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Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups List


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2019 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire by MLB Position

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Catcher Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 12

As we approach mid-June, catching situations are becoming clearer and some players' numbers are starting to normalize with a larger sample size. We now have over two month's worth of games to better evaluate some early season cold streaks as well as some scorching-hot starts to the season. If you're in the market for a... Read More

14 hours ago

Garrett Cooper (1B/OF, MIA) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of leagues ANALYSIS: You'll be forgiven if Miami outfielder Garrett Cooper hasn't been on your radar. Not only is it easy to be invisible when you play for the last-place Marlins, but Cooper also hasn't helped his case for relevance by missing large chunks of time due to... Read More

15 hours ago

1B and 3B Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 12

This point of the season is a rough one for reinforcements on the waiver wire. Pretty much everyone is still trying to win, and with early breakouts long since snapped up and injuries taking their toll as usual, it can be tough to find help that doesn't require a trade partner. Tough - but not... Read More

2 days ago

2B and SS Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 12

That crucial point in the summer has finally arrived: the St.Louis Blues are Stanley Cup Champions, the Toronto Raptors have been crowned the kings of the NBA in six games (Blue Jay fans can breathe a sigh of relief if Drizzy is ever cheering you on in the World Series), and unless you are tuned... Read More

2 days ago

Mike Leake (SP, SEA) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Mike Leake hasn't exactly set the world on fire this season and he's never been a pitcher that fantasy owners can really get excited about in his entire 10-year career. This season, he has a subpar 16.7% strikeout rate, 91.4 MPH average exit velocity,... Read More

2 days ago


Luis Urias (2B, SD) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of Leagues ANALYSIS: San Diego Padres second base prospect Luis Urias is doing everything he can to earn a second call-up this season. At Triple-A El Paso this year, Urias is hitting .333/.424/.662 with 15 home runs, 36 RBI and 47 runs in 51 games. Urias earned... Read More

2 days ago

Hunter Strickland (RP, SEA) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Hunter Strickland has been on the injured list since late March with a Grade 2 right lat strain, but he appears to be nearing a return, possibly by the end of the month. The Mariners haven’t had much luck filling... Read More

2 days ago

Yandy Diaz (1B/3B, TB) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays corner infielder Yandy Diaz took the fantasy world by storm in April, when he hit .291 with six home runs, 17 RBI and a .980 OPS. He then cooled off significantly in May and had his month cut short with a... Read More

2 days ago

Framber Valdez (SP/RP, HOU) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 39% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Since joining the Houston Astros pitching rotation, Framber Valdez has made two starts, both quality starts, allowing three earned runs across 13 innings while striking out 15 and walking just two. He has reduced his walks significantly from last year. In 2018, he had a... Read More

2 days ago

Pablo Lopez (SP, MIA) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of All Leagues ANALYSIS: Pablo Lopez may be available in 60% of leagues today but don't expect that number to remain so high - in fact, it may be heading towards zero. In his past three starts, Lopez has 19 strikeouts over 18 innings, with only... Read More

2 days ago


Jordan Lyles (SP, PIT) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 33% of All Leagues ANALYSIS:  After having a minor hamstring issue, Jordan Lyles is set to come off of the IL when eligible on June 2oth. But it wasn't only the injury which has caused his ownership to drop to 33%, as his performance in his... Read More

2 days ago

Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 12

Managers can easily make decisions to affect their team positively, but often they're too hesitant, cautious, or even scared. Sometimes you have to make the hard choice to choose a player in the right circumstance to produce. These are the best players when we start streaming. We look at the matchups and other variables to... Read More

3 days ago

Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 12

Hard as it may be to believe, we're nearly halfway through the 2019 regular season. At this time of year, the waiver wire is arguably at its thinnest. Most teams are still angling to win and actively participating, and between injuries and finally cutting the cord on early-season disappointments, it can be difficult to find... Read More

3 days ago

Christian Vazquez (C, BOS) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of leagues ANALYSIS: It hasn't been a strong start to June for Christian Vazquez with a .604 OPS and zero home runs through 35 AB, but let's view it as a good time to buy low, because he's at a shallow position for a top-tier offense. After... Read More

