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Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups - Third Base (3B)

To help you dominate all of your 2018 fantasy baseball leagues, below are some 2018 fantasy baseball third base (3B) 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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2018 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire by MLB Position

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Matt Duffy (2B/3B, TB) - Week 26 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: He hasn't even been able to hit a HR in the 237 AB that he's taken since the start of July, but Matt Duffy is about to bring his first full season with the Rays to an encouraging conclusion after having missed the entirety of 2017. Duffy has been performing steadily better at the plate in each month since July, with his OPS being rather mediocre in July and August at .584 and .639. Though this month, Duffy...continue reading

Hunter Dozier (1B/3B, KC) – Week 26 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of Leagues   ANALYSIS: Over the last 30 days, Kansas City Royals infielder Hunter Dozier has four homers, 15 RBI, and a .269 average. It doesn’t sound particularly impressive. However, he is useful in most leagues if you just need power. Dozier has a 46% hard-hit rate, 52.7% against right-handers which he faces the most this week. He also has a .293 wOBA against right-handed pitchers. In the second half, he has made some improvements at the plate. He has increased...continue reading

Johan Camargo (2B/3B/SS, ATL) - Week 26 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Braves clinched their first division title since 2005 on Saturday. Credit for that is due to many players, and Johan Camargo is one of them. Seemingly an afterthought in Atlanta’s initial plans (remember that they opened the year with Jose Bautista penciled in at third base), the 24-year-old forced his way into the lineup in short order. He’s hit .272/.352/.458 with 18 homers and 133 R+BI in 127 games. While he will not put up...continue reading

Joey Wendle (2B/3B/OF, TB) - Week 26 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays utility man Joey Wendle has a .302/.354/.439 slash line this season, coming out of nowhere to be a vital piece of the Rays and fantasy lineups. Wendle not only has a current five game hitting streak, but also has an extra base hit in each of those games as well. Since the All-Star break, Wendle is slashing .330/.386/.503, striking out in just 11.1% of plate appearances Over this mini five game spurt, Wendle has...continue reading

Jeff McNeil (2B/3B, NYM) - Week 25 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Mets infielder Jeff McNeil has turned it on and just will not stop. In the last 30 days, he has 19 runs, 12 RBI, and a .386 batting average. Admittedly, he doesn’t bring a ton of power with only one homer during that time, but he does surprise with a little speed, adding five stolen bases. Batting out of the two-hole with a .392 on-base percentage this year, McNeil has plenty of opportunities to...continue reading

Matt Davidson (1B/3B, CHW) - Week 25 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of leagues ANALYSIS: Chicago White Sox corner infielder Matt Davidson shot out of the gates to start the season. He had nine homers with 18 RBI in March and April. However, since then he only has 11 homers in the rest of the season combined. He is dedicated to the fly ball revolution with a 47% rate. Although he doesn’t have an extremely high hard-hit rate, 39% is still well enough to produce some serious results. Davidson missed four games...continue reading

Todd Frazier (3B, NYM) - Week 25 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 36% of leagues ANALYSIS:  New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier is part of a resurgent Mets lineup and has eight home runs and four stolen bases in the second half. Posting a .474 slugging percentage since August 2, Frazier had two home runs last week and has routinely been hitting either fourth or fifth in the Mets lineup. The 32-year-old only has two multi-hit games this month, but does have five extra-base hits in 44 plate appearances. While he has a 44.4%...continue reading

Yairo Munoz (OF/SS/2B/3B, STL) - Week 24 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of leagues ANALYSIS: Anyway, if you are not familiar with St. Louis Cardinals 23-year-old utilityman Yairo Munoz, he was the key piece that came back in the trade for outfielder Stephen Piscotty. Widely regarded as bat-first, he disappointed slightly in his rookie season. Plagued by injury and ineffectiveness, Munoz has collected just eight home runs, five steals, and 28 runs on a .281/.348/.438 in 276 plate appearances. When you’re a defensive liability, that’s not going to guarantee...continue reading

Niko Goodrum (1B/2B/3B/OF, DET) - Week 24 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of leagues ANALYSIS: Though his seven-game hitting streak came to an end on Saturday, Detroit Tigers utility man Niko Goodrum filled up the box score during that week. He homered three times, stole two bases, and scored seven runs while driving in an additional four. Goodrum’s rookie campaign has been a mixed bag, but he has tallied 16 homers and 11 steals. He also qualifies at every position save catcher, and that versatility is especially handy down the stretch. As we...continue reading

