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Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups - Shortstop (SS)

To help you dominate all of your 2018 fantasy baseball leagues, below are some 2018 fantasy baseball shortstop (SS) 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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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

Aledmys Diaz (SS, TOR) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSIS: Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Aledmys Diaz certainly has not recaptured the form he showed as a rookie in 2016 (obviously if he had, his ownership rate would not be microscopic), but he has bounced back in terms of power. The Blue Jays’ shortstop has 14 homers this year in just 300 plate appearances, with four of them coming in his last 11 games. While he only hit seven home runs for the Cardinals last season, Diaz did...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

Jorge Polanco (SS, MIN) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of leagues ANALYSIS: Former top-100 prospect Jorge Polanco hasn't hit for any power to speak of in his extremely limited 129 AB in July and August this season, but he has quietly put together two solid months of production at the plate. In his cumulative work on the year he has a .760 OPS with a single homer and four stolen bases in six attempts. Over the last two weeks alone, encompassing 47 AB, Polanco hit his sole dinger for the...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

Nick Ahmed (SS, ARI) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of leagues ANALYSIS: Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Nick Ahmed has been solid over the last few weeks, but a roster crunch may see his playing time go down. The Diamondbacks’ infield is going to get crowded once Jake Lamb returns from the disabled list after Arizona acquired Eduardo Escobar at the trade deadline. Ahmed is now slashing .299/.347/.589 since the beginning of July, tallying two triples, six doubles, and nine home runs. More surprisingly, he only has a .321...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

Nick Ahmed (SS, ARI) - Week 19 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of leagues ANALYSIS: Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Nick Ahmed has been solid over the last few weeks, but a roster crunch may see his playing time go down. The Diamondbacks’ infield is going to get crowded once Jake Lamb returns from the disabled list after Arizona acquired Eduardo Escobar at the trade deadline. After hitting his 16th homer of the year, the former Gold Glove winner is up to 107 R+BI on the year, despite hitting primarily in the...continue reading

Aledmys Diaz (SS, TOR) - Week 19 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of leagues ANALYSIS: Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Aledmys Diaz certainly has not recaptured the form he showed as a rookie in 2016 (obviously if he had, his ownership rate would not be microscopic), but he has bounced back in terms of power. The Blue Jays’ shortstop has 12 homers this year in just 279 plate appearances, with four of them coming in his last 11 games. While he only hit seven home runs for the Cardinals last season, Diaz did...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

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

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

Jorge Polanco (SS, MIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: It appears that many fantasy owners lost track of Polanco, who returned from a PED suspension earlier this month. His numbers since returning don’t jump off the page (.262/.338/.377 with no homers in 16 games), but he does already have three stolen bases and is running a double-digit walk rate. The 25-year-old drew some buzz this spring prior to his suspension after hitting .316/.377/.553 with 10 homers and seven steals over the final two months of last season. If you’re...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

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

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

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

Addison Russell (SS, CHC) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 43% of leagues ANALYSIS: Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell stumbled out of the gate early this season, as he did hit just .250/.326/.333 with no homers and just four RBI in April. Since the calendar flipped to May, however, Russell has slashed .298/.370/.438 with five homers and three stolen bases. While these numbers are not mind boggling, he does hit at the bottom part of the Cubs lineup, leading to lower totals in runs scored and RBI. His numbers have been...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

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

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

Ketel Marte (2B/SS, ARI) - Waiver Wire Pickups Week 14

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of leagues ANALYSISWith the big contract this offseason, some Ketel Marte owners were perhaps expecting more than they are getting, as the deal is more tied to the overall package of defense and speed as opposed to just the bat.  The good news for Marte is that playing up the middle makes the batting line easier to swallow with a much lower hurdle to clear for fantasy relevance. This season through 78 games, Marte is slashing...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

Yairo Munoz (SS, STL) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of leagues ANALYSIS: Given the way that the fantasy community at large tends to fall all over themselves when a prospect performs well, it is surprising to see St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Yairo Munoz getting so little love. After being acquired in the Stephen Piscotty deal, he opened the season on the big-league roster. Munoz did not get much playing time and was sent to the minors after a couple weeks. Since returning to the big club...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

