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

To help you dominate all of your 2018 fantasy baseball leagues, below are some 2018 fantasy baseball second base (2B) sleepers & waiver wire pickups to consider adding to your fantasy baseball teams. Be sure to also use our other lineup resources and tools shown in the icons below.

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Matt Duffy (2B/3B, TB) - Week 26 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: He hasn't even been able to hit a HR in the 237 AB that he's taken since the start of July, but Matt Duffy is about to bring his first full season with the Rays to an encouraging conclusion after having missed the entirety of 2017. Duffy has been performing steadily better at the plate in each month since July, with his OPS being rather mediocre in July and August at .584 and .639. Though this month, Duffy...continue reading

Lourdes Gurriel (2B/SS/OF, TOR) - Week 26 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of leagues ANALYSIS: Though a leg injury robbed Toronto Blue Jays infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. of a few weeks and perhaps a bit of momentum (recall that at the time of the injury, he had recorded multiple hits in 11 straight games), Gurriel has had himself a nice year as a rookie. In 62 games, the 24-year-old is hitting .292/.320/.463 with 11 home runs and 64 R+BI. Three of those homers have come in the last three games, including a...continue reading

Johan Camargo (2B/3B/SS, ATL) - Week 26 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Braves clinched their first division title since 2005 on Saturday. Credit for that is due to many players, and Johan Camargo is one of them. Seemingly an afterthought in Atlanta’s initial plans (remember that they opened the year with Jose Bautista penciled in at third base), the 24-year-old forced his way into the lineup in short order. He’s hit .272/.352/.458 with 18 homers and 133 R+BI in 127 games. While he will not put up...continue reading

Joey Wendle (2B/3B/OF, TB) - Week 26 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays utility man Joey Wendle has a .302/.354/.439 slash line this season, coming out of nowhere to be a vital piece of the Rays and fantasy lineups. Wendle not only has a current five game hitting streak, but also has an extra base hit in each of those games as well. Since the All-Star break, Wendle is slashing .330/.386/.503, striking out in just 11.1% of plate appearances Over this mini five game spurt, Wendle has...continue reading

Willy Adames (2B/SS, TBR) - Week 26 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames has a seven game hitting and has produced a .320/.399/.491 line with seven homers, five steals, and 49 R+BI since the beginning of August. Of his 12 extra-base hits in that time period, three have come in his hitting streak. Since August 1st, Adames has walked in 11.2% plate appearances and also has a 38.7% hard hit ball rate in the same time period. Too many ground balls will not help...continue reading

Brandon Lowe (2B/OF, TB) - Week 25 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays utility player Brandon Lowe went deep again on Saturday, bringing his total to five homers in just 101 plate appearances since arriving in the big leagues. Tampa’s recent surge is too little, too late for them to force their way into a stacked American League playoff field, but Lowe is just one of their many intriguing infielders. Never a highly regarded prospect, he has nonetheless hit at every level and is currently slashing .247/.366/.494....continue reading

Adam Frazier (2B/OF, PIT) - Week 25 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of leagues ANALYSIS: After a forgettable first half, Pittsburgh Pirates utility player Adam Frazier has had a post-break surge that has flown under the radar in most fantasy formats. The small number of owners who have rostered him over the past two months have enjoyed a .333 average and solid run production, along with what equates to a 20-homer pace over a full season. He parlays a high contact rate into plenty of hits from a prime spot near the top...continue reading

Jeff McNeil (2B/3B, NYM) - Week 25 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Mets infielder Jeff McNeil has turned it on and just will not stop. In the last 30 days, he has 19 runs, 12 RBI, and a .386 batting average. Admittedly, he doesn’t bring a ton of power with only one homer during that time, but he does surprise with a little speed, adding five stolen bases. Batting out of the two-hole with a .392 on-base percentage this year, McNeil has plenty of opportunities to...continue reading

