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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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2017 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Adds by MLB Position

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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

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 45% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Josh Harrison enjoyed a trip home this week to Cincinnati, hitting three home runs, and an injury to David Freese has helped get Harrison continued eligibility at 3B as well at the top of the Pirates' lineup. Harrison has absolutely owned left-handed pitchers this season, hitting three of his five home runs on the season and posting a 1.252 OPS in 30 at-bats, but only has a .688 OPS against right-handed pitchers...continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 49% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Phillips had a few days off during the past week, but he’s still worthy of a roster spot, as proven by his continually increasing own percentage in Yahoo. In the previous week, Phillips had a solid week, hitting .357 with a homer and a steal in 28 at bats. Phillips is due for a bit of regression, but he’s still got rosterable talent even when that decline comes.

Joe Panik (2B, SF) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Panik continued his production last week and is hitting .301 (before Monday’s game) all of the sudden with his typical 12 HR/8 SB production. It was only two seasons ago that Panik hit .312 over a 100-game sample, and his line drive (25.9%) and hard hit ball rate (33.3%) are back at those 2015 levels again this year. The Giants have been struggling this season, but Panik has 12 runs and eight RBI, solid figures for a second baseman available in 79...continue reading

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 43% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Reports before the season said that Brandon Drury had bulked up and his .372 OBP shows that the prospects for the 24-year-old are solid. Drury also has eligibility all around the diamond, critical for lineup construction on a daily basis, and he has hits in eight of his last nine games. In those contests, Drury is hitting .387 with a home run, two doubles, and five walks. His patience at the plate appears to have improved this season and...continue reading

Yangervis Solarte (2B/3B, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 43% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: In 2016, Yangervis Solarte posted an .808 OPS, while providing multi-position eligibility. He has a healthy .753 OPS to open the 2017 season with the same positional flexibility. He also has 16 RBI this season, including five this week, and he had a seven-game hitting streak snapped on Friday as well. Solarte has shown good plate discipline this season, walking seven times and posting a .351 OBP. He can fill the void at 2B or 3B and with...continue reading

Digging Deeper: Week 4 AL Waiver Wire Targets

Welcome back to Digging Deeper! I'll be taking a look at some deeper AL waiver wire options for Week 4 of the fantasy baseball season. As we round up the first month of the season, we are beginning to see which small sample sizes are real, and which players will bounce back from rough starts. Take a look at your waiver wire to see if any of the latter players are available. If your leaguemates cut bait too soon, you can capitalize on a rebound in May and beyond. Along with the normal...continue reading

Digging Deeper: Week 4 NL Waiver Wire Targets

Welcome back to our Week 4 edition of Digging Deeper, our weekly column where we will focus on deep league waiver wire options. My counterpart Tom Bellucco will be handling the American League while I focus on the National League. For those that have played in limited size leagues, you are well aware that at-bats and innings are the precious commodities. You are not going to find a top-100 player on the wire at any point this season. In fact, top-150 is a stretch. And as the year goes on, the options are going to...continue reading

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers: Week 4

Welcome back, RotoBallers! We now have a decent enough sample size in the early MLB season to look at some key offensive trends. Among those trends we will follow each week is contact rate. A sudden increase or decrease in contact rate could signal the beginning of an extended hot or cold streak. Each week we will look at a few players on each side and compare their previous week's contact rate with their actual performance. We do this because we care about you, the fantasy player. Top contact rate risers and...continue reading

Week 4 Waiver Wire - Second Base (2B) and Shortstop (SS)

We march along in April, as statistics move closer to being meaningful, but still aren’t quite there. We’re still early enough in the season that there are plenty of movers and shakers in the fantasy ranks. Players are being added and dropped left and right as fantasy owners try to catch lightning in a bottle/avoid missing out on the next big thing. As always, we have your middle infield targets for you here today, with three new middle infield waiver wire targets for Week 4 that can be...continue reading

Starlin Castro (2B, NYY) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 59% Fleaflicker   ANALYSIS: Castro has gotten off to a hot start to 2017 as he already has four home runs and has driven in 13 runs. The power isn’t a huge surprise given that Castro hit 21 last season. However, he has shown progress with his plate discipline in the early portion of the season. That has helped him drop his strikeout rate 13.6%, his lowest rate since 2011, and caused his walk rate to jump up to 6.1%. If he can keep that...continue reading

