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Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Waiver Wire Pickups - Shortstop (SS)

To help you dominate all of your 2016 fantasy baseball leagues, below are some 2016 fantasy baseball shortstop (SS) sleepers & waiver wire pickups to consider adding to your fantasy baseball teams.

For more sleepers, also see our fantasy baseball rankings hub. The handy Rankings Assistant Tool combines all staff ranks in one area - tiers, points leagues, prospects, dynasty ranks and more. Find those undervalued players.

Our team of MLB enthusiasts and fantasy baseball analysts follow baseball all day, during the offseason and especially during the MLB season. We recommend MLB shortstops for you to consider as 2016 draft sleepers, ADP values, or hot pickups off the waiver wire once the season starts - every single day of the fantasy baseball preseason and season. Drafting the right undervalued shortstop or adding SS sleepers off the waiver wire can be a huge difference maker in fantasy leagues.

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Adds by MLB Position

ALL - C - 1B - 2B - SS - 3B - OF - SP - RP

 

Addison Russell (SS, CHC) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~110

CURRENT ADP: 133

ANALYSIS: While Addison Russell didn’t have the huge breakout many were projecting for him last year, he was still pretty darn good, hitting 21 home runs with 67 runs scored and 95 RBI while mostly batting seventh in the lineup. We saw big improvements in his plate discipline here 2016, and there’s no reason to believe the 23-year-old won’t continue to ascend. Given his talent, the ceiling is higher on Russell at this draft price

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Brandon Crawford (SS, SF) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~210

CURRENT ADP: 243

ANALYSIS: Despite a substantial drop in his HR total (from 21 to 12), Brandon Crawford deserves more attention than his current ADP would indicate. His contact quality and plate discipline have improved with regularity since he broke into the majors as a glove-only shortstop. Even last season, the loss of power was somewhat offset by a 20-point increase in batting average. Like every other player who calls AT&T Park home, Crawford’s production will be somewhat depressed,

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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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Marcus Semien (SS, OAK) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~180

CURRENT ADP: 202

ANALYSIS: The adjustments Marcus Semien made at the plate last season led to greater power at the expense of average. Given the power surge across the sport recently, that’s not ideal for fantasy purposes. However, the improvement in his contact quality was encouraging, and there may yet be more pop in his bat. Semien is only 26, after all, and he’s shown the ability to recognize and improve weaknesses in his game already (cf. his

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Dansby Swanson (SS, ATL) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~140

CURRENT ADP: 160

ANALYSIS: Acquired in the Shelby Miller trade last season, Dansby Swanson jumped from High-A to the majors and immediately set about making that deal look even more like a complete fleecing for the Braves.  The 2015 top overall pick hit .302/.361/.442 with three homers, three stolen bases and 37 R+RBI in 38 games after being promoted to the big leagues. His .383 BABIP was a touch on the high side, but

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Tim Anderson (SS, CHW) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~150

CURRENT ADP: 164

ANALYSIS: Known more for his speed than his bat as a prospect, Tim Anderson had a surprisingly robust debut. He hit .283 with nine homers and 10 steals and scored 57 runs in just 99 games as a rookie. While his plate discipline left much to be desired (111 strikeouts against just 13 walks), the 23-year-old showed he had the chops to hack it in the majors. With the White Sox in rebuild mode, Anderson

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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 Shortstop

Our review of the 2016 fantasy baseball season continues with a look at some of the best values at shortstop. Value Shortstops in 2016 Aledmys Diaz, St. Louis Cardinals Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz wasn’t expected to be more than a bench bat going into this season, but an injury to Jhonny Peralta gave him an opportunity. Fantasy owners took note of his breakout campaign. Though the initially low expectations led to him being undrafted in many leagues, owners who snatched him up on waivers at the beginning of the season were rewarded with...continue reading

2016 In Review: Shortstop (SS) Breakouts

Our review of the 2016 fantasy baseball season continues with a look at some of the breakout performances at shortstop. Breakout Shortstops in 2016 Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers Seager was an obvious preseason candidate for the NL Rookie of the Year Award in 2016. He’ll win that going away, of course. What most didn’t expect was that he’d put up an MVP-caliber campaign at the tender age of 22. After all, despite hitting .337/.425/.561 after a late-season callup in 2015, he’d been more good than great at Triple-A earlier that summer. Seager...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 Nick Mariano's Bold Predictions for 2016

