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Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleepers & Targets - Third Base (3B)

To help you dominate all of your 2018 fantasy baseball leagues, below are some 2018 fantasy baseball third base (3B) draft sleepers & waiver wire pickups to consider adding to your fantasy baseball teams. Be sure to also use our other draft resources and tools shown in the icons below.

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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

Jeimer Candelario (3B, DET) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario has seen a bit of a downturn in his statistics, as he only has two hits in his last five games. He hit .283 in the 2017 season and was also a .283 hitter through the month of April this season Candelario hit .262 in May, and is hitting .179 thus far this month, but he does have a 38.8% hard hit ball rate since the beginning of May and has only...continue reading

Josh Harrison (2B/3B/OF, PIT) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 40% of leagues ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Pirates utility player Josh Harrison has five multi-hit games in his last eight games, seeing his batting average jump to .297. He has also recorded an RBI in three of the last four games and has scored a run in back-to-back games. Harrison, who only has four home runs this season, hit two of his home runs in the last week and has a .473 slugging percentage since May 20. His line drive rate (32.9%) is excellent...continue reading

Daniel Descalso (1B/2B/3B/OF, ARI) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of leagues ANALYSIS: Arizona Diamondbacks utility player Daniel Descalso has come out of nowhere to be a waiver wire option. Somehow the Diamondbacks have enough confidence to allow him to hit in the middle of the lineup. He is rewarding that good faith with production we have never seen from him before. Descalso has a slash line of .280/.374/.542 in 203 plate appearances. He is also carrying an abnormally high flyball rate (48%) and hard hit rate (44%). Over the...continue reading

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

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

Ryon Healy (1B/3B, SEA) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 42% of leagues ANALYSIS: Seattle Mariners infielder Ryon Healy has had a roller coaster season and the roller coaster of production is riding at a high point for Healy in recent weeks. Over the last seven days, Healy is hitting .360 with four home runs, five runs scored, and five RBI. Unfortunately for those looking at Healy, his opponents this week are the Yankees and Red Sox. In total, he will face-off against right-handers five out of six matchups this week. Healy...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

Max Muncy (1B/3B/OF, LAD) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 42% of leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Dodgers utility player Max Muncy has a seven game hitting streak going, including a two home run game on June 3rd, and home runs in each of the last three games. At just 42%, he still is criminally underowned. In the last 30 days, Muncy has a .731 slugging percentage, including eleven home runs, and has 21 RBI. Mainly playing first base and third base for the Dodgers, Muncy has also found a place at the...continue reading

Jeimer Candelario (3B, DET) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of Yahoo leagues ANALYSIS: It's difficult to understand why fantasy owners seem so reluctant to embrace Jeimer Candelario. The Tigers' third baseman just hit his tenth home run of the year on Saturday night, pushing his overall line to .263/.352/.512. He's occupied a spot in the top half of a better than expected Detroit lineup all season, allowing him to total 62 R+RBI in his 53 games. Candelario has outproduced several more widely-owned or well-known players at his position, including ...continue reading

Josh Harrison (2B/3B/OF, PIT) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of leagues ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Pirates utility man Josh Harrison has had his season slowed down due to injuries and other personal matters. However, when he has been in the lineup, he has continued to hit. The Pirates lineup has not been able to take advantage of Harrison being on base in recent weeks, but that has not slowed him down. He has a .333 batting average, two runs scored, and three RBI over the last week While he only has two...continue reading

Yolmer Sanchez (2B, 3B, CHW) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Playing in the depths of the Southside, Yolmer Sanchez has quietly had a well-rounded season, slashing .276/.313/.413 with 24 runs scored and 27 RBI. He's also gone yard three times and is 5-for-7 in stolen base attempts. Sanchez primarily plays third base but also qualifies at second which is critical for his fantasy value. He's sat the last couple games for rest but has otherwise been playing daily for the White Sox. Sanchez bats second ahead of slugger...continue reading

Brian Anderson (3B/OF, MIA) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of leagues ANALYSIS: Miami Marlins third baseman/outfielder Brian Anderson has a six-game hitting streak and is now hitting .304 for the season. Over his hitting streak, Anderson has four multi-hit games and also has an extra-base hit in five of the six games. Since May 15, Anderson is hitting .370 with a .489 slugging percentage, 11 RBI, and 12 runs scored at the top of the Marlins lineup. Anderson has a .458 BABIP over that time period, but also has...continue reading

Max Muncy (1B/3B/OF, LAD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Dodgers are starting to pick up steam, and most of that momentum has to do with bench bats playing above expectations. Max Muncy is one of those players, and to be honest, has forced himself into a starting job until he stops hitting. Through 37 games he is slashing .235/.347/.500 with seven homers and double-digit runs and RBI. This year has been his best in the majors so far, as with Oakland his average...continue reading