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 40% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Brandon Phillips has gotten his Braves career off to a solid start. The 35-year-old, who had spent his entire MLB career playing for teams based in Ohio before this season, is hitting .326/.371/.448 with a homer and four stolen bases. We've got a ways to go before batted ball types begin to stabilize, but with all the attention paid to the fly ball revolution, it's interesting to note that Phillips has gone in the opposite direction early on, hitting over...continue reading

Joe Panik (2B, SF) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Teams Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: Joe Panik was a popular pick in fantasy drafts a year ago thanks to two solid first years in the big leagues. He appeared in a total of 173 games between 2014 and 2015 and recorded a .309 average. However, those who took Panik last year were greatly disappointed, as he was slowed by a concussion and never seemed to turn things around. The second baseman played in 127 games and managed just a .239 average. Fortunately, those who...continue reading

Yangervis Solarte (2B/3B, SDP) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 56% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Since the 2015 All-Star break, Yangervis Solarte has quietly been an excellent hitter. In 663 plate appearances – roughly the equivalent of a full season – he’s hit .297 with 21 home runs, 89 runs, and 89 RBI. He plays for a bad team in a pitcher’s park, but he hits in the middle of the order and is eligible at both second and third base. Solarte is off to a strong start in 2017, slashing .333/.364/.600 with a...continue reading

Chris Owings (2B/SS/OF, ARI) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: It was unclear how much playing time Owings would get heading into 2017, but Ketel Marte’s Spring Training struggles and Nick Ahmed’s defense-only profile have cleared regular playing time for Owings. He will still be out of the lineup from time to time (see Friday night for example), but the Diamondbacks seem to want him in the lineup most nights. Owings has also helped his case for playing time with a hot start to the season,...continue reading

Hitter Streamers (Week 2): Head-to-Head Leagues

Welcome back to my hitting streamers column for Week 2, taking a look at hitters to add or stream off the waiver wire for this week's scheduled games. To keep things simple, I pick from players who are less than 50% owned and who play at least seven games in the week.  If someone jumps off the page at me as a less than seven game player, I may make an exception, but otherwise the advantage in number of games dictates my choices. With that said, let’s dive right in. Bats to Stream...continue reading

Yangervis Solarte (2B/3B, SD) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of FleaFlicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Those who enjoy both DFS and season long fantasy know that the Padres will be a favorite team to stream against thanks to their terrible pitching staff. That has also led many to believe that their lineup is equally bad, which isn’t the case. While their lineup is far from the scariest in the league, there is some talent present and Solarte figures to bat third or fourth in the lineup throughout the season. Despite an injury-shortened season last year,...continue reading

Tyler Saladino (2B/SS/3B, CHW) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed, AL-only Leagues OWNED IN: 13% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Tyler Saladino has picked up some sleeper hype during a torrid spring, but he remains lightly owned. The versatile 27-year-old hit .282 with eight homers and 11 steals in just 319 plate appearances a year ago. Given his minor league track record and Chicago’s rebuild, he's likely to run a bit more in 2017, and could see some time near the top of the batting order. Yoan Moncada is the future at second base, but Saladino...continue reading

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed, NL-only Leagues OWNED IN: 8% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Cesar Hernandez looked like a utility man when he broke into the majors in 2014, but he’s developed into a player with relevance in many fantasy formats. His plate discipline, contact rate and contact quality have steadily trended up in the last three years. He earned some criticism for mental lapses on the bases — note the ugly 17-for-30 success rate on stolen base attempts — but he also hit .294/.371/393 with quality defense to turn in...continue reading

Week 1 Waiver Wire: 0-25% Owned Pickups

Baseball is finally back. In light of this, let's give that free agent pool one last look over before the stats start flying. Here are the best players who are owned in 0-25% of Yahoo leagues. You can see our column on 25-50% owned players as well. These are your deeper Week 1 waiver wire pickups and adds - players that should be considered as additions to your teams, after your drafts have already been completed. Deep League Waiver Wire Adds Catcher: Cameron Rupp, Philadelphia Phillies (16% owned) Rupp is mainly keeping...continue reading