4 days ago

Elias Diaz (C, PIT) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two-Catcher Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of leagues ANALYSIS: The injury to Francisco Cervelli led the way to Elias Diaz receiving the majority share of work at catcher for the Pirates, and the sub-par play of Jacob Stallings has eliminated all current threat. Diaz's body of work on the year sends mixed signals: he... Read More

4 days ago


Ramon Laureano (OF, OAK) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of leagues ANALYSIS: Ramon Laureano is known first and foremost for his incredible exploits on defense, such as gravity-defying diving catches and 96 MPH outfield assists. It may have flown under the radar how much of a power/speed threat he has been since he arrived in the majors:... Read More

4 days ago

Joe Biagini (RP, TOR) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Toronto Blue Jays might not be doing a lot of winning in 2019, but with Ken Giles recently on the ten-day IL, the potential high-leverage bullpen situations have to go to somebody. With a 10.13 ERA and 1.88 WHIP to start the month... Read More

4 days ago

Leury Garcia (OF, CWS) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: At first glance, White Sox outfielder Leury Garcia doesn't look like a fantasy asset. He has almost no power, boasting a hard hit rate and an exit velocity both below the 20th percentile across the league. His hard hit rate (29.4%) is... Read More

4 days ago

Joey Wendle (2B/SS/3B/OF, TB) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The Rays are planning to activate utility infielder Joey Wendle from the injured list on Friday. Wendle has missed almost the entire season with a wrist injury, and was hitting just .136 with two RBI in eight games before going down. However,... Read More

4 days ago

Chris Bassitt (SP, OAK) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of leagues ANALYSIS: It may be easy to look at the way Chris Bassitt has been trending and get discouraged, as he has looked shaky at times after his fast start to 2019. However, under the surface, there are a few key indicators of safety in "C-Bass"... Read More

4 days ago


Kole Calhoun (OF, LAA) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: After an incredibly ugly first half of the 2018 season, Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun has quietly rebounded to post some nice numbers over the last calendar year. So far in 2019 he has 14 home runs and three steals, along with a... Read More

4 days ago

Miguel Sano (1B/3B, MIN) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: After missing the majority of the season on the injured list, Twins infielder Miguel Sano is back and doing what he does best - mashing the crap out of the ball, when he's not swinging and missing. His 10.8% walk rate and 36.1%... Read More

4 days ago

Closers and Saves Report - Week 11 Waiver Wire

Hockey is over (congrats, Blues), basketball is done very soon, and football won't start for a while. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the stage: BASEBALL! School's out, the sun is beating down across America, it's summer folks. And that means baseball takes center stage. This season is already showing the importance of relief pitchers,... Read More

5 days ago

Digger Deeper: AL-Only Waiver Wire Report for Week 11

Every week in baseball, a significant player will hit the disabled list, slip into a slump, or get traded out of a good spot. How fantasy owners adapt to these situations can make or break the season as a whole. One lousy add might not hurt the long-term standing of a team, but failing to... Read More

6 days ago

Digging Deeper: NL-Only Waiver Report for Week 11

Every week in baseball, a significant player will hit the disabled list, slip into a slump, or get traded out of a good spot. How fantasy owners adapt to these situations can make or break the season as a whole. One lousy add might not hurt the long-term standing of a team, but failing to... Read More

7 days ago


Alex Verdugo (OF, LAD) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 25 % of Leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Alex Verdugo has seen his most extended look in the majors so far this year, and his production has been just about as good as one could have hoped. Through 61 games, Verdugo has a slash line of... Read More

7 days ago

Tyler Mahle (SP, CIN) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of All Leagues ANALYSIS: Coming off a lackluster start on the road against the Philadelphia Phillies - in which he took the loss after giving up three earned runs in five innings, with only two strikeouts - Cincinnati starter Tyler Mahle now returns home to... Read More

7 days ago

Yandy Diaz (1B/3B, TB) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of leagues ANALYSIS: Prior to missing 12 games after being hit on the hand by a Chance Adams fastball on May 19th, Yandy Diaz had been having the season that Cleveland fans had been dreaming of ever since first putting eyes upon his Dan Uggla-esque biceps. Unfortunately for... Read More