Adalberto Mondesi (2B/SS, KC) - Week 25 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of leagues ANALYSIS: Kansas City Royals infielder Adalberto Mondesi has a hit in each of the last four games and in seven of the last eight games. Known mostly for his speed, Mondesi is hitting .286 this season, posting a .333 batting average in September. He has five stolen bases this month, 18 in the second half, and is slashing .304/.338/.486 in the second half. Touting 2B/SS eligibility, Mondesi was on fire in July and early August, cooled off as August closed,...continue reading

Yairo Munoz (OF/SS/2B/3B, STL) - Week 24 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of leagues ANALYSIS: Anyway, if you are not familiar with St. Louis Cardinals 23-year-old utilityman Yairo Munoz, he was the key piece that came back in the trade for outfielder Stephen Piscotty. Widely regarded as bat-first, he disappointed slightly in his rookie season. Plagued by injury and ineffectiveness, Munoz has collected just eight home runs, five steals, and 28 runs on a .281/.348/.438 in 276 plate appearances. When you’re a defensive liability, that’s not going to guarantee...continue reading

Niko Goodrum (1B/2B/3B/OF, DET) - Week 24 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of leagues ANALYSIS: Though his seven-game hitting streak came to an end on Saturday, Detroit Tigers utility man Niko Goodrum filled up the box score during that week. He homered three times, stole two bases, and scored seven runs while driving in an additional four. Goodrum’s rookie campaign has been a mixed bag, but he has tallied 16 homers and 11 steals. He also qualifies at every position save catcher, and that versatility is especially handy down the stretch. As we...continue reading

Willy Adames (2B/SS, TBR) - Week 24 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 25% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames has cooled slightly over the last week or so, but he has still produced a .321/.397/.491 line with five homers, five steals, and 33 R+BI since the beginning of August. Saturday’s two-hit showing was his 11th multi-hit game during that span. Adames posted double-digit totals in both HR and SB in each of the past two seasons in the minors, and has a decent chance to duplicate the feat at the...continue reading

Johan Camargo (2B/3B/SS, ATL) - Week 24 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 45% of leagues ANALYSIS: It has taken forever for people to realize that Johan Camargo is the third baseman for the Atlanta Braves and is more than a low-budget fill-in. He continues to earn not only your attention but also a place on your fantasy roster. His game all along has been about batting average. Recently, he is trying to change that narrative as well. In the last 14 days, Camargo has hit four homers with eight RBI and a...continue reading

Matt Duffy (2B/3B, TB) - Week 24 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays infielder Matt Duffy has been overlooked all season yet continues to excel at what he is capable of providing; he is a batting average guy. In the last two weeks, he has seven runs, seven RBI, one stolen base, and a .300 batting average. I have repeatedly recommended him in the past. Of all times to finally initiate movement on that guidance, this week is NOT the time to blindly obey. Duffy finds himself playing at home against...continue reading

Adalberto Mondesi (2B/SS, KC) - Week 24 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of leagues ANALYSIS: Kansas City Royals infielder Adalberto Mondesi carries loads of value in his ability to steal bases. In just 52 games, he already has 18. In his MLB career, he has 32 in 124 games. He had 31 over his last two minor league seasons in 114 games. Given how scarce stolen bases are these days, he is worth starting for that asset alone so long as the matchups are not so terrible that he will never find...continue reading

Adam Frazier (2B/OF, PIT) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of leagues ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman/outfielder Adam Frazier has found a way into the lineup and onto the fantasy radar. The Pirates have fallen out of the playoff race in recent weeks, but it is not for lack of effort or results from Frazier. The utility man has found his way to regular at-bats and is making the most of them. Demoted to the minor leagues in June, Frazier has hit a scorching .344/.404/.602 with four homers and...continue reading

