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

To help you dominate all of your 2017 fantasy baseball leagues, below are some 2017 fantasy baseball shortstop (SS) sleepers & waiver wire pickups to consider adding to your fantasy baseball teams.

We recommend MLB shortstops for you to consider as 2017 draft sleepers, ADP values, or hot pickups off the waiver wire once the season starts.

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.

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Adds by MLB Position

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Taylor Motter (SS/OF, SEA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: What was supposed to be a stop-gap appearances until Jean Segura heals has turned into a successful audition for playing time. Taylor Motter hit a grand slam on Sunday, giving him five home runs and 12 runs batted in over 51 at-bats. Motter hit as many as 22 HR in the minors two years ago, so the power isn't a surprise. You may not know that he compiled many more steals (127) than homers (56) over...continue reading

Asdrubal Cabrera (SS, NYM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues, Monitor in All Leagues OWNED IN: 42% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The Mets have gotten off to a hot start offensively and Cabrera is no exception. While he isn't leaving the yard at the same rate as his teammates, Cabrera has driven in nine runs and scored nine times. Cabrera quietly got up to 23 HR last season and could easily do so again. He's slashing .286/.310/.429, but should improve on the OBP as his 3.4% BB% is less than half his career rate. Cabrera is hitting in...continue reading

Chris Owings (SS/OF, ARI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 58% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Chris Owings has been one of the best players in baseball through the first week of the season, and the sharp rise in his ownership rate over the last few days reflects that performance. Owings locked down the starting shortstop job with a strong showing this spring. Spring stats don’t usually mean much, but Owings showed some mechanical tweaks to his swing – namely, the addition of a leg kick – that could help him tap into a bit...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

Asdrubal Cabrera (SS, NYM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in most mixed leagues OWNED IN: 31% of FleaFlicker Leagues Analysis: Asdrubal Cabrera had a surprising 2016 campaign as his power rebounded to levels last seen in 2011. Given that, many reasonably expected regression heading into the season and he is widely available in many league formats because of it. Always a player who could make a decent amount of contact, Cabrera's value is highly dependent on his spot in the lineup and the amount of power he can pack into his swing. Early season returns are positive...continue reading

Chris Owings (SS/OF, ARI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed, NL-only Leagues OWNED IN: 11% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Chris Owings will open the year as the starting shortstop in Arizona, and he's hitting second in their first game. There's not much pop here, but Owings swiped 21 bags in 23 attempts last year. With the current dearth of speed in the game, he's an intriguing sleeper at short and free to add in 90 percent of Yahoo league at the moment. If he can hit enough to stick in the two-hole, he'll be sandwiched between...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

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

Jose Reyes (3B/SS, NYM) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~ 210 CURRENT ADP: ~ 246 ANALYSIS: David Wright beginning the year on the DL opens up the door for Jose Reyes to start at third base for the Mets this season. In 60-games last season he showed us he still has something left in the tank as the Mets leadoff hitter. He hit .267/.326/.443 with eight HR, nine steals, and 45 runs scored. Reyes was a different hitter last season than he has been throughout his career, and it was a good thing...continue reading

Brad Miller (1B/SS, TB) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleepers & Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~150 CURRENT ADP: ~179 ANALYSIS: Shortstop is not the deepest position in fantasy baseball these days and there's a pretty steep drop-off after the top 10 are off the board. If you wait on the position, whether by choice or not, Brad Miller stands out as a name with great value. Miller qualifies at first base as well, but is far more valuable at SS as a rare power threat. He finished last season in Tampa Bay with 30 HR, 81 RBI and 73 R....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

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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ADP Values For Fantasy Baseball: Shortstops

RotoBallers, happy draft season! We are inching closer to Opening Day, and thankfully that means it’s time to analyze everything under the sun as soon we will soon be in the midst of our fantasy drafts. This article is going to take a look at a few shortstops to determine if their ADP is too high, too low, or about right. Keep in mind ADP data at this point is EARLY and will continue to evolve and change as the days go by. Without further ado, here’s an initial look at...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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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

 

 

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