Hello you beautiful RotoBallers, and welcome to this little retrospective ditty where I look back at my 10 Bold Predictions from before the 2016 baseball season started. Perhaps you’ve seen some of my fellow writers doing the same lately, but obviously there is only one Nick Mariano. Let’s see how ya boy did. 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...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

Dansby Swanson (SS, ATL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: Last year's top pick has held down the shortstop spot nicely since his surprise call-up. Dansby Swanson will be a hot commodity entering drafts in 2017, but he is still paying dividends for those who took a chance this year. He is hitting .305/.358/.421 with a pair of homers and steals, but has gone on a mini-tear driving in runs lately, with 10 RBI in his last 12 games. Given the way...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

Top Hitter Waiver Wire Streamers for Week 25

Whether it’s because of an injury or poor performance, there are always opportunities to stream players off the waiver wire. The best players to stream are those who are under-owned and face appealing match-ups for the upcoming week. Here are five players who are readily available in Fleaflicker leagues and have attractive match-ups during the 25th week of the season. 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...continue reading

Dansby Swanson (SS, ATL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

Baller Move: Add in All Leagues Owned in: 13% of Fleaflicker Leagues Analysis: Between young standouts like Carlos Correa, Francisco Lindor, Corey Seager, Trevor Story, Tim Anderson, and Alex Bregman; it would seem like the MLB has been given the unusual gift...continue reading

Asdrubal Cabrera (SS, NYM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: Asdrubal Cabrera continues to fly under the radar despite a Renaissance season for the 30-year old shortstop. He hasn't wowed in any particular category, but has become a dependable plug-and-play MI who can contribute across most categories. On the season, he owns a .276/.326/.464 slash line with 19 HR and 48 RBI. The totals aren't overwhelming and the speed is gone, but he is still capable of surprising with big performances...continue reading

Jung Ho Kang (3B/SS, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 47% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: Straight fire. That's the only way to describe the start Jung Ho Kang has had to September. Kang had four HR and 10 RBI in a five game span from September 6 - 10 and has knocked out 14 hits in 30 at-bats for the month. His hot streak actually extends even further back into August, as he is slashing a ridiculous .471/.550/.853 over the past 28 days. As long...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

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

Top MLB Prospects to Claim Off the Waiver Wire in Week 23

Well guys. We’ve made it to September. The MLB Ready Top 30 Prospects list is over because rosters have officially expanded. Now, it is time to tell you who is in the big leagues that needs to be added. In another article, I will cover 10 other names who have yet to be promoted who could potentially have value. In today’s issue, we're covering the top prospects currently in the big leagues. To be clear, these are guys who have been promoted recently (August 28 is the cut-off), and it must have...continue reading

Alex Bregman (3B/SS, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 55 percent of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Alex Bregman’s failure to immediately set the world on fire led to many fantasy owners souring on him. Such is life for any top prospect. But after going just 2-for-42 to open his Major League career, Bregman has shown the form that had so many riding the hype train before his arrival. He’s hitting .307/.360/.545 over the last four weeks, with five home runs and 42 R+RBI in...continue reading

Eugenio Suarez (3B/SS, CIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 58% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: The Reds' youth movement is a necessary step for a rebuilding franchise stuck in last place. With all the young outfielders coming up in Cincinnati, it's easy to forget Eugenio Suarez is a big part of that movement at just 25 years old. Suarez started the year hot, but quickly faded and became droppable by the All-Star break for owners in shallow leagues. His power production has remained...continue reading

The Cut List (Week 22): Players To Consider Cutting Bait On

What's up RotoBallers. There are only six weeks left in the regular season, meaning the playoffs are either starting or only a couple of weeks away. Needless to say, it's no time to hold onto guys out of sentimental value. 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...continue reading

MLB Ready Prospects: Top 30 Fantasy Rankings for Impact Rookies (Week 22)

Welcome back RotoBallers. This will be last Top 30 fantasy prospect rankings columns before rosters expand, and will likely be one of the last article series formatted like this until the offseason. As I mentioned in the last article, there are some players who definitely have September value and most of these guys will be valuable to owners in some kind of format. Right now, I would really only say that the top six guys are going to have value in all leagues, but everyone on this list would have some value, even...continue reading

Top Hitter Waiver Wire Streamers for Week 22

Whether it’s because of an injury or poor performance, there are always opportunities to stream players off the waiver wire. The best players to stream are those who are under-owned and face appealing match-ups for the upcoming week. Here are five players who are readily available in Fleaflicker leagues and have attractive match-ups during the last full week of August. Editor's Note: Purchase a full season NFL Premium Pass (including Draft Kit + DFS Premium), and also get MLB Premium + DFS for free through October. Premium DFS lineup picks, expert lineups, tools...continue reading