Scott Kingery (OF/SS/2B/3B, PHI) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of leagues ANALYSIS: Philadelphia Phillies utility man Scott Kingery is eligible all over the diamond, making him a valuable player to pick up. Kingery was waaaay overvalued entering the season thanks to a good performance in the spring and the always popular prospect effect. After a good stretch to open the season, Kingery’s value hit a Bitcoin-level fever pitch, one that he could have never hoped to live up to. Taken altogether, the last calendar month has been brutal, with just...continue reading

Freddy Galvis (SS, SD) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of leagues ANALYSIS: By now, most players are somewhat familiar with the story of San Diego Padres shortstop Freddy Galvis, a Phillies farmhand who had a breakout 2016. He was acquired by the Padres as a free agent to keep shortstop warm for Fernando Tatis Jr. and, while advanced statistics hate Galvis, he has actually been serviceable. So, why is he here; mainly because of his 20 home run, 17 steal, .241/.274/.399 line from 2016, Also, his ownership...continue reading

Amed Rosario (SS, NYM) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario has been pretty bad in 2018. The former top prospect has lost almost all of his shine between the last two seasons, as the hit tool has not translated yet and the expected pop has yet to develop. Rosario’s approach has been dreadful and seems to be allergic to taking a walk, which is not good for a player producing an ISO of just .119 en route to a .237/.266/.356...continue reading

Yairo Munoz (SS, STL) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of leagues ANALYSIS: St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Yairo Munoz was acquired this offseason in a package that sent Stephen Piscotty to the Athletics and seems to be the shortstop of the future for St. Louis. Munoz has been a staple in the Cardinals lineup since being recalled on May 19 and has a .333 batting average and 12 RBI in that time period. He has four extra-base hits (three home runs) and is slugging .519. A .375...continue reading

Jurickson Profar (SS/OF, TEX) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of leagues ANALYSIS: While it may seem like Texas Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar has been around forever, the former top prospect is still just 25 years old and may finally have reached useful fantasy asset status. He while he is hitting a modest .241/.318/.448, he does have six home runs and four stolen bases to his credit. Profar also has 62 R+RBI in 60 games, starting many games at short with Elvis Andrus out of the lineup....continue reading

Jason Kipnis (2B/OF, CLE) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of leagues ANALYSIS: Cleveland Indians infielder Jason Kipnis is a veteran showing signs of a turnaround after an abjectly awful start. Over the last two weeks, Kipnis has hit .313/.353/.563 with three homers and a pair of stolen bases. Over the last month, Kipnis has a 35% hard hit ball rate and just a 38% ground ball rate, which would show that his .260 BABIP is a bit unlucky. He has a hit in four of his last six games, including...continue reading

Yairo Munoz (SS, STL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of leagues ANALYSISYairo Munoz surprised most by making the Cardinals rosters out of Spring Training, and did nothing through the first few games to keep himself in the bigs. This time around the production is a bit different. In his last 12 games, Munoz is slashing .389/.421/.583 with two homers and a stolen base. With Paul DeJong and Greg Garcia, both fighting injury, the playing time should be there for...continue reading

Jose Iglesias (SS, DET) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias does not have impressive numbers overall this season, but he has turned it on of late. Iglesias has hit .303/.367/.449 with a pair of homers and five steals over the past 30 days. Even looking at the entire body of work for 2018, Iglesias’ numbers are pretty similar to those of Jose Peraza, who is owned in nearly eight times as many leagues for no apparent reason. While Iglesias only...continue reading

Daniel Robertson (2B/3B/SS, TB) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay infielder Daniel Robertson has been a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners so far in 2018. The multi-position 24-year old is batting .262/.413/.443 to go with an impressive  .380 wOBA and 144 wRC+ this season. The most impressive stat may be Robertson's 18.7% walk rate which is driven by an equally impressive 7.0% swinging strike rate and 18.5% O-Swing (pitches chased out of the strike zone) rate. Fantasy owners in need of a middle infielder...continue reading

Jurickson Profar (SS/OF, TEX) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of leagues ANALYSIS: Texas Rangers utility player Jurickson Profar was once the top prospect in baseball and, after years of struggles, finally looks to have made his place in the Rangers' lineup. It may have taken an injury to Elvis Andrus, but Profar is now the everyday shortstop in Texas and has made the most of his opportunities. He only has a .233 batting average in May, but his slugging percentage for the month sits at...continue reading

Jose Iglesias (SS, DET) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias has regained his form as a contact hitter that now has a hit in three of the last five games. In each of those three games, he also has a double and, in two of the three games, he has also scored a run. He has two home runs, five doubles, and three stolen bases in four attempts this month. Iglesias has also scored nine runs and driven in nine runs this...continue reading