Johan Camargo (2B/3B/SS, ATL) - Week 24 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 45% of leagues ANALYSIS: It has taken forever for people to realize that Johan Camargo is the third baseman for the Atlanta Braves and is more than a low-budget fill-in. He continues to earn not only your attention but also a place on your fantasy roster. His game all along has been about batting average. Recently, he is trying to change that narrative as well. In the last 14 days, Camargo has hit four homers with eight RBI and a...continue reading

Matt Duffy (2B/3B, TB) - Week 24 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays infielder Matt Duffy has been overlooked all season yet continues to excel at what he is capable of providing; he is a batting average guy. In the last two weeks, he has seven runs, seven RBI, one stolen base, and a .300 batting average. I have repeatedly recommended him in the past. Of all times to finally initiate movement on that guidance, this week is NOT the time to blindly obey. Duffy finds himself playing at home against...continue reading

Joey Wendle (2B/3B/OF, TB) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of leagues ANALYSIS: Since June 28, Tampa Bay Rays utility man Joey Wendle has failed to record a hit in just eight of 50 games played, and one of those was just a pinch-hit appearance. A two-hit night on Saturday gave him 19 such efforts during the same span, and extended his current hitting streak to seven games. His counting stats this season have been modest, but Wendle has also been running more lately, with four steals in his...continue reading

Wilmer Flores (1B/2B/3B, NYM) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of leagues ANALYSIS: Flores has had a decent go of it this year and the results were likely more than most had expected. He has 11 homers, 48 RBI, and a .272 average. Additionally, as a utility player, he has earned positional eligibility all over the infield. Flores’ plate discipline has really improved as well. He has a 5.5% swinging strike rate, albeit with only a 47% swing rate. He has also really impressed with his walk rate (8.8%). The question then...continue reading

Johan Camargo (2B/3B/SS, ATL) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of leagues ANALYSIS: It is anyone's guess who is more surprised, the Braves organization or fantasy baseball managers. Johan Camargo has been a revelation this season. His performance hasn’t been one that single-handedly carries your team to a championship, but he definitely is a contributing factor. Camargo has a slash line of .278/.357/.463 with 15 HR and 64 RBI. He has accomplished this with a 37% hard-hit rate despite a 45% ground ball rate. The second half is where Camargo...continue reading

Jeff McNeil (2B/3B, NYM) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Mets infielder Jeff McNeil is a 2013 12th round pick that has used his elite batting average to work his way from Double-A to start the season to fantasy relevance as we move to September. McNeil, who can play both second and third, had a .327 batting average with Double-A Binghamton and .368 average with Triple-A Las Vegas before getting the call to the bigs. Since entering the Mets lineup, McNeil has a .319/.386/.471...continue reading

Wilmer Flores (1B/2B/3B, NYM) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of leagues ANALYSIS: Opportunity and consistency. Sometimes that is all a player really needs in order to thrive. For most of the season, New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores has been a utility player that has slotted in all over the infield. Now that he has the first base job, he can finally relax at the plate without a need to press to earn more playing time, ultimately resulting in inferior performance. Flores is also slotted in at a prime...continue reading

Aledmys Diaz (SS/3B, TOR) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of leagues ANALYSIS: Toronto Blue Jays infielder Aledmys Diaz busted on the scene in 2016 with 17 homers, 71 runs, and a .300 batting average in 404 at-bats. We have not seen that type of player since, but at times we can see small moments where that type of player still exists. His season numbers are not impressive, with a .258 batting average, but he does have 16 homers. The recent numbers are more interesting. In the last seven...continue reading

Joey Wendle (2B/3B/OF, TB) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays super-utilityman Joey Wendle has a hit in five of the last six games, continuing on what has been a strong season. Wendle was a total unknown before this season and now has a .291 batting average in 417 plate appearances. Tallying only 30 extra-base hits, much of Wendle's value comes from his solid average Since the All-Star break, he has produced a .311/.367/.491 line while chipping in two steals, 12 extra base hits, 14 runs,...continue reading

Jedd Gyorko (1B/2B/3B, STL) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of leagues ANALYSIS: St. Louis Cardinals infielder Jedd Gyorko fell off of the fantasy radar earlier in the season, but he has regained his fantasy value. He has slashed .304/.400/.507 in August and has eight extra-base hits this month, including three home runs. Gyorko has a double in each of his last three starts, registering a run scored in three of the last four starts. Gyorko entered this season having averaged 25 HR/600 PA for his career, but he has seen...continue reading

Tim Beckham (2B/SS/3B, BAL) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Baltimore Orioles infielder Tim Beckham, who is already 28 years old, is having a rollercoaster season, with most of the ride going down. He is currently struggling at the plate with only seven hits in the last 43 at-bats. During that time he has run into four homers and six RBI. His struggles could be expected considering he had to face off against the aces of the Red Sox, Mets, and Indians during that time. For his own part, Beckham has adapted...continue reading