Jose Peraza (2B/SS/OF, CIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ team leagues OWNED IN: 3% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: What started off as a very troubling MLB debut turned into an incredibly promising one for Jose Peraza. First off, no matter what, he is a big threat for stolen bases. In just 134 MLB AB since 2015 he already has 15 steals in 17 attempts for an efficient success rate of 88%. Also, in two seasons and just 769 AB across the Triple-A level, he has stolen...continue reading

Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 21 (National League)

Before we start, I'd like to apologize for putting Justin Bour on here a couple weeks ago - instead of coming off the DL, he gets transferred to the 60-day. Who knew? Just remember who told you to pick up Robbie Ray a week ago before he was trendy... This list represents players who haven't yet garnered a great deal of attention in mixed-leagues, streaming options suitable only for deeper leagues,...continue reading

Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 21 (American League)

We are one week away from the September 1st roster expansion date, when all teams bring up a ton of new players into the fantasy baseball player pool as everyone makes a mad dash for the finish line. Before that influx of talent clouds our attention, here are some players surging into September, most of which are hungry to earn 2017 jobs. All players are owned in 25% or less of Fleaflicker leagues. Editor's Note: Purchase a full season NFL Premium Pass (including Draft Kit + DFS Premium), and also get MLB Premium...continue reading

Alex Bregman (3B/SS, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in all leagues OWNED IN: 43% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Wow, what a relief. After 77 AB in the MLB after just 586 minor league AB, we were all beginning to think that Alex Bregman wasn't going to be a superstar from the very start of his big league career. First off, Bregman tore through the minors at a devastating pace and improved at every level. He had a .698 OPS at the Single-A level, then .839 at A+...continue reading

Dynasty Review: Deep Fantasy League Advice for Week 21

We're into the final quarter-season of fantasy baseball. Teams are starting to dig deep as they try to get a read on the future of their franchise. Fantasy owners will need to remain nimble. Whether you're a contender or a rebuilder, snagging quality players off the waiver wire is an important part of August and September. Francisco Mejia watch continues! Since losing his hitting streak last week, Mejia has played four games. He went hitless in two of them, but he still drew walks. He's reached base in 55 straight games. Editor's...continue reading

Alex Bregman (3B/SS, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed Leagues, AL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 43% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Alex Bregman’s failure to immediately set the world on fire led to many fantasy owners souring on him. But after going just 2-for-42 to open his Major League career, Bregman has shown the form that had so many riding the hype train before his arrival. He’s hitting .328/.370/.567 over that span, and nearly half of his 22 hits have gone for extra bases. The recent promotion of Yulieski...continue reading

MLB Ready Prospects: Top 30 Fantasy Rankings for Impact Rookies (Week 21)

What a week for prospects! Dansby Swanson was promoted by Atlanta, Yulieski Gurriel was promoted by Houston and Alex Bregman is starting to look like a stud again. Obviously there are going to be some owners scared of Gurriel just because every Houston Astros’ prospect promoted this season has struggled early, but the recent hot streak of Bregman should ease some concerns. One thing to add...continue reading

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ team leagues OWNED IN: 23% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: If you, like myself, thought Jedd Gyorko offered valuable versatility as a power hitting 2B/SS combo, then the fact that he is now eligible at four infield positions must really get you excited. First off, Gyorko has improved his plate discipline at a nice margin. Last season he had a 23.4% strikeout rate and meager 5.9% walk rate. This season he is striking out 3% less frequently and...continue reading

Dansby Swanson (SS, ATL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ team leagues OWNED IN: 16% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: You might not know it by looking at average attendance for Atlanta home games, but it is an exciting time to watch the young Braves, namely Dansby Swanson. The 22-year old highly touted prospect and Vanderbilt alum was dealt from Arizona to Atlanta and his numbers in the minors support the theory that he is the Braves star of the future. He has...continue reading

Trending Waiver Wire Pickups - To Add, Or Not To Add?