Week 1 Waiver Wire: 25-50% Owned Pickups

Wow, we're really here. After all this time, baseball is truly back. Happy Opening Day RotoBallers! In light of this, let's give that free agent pool one last look over before the stats start flying. Today, we'll look at players who are owned in 25-50% of Yahoo leagues and see who stands out. You can see our deeper leagues list of 0-25% owned players as well. These are your Week 1 waiver wire pickups and adds - players that should be considered as additions to your teams, after your drafts have already...continue reading

Neil Walker (2B, NYM) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleepers & Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~215 CURRENT ADP: ~253 ANALYSIS: Neil Walker should feel downright disrespected these days. Once considered a top 10 second baseman who won a Silver Slugger award in Pittsburgh, his value took a sharp downward turn after one season in New York. Not that Walker was that much less effective, but injuries limited him to 113 games and soured fantasy owners on the now 30-year-old. He still managed to launch 23 home runs, tying his career high from 2014, and posted the second best average of...continue reading

Raul Mondesi (2B, KC) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleepers & Values

BALLER MOVE: Draft Late in Deeper / AL-Only Formats CURRENT ADP: ~375 ANALYSIS: Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost made it official on Monday when he announced that Raul Mondesi would be the starting second baseman for his team in the 2017 season. Mondesi has put together an impressive spring in which he has hit .367/.380/.612 with three home runs and four stolen bases. Could this be the beginning of a sleeper candidate at second base? If Mondesi is going to find success, he will have to make a drastic improvement from...continue reading

Draft Values: The 2017 All-Bargain Team

This article first appeared on the Metro news publication. Our long national nightmare is nearly over. No, not that one…here we’re referring to the lack of baseball. Opening Day is right around the corner, and not a moment too soon. After last week’s look at the busts, let’s end draft season on a happy note with the 2017 All-Bargain team. Best Draft Values in 2017 Catcher: Brian McCann, Houston Astros McCann has hit at least 20 home runs in nine straight seasons, and has averaged 135 games played over the...continue reading

Logan Forsythe (2B, LAD) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleepers & Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~165 CURRENT ADP: ~195 ANALYSIS: When the Twins refused to accept Jose De Leon as the sole piece in the return on a Brian Dozier, the Dodgers sent DeLeon to Tampa Bay instead. Minnesota’s loss is Forsythe’s (and his fantasy owners’) gain. While he obviously hasn’t posted the raw numbers that Dozier has, they’re quite similar in many ways. Now, Forsythe will get the chance to show what he can do in a much better lineup. And even though Dodger Stadium isn’t...continue reading

Brandon Drury (2B/3B/OF, ARI) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~225 CURRENT ADP: ~263 ANALYSIS: Drury opened the season with some flash by hitting four homers each in April and May with respective batting averages of .294 and .283, but then dealt with some injuries and didn’t have an everyday job in a crowded Arizona lineup. He will now hold down the keystone position in hitter-friendly Chase Field, largely thanks to a wild September that saw him slash .357/.417/.633 – making him one of 11 hitters to slug over .630 in the month. Now, if the 24-year-old can roll that...continue reading

Cesar Hernandez (2B, PHI) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~260 CURRENT ADP: 286 ANALYSIS: Cesar Hernandez looked like a utility man when he broke into the majors in 2014, but he’s developed into a player with relevance in many fantasy formats. His plate discipline, contact rate, and contact quality have steadily trended up in the last three years. He earned some criticism for mental lapses on the bases — note the ugly 17-for-30 success rate on stolen base attempts — but he also hit .294/.371/393 with quality defense to turn in a surprising four-win season....continue reading

Jurickson Profar (1B/2B/3B/SS/OF, TEX) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~350

CURRENT ADP: 376

ANALYSIS: The dust has settled on Jurickson Profar's hype and he is now being valued well outside the top 20 at second base. You may recall Profar got off to a sizzling start, hitting .343 at the onset of July. It was all downhill from there, however, and he finished with a disappointing .239 average with five homers and two steals to his name over 272 at-bats. Profar played all over the field in 2016, making him a