Isiah Kiner-Falefa (C/2B/3B, TEX) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two-Catcher Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of leagues ANALYSIS: Even though Isiah Kiner-Falefa has slowed down a bit over the last week, he has still produced well over his last 55 AB with two HR and a .345/.379/.527 slash line. His power has been a bit depleted this month, as his 29% hard contact rate, 25.8% soft contact rate, and .057 ISO. Most of his power was displayed in July when he hit two homers and slugged .490. This month, he has improved upon other aspects of his...continue reading

David Freese (1B/3B, PIT) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of leagues ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Pirates infielder David Freese is doing just enough to get a fantasy squad into the playoffs. He continues to hit for a very high average. Unfortunately, the other counting stats will depend on his teammates. In the last two weeks, Freese has one homer with six runs, five RBI, and a .344 AVG. He is also hitting .324 overall in the second half, which should give optimism that he can produce. The Pirates believe so...continue reading

Todd Frazier (3B, NYM) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of leagues ANALYSIS: At 32 years old, New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier is a forgotten man who is seemingly passed along until the Mets scooped him up. They have a recent tendency to ride players until they are old and gray, regardless of performance. However, Frazier is making their choice appear like a smart one. In two weeks, Frazier has two homers, 11 RBI, and a .348 batting average. He has also chipped in two stolen bases. As history has demonstrated, Frazier...continue reading

Johan Camargo (2B/3B/SS, ATL) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 33% of leagues ANALYSIS: After only taking 17 AB in April, Johan Camargo has yet to finish a month with an OPS south of .733 or a HR total less than three. Now, over his last 95 AB in 25 games, he has produced four dingers and a slash of .295/.330/.505. The interesting thing is that, despite his consistent offense, he has sported some inconsistent peripherals. His strikeout rate has been anywhere from 13.1% to 25.6%, and his walk rate has deviated...continue reading

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

Matt Duffy (2B/3B, TB) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSIS The Rays are putting together a nice young team and infielder Matt Duffy is in position to capitalize on it. He is a steady bat that will get some counting stats if the rest of the offense can do their part. He is not the kind of player that will generate his own production. Duffy is not going to give you a lot of power as he only has a .382 slugging on the season. However, he can...continue reading

David Freese (1B/3B, PIT) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of leagues ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Pirates infielder David Freese has been an underestimated player this year. Ok, may he is not big-time power hitter, but he is just another guy who can hit the ball. However, it is worth pointing out that he does have a slash line of .292/.346/.474 so Freese does provide exactly what you need in a player, the ability to get on base and above-average slugging. In the last 14 days, Freese has two homers with nine...continue reading

David Freese (1B/3B, PIT) - Week 19 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of leagues ANALYSIS: At 35 years old, Pittsburgh Pirates corner infielder David Freese is demonstrating that he can be a productive player on your roster. In 211 plate appearances in 2018, he has a .286 batting average to go with eight homers and 36 RBI. He has also frequently been in the middle of the Pirates lineup, putting him the position to enhance his run creation tallies. It is surprising because he is not hitting the ball that hard (33%)...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

Russell Martin (C/3B, TOR)- Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of leagues ANALYSIS: Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin has fallen off a bit over the past few seasons. While Martin has seven straight seasons of double digit home runs, he is no longer the All-Star he was in 2015. While he has not necessarily returned to form in 2018, the Blue Jays' catcher has looked better recently and could be in for a strong finish to the year. On the year, Martin has hit just .190 with nine home runs and...continue reading

Matt Chapman (3B, OAK) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of leagues ANALYSIS: Matt Chapman has quickly become one of the most valuable players in baseball. A big part of that is his excellent defense at third base, which obviously doesn't matter for our purposes, but he's been quite good at the plate this season as well. After hitting just .234 and running a 28.2% strikeout rate as a rookie, Chapman has improved on those marks considerably in his second season (.272 and 22.6%, respectively). He's done this without sacrificing...continue reading

Maikel Franco (3B, PHI) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 53% of leagues ANALYSIS: Since his encouraging performance as a rookie, Maikel Franco has largely been a disappointment. It was widely understood that 2018 represented something of a make-or-break season for him in Philadelphia. For most of the first half, Franco remained frustratingly inconsistent and prone to ugly at-bats. Something may have finally clicked for him, however. The 25-year-old has hit .308/.349/.615 with seven home runs in July and seems to have made a conscious effort to pull the ball less and...continue reading

