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Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Waiver Wire Pickups - Second Base (2B)

To help you dominate all of your 2017 fantasy baseball leagues, below are some 2017 fantasy baseball second base (2B) sleepers & waiver wire pickups to consider adding to your fantasy baseball teams.

We recommend MLB second basemen 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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Jed Lowrie (2B, OAK) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Oakland Athletics second baseman Jed Lowrie has been on fire over the last seven days, posting a .389 batting average and 10 RBI, making him a great addition for fantasy owners. Lowrie had a grand slam on September 19, part of a five-RBI game, and has hits in nine of his last 10 games, including two three-hit games. He is hitting .361 this month, clubbing 10 extra-base hits, scoring 14 runs, and driving in 16, adding 14...continue reading

Jose Reyes (2B/3B/SS, NYM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 53% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: New York Mets infielder Jose Reyes is 6-for-20 over the last seven days and his sudden power surge in September puts him on the fantasy radar. Reyes has a double, triple, and five home runs in September, scoring 15 runs and driving in 15 runs, and his .318 batting average is much better than his .244 batting average for the season. He has hits in seven of his last 10 games, including a four-hit game on September 19,...continue reading

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...continue reading

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 9% Yahoo ANALYSIS: Entering the season, it's fair to assume that the vast majority of fantasy owners had never heard of Jose Pirela. 27-year-old utilitymen with no MLB track record, no prospect hype, and no guaranteed starting role on a lousy team tend not to inspire much excitement. Pirela's performance, however, has been good enough to put him on the radar. After opening the season with 13 homers in 48 games at Triple-A, the Padres elected to give him a shot. He's rewarded that show...continue reading

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...continue reading

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...continue reading

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,...continue reading

Wilmer Difo (2B/SS, WAS) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Washington Nationals second baseman/shortstop Wilmer Difo is in a tough position with the return of Trea Turner, but is still a fantasy asset. Difo played shortstop while Turner was on the disabled list, and has a .289 batting average this season, but now has to find another way to get in the lineup with Turner back. Fortunately, the Nationals are juggling their lineup to get Difo in there, as Difo has hits in eight...continue reading

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...continue reading

Logan Forsythe (LAD, 2B/3B) - Waiver Wire Adds

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ team and NL-only leagues OWNED IN: 29% of leagues ANALYSIS: Logan Forsythe is another example of a player who was highly regarded coming into the season but has not been able to muster it all together. Acquired for one of the top pitching prospects Jose De Leon in the offseason, many had higher expectations than a .241 batting average. Forsythe lately has finally seemed to be healthy and has started to hit the ball well over the past week with...continue reading

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...continue reading

Neil Walker (MIL, 2B) - Waiver Wire Adds

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10-12 team leagues OWNED IN: 23% of leagues ANALYSIS: Neil Walker is a player I have mentioned before in this article. Now that he is with the Milwaukee Brewers, his stock should only improve as he joins a much more potent lineup while hitting in the heart of the order since his arrival. Known for his power over the past six years, he should be owned in way more than 23% of Yahoo leagues. Walker was out for part of the year due to a...continue reading

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...continue reading

Cesar Hernandez (2B, PHI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 33% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez has hits in eight of his last 10 games and his .304 batting average is very interesting to fantasy owners. Hernandez has also contributed nine runs scored this season and, while he is not known for his power, he does have a home run and six doubles this month as well. His .277 batting average before the All-Star break was solid, but that number has risen to .317 since the break...continue reading

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...continue reading

Cesar Hernandez (2B, PHI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 34% Yahoo ANALYSIS: In April, Cesar Hernandez appeared to be building on his breakout 2016 second half before a slump and an oblique injury knocked him off the radar of most fantasy owners. Since returning from the disabled list, however, he's looked a lot more like the player we saw in the opening month. The Phillies' second baseman has a tidy .325/.414/.474 line over the last month (28 games), with 20 runs and six steals in as many attempts. That last bit is...continue reading

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...continue reading

Neil Walker (2B, NYM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% Yahoo ANALYSIS: Neil Walker has always been underappreciated in fantasy circles. Some of that has to do with the fact that he's only managed a full season's worth of plate appearances twice in his career, and some of it is that he doesn't really excel in any one area of the game. But at the end of the year, you're usually content with the steady production he provides in your MI slot. The veteran returned on Friday from a six-week absence due to a hamstring...continue reading

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...continue reading

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...continue reading

Cesar Hernandez (2B, PHI) - Waiver Wire Adds

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-14 Team Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Hernandez roared out of the gate this season, posting a .323/.375/.531 line in April. The next two months weren't so kind to him, as he scuffled and then went on the disabled list for five weeks with an oblique strain. Since returning after the All-Star break, however, Hernandez has looked more like the guy we saw in the opening month (and the second half of last season). He's hit .346 with three stolen bases and four runs in the last seven games. The...continue reading

