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Mid-Week Waiver Wire Rankings - Fantasy Baseball Pickups Include: Matt McLain, Andrew Abbott, AJ Smith-Shawver, Jo Adell

Jo Adell - Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Draft Sleepers, MLB Prospects

RotoBallers welcome back to our mid-week fantasy baseball waiver wire rankings for Week 12 - June 12th through June 18th - to help you stay on top of the waiver wire, especially in leagues that allow daily moves. We are more than two months into the regular season, and more top prospects are being called up to the big leagues. Cincinnati Reds top prospect Elly De La Cruz and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Jo Adell were recently promoted to the majors. Since being called up on Tuesday, De La Cruz is hitting .429 (3-for-7) with a two-run home run over nine plate appearances. The 21-year-old is already rostered in 82% of Yahoo leagues. Atlanta Braves pitching prospect AJ Smith-Shawver is set to make his first MLB start this weekend.

Fantasy managers might have some injured stars return soon, such as Boston Red Sox outfielder Adam Duvall (wrist) can return from the injured list on Friday. New York Yankees left-hander Carlos Rodon (back/forearm) threw a bullpen session on Wednesday. Rodon is on target to return by the end of June. Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Willy Adames (concussion) and infielder Luis Urias (hamstring) recently returned to action. We are here to help sort it all out with our latest waiver wire rankings article.

This week's waiver wire rankings feature players such as Matt McLain, Andrew Abbott, AJ Smith-Shawver, Jake McCarthy, Austin Hays, Taj Bradley, Royce Lewis, Ke'Bryan Hayes, Jorge Polanco, Adbert Alzolay, Mark Canha, Ben Joyce, Gavin Williams, Ha-Seong Kim, Jonny DeLuca rank early, among others. Read more to see where these players rank in the early waiver wire rankings for Week 12.

Editor's Note: Our incredible team of writers received 13 award nominations by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association including Baseball Writer of the Year, Football Writers of the Year, Golf Writer of the Year and many more! Be sure to follow their analysis, rankings and advice all year long, and win big with RotoBaller! Read More!

 

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups List

For anyone who isn't familiar, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, we release all sorts of fantasy baseball waiver wire articles. As part of that, Nick Mariano releases our waiver wire rankings list on Sundays to help you prioritize which players to target as free agent adds off waivers.

In addition to that, we are also putting out a second waiver wire rankings list mid-week. Since many fantasy baseball leagues have daily waiver wire moves or multiple waiver wire runs per week for adding players, this mid-week rankings list should help you keep track of players emerging in the middle of the week before we reach Sunday.

Below you will see our list of waiver wire pickups in our prioritized order. There should be waiver wire recommendations here for all sorts of league sizes, along with the position(s) for the player and the rostered percentages.

Rank Player Name Position % Owned
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1 Matt McLain SS 58 Add in All Leagues
2 Jake McCarthy OF 57 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
3 Jose Siri OF 19 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
4 Josh Naylor 1B, OF 61 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
5 Ezequiel Duran 2B, 3B, SS 60 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
6 Tanner Bibee SP 54 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
7 Taj Bradley SP 62 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
8 MacKenzie Gore SP 53 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
9 Austin Hays OF 51 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
10 Andrew Abbott SP 46 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
11 A.J. Puk RP 58 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
12 Taylor Ward OF 60 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
13 Willi Castro 2B, 3B, SS, OF 52 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
14 Edward Cabrera SP 62 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
15 Royce Lewis SS 54 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
16 Ke'Bryan Hayes 3B 48 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
17 Giovanny Gallegos RP 56 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
18 Marcell Ozuna OF 31 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
19 Logan Allen SP 48 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
20 Jake Burger 3B 26 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
21 Mitch Haniger OF 39 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
22 AJ Smith-Shawver SP 20 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
23 Jorge Polanco 2B 50 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
24 Francisco Alvarez C 54 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
25 Alex Kirilloff 1B, OF 19 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
26 James Paxton SP 39 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
27 Jake Fraley OF 46 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
28 Brendan Donovan 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF 38 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
29 Joey Wiemer OF 5 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
30 Miguel Castro RP 44 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
31 Adbert Alzolay RP 10 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
32 J.D. Davis 1B, 3B 51 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
33 Brandon Marsh OF 26 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
34 Jack Suwinski OF 23 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
35 Justin Lawrence RP 8 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
36 Luke Raley 1B, OF 24 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
37 Zach McKinstry 2B, 3B, SS, OF 45 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
38 Jurickson Profar OF 9 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
39 Michael King RP 33 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
40 Ryan Noda 1B, OF 5 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
41 Mark Leiter Jr. RP 28 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
42 Owen Miller 1B, 2B, 3B 49 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
43 Mark Canha OF 10 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
44 Luis Urias 2B, 3B, SS 18 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
45 Nick Pratto 1B 10 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
46 Akil Baddoo OF 4 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
47 Casey Schmitt 3B, SS 25 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
48 Braxton Garrett SP 31 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
49 Jaime Barria RP 18 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
50 Luis Garcia (2B) 2B/SS 15 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
51 Jonny DeLuca OF 1 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
52 Jeimer Candelario 3B 15 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
53 Brusdar Graterol RP 20 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
54 Garrett Whitlock SP 30 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
55 Ben Lively SP, RP 35 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
56 Ben Joyce RP 11 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
57 Reese Olson SP 1 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
58 Gavin Williams SP 9 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
59 Keibert Ruiz C 40 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
60 Trevor May RP 2 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
61 Mauricio Dubon 2B, SS, OF 13 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
62 Michael Lorenzen SP 29 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
63 Nolan Jones 1B, OF 7 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
64 Jesus Sanchez OF 5 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
65 Jo Adell OF 3 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
66 Spencer Torkelson 1B 10 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
67 Josh Donaldson 3B 7 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
68 Grant Anderson RP 3 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
69 Ha-Seong Kim 2B, 3B, SS 32 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
70 Eddie Rosario OF 18 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
71 Randy Vasquez SP 5 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
72 Nick Fortes C 1 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
73 Randal Grichuk OF 10 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
74 Brandon Bielak SP, RP 10 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
75 Isiah Kiner-Falefa 3B, SS, OF 5 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
76 Gary Sanchez C 10 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
77 Jason Heyward OF 1 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
78 Patrick Bailey C 6 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
79 Corey Julks OF 1 Add in 15+ Team Leagues
80 Chris Devenski RP 2 Add in 15+ Team Leagues



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