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Jose Peraza (2B, CIN) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~120

CURRENT ADP: 138

ANALYSIS: Jose Peraza had the kind of post-deadline production that makes you salivate about his potential over a full season. He spent the early part of the season bouncing back and forth between Triple-A and the big-league club, hitting .250 with the occasional stolen base. After his last call-up on Aug. 20, Peraza hit .366 with 11 steals in 156 at-bats to close the season. The former Braves prospect now has a .301 career mark across all levels. He

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Joe Panik (2B, SF) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~275

CURRENT ADP: 323

ANALYSIS: Joe Panik is a former first-round pick who hasn't quite panned out yet, but the potential is there. After hitting .305 and .312 in his first two major league seasons, which included an All-Star appearance in 2015, he dropped to .239 last year. Panik’s injuries, although seemingly minor, may have played a big part in his decline. Consider too that his BABIP plummeted nearly 100 points from two years ago, down to .245. His plate discipline

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Devon Travis (2B, TOR) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~180

CURRENT ADP: 207

ANALYSIS: Devon Travis was a valuable streamer for many fantasy owners at times last season, but inconsistency has held him back from being a full-fledged fantasy starter. He hit .321 in the second half of the year to finish with an even .300 batting average. Travis took the majority of his at-bats in the leadoff spot, giving him a great chance to score runs atop a powerful lineup. He only posted a .323 OBP when hitting first,

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Jedd Gyorko (2B/3B/SS, STL) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~215

CURRENT ADP: 240

ANALYSIS: Jedd Gyorko’s first season in St. Louis couldn’t have gone much better. He took advantage of Kolten Wong’s early struggles and Jhonny Peralta’s injury, turning himself into a versatile and indispensable member of the Cardinals’ infield. Gyorko launched 30 home runs in just 438 plate appearances, and has a chance to emerge as the primary third baseman this year. For fantasy purposes, however, he retains eligibility at both

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Champ or Chump: Danny Espinosa

Last season saw a significant uptick in league-wide home runs, reducing the value of power-only profiles in the fantasy game. No one has conclusively determined why homers were up, but some people are assuming that it will remain the case for 2017. It might, but I look forward to drafting power at a discount in 2017 thanks to the assumptions of others. I'm especially interested in options at positions that traditionally do not provide fantasy owners with power. In that vein, let's look at the newest Los Angeles Angel, Danny Espinosa. Editor's...continue reading

2016 in Review: Values at Second Base

Second base is no longer the light hitting position of the past. Eighteen fantasy eligible second basemen hit 20 or more homers this season and four hit 30 or more. The deep field resulted in several late round or undrafted values, and here are three of the best bang-for-your buck second basemen from 2016. Value Second Basemen in 2016 Jonathan Schoop, Baltimore Orioles Jonathan Schoop got a little overshadowed by the big sluggers in the Baltimore Orioles’ potent offense this season, but fantasy owners looking for good value at second base were...continue reading

2016 In Review: Second Base (2B) Breakouts

Our review of the 2016 fantasy baseball season begins with a look at some of the breakout performances at second base. Rest assured that I did not forget about Trea Turner. He’ll be covered in the outfield breakouts piece for two reasons: 1) That was his primary position in 2016 and 2) There were too many other guys at the keystone who deserved a write-up. Breakout Second Basemen in 2016 Daniel Murphy, Washington Nationals Through 2015, his age-30 season, Murphy had established himself as a solid regular for the Mets....continue reading

Reviewing Harris Yudin's Bold Predictions for 2016

What’s even more fun than making bold predictions? Looking back at the end of the season to see how good (or so, so hilariously bad) they were. Just like with the preseason pieces in March, I’m continuing the review of our RotoBaller staff’s 2016 bold predictions. Editor's Note: Purchase a full season NFL Premium Pass (including DFS Premium), and also get MLB Premium + DFS for free through the playoffs. Premium DFS research, lineup picks, expert lineups, tools and more. You can see screenshots of our NFL Premium and ...continue reading