7 days ago

Travis Shaw (1B/2B/3B, MIL) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of Leagues ANALYSIS: It’s been a nightmare of a season so far for Milwaukee Brewers slugger Travis Shaw, who is hitting .170 on the year with just four home runs and an abysmal OPS of .568. Shaw is coming off a solid season where he hit... Read More

7 days ago

Pablo Lopez (SP, MIA) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Miami Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez has now turned in quality starts in each of his last three outings, a promising sign after what had been an inconsistent first two months of the season. Lopez is now 4-5 with a 4.26 ERA and 1.12... Read More

7 days ago


Willy Adames (2B/SS, TB) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays infielder Willy Adames has been quietly having a solid turnaround to his season after a rough first month. He hit .284 in May and has already hit two home runs in June. The Rays have bounced him around in their lineup... Read More

7 days ago

Spencer Turnbull (SP, DET) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of All Leagues ANALYSIS: Spencer Turnbull is off to a solid start to his rookie campaign - albeit on a bad Detroit team. Still available in over 60% of leagues, Turnbull is sure to see his ownership jump after his most recent start and another promising... Read More

7 days ago

Catcher Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 11

As we approach mid-June, catching situations are becoming clearer and some players' numbers are starting to normalize with a larger sample size. We now have over two month's worth of games to better evaluate some early season cold streaks as well as some scorching-hot starts to the season. If you're in the market for a... Read More

1 week ago

1B and 3B Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 11

This point of the season is a rough one for reinforcements on the waiver wire. Pretty much everyone is still trying to win, and with early breakouts long since snapped up and injuries taking their toll as usual, it can be tough to find help that doesn't require a trade partner. Tough - but not... Read More

1 week ago

2B and SS Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 11

While the last couple of weeks have been heavy on prospect call-ups with the arrival of such players as Brendan Rodgers, Nicky Lopez, Cavan Biggio, and Keston Hiura, this week seems to epitomize a league of changing landscapes. The Phillies acquired Jay Bruce (with immediate results), there are further trade talks already swirling around the... Read More

1 week ago


Hunter Strickland (RP, SEA) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Mariners' bullpen remains a mess, so there should be no doubt that Hunter Strickland will resume his duties as the primary closer once healthy. Good news for fantasy owners desperate for save: The veteran, who has been out since March 29 with a... Read More

1 week ago

Kolten Wong (2B, STL) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of leagues ANALYSIS: After Kolten Wong's torrid start predictably subsided, fantasy owners largely hopped off the train as quickly as they'd hopped onto it. While he's hitting just .234/.323/.373 overall, he also has six home runs and is a perfect 1o-for-1o on stolen base attempts. He has... Read More

1 week ago

Kole Calhoun (OF, LAA) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of leagues ANALYSIS: Kole Calhoun was abysmal for the majority of last season. Taking into consideration the fact that he was never a flashy fantasy asset even in his four prior productive seasons, perhaps it shouldn't come as a surprise that he remains unowned in nearly 80%... Read More

1 week ago

Ramon Laureano (OF, OAK) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of leagues ANALYSIS: Many fantasy owners - yours truly included - entered 2019 with high hopes for Ramon Laureano. His blend of pop, speed, and plate discipline made him easy to dream on, while his defensive ability in center field assured him of everyday at-bats. A slow... Read More

1 week ago

Kevin Kiermaier (OF, TB) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of leagues ANALYSIS: Kevin Kiermaier is known primarily for two things: His excellent defensive work in center field, and his inability to remain healthy. Neither endears him to fantasy owners, whom he's teased over the years with flashes of the ability to provide both pop and speed.... Read More

1 week ago


Luis Urias (2B, SD) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Those fantasy managers looking for the next big name rookie to get called up should focus their attention to Padres second baseman, Luis Urias. The 22-year-old debuted briefly already this season, and those who remember this nearly two-week stretch at the beginning... Read More