Joey Wendle (2B/3B/OF, TB) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of leagues ANALYSIS: Since June 28, Tampa Bay Rays utility man Joey Wendle has failed to record a hit in just eight of 50 games played, and one of those was just a pinch-hit appearance. A two-hit night on Saturday gave him 19 such efforts during the same span, and extended his current hitting streak to seven games. His counting stats this season have been modest, but Wendle has also been running more lately, with four steals in his...continue reading

Adalberto Mondesi (2B/SS, KC) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of leagues ANALYSIS:  Kansas City Royals middle infielder Adalaberto Mondesi has been one of the best waiver wire pickups over the last weeks because of his speed and average. An 0-for-4 performance brought an end to a four-game multi-hit streak for Mondesi. He blasted a pair of homers and stole two bases during that time, while scoring five runs and driving in five more. He has posted a .284/.304/.463 slash since the beginning of July, with five homers and 15 stolen bases. All of...continue reading

Wilmer Flores (1B/2B/3B, NYM) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of leagues ANALYSIS: Flores has had a decent go of it this year and the results were likely more than most had expected. He has 11 homers, 48 RBI, and a .272 average. Additionally, as a utility player, he has earned positional eligibility all over the infield. Flores’ plate discipline has really improved as well. He has a 5.5% swinging strike rate, albeit with only a 47% swing rate. He has also really impressed with his walk rate (8.8%). The question then...continue reading

Johan Camargo (2B/3B/SS, ATL) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of leagues ANALYSIS: It is anyone's guess who is more surprised, the Braves organization or fantasy baseball managers. Johan Camargo has been a revelation this season. His performance hasn’t been one that single-handedly carries your team to a championship, but he definitely is a contributing factor. Camargo has a slash line of .278/.357/.463 with 15 HR and 64 RBI. He has accomplished this with a 37% hard-hit rate despite a 45% ground ball rate. The second half is where Camargo...continue reading

Jeff McNeil (2B/3B, NYM) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Mets infielder Jeff McNeil is a 2013 12th round pick that has used his elite batting average to work his way from Double-A to start the season to fantasy relevance as we move to September. McNeil, who can play both second and third, had a .327 batting average with Double-A Binghamton and .368 average with Triple-A Las Vegas before getting the call to the bigs. Since entering the Mets lineup, McNeil has a .319/.386/.471...continue reading

Willy Adames (2B/SS, TBR) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays infielder Willy Adames was the key piece of the trade that sent David Price from Tampa to Detroit and he is starting to show why the Rays valued him so much. There are still issues with Adames, starting with his 30.7% strikeout rate for the season, but he has been much better in August. The 22-year-old posted a .318/.384/.523 slash line last month, hitting five home runs and stealing five bases. Whiffs are...continue reading

Jonathan Villar (2B/OF, BAL) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 43% of leagues ANALYSIS: Baltimore Orioles outfielder/second baseman Jonathan Villar is working to rehabilitate his career with a move to Baltimore. At this point, it seems fair to say that Villar’s incredible 2016 performance was an aberration. However, since returning to everyday player status after his trade to Baltimore, Villar has shown that he can still help fantasy owners. In 22 August contests, the veteran has hit .250 with four home runs, four stolen bases, and respectable run production. He has...continue reading

Wilmer Flores (1B/2B/3B, NYM) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of leagues ANALYSIS: Opportunity and consistency. Sometimes that is all a player really needs in order to thrive. For most of the season, New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores has been a utility player that has slotted in all over the infield. Now that he has the first base job, he can finally relax at the plate without a need to press to earn more playing time, ultimately resulting in inferior performance. Flores is also slotted in at a prime...continue reading

Joey Wendle (2B/3B/OF, TB) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays super-utilityman Joey Wendle has a hit in five of the last six games, continuing on what has been a strong season. Wendle was a total unknown before this season and now has a .291 batting average in 417 plate appearances. Tallying only 30 extra-base hits, much of Wendle's value comes from his solid average Since the All-Star break, he has produced a .311/.367/.491 line while chipping in two steals, 12 extra base hits, 14 runs,...continue reading

