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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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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

Jedd Gyorko (1B/2B/3B, STL) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of leagues ANALYSIS: St. Louis Cardinals infielder Jedd Gyorko continues to linger around and entice fantasy managers in hopes that he will regain his 30 HR power while maintaining a decent average. He does have his moments where everything syncs and now seems to be one of those times. Gyorko is hitting .360 over the last week with two home runs, four runs scored, and eight RBI. With a career best 39.7% hard hit and 43.3% flyball rates, Gyorko is...continue reading

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Tigers utility man Niko Goodrum went 4-for-4 on Saturday, giving him two such performances already in the month of July. Despite a forgettable June, the Tigers’ Swiss Army Knife (he is eligible everywhere but catcher) has hit .251/.325/.461 with eight homers and seven steals in less than a half-season’s worth of plate appearances. While two four-hit games will help, Goodrum does have a solid .328 OBP since the beginning of June. He has 13 extra-base hits in...continue reading

Ryon Healy (1B/3B, SEA) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of Yahoo leagues ANALYSIS: Since returning from an early-season ankle injury on April 26, Ryon Healy has hit .262/.292/.496 with 17 home runs and 69 R+BI in 65 games. More than half of those home runs have come over the past month, but Healy remains on the waiver wire in well over half of Yahoo leagues at the moment. Sure, the on-base percentage is terrible, but it's not like we've never seen a player with a putrid walk rate put up a...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

Jeimer Candelario (3B, DET) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Tigers starting third baseman Jeimer Candelario has hit for a poor .234 batting average in 2018, but taking a quick glance at the rest of his statistics show that he can certainly still be a valuable contributor in fantasy baseball.  He holds a .339 on-base percentage, .454 slugging percentage, .220 ISO, and an elite 11.8% walk rate. He has also pitched in 12 home runs, 32 extra base hits, 32 RBI, and 41 runs scored...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

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSISIf I told you that there was a guy available in 89% of leagues who is hitting .323 in the month of June, you would probably go rush to take a look. If I told you that Tampa Bay Rays infielder Matt Duffy was available in 89% of leagues, you may wonder why I even took the time to tell you. Well, those two guys happen to be the same! It is time to give...continue reading

Jose Bautista (3B/OF, NYM) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Mets third baseman/outfielder Jose Bautista is not a name you expected to see on a waiver wire list in 2018. Granted Bautista’s better days are in the past. However, his performance since joining the Mets demonstrates there is value that can be extracted even at the age of 37. In 101 plate appearances in New York, he has a .267 AVG that is buoyed by a .375 BABIP. The important thing is that he is...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

Derek Dietrich (1B/2B/3B/OF, MIA) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of leagues ANALYSIS: Miami Marlins utility player Derek Dietrich has five multi-hit games in his last 10 and has a .362 batting average in June. Dietrich has nine extra-base hits, including four home runs this month, and has a strong .609 slugging percentage in June. On a smaller sample size, Dietrich has four extra-base hits in the last three games, driving in eight runs this month and scoring 12. A .438 BABIP this month would lead many to believe that this...continue reading

Niko Goodrum (1B/2B/3B/OF, DET) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of leagues ANALYSIS: Once again, another week, another surprisingly good piece of work for Detroit Tigers utility player Niko Goodrum. A .250/.350/.500 line with his seventh home run of 2018 is pretty solid for 20 plate appearances. The guy is just producing. Goodrum is not winning you any weeks or championships by himself, but this guy can put in work in limited at-bats and is a perfect off day or injury fill-in. He strikes out a bit too much, and...continue reading

Matt Chapman (3B, OAK) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of leagues ANALYSIS: Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman may be a forgotten man, as fantasy owners tend to forget about solid starters that go on the disabled list. He is eligible to come off the DL on Monday and would be able to be plugged right into the middle of the Oakland lineup. The Athletics have yet to identify the exact date he will return from his recurring hand injury, but Chapman is still a player to stash on a...continue reading

Jeimer Candelario (3B, DET) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 25% of Yahoo leagues ANALYSIS: Despite a recent slump that culminated in a Golden Sombrero on Saturday night, Jeimer Candelario's season line checks in at a wholly respectable .244/.348/.467 with 11 home runs and 68 R+BI in 64 games. That production compares favorably to several more widely-owned or well-known players at his position, including Evan Longoria, Kyle Seager, and Rafael Devers. Candelario has spent most of the season hitting second in the Detroit...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

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