1 week ago

Christian Walker (1B, ARI) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 25% of Leagues ANALYSIS: One of the bright spots in the Arizona Diamondbacks batting lineup this year has been the play of first baseman Christian Walker. It’s been a long back-and-forth journey for the 28-year-old to supplant himself in an everyday big league lineup, but his... Read More

1 week ago

Orlando Arcia (SS, MIL) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Orlando Arcia entered the 2019 season in post-hype sleeper mode after putting an end to a miserable 2018 campaign. So far this season, he’s rebounded nicely with eight home runs, 28 runs, 27 RBI, and three steals while slashing a respectable .259/.326/.423.... Read More

1 week ago

Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 11

Before we dive into this week's recommendation, kudos to my colleague David Emerick for filling in admirably in this space the last two weeks while I was catching up with family and friends back east. As we move deeper into the first half of the season, the waiver wire usually thins out a good bit.... Read More

1 week ago

Framber Valdez (SP, HOU) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of leagues ANALYSIS: It's wild that even on a World Series contending team like the Houston Astros, there still comes the opportunity for promotion and substitutions. However, with Collin McHugh on the IL and Corbin Martin in Triple-A Round Rock, the window of opportunity has been presented... Read More

1 week ago


Trevor Richards (SP, MIA) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 25% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Miami Marlins have received assistance from a slew of surprising starting pitchers this season, one of which has been 26-year old Trevor Richards. From a bird's eye view, Richards appears to be making conservative strides off of his work from last year, posting... Read More

1 week ago

Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 11

Managers can easily make decisions to affect their team positively, but often they're too hesitant, cautious, or even scared. Sometimes you have to make the hard choice to choose a player in the right circumstance to produce. These are the best players when we start streaming. We look at the matchups and other variables to... Read More

1 week ago

Joe Jimenez (RP, DET) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of leagues ANALYSIS: Normally when you start a month by allowing five ER and four walks in two IP, your spot in the bullpen may be up for grabs. Luckily, when you are Joe Jimenez and pitch for the Detroit Tigers who rank 27th in the MLB... Read More

1 week ago

Myles Straw (OF, HOU) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of leagues ANALYSIS: Myles Straw has taken just 18 AB at the MLB level in 2019 (27 in total), and it hasn't taken him long to make an impact for the first place Houston Astros. With a call-up in part prompted by the transfer of George Springer... Read More

1 week ago

Jesse Winker (OF, CIN) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of leagues ANALYSIS: It has been an interesting season for Jesse Winker, to say the least. From two-hand waving at salty Mets fans, to the ugly recent turn of events at the plate, and even leading the majors in home runs to opposite field for a brief... Read More

2 weeks ago


JaCoby Jones (OF, DET) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of leagues ANALYSIS: 27-year old JaCoby Jones has profiled as a power/speed guy with ground to make up in his plate approach for much of his professional career. In 2019, he has lived up to that profile on the dot with six home runs, six stolen bases... Read More

2 weeks ago

Closers and Saves Report - Week 10 Waiver Wire

Big news for the Cubs bullpen this week: Pedro Strop is back! Off the injured list and right back into the closer's role. That's it, right? That's the big news for the Cubs bullpen? The Orioles bullpen was a mess this week, and their original closer might be working his way back into the ninth.... Read More

2 weeks ago

Digger Deeper: AL-Only Waiver Wire Report for Week 10

Every week in baseball, a significant player will hit the disabled list, slip into a slump, or get traded out of a good spot. How fantasy owners adapt to these situations can make or break the season as a whole. One lousy add might not hurt the long-term standing of a team, but failing to... Read More

2 weeks ago

Digging Deeper: NL-Only Waiver Report for Week 10

Every week in baseball, a significant player will hit the disabled list, slip into a slump, or get traded out of a good spot. How fantasy owners adapt to these situations can make or break the season as a whole. One lousy add might not hurt the long-term standing of a team, but failing to... Read More

2 weeks ago

Catcher Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 10

As we begin the month of June, catching situations are becoming clearer and some players' numbers are starting to normalize with a larger sample size. We now have over two month's worth of games to better evaluate some early season cold streaks as well as some scorching-hot starts to the season. If you're in the... Read More