Jedd Gyorko (1B/2B/3B, STL) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of leagues ANALYSIS: St. Louis Cardinals infielder Jedd Gyorko fell off of the fantasy radar earlier in the season, but he has regained his fantasy value. He has slashed .304/.400/.507 in August and has eight extra-base hits this month, including three home runs. Gyorko has a double in each of his last three starts, registering a run scored in three of the last four starts. Gyorko entered this season having averaged 25 HR/600 PA for his career, but he has seen...continue reading

Willy Adames (2B/SS, TBR) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays infielder Willy Adames had a rough start to his rookie season, but he has looked much better since the calendar flipped to August. In 20 contests so far this month, the 22-year-old has slashed .348/.413/.576 with four homers and four steals. Whiffs were a major issue for him early, but he now has a 20% strikeout rate with a 10.7% walk rate since August 1. He is still hitting toward the bottom of the Tampa...continue reading

Adalberto Mondesi (2B/SS, KC) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of leagues ANALYSIS: Kansas City Royals middle infielder Adalaberto Mondesi has been one of the best waiver wire pickups over the last weeks because of his speed and average. The Royals’ shortstop, who just turned 23, has gone hitless in four of his last five starts, but has posted a .268/.287/.411 slash since the beginning of July, with three homers and 13 stolen bases. His BABIP (.351) since the beginning of July is scary, and he is only hitting .222 in August, but,...continue reading

Ben Zobrist (2B/OF, CHC) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of leagues ANALYSIS: Chicago Cubs second baseman/outfielder Ben Zobrist has had a really good year as an experienced veteran. He has gotten more playing time than usual, as he had filled in well for Kris Bryant while he recovered from his injury. Since Bryant has returned, Zobrist has mainly played second and has also found opportunities at the top of the lineup. He is slashing .307/.389/.461 this season and has a .367 wOBA. While he only has...continue reading

Willy Adames (2B/SS, TBR) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 33% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays infielder Willy Adames had a rough start to his rookie season, but he has looked much better since the calendar flipped to August. In 15 contests so far this month, the 22-year-old has slashed .354/.418/.604 with three homers and four steals. Whiffs were a major issue for him early, but he has cut his strikeout rate almost in half during this hot streak. He is still hitting toward the bottom of the Tampa lineup,...continue reading

Tim Beckham (2B/SS/3B, BAL) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Baltimore Orioles infielder Tim Beckham, who is already 28 years old, is having a rollercoaster season, with most of the ride going down. He is currently struggling at the plate with only seven hits in the last 43 at-bats. During that time he has run into four homers and six RBI. His struggles could be expected considering he had to face off against the aces of the Red Sox, Mets, and Indians during that time. For his own part, Beckham has adapted...continue reading

Adalberto Mondesi (2B/SS, KC) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of leagues ANALYSIS: Kansas City Royals middle infielder Adalaberto Mondesi has been one of the best waiver wire pickups over the last weeks because he refuses to quit hitting. The Royals’ shortstop, who just turned 23, has gone hitless in the last two games, but has posted a .290/.304/.450 slash since the beginning of July, with three homers and 12 stolen bases. Some of that success is certainly BABIP-fueled (.382), but given how tough it is right now to find players who can...continue reading

Isiah Kiner-Falefa (C/2B/3B, TEX) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two-Catcher Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of leagues ANALYSIS: Even though Isiah Kiner-Falefa has slowed down a bit over the last week, he has still produced well over his last 55 AB with two HR and a .345/.379/.527 slash line. His power has been a bit depleted this month, as his 29% hard contact rate, 25.8% soft contact rate, and .057 ISO. Most of his power was displayed in July when he hit two homers and slugged .490. This month, he has improved upon other aspects of his...continue reading