Miguel Andujar (3B, NYY) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 41% of leagues ANALYSIS: Yet another week goes by and New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar still remains available in too many leagues. He finished the week with a .375 batting average, two home runs, three runs scored, and four RBI. If you are looking for progress, look toward the pitching splits. Andujar has improved his average against left-handed pitchers (.239), as well as the righties (.313). He still limits his strikeouts (19.6%) and makes good contact (79.6%) when he swings....continue reading

Jeimer Candelario (3B, DET) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario was a forgotten man as a utility player on most rosters. He missed time with left wrist tendinitis and returned with a two-homer performance in his second game back. This is a prime example why you do not just forget players that have been performing well and get injured. Candelario gets slotted right back into the third spot of the lineup, right behind Nicholas Castellanos. He gets on base (.357)...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

Christian Villanueva (3B, SD) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 44% of leagues ANALYSIS: San Diego Padres third baseman Christian Villanueva has a hit in four of his eight games, but has made the most of his opportunities. He has hit three home runs in that time span and has knocked in two runs in four of his last eight games. The free swinging Villanueva has struck out in 31.9% plate appearances this month, walking just 4.3% of the time, but he does have four home runs and has been thwarted by...continue reading

Jedd Gyorko (1B/2B/3B, STL) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of leagues ANALYSIS: St. Louis Cardinals infielder Jedd Gyorko may only have a .267 batting average this month, but has a hit in seven of his last nine games. Only one of those games is a multi-hit games, but Gyokrko did have a double on May 23. He has two doubles and two home runs this month, scoring six runs and driving in eight batters. Gyorko has been batting in the middle of the Cardinals lineup and had a four-game...continue reading

Max Muncy (1B/3B/OF, LAD) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Dodgers utility player Max Muncy is hitless in three of his last four games, but still has a .393 OBP this month and has gotten on base in three of his last four games. Muncy also has a .521 slugging percentage this month, including three home runs, and has 11 RBI. Playing all over the infield and the outfield for the Dodgers, Muncy has even batted first and second for the Dodgers last week. The...continue reading

Niko Goodrum (1B/2B/3B/OF, DET) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Tigers utility player Niko Goodrum is hitless in four of his last five games, but his strong May should still have him owned in deeper leagues. He has four home runs, four doubles, and a stolen base this month, registering a .536 slugging percentage. Even in a weaker week, Goodrum still was 2-for-4 with a double, home run, two runs scored, and two RBI on May 23. Goodrum has a .278 BABIP this month, which is...continue reading

Miguel Andujar (3B, NYY) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 39% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar is a foundational piece in an explosive offensive lineup; it is criminal that he is not owned in half of the leagues.  Andujar is batting .286 with 13 doubles, two triples and four homers. He has also added 20 runs and 16 RBI. Over the last seven days, he is hitting .350 with a home run, three runs scored, and three RBI There are a couple of areas we would like...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

Josh Harrison (2B/3B/OF, PIT) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of leagues ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison just returned from the disabled list and was immediately placed into the leadoff spot and went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in his first game back. It appears the cause of his DL stint, a fractured finger in his left hand, is no longer a concern. Harrison provides power and speed and is benefitted by hitting at the top of the order. In 69 plate appearances, Harrison has three doubles, a...continue reading

Christian Villanueva (3B, SD) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of leagues ANALYSIS: San Diego Padres third baseman Christian Villanueva has returned to relevance with a loud performance last week where he hit three homers to go with three runs, six RBI, and a .412 AVG. Villanueva's recent power output has moved him back into the cleanup spot, which should produce plenty of RBI opportunities. His season average stands at .250 after the slump; however, he does have a .377 wOBA and BABIP of only .269. He has improved his strikeout...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

Yolmer Sanchez (2B/3B, CHW) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSISPlaying the waiver wire isn’t always about hunting for hidden gems; often times it’s about finding a player who can patch up a recent injury or replace a slumping hitter for a few days. Chicago White Sox second and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez could be that guy for fantasy players this week. Whether you have a slumping starter or just lost Paul DeJong or Howie Kendrick...continue reading

Yolmer Sanchez (2B/3B, CHW) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Hitter Streamer for Week 8 OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSISYolmer Sanchez may be the most unexciting fantasy option who continues to appear on this list. In 2017, he posted a .267/12/63/59/8 line. In 39 games so far this year, he has a batting line of .286/2/16/20/3. He provides just enough all around production that he is a valuable asset in weeks where he has seven games against good pitching matchups. That is the case this week, and he is a good bet to provide balanced production without...continue reading