Wilmer Flores (1B/2B/3B, NYM) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores is a tricky player to value, as he keeps hitting, but his playing time is always a question. The Mets have been a train wreck as usual, but for once they seem willing to let Flores play regularly instead of blocking him with retreads. Closing in on his 27th birthday, Flores has slowly but steadily improved each season in the major leagues. Currently, he is hitting .271/.327/.454 with nine home...continue reading

Ryon Healy (1B/3B, SEA) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of leagues ANALYSIS: Seattle Mariners corner infielder Ryon Healy is well-known for his streaky performance and had a spell of good production this past week. He hit three homers and drove in 12 with a .429 batting average. Do not get too excited about the average. Healy provides one thing for your team, power in spurts. He does not even offer value in OBP leagues with a lowly 3.6% walk rate. He strikes out often enough (22.9%), but, unfortunately, it...continue reading

Matt Chapman (3B, OAK) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of leagues ANALYSIS: Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman took full advantage of a week in tremendously hitter-friendly environments last week. The entire Athletics offense put on a power display. Over the last seven days, Chapman is hitting .483 with two home runs, five RBI, and 10 runs scored. Known for his power, Chapman increased his ISO to .203 and his homers now sit at 12 on the year. He is surely capable of finishing the season with more than 20...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

Matt Duffy (2B/3B, TB) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of leagues ANALYSIS: Matt Duffy has been a pleasant surprise this year on a Tampa Bay Rays team that wasn't expected to do a whole lot. He's having one of his best years so far in his still young career. He's hitting .317 and has a mediocre .340 wOBA. While he only has four home runs this year, he has 16 doubles and 67 singles. Duffy doesn't have great speed, but he has six stolen bases so far. Duffy was...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

Jose Bautista (3B/OF, NYM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of leagues ANALYSIS: Jose Bautista is currently a very widely available asset to fantasy baseball managers due to a recent rough stretch in which he held a .203/.322/.365 slash line, yet still has three HR over his last 74 AB. In his time with the Mets in 2018 (132 AB) the 37-year old former MVP candidate has a solid slash of .235/.396/.432 with five homers and even two steals. So are his recent struggles just the result of a regular...continue reading

Matt Duffy (2B/3B, TB) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of leagues ANALYSIS: Matt Duffy has been a solid points producer this year on a Tampa Bay Rays team that has a limited number of fantasy relevant players. He's having one of his best years so far at 27 years old. He's hitting .317 and has an average .344 wOBA. While he only has four home runs this year, he has 16 doubles and 78 singles. Duffy doesn't have great speed, but he has seven stolen bases so far. Duffy...continue reading

Jedd Gyorko (1B/2B/3B, STL) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of leagues ANALYSIS: St. Louis Cardinals infielder Jedd Gyorko slumped hard in June, but he has slashed .324/.444/.622 since the calendar flipped to July. He has four multi-hit games already this month, and has walked more often than he is struck out. While he’s pacing toward his lowest power output since 2014, Gyorko entered this season having averaged 25 HR/600 PA for his career. It would not be a surprise to see him pop balls over the fence more often...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

Derek Dietrich (1B/2B/3B/OF, MIA) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 47% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Marlins are not very good, but utility player Derek Dietrich has been a bright spot for them in the season’s first half. The versatile veteran has hit .288/.350/.452 with 11 home runs and 49 runs scored across 92 games, primarily hitting in one of the first two spots of the Miami batting order. Since the beginning of June, the former 2nd round pick for the Rays is slashing .319/.386/.489, slugging five home runs and eight doubles. He...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

Maikel Franco (3B, PHI) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 43% of leagues ANALYSIS: Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco had a rough 2017 season, but his 2018 season is making it easier for fantasy managers to maintain their loyalty. The hope is that his production this season is indicative of the maturation that is more friendly and enticing to fantasy baseball managers. Since the beginning of July, Franco is hitting .359 with a double and three homers. He continues to work on his plate discipline and has reduced his K% to...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

Matt Duffy (2B/3B, TB) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of leagues ANALYSIS: Matt Duffy has been a pleasant surprise this year on a Tampa Bay Rays team that wasn't expected to do a whole lot. He's having one of his best years so far in his still young career. He's hitting .306 and has a slightly below average .335 wOBA. While he only has four home runs this year, he has 16 doubles and 67 singles. Duffy doesn't have great speed, but he has six stolen bases so...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

Maikel Franco (3B, PHI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of leagues ANALYSIS: Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco has had a rough 2018 season, making it difficult for fantasy managers to maintain their loyalty. The hope is that his production the last couple of weeks is indicative of the maturation that is more friendly and enticing to fantasy baseball managers. In the last two weeks, Franco is hitting .323 with five doubles and a homer. Over the last week he is even better; he is hitting .462 with...continue reading