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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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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

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

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

Johan Camargo (2B/3B/SS, ATL) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: Atlanta Braves infielder Johan Camargo might be a surprise addition to this list. This recommendation is assuming that Atlanta does not make a trade for a third baseman before the deadline. Regardless, he fits a purpose and is getting consistent playing time. Also, he is coming off of a week where he had a .316 batting average, a home run, three RBI, and four runs scored. In the last 30 days, he has 12 runs, three homers...continue reading

Matt Duffy (2B/3B, TB) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of leagues ANALYSIS: Matt Duffy has been a pleasant surprise this year on a Tampa Bay Rays team that wasn't expected to do a whole lot. He's having one of his best years so far in his still young career. He's hitting .317 and has a mediocre .340 wOBA. While he only has four home runs this year, he has 16 doubles and 67 singles. Duffy doesn't have great speed, but he has six stolen bases so far. Duffy was...continue reading

Jason Kipnis (2B/OF, CLE) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 33% of Yahoo leagues ANALYSIS: Is Jason Kipnis back?! Quite possibly. Those who drafted Kipnis in 2017 were left thoroughly disappointed with the most lackluster season of his career, and many sought to avoid that trainwreck this season. Kipnis, once a perennial top-10 second baseman, was barely getting drafted this year on account of one bad, injury-riddled year. Over the past 30 days, Kipnis has double-digit runs and RBI, along with four home runs and two stolen bases. However, what's most important, especially for leagues that...continue reading

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of leagues ANALYSIS: If it’s batting average you’re after, Zobrist is pacing toward his best mark in nearly a decade. The ageless wonder is hitting .293 and has drawn more walks than strikeouts, which has helped him return to fantasy relevance this year despite modest pop (six home runs) and speed (2-for-5 in stolen base attempts). He’s moved around quite a bit, but generally has hit in the top half of the order for the Cubs’ top-five offense. That’s allowed him to...continue reading

Johan Camargo (2B/SS/3B, ATL) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of leagues ANALYSIS: Johan Camargo is a great addition in redraft leagues, but even better in dynasty leagues. Camargo has 31 runs and 40 RBI. Of his 31 runs, 20 came in the month of June. July hasn't been a spectacular month for him, but the all star break will give him much needed rest. He has a .339 wOBA, and continues to improve upon that. Camargo is hitting .252 which isn't great, but he's hitting at the bottom...continue reading

Matt Duffy (2B/3B, TB) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of leagues ANALYSIS: Matt Duffy has been a solid points producer this year on a Tampa Bay Rays team that has a limited number of fantasy relevant players. He's having one of his best years so far at 27 years old. He's hitting .317 and has an average .344 wOBA. While he only has four home runs this year, he has 16 doubles and 78 singles. Duffy doesn't have great speed, but he has seven stolen bases so far. Duffy...continue reading

Ben Zobrist (2B/OF, CHC) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of leagues ANALYSIS: 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. Ben Zobrist still figures to see plenty of playing time in both the infield and outfield. He's slashing .287/.383/.418. He has a .352 wOBA. Zobrist has been successful in most categories besides home runs. He has 41 runs and...continue reading

Joey Wendle (2B/OF, TB) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays second baseman/outfielder Joey Wendle was very happy to see June end, as he had a .192 batting average last month. July has been a different story, however, as Wendle pushed his July batting average up over .400 (.405) with a two-hit effort on Saturday. That was his second consecutive multi-hit game, and fifth in the last two weeks. Even with a rough June factored in, Wendle only has a 14.3% soft hit ball rate...continue reading

Jedd Gyorko (1B/2B/3B, STL) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of leagues ANALYSIS: St. Louis Cardinals infielder Jedd Gyorko slumped hard in June, but he has slashed .324/.444/.622 since the calendar flipped to July. He has four multi-hit games already this month, and has walked more often than he is struck out. While he’s pacing toward his lowest power output since 2014, Gyorko entered this season having averaged 25 HR/600 PA for his career. It would not be a surprise to see him pop balls over the fence more often...continue reading

Scott Kingery (OF/SS/2B/3B, PHI) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of leagues ANALYSIS: Philadelphia Phillies utility player Scott Kingery has not lived up to expectations as a rookie, although to be fair, those expectations were absurd. To be fair though, there were multiple people speculating that he could produce a 30/30 campaign, something that no MLB player has done since 2012. The 24-year-old has only gone deep four times and has a lousy .611 OPS on the season. However, he has shown signs of improvement in recent weeks. Kingery’s two-hit...continue reading

