Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

Lost password? [X]

Receive free daily analysis:

NFL    NBA    MLB

Already have an account? Log in here.

[X]

Forgot Password


[X]

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups List


Back by popular demand in 2019... RotoBaller has brought back for the MLB draft season and regular season our Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleepers and Waiver Wire Pickups List.  Be sure to also use our other lineup tools shown in the icons below.

iPhone Fantasy Baseball App - Waiver Wire PickupsAndroid Fantasy Baseball App - Waiver Wire PickupsUsing your phone? Be sure to also download our free app which includes news, notifications, injury alerts & articles.

 


Premium Tools

Lineup Resources

Fantasy Stats

Live Scoreboard

Daily Leagues

MLB DFS Picks

Closers & Saves

Depth Charts

Generate Lineups

DFS Optimizer

Matchup Ratings

BvP Hitter Stats

Daily Lineups

Today's Starters

Expert Q&A

One-On-One Chat

 

2019 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire by MLB Position

ALL - C - 1B - 2B - SS - 3B - OF - SP - RP

 

Trevor Richards (SP, MIA) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of All Leagues ANALYSIS: Even after a strong start against St. Louis - in which he struck out eight Cardinals over 5.2 innings, scattering four hits and giving up only one run - Trevor Richards is still available in 70% of leagues. But with a... Read More

3 hours ago

1B and 3B Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 13

This week marks the halfway point of the 2019 baseball season. Hopefully this column has been a help to you so far, and continues to be down the stretch. The middle portion of the year is arguably the toughest stretch in which to seek reinforcements via the waiver wire. With most teams still going for... Read More

18 hours ago

2B and SS Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 13

It's hard to believe that it's already June 24th, but then again it feels like we experience this point with every amateur and professional sport. Whether the season lasts 16, 35, 82, or 162 games, there comes the time every year where we transition from, "It's still pretty early" to, "There's actually not that much... Read More

18 hours ago

Christian Walker (1B, ARI) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of leagues ANALYSIS: On his fourth team in two years, 28-year old Christian Walker seemed to be on the verge of a late-blooming breakout, lighting up the stat sheet over the course of April. Over his first month, Walker slashed  .307/.381/.614 with seven home runs, 15 RBI,... Read More

19 hours ago

Renato Nunez (1B, 3B, BAL) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of leagues ANALYSIS: June has not been kind to Baltimore Orioles infielder, Renato Nunez. Hitting just .197 with two home runs and five RBI over 73 plate appearances, Nunez's underlying numbers aren't much better - only a 66 wRC+ and a .271 wOBA. But prior to his... Read More

19 hours ago


Chris Taylor (2B/SS/OF, LAD) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 25% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Dodgers utility man Chris Taylor has been getting regular playing time all season and has started every game for the team in June. While he’s mostly been hitting somewhere in the middle-third or bottom-third of the lineup, he’s also led off on occasion,... Read More

19 hours ago

Willie Calhoun (OF, TEX) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of leagues ANALYSIS: Willie Calhoun announced himself to the world with style, hitting a home run in each of his first two games after being called up. In his first six games up, Calhoun more than accounted for himself - slashing .435/.458/.739 with five runs and seven... Read More

19 hours ago

Kole Calhoun (OF, LAA) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of Leagues ANALYSIS: There’ve been some encouraging signs from Los Angeles Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun this year. While Calhoun has mostly been a fringe waiver wire guy the past couple years, this year there’s been an uptick in his power numbers thanks to a new approach... Read More

19 hours ago

Jordan Lyles (SP, PIT) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jordan Lyles appears to be nearing a return to the team. He was placed on the Injured List for experiencing hamstring tightness following his start on June 8. In his first rehab start in Triple-A on Sunday, he pitched 5... Read More

19 hours ago

Anibal Sanchez (SP, WAS) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of Leagues ANALYSIS: After a dreadful first month of the season, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez turned things around and has been in a nice groove. He followed up his 5.91 ERA in April with a 1.65 ERA in May and he currently has a 3.09... Read More

19 hours ago


Bryan Reynolds (OF, PIT) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickup

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of leagues ANALYSIS: Who? It seems that's the common response every time Bryan Reynolds numbers are brought up. "Who had his seventh multi-hit game of June?" "Who went 4-for-5, the night after going 3-for-5?" "Who now has a 156 wRC+ over 200 PA?" The newest star who is... Read More