Jose Iglesias (SS, DET) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is starting to garner a bit of love from fantasy owners, as he has a hit in four of the last five games. However, an ownership rate in the single digits has him bringing up the rear in terms of fantasy ownership. The Tigers’ shortstop has swiped three bases since last week, bringing his total to seven in nine attempts. He also logged three multi-hit games during the week and is hitting...continue reading

Brandon Crawford (SS, SF) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of leagues ANALYSIS: On the heels of a putrid April, San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford has been one of May’s hottest hitters. Since the calendar flipped, he is slashing an absurd .449/.459/.652, with nine multi-hit games (including five with at least three hits). That line is supported by a .509 BABIP, so it is obviously not sustainable, but Crawford has been hitting the ball hard enough that at least some of his production over recent weeks could stick around...continue reading

Johan Camargo (2B/3B/SS, ATL) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of leagues ANALYSIS: Last 7 days: two runs, zero HR, three RBI, .278 AVG Atlanta Braves infielder Johan Camargo has the job at third base in Atlanta with the team releasing Jose Bautista. He also has a .278 batting average, two runs scored, and three RBI in the last seven days. In 82 games in 2017, Camargo had a good rookie season. He hit four homers with 30 runs, 27 RBI and a .299 batting average. He even had...continue reading

Daniel Robertson (2B/SS/3B, TB) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays infielder Daniel Robertson had a strong weekend that kept him on the fantasy radar. A pair of home runs over the weekend boosted Robertson’s season line to .273/.424/.473. As the gaudy OBP indicates, Robertson has drawn a ton of walks in the early going – 27, to be exact, giving him a 19.4 BB% on the year. If he qualified, that mark would rank second in MLB, behind only Bryce Harper. Fresh...continue reading

Jedd Gyorko (1B/2B/3B, STL) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of leagues ANALYSIS: St. Louis Cardinals infielder Jedd Gyorko is in a position to get more playing time. He has been playing in place of Matt Carpenter recently, and he has done well. After shortstop Paul DeJong suffered a broken hand injury after taking a pitch to the hand, manager Mike Matheny said that Gyorko would get the majority of the starts at the position. Knowing he'll potentially play every...continue reading

Wilmer Difo (2B/SS, WSH) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of leagues ANALYSIS: Washington Nationals infielder Wilmer Difo may be seeing his playing time dwindle as Daniel Murphy nears a return to the field, but Murphy is still not back just yet. In the mean time, Difo has posted a .364 OBP (which matches his 2016 mark in a similar time span) and has stolen two bases while hitting seven extra base hits. Difo is only hitting .267 this season, but has walked 16 times and has...continue reading

Daniel Robertson (2B/SS/3B, TB) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays infielder Daniel Robertson is hitting a very respectable .279 this season, but his eye is what puts him on the fantasy radar. Those in OBP leagues should pay close attention to Robinson, as he has walked 22 times this season and has a .436 OBP. The high walk total has inflated his OPS this season (.890), but he has also hit three home runs and seven doubles, serving as a protypical top of the...continue reading

Addison Russell (SS, CHC) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 41% of leagues ANALYSIS: Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell has struggled over much of the last two seasons, but a jump in batting average has led to him becoming more of a fantasy asset. Russell did have 21 home runs and 95 RBI in 151 games in 2016 before dropping to 12 home runs and 43 RBI in 110 games last season, but his .238 batting average in 2016 and 2017 has risen to .261 in a small sample size...continue reading

Jurickson Profar (SS/OF, TEX) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of leagues ANALYSIS: Most owners have that experience of drafting a minor leaguer, stashing that player, and then ultimately be disappointed with the production when they do emerge. Jurickson Profar is that player for many teams. So before jumping into the analysis, make sure not to remember those bad moments with Profar. He is an entirely different player, for better or worse. Rougned Odor and Adrian Beltre’s injury made Profar’s stay in the majors...continue reading

Orlando Arcia (SS, MIL) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of leagues ANALYSIS: Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia is only hitting .228 this season, but has posted back-to-back multi-hit games and has two stolen base attempts in his last four games. He had a double and an RBI on Wednesday, after finishing 3-for-4 with a run scored on Tuesday, and may be turning his season around. The only reason that we are discussing a player with just five extra-base hits in 96 plate appearances is the fact that he had...continue reading