Matt Duffy (2B/3B, TB) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of leagues ANALYSIS: Injuries limited Tampa Bay Rays infielder Matt Duffy over the last few seasons and, unfortunately, a hamstring injury may limit Duffy once again. However, if he is able to stay on the field, a six-game hitting streak from May 6-May 15 shows why he has earned the right to be considered in deeper formats. Duffy has four multi-hit games in his active six-game hitting streak, a home run and three doubles as well, and has nine extra-base...continue reading

Jedd Gyorko (1B/2B/3B, STL) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of leagues ANALYSIS: St. Louis Cardinals infielder Jedd Gyorko is a guy that will never give up. You have to respect and appreciate those types of guys. He has been beat up left and right in the fantasy community, particularly after not meeting expectations following a 30 HR season in 2016. Gyorko had a letdown season in 2017, like only fantasy fans can know, in the form of 20 HR, six stolen bases and a .272 batting average. Still...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

Ryon Healy (1B/3B, SEA) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of leagues ANALYSIS: Seattle Mariners infielder Ryon Healy had 25 home runs for the Athletics this season and, while he has dealt with ankle and hand injuries since coming to the Mariners, has six home runs in just 76 plate appearances this season. Healy has a career-best .548 slugging percentage this season, as he has added three doubles, and has 13 runs scored and 16 RBI this season. Healy only has three walks (against 17 strikeouts) this season and only...continue reading

Jeimer Candelario (3B, DET) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario has not stopped hitting since coming to the Tigers and has earned the right to be a starting third baseman in all deep leagues. Candelario had an .874 OPS in 106 plate appearances with the Tigers last season and has backed that up with an .889 OPS in 158 plate appearances this season. Candelario has roped an impressive 12 doubles this season, adding in three triples and five home runs as well,...continue reading

Ryon Healy (1B/3B, SEA) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of leagues ANALYSIS: Ryon Healy has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball in recent days. Since returning from an ankle injury on April 26, the 26-year-old is hitting .349/.364/.744 with five home runs, 10 R, and 11 RBI in 11 games. That he's managed such robust run production despite hitting in the bottom third of the Mariners' order is impressive. While his puny 3.0 BB%  leaves a lot to be desired, Healy has been both laying off more pitches...continue reading

Jedd Gyorko (1B/2B/3B, STL) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of leagues ANALYSIS: St. Louis Cardinals infielder Jedd Gyorko is hitting the snot out of the ball. A home run on Sunday brought his season line up to a cool .400/.525/.767. As those relatively round numbers and his low ownership rate imply, of course, it is in a tiny sample. Gyorko missed some time with a hamstring strain but was also a victim of the Cardinals’ roster crunch in the early going, so he has only got 40 plate appearances...continue reading

Jeimer Candelario (3B, DET) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of leagues ANALYSIS: Candelario continues to show he is more than just a temporary replacement player. He has the consistent playing time and performance to warrant your attention. In the last week, Candelario is batting .280 with five runs, three doubles, and three RBI. He continues to get on base and score runs from the two-hole in front of Nicholas Castellanos and the age-less one Victor Martinez. On the year, Candelario has 18 runs, four homers, and 14 RBI to...continue reading

Jeimer Candelario (3B, DET) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of leagues ANALYSIS: For the second straight week, Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario has shown he might be more than just a capable replacement player. He continues to get on base and score runs hitting in front of Miguel Cabrera and Nick Castellanos. Over the last seven days, Candelario has scored 11 runs, drilled one HR, knocked in three batters, and posted a .304 batting average, and 1.060 OPS His BABIP (.324) is not such that you would worry...continue reading

Scott Kingery (2B/3B/OF, PHI) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 57% of leagues ANALYSIS: If the men who play the actual sport cared even the slightest bit what any of us thought, fantasy baseball would be a rather cruel game. One minute, everyone's touting you as the next best thing and blowing all their FAAB to acquire your services. The next, you're being cut en masse. So it goes. The latest example of this roller-coaster ride  is Scott Kingery. Fantasy owners rushed to add him (if they hadn't already done so...continue reading

Eugenio Suarez (3B, CIN) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 50% of leagues ANALYSIS: Eugenio Suarez returned from the disabled list on Thursday, a mere 18 days after breaking his thumb. That's even more impressive than the numbers he put up before suffering the injury. Though it was only eight games, the Reds' third baseman hit .296/.424/.630 with two home runs and 12 R+RBI, building on his impressive breakout performance from a year ago. In his three seasons with Cincinnati, Suarez has seen across-the-board improvement in his counting stats while tripling his walk...continue reading