2 weeks ago


Scott Kingery (3B/SS/OF, PHI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of Leagues ANALYSIS: In the absence of outfielder Odubel Herrera (administrative leave), Scott Kingery has found himself earning more regular playing time for the Philadelphia Phillies, particularly in center field. Herrera’s season could potentially be over as he’s facing a likely suspension and potential jail time. The... Read More

2 weeks ago

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Jackie Bradley Jr. (OF, BOS) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of leagues ANALYSIS: There is no getting around it. Jackie Bradley Jr. was an unmitigated disaster in April after coming into the season with an NFBC ADP of around pick #212 - right in the mix with Max Kepler, Franmil Reyes, and Ketel Marte. Bradley's April numbers... Read More

2 weeks ago

Cavan Biggio (2B/SS, TOR) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Toronto Blue Jays rookie infielder Cavan Biggio has one of the more intriguing minor league profiles of any recent call-up. He had a massive power breakout in 2018, hitting 26 home runs in 132 games at Double-A after hitting just 11 home runs in... Read More

2 weeks ago

Griffin Canning (SP, LAA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning has excelled in his first month in the majors. Over 32.1 innings, he’s maintained an ERA of 3.06 and a WHIP of 0.96 with 34 strikeouts and nine walks. Over his last three starts, he has allowed... Read More

2 weeks ago

Brendan Rodgers (SS, COL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The Coors Field effect has yet to grace the bat of Colorado Rockies rookie shortstop Brendan Rodgers and, because of this, he’s still widely available in fantasy leagues. In his first 13 Major League games, Rodgers has a slash line of .268/.318/.317 with no home... Read More

2 weeks ago


Kevin Kiermaier (OF, TB) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: Perennially injured Kevin Kiermaier, has started off 2019 by successfully playing in 51 of Tampa's 57 games without any of his body parts falling off or imploding. But owners haven't yet bought into this healthy start, as Kiermaier's ownership still sits at a paltry... Read More

2 weeks ago

1B and 3B Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 10

This point of the season is a rough one for reinforcements on the waiver wire. Pretty much everyone is still trying to win, and with early breakouts long since snapped up and injuries taking their toll as usual, it can be tough to find help that doesn't require a trade partner. Tough - but not... Read More

2 weeks ago

2B and SS Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 10

We have finally steamrolled into June, and I hope everyone had a relaxing Memorial Day weekend, because the start of this month is jam-packed with important baseball information. The College World Series is underway and showcasing many of the next young professionals of the sport, many organizations will decide their club's course of action for... Read More

2 weeks ago

David Fletcher (2B/3B/SS/OF, LAA) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 36% of All Leagues ANALYSIS: Coming into 2019, David Fletcher was only on the radar in the deepest of leagues. With a high-contact, low-power profile, Fletcher produced little of consequence in 2018; posting a triple-slash of .275/.316/.363 with an .088 ISO and a.297 wOBA that produced... Read More

2 weeks ago

Dylan Bundy (SP, BAL) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of All Leagues ANALYSIS: At first glance, Dylan Bundy may not seem like a wise add for Week 10, even given his two-start status, as he lines up to pitch at Texas on Tuesday and at Houston on Sunday. But there may be signs of... Read More

2 weeks ago


Bryan Reynolds (OF, PIT) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of leagues ANALYSIS: Thanks in part to a ridiculous amount of injuries to players for the Pittsburgh Pirates, 24-year old rookie Bryan Reynolds has gotten an extremely healthy 116 AB. In that time, he has put up a fantastic statistical line that closely mirrors his minor league pedigree... Read More

2 weeks ago

Luis Urias (2B, SD) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of leagues ANALYSIS: In 72 AB at the MLB level, consensus top-30 prospect Luis Urias has been slow to accelerate with just two home runs and a steal to go with a less-than pedestrian .167/.256/.278 slash. That would definitely be a bummer, that is if he wasn't... Read More