With the default trade deadline having passed on all of the major platforms, fantasy owners’ sole recourse to improve their rosters down the stretch is our old friend, the waiver wire. It can be instructive to consult recent transaction trends, but sometimes it’s better not to follow the wisdom of the crowds. Today, we’ll discuss a few of the most popular pickups and whether or not you should be adding them to your roster. For even more options to improve your roster, be sure to check out RotoBaller’s waiver wire...continue reading

Alex Bregman (3B/SS, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Alex Bregman, a hyped prospect who spent all of 146 games in the minors, started his Major League career with two hits and an unbelievable .071 BABIP in his first 38 at bats. Unlike many fantasy managers, his real-life skipper A.J. Hinch stuck with him, and it’s started to pay off. Since his third Major League game, Bregman’s hard hit and line drive rates have been on an upward trend....continue reading

Contact Rate Risers and Fallers in Week 20: 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

Deeper Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 20 (American League)

With the September 1st roster expansion only a couple short weeks away, this column is about to get a huge influx of talent and names. While most of the call-ups won't push the fantasy needle either way, there will be some lottery tickets that hit pay dirt, rewarding their owners with that sweet, sweet loot. As we all enter the final stretch of the fantasy season, here's some players to help calm down any recent burns or plug any new roster holes. All players owned in 25% or less of Flea...continue reading

Cesar Hernandez (2B/3B/SS, PHI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed Leagues, NL-Only Leagues OWNED IN: 23% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Cesar Hernandez didn’t run much in the first half, and wasn’t particularly efficient when he did; he was just 6-for-11 on stolen base attempts. Since the break, though, he’s swiped seven bags in 10 tries. He’s continued to hit for average, but another notable improvement in the second half has been his plate discipline. He’s already walked more times in the last month (20) than he did in...continue reading

MLB Ready Prospects: Top 30 Fantasy Rankings for Impact Rookies (Week 20)

Geez, Mookie Betts. That guy is too good. In general, just how about that Boston Red Sox outfield? They’ve got Betts in right field who can do everything imaginable. They’ve got Jackie Bradley Jr. in the midst of a breakout season, who can also do everything. And they also have Andrew Benintendi who has yet...continue reading

Brad Miller (2B/SS/OF, TBR) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 55 percent of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Brad Miller is one of the most added players over the last week, but he’s still available in over 40 percent of leagues. Over the last month, he’s hitting .322/.392/.644 with six homers, 33 R+RBI, and a pair of stolen bases. A former top prospect, Miller is having easily the best season of his career to date. Overall, he's hitting .260/.313/.501 with 20 homers, six steals, and 100...continue reading

Marcus Semien (SS, OAK) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 51% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: Big power is hard to find at the shortstop position, but that's exactly what Marcus Semien provides. The Oakland shortstop has 23 HR on the year with 54 RBI and 9 SB. While he's not much too marvel at in terms of AVG or OBP (.235 and .298 this year, .246 and .302 career), it's hard to argue with his power: only ...continue reading

Javier Baez (2B/3B/SS, CHC) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 43% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: High expectations have been part of Javier Baez's story since coming up to the big leagues. A top prospect who tore through the minor league system, Baez put up 37 HR in 2013 between A and AA ball, then hit 23 the next year at AAA before debuting with the Cubs. Since then, it's been a bit of a struggle for Baez, who has struggled...continue reading

MLB Ready Prospects: Top 30 Fantasy Rankings for Impact Rookies (Week 19)

Talk about some serious promotions lately. Andrew Benintendi! Orlando Arcia! And that is just naming two of them. Unfortunately, it is unlikely we shall see another week like that again. At least, not until September. There aren't any real clear promotions on the horizon except for a few names. With that said, it is still important to find the guys most likely to have a big impact when September comes around. Fantasy...continue reading

Week 18 Rookie Roundup: Recently Promoted Prospects

The trade deadline necessitated a flurry of roster moves around the league. Those included below are just the most important prospect call-ups. Since we have so many names to slog through, I'll be going rapid fire on those who require the least analysis. Without further ado, let's take a look at the recent rookie call-ups, and their outlooks moving forward. Editor's Note: RotoBaller has the best Premium MLB Subscription for only $1.99 per week. We have all the tools to help win your seasonal and daily leagues: Hitter & Pitcher Streamers, Matchup Ratings for every...continue reading

Marcus Semien (SS, OAK) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 59% of Fleaflicker Leagues EXPERT ANALYSIS: With the unfortunate news of Trevor Story's season-ending injury, your HR leader at shortstop is none other than Marcus Semien with 22. He has already easily surpassed last year's HR-RBI totals of 15-45 and is on pace to end the year with 30 or more homers. His HR/FB% has jumped to 15% this year, which may regress slightly, but not enough...continue reading