Jeimer Candelario (3B, DET) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of Yahoo leagues ANALYSIS: Fantasy owners have been tripping over themselves whilst rushing to the waiver wire to snag Miguel Andujar, but there's another American League rookie third baseman worthy of consideration. Jeimer Candelario has recorded at least one hit in eight of his last nine games, with four home runs, nine runs, and nine RBI during that time. Acquired from the Cubs last season as part of the Justin Wilson, the 24-year-old is locked...continue reading

Miguel Andujar (3B, NYY) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 64% of Yahoo leagues ANALYSIS: Miguel Andujar's ownership rate has skyrocketed in the last 48 hours, from the low teens to above 60 percent. That tends to happen when a former top prospect for one of the league's marquee teams records a six-game hitting streak that includes five multi-hit efforts and three home runs. The tools have typically been more impressive than the results for Andujar thus far in his professional career, but his combination of power and contact ability is intriguing. The...continue reading

Miguel Andujar (3B, NYY) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar gained acclaim he got the job at third base, but fell off the love train when his bat did not support the hype. Now that the novelty has worn off a little, Andujar has started warming up. He has five multi-hit games in the last six, which he had seven runs, two homers, and seven RBI. It must be noted that these games were against weaker competition, as the Yankees...continue reading

Jeimer Candelario (3B, DET) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Tigers Jeimer Candelario has been flying under the radar, but provides more than enough to hold the reins for a week or two until your starter returns. Actually, he has played admirably in recent weeks. In the last week, Candelario had four runs, two homers, and seven RBI to go with a .444 average. His OBP (.348) makes him a better option in those leagues. With that, he will continue to rack up stats batting in...continue reading

Colin Moran (3B, PIT) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of leagues ANALYSIS: Colin Moran was the key return from the Gerrit Cole deal for the Pirates and while underwhelming regarding the trade, offers an exciting play in fantasy. In a limited 17 game cup of coffee for the Astros last year, Moran demonstrated a good awareness of the strike zone with a low 8.3 K% and posted a .818 SLG. Owners cannot rely on small sample size, but the performance shows a relatively high...continue reading

J.P. Crawford (SS/3B, PHI) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Philadelphia Phillies infielder J.P. Crawford has been on a hot streak over the past week and change. Dating back to April 10th, Crawford has OPSed nearly 1.000 with three extra base hits and an equal number of strikeouts and walks. He has his average off the interstate for the first time all season and is trending in the right direction. He still only has a .598 OPS for the season, but has hit two home runs and driven in...continue reading

Eduardo Escobar (2B/3B/SS, MIN) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 39% of leagues ANALYSIS: Minnesota Twins utility man Eduardo Escobar has taken over the shortstop job in Minnesota while Jorge Polanco has been suspended for PED usage and has had the most of it. He is hitting .294 in 38 plate appearances to open the season and also has six extra-base hits. Escobar had a .758 OPS in 129 games for Minnesota last season, including 21 home runs in 499 plate appearances, showing that he has...continue reading

Christian Villanueva (3B, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 48% of Yahoo leagues ANALYSISChristian Villanueva continues to bat cleanup in the Padres lineup, giving him ample opportunities for RBIs. His average stands at .327 on the season. In the last week, Villanueva has a .310 AVG, a .408 OBP and hit three homers with four runs and eight RBIs. His average comes with a .417 BABIP so there is a definite expectation of regression. The current concern is strikeouts, which some think could be problematic. However, he’s never had a strikeout...continue reading

Yangervis Solarte (2B, 3B, SS, TOR) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickup

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 50% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Judging by his ownership, many didn't trust Yangervis Solarte as a late-round draftee. Fair, other sleepers like Aaron Altherr, Ryan McMahon and Carlos Gomez were more interesting and readily available. Doh! Through April 17, Solarte is slashing .280/.393/.520 and has appeared in 14 of 16 games. Batting cleanup, his starts have primarily come at third and second base. Partially credit the early flourish to his move from Petco...continue reading

Jeimer Candelario (3B) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of Yahoo leagues ANALYSIS: After his trade to the Tigers last year, Detroit Tigers infielder Jeimer Candelario got off to a hot start. He batted .330 with two homers and a .874 OPS in 27 games. Even though he is only batting .200 to start this young season, he already has six extra base hits and he has prospect pedigree. Facing favorable pitching matchups this week (Orioles and Royals, he has the potential to provide you with good power and...continue reading

Todd Frazier (3B, NYM) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 56% of leagues ANALYSIS: Frazier has the difficult job of attempting to become the Mets first everyday third baseman since their beloved captain, David Wright. So far, Frazier has done just that.  The Toddfather is hitting .282 with an eye-popping .423 OBP and a solid eight RBI in the first eleven games of the season. He blasted his first two homers of the season Friday night against the Brewers and he has already swiped a bag, something he did not do in his 66-game stint with...continue reading