Paul DeJong (2B/3B/SS, STL) - Waiver Wire Adds

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 61% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: #CardinalsDevilMagic strikes again. Though St. Louis is currently under .500 and a long shot to make the postseason, they're enjoying yet another great performance from an unheralded farmhand. DeJong has emerged to take the place of last year's model, Aledmys Diaz. He's hitting .290/.310/.575 with 14 home runs in just 193 plate appearances. While the average is unlikely to persist and the plate approach leaves something to be desired - peep that 0.07 BB/K - DeJong's pop seems mostly legitimate. He...continue reading

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Logan Forsythe has hits in four of his last seven games, appearing to heat up for the best team in baseball. Forsythe is hitting .254 with six extra-base hits, nine RBI, and 12 runs scored this month, adding 13 walks to make his OBP .366. Being able to get on base is a big factor for Forsythe's value, as the Dodgers' run producers can drive him in and he has a .356 OBP...continue reading

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: All Cory Spangenberg has done in the second half so far is start an eight-game hitting streak with five multi-hit games, three home runs, and 10 RBI. This could be dismissed as a good week for a mediocre hitter, but there may be something more here. For his brief career, Spangenberg hits .308/.368/.502 in the second half of the season with a home run rate that doubles. He still has to prove he can sustain such...continue reading

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 33% of Yahoo! Leagues   ANALYSIS: Whit Merrifield remains under-owned and underappreciated despite the distinct possibility that he ends the season as a 15 home run and 30 stolen base contributor. Merrifield has run wild on the basepaths in July as he has stolen eight bases in the month alone, making him one of the most prolific stolen base options at second base. Given the fact that he consistently leads off for the Royals and that he has a high success rate on...continue reading

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 49% of Yahoo! Leagues   ANALYSIS: Ian Happ got off to a slow start in his first month in the big leagues, posting just a .741 OPS over 56 at-bats in the month of May. However, that number has jumped to nearly .900 for both June and July, which has forced the Cubs’ hand in making him an everyday player. The driving force behind Happ’s success has been his improved contact rate. In May, his strikeout rate was at a troubling 34.4%, however, that...continue reading

Paul DeJong (2B/3B/SS, STL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 49% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: St. Louis Cardinals infielder Paul DeJong has eligibility all over the infield and his 11 extra-base hits in July have put him on the fantasy radar. Much like teammate Jedd Gyorko, DeJong gained fantasy value with positional flexibility and has hits in seven of his last 10 games, helping him to stay relevant. He has a .286 batting average in 56 July at-bats, hitting four home runs, driving in six batters, and scoring nine...continue reading

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 50% Yahoo ANALYSIS: It's been a challenging season for the Cubs as they look to defend their title, but Ian Happ's emergence has been a bright spot. The latest impressive rookie on the North Side, Happ has hit .259/.324/.527 with 13 home runs and 64 R+RBI in 57 games this season. Over the last month, he's cut his strikeout rate by several percentage points, which has helped him post a .306 batting average during that time. He's also swiped three bags, albeit in six...continue reading

Paul DeJong (2B/3B/SS, STL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 44% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: The Cardinals have found a gem in rookie Paul DeJong. It wasn't expected that they would need a new shortstop, but the dismissal of Jhonny Peralta and disappointing season of Aledmys Diaz has resulted in regular playing time for DeJong. He is slashing .302/.319/.576 with nine home runs and 20 RBI in 135 at-bats. He may not know how to take a walk (four in 38 games), but...continue reading

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 50% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS:  Chicago Cubs second baseman/outfielder Ian Happ has hits in eight of his last nine games and is quickly adding average to his power. Happ has 25 extra-base hits in 176 at-bats this season, leading to a .568 slugging percentage, and has seen his batting average go from .252 to .264 over the last 10 games. He has also stolen a base in two of his last five games, a surprise considering that he only stole one...continue reading

Eduardo Escobar (2B/3B/SS, MIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS:  Minnesota Twins infielder Eduardo Escobar has a hit in eight of his last 10 games and is quickly becoming a fantasy asset. Escobar had a triple and two RBI on Friday, opening July 8-for-24 with a double, triple, and five runs scored after posting a .947 OPS in June. He has a .950 OPS against left-handed pitchers this season, making him a great option in DFS for when he is in the lineup against a lefty....continue reading

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: The Padres have made it a habit of patching holes in their lineup out of necessity. They may have found a permanent solution to the left field problem with Jose Pirela. With Alex Dickerson ruled out for the year and Travis Jankowski on the shelf indefinitely, Pirela has been holding down LF and the leadoff spot in the lineup since early June. He started off ridiculously hot, picking...continue reading

Week 14 Waiver Wire - Second Base (2B) and Shortstop (SS)

Welcome to week 14 of the fantasy baseball season. We’re continuing our mission to find you the best and brightest players with second base and shortstop eligibility. As noted last week, the own percentage of players are beginning to settle in, so this list may begin to have a bit less turnover, allowing us to go back and focus on a few of the names we wrote about in-depth earlier this season. This week we’ll focus primarily on three new names because of two names in...continue reading

