 at-bats with a home run, four runs, and three more runs batted in. The week’s output brings his season line to .295/.338/.492 with a solid .197 ISO power. Field continues to play like an above average hitter who is looking for opportunities. He is...

Alen Hanson (2B/OF, SF) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of leagues ANALYSIS: When the Giants added former Pirates prospect Alen Hanson in the offseason on a minor league deal, no one batted an eye. Hanson had flamed out in Pittsburgh after sitting atop prospects lists for years. However, the pop never developed, the hitting eye did not seem to translate, and the defense from both shortstop and second base left something to be desired. Fast forward to week seven of the 2018 season, and the 25-year-old has been a...

Josh Harrison (2B/3B/OF, PIT) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of leagues ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison just returned from the disabled list and was immediately placed into the leadoff spot and went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in his first game back. It appears the cause of his DL stint, a fractured finger in his left hand, is no longer a concern. Harrison provides power and speed and is benefitted by hitting at the top of the order. In 69 plate appearances, Harrison has three doubles, a...

Juan Soto (OF, WSH) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 39% of leagues ANALYSIS: No one saw this coming this soon. It was announced that 19-year-old Juan Soto was getting the call up to Washington Saturday evening and those who have been following him probably jumped to the wire. Soto started the 2018 season in Low-A, moved to High-A after 16 games, and after 15 games moved to Double-A. Now, after only seven games and 31 plate appearances in Double-A, Soto has been called up to the big leagues. In those 38 total games played, he has accumulated 14...

Travis Jankowski (OF, SD) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of leagues ANALYSIS: While outfield mates Franmil Reyes, Franchy Cordero, and Manuel Margot are more hyped players, San Diego Padres outfielder Travis Jankowski has been the most productive this season. Hitting .370 in plate appearances, Jankowski has a hit in six of his last seven games, including four multi-hit games. While Jankowski is not a power threat, he has hit two triples, stolen five bases while not being caught, and has...

Franchy Cordero (SD, OF) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in all leagues OWNED IN: 21% of leagues ANALYSIS: With injuries to Wil Myers and a struggling Manuel Margot, expect Franchy Cordero to be with the big league club a lot this season. All of a sudden he has moved from a bench player with some power and speed upside to a regular starter than might push into OF3 consideration for fantasy lineups. Setting aside the unattractive K%, his profile is compelling. His .252 AVG with six...

Michael Conforto (OF, NYM) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Hitter Streamer for Week 8 OWNED IN: 47% of leagues ANALYSISMichael Conforto provided a pleasant surprise to fantasy owners early this year when he returned from injury much sooner than expected. However, he has followed that pleasant surprise with disappointment, starting the year with an extremely underwhelming line of .200/3/15/9/1. While there are not many positive signs in his batted ball profile to suggest that he is simply unlucky (other than a low BABIP which is reflective of other poor aspects of his profile rather than bad luck),...

Mark Trumbo (OF, BAL) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Hitter Streamer for Week 8 OWNED IN: 29% of leagues ANALYSISMark Trumbo was on the DL for most of the year, and thus it is hard to tell if he is more the 2016 version who swatted 47 homers with 108 RBIs or the 2017 version who batted .234 with 23 homers. However, Trumbo is a player who has seasons of 34, 32, and 29 homers in addition to his 47 homer campaign. This week he faces good pitching matchups, including three lefties against whom he has historically...

Alex Gordon (OF, KC) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Hitter Streamer for Week 8 OWNED IN: 7% of leagues ANALYSIS: After an OPS of .608 in 2017, Alex Gordon started the season with a .623 OPS in March and April. Yikes! However, after coming off the DL, he has rebounded nicely in May, going .308/3/10/7/1 in just 14 games. While his batted ball profile suggests this may be just good luck, in a week of shallow streaming options, he is worth the gamble. Before his collapse in 2017, there was a lot to like about Gordon as a...

Adam Duvall (OF, CIN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 41% of leagues ANALYSIS: A significant portion of fantasy owners appear to have given up on Adam Duvall. That's a mistake. Sure, Duvall is still hitting under .200, but the underlying numbers don't support that putrid mark. Not only is Duvall making more contact than usual, he's hitting the ball harder than ever when he does. The Reds slugger has also pushed his walk rate up over the 10% mark, which has kept his OBP within shouting distance of his career mark despite...

Mallex Smith (OF, TB) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Mallex Smith cooled off after a hot start to the 2018 season, but has hits in three of the last four games, including a 3-for-5 effort with a stolen base against the Angels on Friday. The stolen base was his 10th of the season in 14 attempts and the three hit performance was his second of the week. Smith's .402 BABIP is the contributing factor to why most do not believe in his...

Denard Span (OF, TB) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Denard Span is on a bit of a hot streak this week, registering a hit in five consecutive games coming into Friday night's game with the Angels. Span was held hitless in six at-bats in Los Angeles, but still had two extra-base hits and three runs scored in his previous three games. For the season, Span has 11 extra-base hits, walking more times than he strikes out, and scoring 23 runs while driving...

Niko Goodrum (1B/2B/OF, DET) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Tigers infielder Niko Goodrum has a hit in seven consecutive games, including a two-home run performance against the Indians on May 14. Goodrum now has 11 extra-base hits in just 88 plate appearances this season and has also stolen four bases for Detroit. From May 8-May 15, Goodrum scored a run in five consecutive games, putting him right on the fantasy radar with three consecutive multi-hit games as well. Goodrum first gained some fantasy interest when...