2 weeks ago

Hunter Strickland (RP, SEA) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of leagues ANALYSIS: Veteran reliever Hunter Strickland didn't have a good time in his incredibly brief stint on the mound for 2019 before being moved to the 60-day IL with a right lat strain, and you would think that would make him an unappealing option out of... Read More

2 weeks ago

Jimmy Nelson (SP, MIL) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: The last time we saw Jimmy Nelson in the majors for the Milwaukee Brewers, he turned in a career year and finished ninth in the NL Cy Young voting with a 3.49 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 2.5 BB/9, and 10.2 K/9 in 175.1 IP across... Read More

2 weeks ago

Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 10

Week 10 provides a number of young arms and a few pitchers whose limitations make them easy to overlook. I’m particularly excited about the Indians’ calling up Zach Plesac. I’m not sure what happens when Mike Clevinger gets back, but Plesac looks like a legitimate SP2 talent. A reminder before we begin: This column focuses... Read More

2 weeks ago


Jorge Alfaro (C, MIA) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of leagues ANALYSIS: Last year, the Phillies cashed in on a great season by backstop Jorge Alfaro with a line of ten home runs, three stolen bases (in three tries), and a slash of .262/.324/.407. Fast-forward a year, Alfaro was shipped to Miami for fellow unique catcher... Read More

2 weeks ago

Kyle Tucker (OF, HOU) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of leagues ANALYSIS: Kyle Tucker is one of the most eagerly anticipated outfielders in all of baseball, which feels a bit unfair coming within an organization with an extremely recent World Series title. The consensus top-15 prospect did not have a nice go at it during his... Read More

2 weeks ago

Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 10

Managers can easily make decisions to affect their team positively, but often they're too hesitant, cautious, or even scared. Sometimes you have to make the hard choice to choose a player in the right circumstance to produce. These are the best players when we start streaming. We look at the matchups and other variables to... Read More

2 weeks ago

Nick Pivetta (SP, PHI) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of Leagues ANALYSIS: To say that Nick Pivetta's 2019 has been a disappointment so far would be an understatement. Touted by many experts to breakout after posting promising numbers in 2018, Pivetta has struggled to find any sort of success with the Phillies this season... Read More

2 weeks ago

Oscar Mercado (OF, CLE) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in all leagues OWNED IN: 29% of leagues ANALYSIS: Lost in the shuffle of all the high-profile prospect call-ups over the past month, Cleveland outfield prospect Oscar Mercado has more than held his own since being called up May 13th, slashing .304/.385/.435 with a .358 wOBA over his first 52 PAs. While Mercado has... Read More

2 weeks ago


Devin Smeltzer (SP, MIN) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: There was not a lot of fanfare when the Twins recalled little known left-hander Devin Smeltzer to make a start in the middle of last week. However, he got a lot of attention after blanking the hot-hitting Brewers, tossing six shutout innings... Read More

3 weeks ago

Zac Gallen (SP, MIA) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Miami Marlins pitching prospect Zac Gallen is continuing to absolutely dominate Triple-A hitters this season. Through 11 starts, Gallen now boasts a 1.70 ERA, 0.68(!) WHIP and an 88/13 K/BB ratio in 74 innings pitched. Numbers like that are worth paying attention... Read More

3 weeks ago

Joe Jimenez (RP, DET) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Tigers reliever Joe Jimenez is putting the finishing touches on an extremely solid month of May. Across 12 innings, Jimenez posted a 3.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and a whopping 18/4 K/BB ratio. His season stats (3.86 ERA, 1.24 WHIP) are solid, but... Read More

3 weeks ago

Renato Nunez (1B/3B, BAL) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Longtime A's farmhand Renato Nunez saw his prospect star dim in recent years as he began to hear the dreaded "Quad-A" label. He's doing his best to turn that around this season in Baltimore however, mashing 14 home runs with 34 RBI... Read More

3 weeks ago

Keon Broxton (OF, BAL) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: After limping to a .143 average out of the gate with the Mets, Keon Broxton was flipped to the Orioles. He's thrived in a small sample size in Baltimore, hitting .318/.348/.636 with a pair of home runs and a stolen base in... Read More

3 weeks ago