Brandon Phillips – (2B, ATL) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Brandon Phillips has quietly been a solid four-category contributor this season despite being part of the poor Braves offense. He is on pace for 83 runs thanks in large part to his .295 batting average, 26 extra-base hits, and batting in the second spot in the Braves’ lineup for the majority of his at-bats. As for his other production, not much has changed in Phillips’ batting profile as he maintains a low fly-ball rate and low hard hit...continue reading

Tim Beckham – (1B, 2B, SS, TB) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Tim Beckham has gotten hot in June as he has posted an .846 OPS with a .456 slugging percentage. His playing time was limited a bit in the month, as he missed five games due to knee and hand injuries and also exited Friday’s action against the Orioles early due to tweaking his ankle. Another potential concern is the Rays’ suddenly crowded infield situation due to their acquisition of Adeiny Hechavarria. However, Beckham’s playing...continue reading

Scooter Gennett (2B/3B/OF, CIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 54% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Cincinnati Reds utility man Scooter Gennett had garnered attention with his four-home run game and has kept interest with his .302 batting average this month. Gennett has hits in eight of his last 10 games, including four multi-hit games, and has six extra-base hits over that time span as well. He is up to 12 home runs in 184 at-bats this season, a good haul for a middle infielder, and his eligibility all over the field makes...continue reading

Josh Harrison (2B/3B, PIT) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 50% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Josh Harrison is posting a season that is strikingly similar to his breakout campaign in 2014, in which he posted 13 home runs, 18 stolen bases, and batted .315. While it’s overly simplistic to prorate stats, Harrison is currently on pace for both 19 home runs and stolen bases while hitting .294. While there are plenty of power hitters at both second and third base, speed isn’t plentiful at either position, which makes Harrison a valuable commodity. Given...continue reading

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...continue reading

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...continue reading

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

Owned in: 53% of Fleaflicker Leagues Baller Move: Add in 12+ Team Leagues Analysis: Some things change in Pittsburgh, and Josh Harrison is not one of these things. Over the last four seasons of his MLB career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Harrison has averaged a cumulative BA of .29. This year he has remained in stride with his consistent hitting with a slash line of .293/.366/.452. Harrison has seemingly upgraded his power game in 2017 as his isolated power figure of .158 and XBH% of 7.8% are his...continue reading

Jed Lowrie (2B, OAK) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Jed Lowrie has had a lot of things working for him in 2017, including finally being healthy enough to stay on the field. Lowrie has flashed enough skill in the past, but over the past few seasons he has failed to log enough plate appearances to showcase it. As far as skills, Lowrie has bounced back to the high-end of his previous career norms with a hard contact rate of nearly 35%. Importantly, he has also paired...continue reading

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 48% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: Josh Harrison has been red-hot at the plate as of late, hitting .351/.413/.474 over his last 14 games, raising his season slash line to a very respectable .303/.366/.468 with seven home runs and five stolen bases. Harrison has the highest walk rate of this career (5.2%) and has a .333 BABIP, not too far off of his .321 career number. Harrison is also hitting the ball hard (31.6%, up from 27.7% last year) and in the...continue reading

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...continue reading

Logan Forsythe (2B, LAD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

Baller Move: Add in 12+ Team Leagues Owned In: 40% of Fleaflicker Leagues Analysis: Since his recent return from the disabled list, Logan Forsythe has looked a bit more like his old self again. The Los Angeles Dodgers had to go without their second basemen from April 19th to May 23rd as Forsythe was sidelined with a right toe fracture. In 1,051 AB between 2015 and 2016 for the Rays, Forsythe totaled 37 HR and 15 SB. He has been a proven and reliable commodity for infield power and...continue reading

Chris Taylor (2B/SS/3B, LAD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Dodgers utility man Chris Taylor has a 1.021 OPS over the last 14 days and his potential for added positional eligibility makes him a great fantasy option. Moving the sample size back to the last 30 days, Taylor has scored 15 runs and knocked in 14, posting a .317 batting average, and has also walked 16 times. Taylor has basically played the same amount of games with the Dodgers this season as he did...continue reading

Devon Travis (2B, TOR) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 39% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Devon Travis suffered through an April in which he posted just a .388 OPS. That rightfully buried him in fantasy owners’ minds, but it’s time to tune back in due to his current run in May. After hitting a grand slam in Friday’s action, he now has three home runs, 14 RBI, and 13 runs scored for the month. With both Troy Tulowitzki and Josh Donaldson returning to...continue reading

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...continue reading

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%...continue reading

Logan Forsythe (2B, LAD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 40% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Logan Forsythe is expected to come off of the disabled list on Tuesday and will be a great addition to the Dodgers lineup.  Forsythe will also play third base with Justin Turner on the disabled list, allowing Chris Taylor and Chase Utley to stay in the lineup. He has played third 52 games in his career, so the position change...continue reading

Josh Harrison (2B, 3B, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 40% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Josh Harrison has flashed surprising power in May, as he already has four home runs in the month and six total for the season. This has been due to a combination of an increased fly ball rate and increased hard hit rate, so his gains in the power department seem legitimate. Harrison has been extremely inefficient in efforts to steal bases, as he is just 2-for-5 on the season. It is a good sign that he continues...continue reading