Derek Dietrich (1B/2B/3B/OF, MIA) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 47% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Marlins are not very good, but utility player Derek Dietrich has been a bright spot for them in the season’s first half. The versatile veteran has hit .288/.350/.452 with 11 home runs and 49 runs scored across 92 games, primarily hitting in one of the first two spots of the Miami batting order. Since the beginning of June, the former 2nd round pick for the Rays is slashing .319/.386/.489, slugging five home runs and eight doubles. He...continue reading

Johan Camargo (2B/SS/3B, ATL) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of leagues ANALYSIS: Johan Camargo is a great addition in redraft leagues, but even better in dynasty leagues. Camargo has 30 runs and 39 RBI. He has a .337 wOBA, and continues to improve upon that. 20 of his runs came in the month of June. July hasn't been a spectacular month for him, but the all star break will give him much needed rest. Camargo is hitting .249 which isn't great, but he's hitting at the bottom of...continue reading

Kike Hernandez (2B/3B/SS/OF, LAD) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Dodgers utility player Enrique “Kike” Hernandez has nearly become indispensable for fantasy owners. Not only is he crushing the ball, .500 slugging percentage since the beginning of June, but he can play all over the field. He is only hitting .236 in 122 plate appearances since the beginning of June, but there is a strong case to be made that Hernandez should be on all fantasy rosters. Mainly playing shortstop and center field, Hernandez has a .264 isolated power...continue reading

Jason Kipnis (2B/OF, CLE) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of leagues ANALYSIS: Cleveland Indians infielder Jason Kipnis is a veteran showing signs of a turnaround after an abjectly awful start. Since the beginning of July, Kipnis has hit .250/.432/.571 with two homers, six runs scored, and six RBI. Over the last month, Kipnis has a 33.7% hard hit ball rate and just a 30% ground ball rate, which would show that his .304 BABIP is still a bit unlucky. He has a hit in four of his last seven games,...continue reading

Willians Astudillo (OF/2B/C, MIN) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of leagues ANALYSIS: Minnesota Twins catching prospect Willians Astudillo has been featured over at Fangraphs.com a couple of times as being the strangest minor league player since his callup, and we are inclined to agree. He is primarily a catcher, but has played infield and outfield enough in the minors to qualify there in a number of leagues. What is even more odd is that the Twins seem fine with running him out almost literally anywhere. In fact, The Ringer’s Ben Lindbergh noted...continue reading

Johan Camargo (2B/3B/SS, ATL) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of leagues ANALYSIS: Atlanta Braves infielder Johan Camargo deserves to be a top waiver wire pickup, even if he is an unheralded player in the Braves lineup. His performance alone deserves more attention than he is receiving, not with a mere 23% ownership. The 24-year-old continues to represent players that come out of nowhere every year. He has a .364 batting average over the last week, hitting two home runs, scoring four runs, and driving in five runs. Not known...continue reading

Matt Duffy (2B/3B, TB) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of leagues ANALYSIS: Matt Duffy has been a pleasant surprise this year on a Tampa Bay Rays team that wasn't expected to do a whole lot. He's having one of his best years so far in his still young career. He's hitting .306 and has a slightly below average .335 wOBA. While he only has four home runs this year, he has 16 doubles and 67 singles. Duffy doesn't have great speed, but he has six stolen bases so...continue reading

Wilmer Flores (2B/3B/SS, NYM) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of leagues ANALYSIS: Despite the Mets’ pathological unwillingness to hand him a starting job, New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores continues to produce when called upon. Since the start of the 2016 season, the 26-year-old has produced the following line (prorated to 600 PA): .269 AVG, 66 R, 27 HR, 85 RBI. First called up as a shortstop, the 26-year-old has found a way to stay in the lineup by playing all over the infield. Since the middle of June, when he took...continue reading

Ben Zobrist (2B/OF, CHC) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 25% of leagues ANALYSIS: Ben Zobrist has been taking advantage of his opportunity. With Kris Bryant on the disabled list, Zobrist has been moving all around the field and playing everyday. He still has value once Bryant is back, but his value is really high right now. Over 26 games in June, Zobrist hit .308. He was well balanced with 14 runs, 15 RBI and 15 walks. The benefit with him over other available players is that...continue reading

Brad Miller (1B/2B/SS, MIL) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of leagues ANALYSIS: Milwaukee Brewers infielder Brad Miller was acquired from the Rays roughly a month ago, but he immediately spent two weeks in the minors before being recalled to resolve a troubling infield position for the Brewers. In the last two weeks, Miller has two homers, three doubles, and a .316 AVG. Even better, over the last week, Miller is hitting .333 with a home run, three runs scored, and three RBI. Miller has joined the fly ball revolution...continue reading