Ketel Marte (2B/SS, ARI) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSIS: Arizona Diamondbacks utility player Ketel Marte is in an awkward spot for playing time, something that could hurt his fantasy value. Arizona’s acquisition of Eduardo Escobar could end up cutting into Marte’s playing time when Jake Lamb heals up from his recent injury. Chris Owings is also hitting well, making it even tougher for Marte. If he keeps swinging the bat like he has been, though, getting at-bats will not be...continue reading

Joey Wendle (2B/OF, TB) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays super-utilityman Joey Wendle was a total unknown before this season. Dubbed a “little engine that could”, Wendle was not considered anything particularly useful to most ball clubs, let alone a fantasy team. While he came into the season on no ones radar, the 28-year-old rookie is slashing a respectable .292/.340/.416 for the season. Furthermore, since the All-Star break, he has produced a .321/.370/.488 line while chipping in a steal, 10 extra base hits, 12 runs,...continue reading

Johan Camargo (2B/3B/SS, ATL) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 33% of leagues ANALYSIS: After only taking 17 AB in April, Johan Camargo has yet to finish a month with an OPS south of .733 or a HR total less than three. Now, over his last 95 AB in 25 games, he has produced four dingers and a slash of .295/.330/.505. The interesting thing is that, despite his consistent offense, he has sported some inconsistent peripherals. His strikeout rate has been anywhere from 13.1% to 25.6%, and his walk rate has deviated...continue reading

Willy Adames (2B/SS, TBR) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of leagues ANALYSISWilly Adames’ rookie season got off to a bumpy start, but he’s looked much better since the calendar flipped to August. In 15 contests so far this month, the 22-year-old has slashed .354/.418/.604 with three homers and four steals. Whiffs were a major issue for him early, and he’s cut his strikeout rate almost in half during this hot streak. He’s still hitting toward the bottom of the Tampa lineup, which caps his run production. However, it’s...continue reading

Ben Zobrist (2B/OF, CHC) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 39% of leagues ANALYSIS: Chicago Cubs second baseman/outfielder Ben Zobrist has had a really good year as an experienced veteran. He has gotten more playing time than usual, as he had filled in well for Kris Bryant while he recovered from his injury. Since Bryant has returned, Zobrist has mainly played second and has also found opportunities at the top of the lineup. He is slashing .308/.392/.462 this season and has a .369 wOBA. While he only has...continue reading

Tim Beckham (2B/SS/3B, BAL) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Baltimore Orioles infielder Tim Beckham started off the season very slow with a .206 batting average in the first half with two HR and 13 RBI. In only 89 plate appearances of the second half, Beckham already has five homers, 15 RBI, and a .303 average. It should be noted that Beckham does not hit the ball with authority, as his hard-hit rate is only 31%. He needs to improve that similar to the rate of 2017...continue reading

Matt Duffy (2B/3B, TB) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSIS The Rays are putting together a nice young team and infielder Matt Duffy is in position to capitalize on it. He is a steady bat that will get some counting stats if the rest of the offense can do their part. He is not the kind of player that will generate his own production. Duffy is not going to give you a lot of power as he only has a .382 slugging on the season. However, he can...continue reading

Adalberto Mondesi (2B/SS, KC) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of leagues ANALYSIS: Kansas City Royals middle infielder Adalaberto Mondesi has been one of the best waiver wire pickups over the last weeks because he refuses to quit hitting. The Royals’ shortstop, who turned 23 last week, has gone hitless just twice since July 10 and posted a .305/.317/.492 line during that time, with a three homers and eight stolen bases. Some of that success is certainly BABIP-fueled (.385), but given how tough it is right now to find players who can contribute...continue reading

Ketel Marte (2B/SS, ARI) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of leagues ANALYSIS: Arizona Diamondbacks utility player Ketel Marte is in an awkward spot for playing time, something that could hurt his fantasy value. Arizona’s acquisition of Eduardo Escobar could end up cutting into Marte’s playing time when Jake Lamb heals up from his recent injury. If he keeps swinging the bat like he has been, though, getting at-bats will not be a problem. The 24-year-old is hitting .298/.381/.560 since the beginning of June with nine home runs...continue reading