Reviewing Bill Dubiel's Bold Predictions for 2016

What’s even more fun than making bold predictions? Looking back at the end of the season to see how good (or so, so hilariously bad) they were. Just like with the preseason pieces in March, I’m continuing the review of our RotoBaller staff’s 2016 bold predictions. Editor's Note: Purchase a full season NFL Premium Pass (including DFS Premium), and also get MLB Premium + DFS for free through the playoffs. Premium DFS research, lineup picks, expert lineups, tools and more. You can see screenshots of our NFL Premium and ...continue reading

Reviewing Kyle Bishop's Bold Predictions for 2016

What’s even more fun than making bold predictions? Looking back at the end of the season to see how good (or so, so hilariously bad) they were. Just like with the preseason pieces in March, I’m kicking off the review of our RotoBaller staff’s 2016 bold predictions. Editor's Note: Purchase a full season NFL Premium Pass (including DFS Premium), and also get MLB Premium + DFS for free through the playoffs. Premium DFS research, lineup picks, expert lineups, tools and more. You can see screenshots of our NFL Premium and ...continue reading

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers in Week 26: Start or Sit?

RotoBallers, as always, we’re constantly trying to come up with new features that will help you dominate your fantasy leagues. Recently, we’ve built a tool that identifies the biggest trends in contact rate over the last seven days. The tool can be found here. Keep in mind, any statistic being viewed in such a small sample size will never be incredibly predictive on a granular level. But if any stat can be looked at over seven days, it's contact rate which stabilizes very quickly. What this tool provides is a quick indicator...continue reading

Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 25 (National League)

This is the end... my only friend, the end... For some fantasy baseball owners, the season was a brutal mix of frustration and disappointment. If you're reading this, however, you're still grinding and looking for a chance to pull out a late-season victory. Good luck the rest of the way! This list represents players who haven't yet garnered a great deal of attention in mixed-leagues, streaming options suitable only for deeper leagues, or category specialists who may fill a specific need on your NL-only roster. Fantasy owners needing help should be on the lookout...continue reading

Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 25 (American League)

The Athletics may have one of the worst records in the Majors this year at 66-84 going into Tuesday, and they may be 22.5 games behind the first place Rangers. But with the team striking gold multiple times this year with inexperienced and rookie players during the second half--including third baseman Ryon Healy, starting pitcher Sean Manaea and relief pitcher...continue reading

Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 24 (National League)

Football season is officially underway, but us die-hard baseball fans are still dedicated to the grind all the way to the bitter end. Whether you're in a crucial playoff battle or just hoping to stay out of the cellar, there are still waiver wire options that can improve your squad. This list represents players who haven't yet garnered a great deal of attention in mixed-leagues, streaming options suitable only for deeper leagues, or category specialists who may fill a specific need on your NL-only roster. Fantasy owners needing help should be on the lookout...continue reading

Ryan Schimpf (2B/3B, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: He's still at it. Chances are you've heard about Ryan Schimpf's power, but here are some advanced stats that will drive that point home. Schimpf's .600 SLG would place him second in the majors behind just Big Papi, if he had enough at-bats to qualify. Technically, Gary Sanchez would be higher at .707, but his sample size is even smaller....continue reading

The Cut List (Week 23): Players To Consider Cutting Bait On

It's playoff time folks! If you've made it this far congratulations. Whether you're in the winners' bracket or just playing for pride, it's time to make some tough decisions to end your seasons on a high note. And with that, if you have someone who is really becoming a waste of roster space, it's time to get rid of him. The longer you hang on, the lower your chances are of making the playoffs and winning your leagues. In that spirit, I'm doing away with the Reverse Jinx section just to...continue reading

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers in Week 23: Buy or Sell?

RotoBallers, as always, we’re constantly trying to come up with new features that will help you dominate your fantasy leagues. Recently, we’ve built a tool that identifies the biggest trends in contact rate over the last seven days. The tool can be found here. Keep in mind, any statistic being viewed in such a small sample size will never be incredibly predictive on a granular level. But if any stat can be looked at over seven days, it's contact rate which stabilizes very quickly. What this tool provides is a quick indicator...continue reading