Jedd Gyorko (1B/2B/3B, STL) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of leagues ANALYSIS: St. Louis Cardinals infielder Jedd Gyorko continues to linger around and entice fantasy managers in hopes that he will regain his 30 HR power while maintaining a decent average. He does have his moments where everything syncs and now seems to be one of those times. Gyorko is hitting .360 over the last week with two home runs, four runs scored, and eight RBI. With a career best 39.7% hard hit and 43.3% flyball rates, Gyorko is...continue reading

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Tigers utility man Niko Goodrum went 4-for-4 on Saturday, giving him two such performances already in the month of July. Despite a forgettable June, the Tigers’ Swiss Army Knife (he is eligible everywhere but catcher) has hit .251/.325/.461 with eight homers and seven steals in less than a half-season’s worth of plate appearances. While two four-hit games will help, Goodrum does have a solid .328 OBP since the beginning of June. He has 13 extra-base hits in...continue reading

Kike Hernandez (2B/3B/SS/OF, LAD) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 42% of leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Dodgers utility player Enrique “Kike” Hernandez has nearly become indispensable for fantasy owners. Not only is he crushing the ball, .557 slugging percentage since the beginning of June, but he can play all over the field. He is only hitting .250 in 100 at-bats since the beginning of June, but there is a strong case to be made that Hernandez should be on all fantasy rosters. Mainly playing shortstop and center field, Hernandez has a home run in each...continue reading

Kike Hernandez (OF/2B/SS/3B, LAD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of leagues ANALYSIS: I’m cheating a bit on the ownership percentage here, but I can’t help it. Kike absolutely must be owned in all leagues, period, full stop. Forget the fact  that he is playable at almost any position, he would be a must add if he was just an outfielder. That he’s still available in 62% of leagues is borderline criminal. Playing part-time, Kike has mashed his way into a larger role with the Seager-less Dodgers. A .241/.321/.482 line might not look super impressive,...continue reading

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSISIf I told you that there was a guy available in 89% of leagues who is hitting .323 in the month of June, you would probably go rush to take a look. If I told you that Tampa Bay Rays infielder Matt Duffy was available in 89% of leagues, you may wonder why I even took the time to tell you. Well, those two guys happen to be the same! It is time to give...continue reading

Ben Zobrist (2B/OF, CHC) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of leagues ANALYSIS: Chicago Cubs utility player Ben Zobrist may be on the back nine of his career, but that does not mean that he is an ineffective fantasy option. On Saturday, Zobrist reached base in four of his five trips to the plate, with a pair of singles and a pair of walks. That quintessentially Zobrist performance pushed his season line to .297/.394/.439. The counting stats are modest, but that may change if the veteran continues to bat in the three-hole as...continue reading

Jurickson Profar (2B, 3B, SS, OF, TEX) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 45% of leagues ANALYSIS: Texas Rangers utility man Jurickson Profar has managed to find a way to stay in the Rangers lineup, even with the addition of Elvis Andrus off of the disabled list. While Profar was the shortstop in Texas with Andrus on the DL, Profar has also played first and third with Andrus back in the lineup. In the month of June, Profar is only hitting .241, but has a .340 OBP, three stolen bases, and five...continue reading

Derek Dietrich (1B/2B/3B/OF, MIA) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of leagues ANALYSIS: Miami Marlins utility player Derek Dietrich has five multi-hit games in his last 10 and has a .362 batting average in June. Dietrich has nine extra-base hits, including four home runs this month, and has a strong .609 slugging percentage in June. On a smaller sample size, Dietrich has four extra-base hits in the last three games, driving in eight runs this month and scoring 12. A .438 BABIP this month would lead many to believe that this...continue reading

Niko Goodrum (1B/2B/3B/OF, DET) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of leagues ANALYSIS: Once again, another week, another surprisingly good piece of work for Detroit Tigers utility player Niko Goodrum. A .250/.350/.500 line with his seventh home run of 2018 is pretty solid for 20 plate appearances. The guy is just producing. Goodrum is not winning you any weeks or championships by himself, but this guy can put in work in limited at-bats and is a perfect off day or injury fill-in. He strikes out a bit too much, and...continue reading

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...continue reading

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...continue reading

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...continue reading

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...continue reading

Matt Duffy (2B/3B, TB) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Rays are finally getting ambitious and bringing up their young prospects to actually let them play. Tampa Bay Rays infielder Matt Duffy has been batting leadoff ahead of this young talent. 2015 was the last time Duffy had any amount of offensive success, but a .281 batting average, two home runs, three RBI, and six runs scored over the last week is very solid. Since a fantasy relevant 2015 season, he has spent most of the time...continue reading