Ben Zobrist (2B/OF, CHC) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 39% of leagues ANALYSIS: Chicago Cubs second baseman/outfielder Ben Zobrist has had a really good year as an experienced veteran. He has gotten more playing time than usual, as he has filled in well for Kris Bryant while he recovered from his injury. Since Bryant has returned, Zobrist has mainly played second and has also found opportunities at the top of the lineup. He is slashing .313/.398/.467 this season and has a .373 wOBA. While he only has...continue reading

Johan Camargo (2B/3B/SS, ATL) - Week 19 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of leagues ANALYSIS: The trade deadline passed and Johan Camargo remains the Atlanta third baseman. Not only that, but he has shown uncharacteristic hitting traits as of late. Camargo is not known as a power hitter, but in the last 14 days, he has four homers and nine RBI to go with a .293 batting average. His HR total now sits at 13. With some good fortune, Camargo could reach 20 by year's end. Camargo's power is not something to...continue reading

Adalberto Mondesi (2B/SS, KC) - Week 19 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of leagues ANALYSIS: Kansas City Royals middle infielder Adalaberto Mondesi has been one of the best waiver wire pickups over the last weeks because he refuses to quit hitting. The Royals’ shortstop, who turned 23 last week, has gone hitless just twice since July 10 and posted a .340/.354/.511 line during that time, with a pair of homers and five stolen bases. Some of that success is certainly BABIP-fueled (.438), but given how tough it is right now to find players who can...continue reading

Ben Zobrist (2B/OF, CHC) - Week 19 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of leagues ANALYSIS: Chicago Cubs second baseman/outfielder Ben Zobrist has had a really good year as an experienced veteran. He has gotten more playing time than usual, as he has filled in well for Kris Bryant while he recovered from his injury. Since Bryant has returned, Zobrist has mainly played second and has also found opportunities at the top of the lineup. He is slashing .307/.395/.443 this season and has a .365 wOBA. While he only has...continue reading

Lourdes Gurriel (2B/SS/OF, TOR) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of leagues **UPDATE: 7/29 at 10:00 pm ET - Unfortunately Gurriel left today's game with a lower leg injury. He's being diagnosed with a knee contusion and ankle sprain, but no broken bones. It's still TBD how much time he will miss and if a DL stint will be needed. ** ANALYSIS: Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Lourdes Gurriel has been white hot of late. In fact, by the time you read this, it may already be too late – Gurriel’s...continue reading

Adalberto Mondesi (2B/SS, KC) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of leagues ANALYSIS: Kansas City Royals utility player Adalberto Mondesi may have had his fantasy season saved by the Royals trading Mike Moustakas to the Brewers. Mondesi has been a boon to your batting average in recent days as well, and he has speed to offer on top of it. The 23-year-old has hit safely in eight straight, collecting multiple hits in five of those games. He has slashed .294/.310/.471 with three homers and seven steals...continue reading

Ketel Marte (2B/SS, ARI) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSIS: Arizona Diamondbacks utility player Ketel Marte is in an awkward spot for playing time, something that could hurt his fantasy value. Arizona’s acquisition of Eduardo Escobar could end up cutting into Marte’s playing time when Jake Lamb heals up from his recent injury. If he keeps swinging the bat like he has been, though, getting at-bats will not be a problem. The 24-year-old is hitting .288/.371/.571 since the beginning of June with...continue reading

Wilmer Flores (1B/2B/3B, NYM) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores is a tricky player to value, as he keeps hitting, but his playing time is always a question. The Mets have been a train wreck as usual, but for once they seem willing to let Flores play regularly instead of blocking him with retreads. Closing in on his 27th birthday, Flores has slowly but steadily improved each season in the major leagues. Currently, he is hitting .271/.327/.454 with nine home...continue reading