19 hours ago

Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 13

We're just about at the halfway point of the 2019 regular season. Feels like just yesterday we were touting the rebound potential of Yu Darvish and mocking any poor suckers willing to run it back with Lucas Giolito again, doesn't it? Being right in the thick of things as we are, this is possibly the... Read More

23 hours ago

Keston Hiura (2B, MIL) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 25% of leagues ANALYSIS: Are you in any of the three-quarters of leagues across the Yahoo universe where Keston Hiura isn't rostered? If so, congratulations and also I am jealous. The Brewers' top prospect hit .281/.333/.531 in a very nice 69 plate appearances with the big club, but... Read More

1 day ago

Kevin Newman (2B/SS, PIT) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of leagues ANALYSIS: Kevin Newman has hit safely in 14 of his last 15 games. He's logged multiple hits in six of those contests, and the only game where he didn't get a knock he was 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter. The rookie has taken command of... Read More

1 day ago

Ian Kennedy (SP/RP, KC) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 45% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Royals spent most of the season's first half cycling through ninth-inning options. (Kyle Zimmer and Richard Lovelady, we hardly knew ye. Wily Peralta and Brad Boxberger, we only wish we hadn't.) Erstwhile starter Ian Kennedy has seized the role, yet remains unowned in over... Read More

1 day ago


Kevin Kiermaier (OF, TB) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 25% of leagues ANALYSIS: Kevin Kiermaier is known primarily for two things: His great glove, and his inability to stay healthy. The latter has frustrated fantasy owners for years, as the 29-year-old has showcased an enticing blend of pop and speed when on the field. So far this season,... Read More

1 day ago

Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 13

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 days ago

Adrian Sampson (SP, TEX) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of leagues ANALYSIS: The line has not read particularly pretty on Adrian Sampson. The 27-year old alumni of Bellevue Community College has produced an overall mediocre body of work through 75.2 IP out of the Rangers rotation and bullpen, throwing for a 4.40 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and... Read More

2 days ago

Mike Yastrzemski (OF, SF) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of leagues ANALYSIS: 28-year old Mike Yastrzemski just can't escape prestige and namesake as he navigates his charter MLB campaign: not only is he yet another former Vanderbilt Commodore in the MLB, but he is the grandson of one of the best baseball players of all time.... Read More

3 days ago

Michael Lorenzen (SP/RP, CIN) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Cincinnati Reds have used Michael Lorenzen in a variety of ways due to his stellar athleticism, case in point, he hit four home runs last season and has two stolen bases as a pinch runner in 2019. It has been difficult to work... Read More

3 days ago


Spencer Turnbull (SP, DET) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of leagues ANALYSIS: Though it may appear that Spencer Turnbull's best days of 2019 may already be behind him, there is evidence to suggest that the time is right to buy low on the 26-year old former Alabama Crimson Tide (and right in time for his start against... Read More

3 days ago

Tom Murphy (C, SEA) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two-Catcher Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of leagues ANALYSIS: Go figure that as soon as Tom Murphy leaves the club with the most offense-friendly home stadium in baseball, he starts absolutely thriving at the plate. Though it has had to come as a backup to Omar Varvaez, Murphy is on pace to bulldoze his... Read More

3 days ago

Garrett Cooper (1B/OF, MIA) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of leagues ANALYSIS: Garrett Cooper has a straight-up weird lineup of peripherals, but fortunately, it has culminated in an absolutely fantastic offensive showing by the 28-year old Auburn alumni. This year, the emergent outfielder and first baseman has hit for six home runs and a well-rounded slash of... Read More

3 days ago

Colin Moran (2B/3B, PIT) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The quietly excellent season from Pirates infielder Colin Moran continues. He was originally expected to be a bench bat for the Pirates coming into the season, but has won himself an everyday job hitting right in the heart of the order. The... Read More

3 days ago

JaCoby Jones (OF, DET) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The Tigers knew all along that JaCoby Jones was going to be an elite fielding center fielder with the potential to post 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases - but whose plate discipline would potentially hold him back. That's pretty much... Read More

3 days ago


Teoscar Hernandez (OF, TOR) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez was a statcast darling last season, leading to many pundits to predict a big breakout for him in 2019. That has not even remotely been the case so far this year, as his hard-hit rate has plummeted... Read More

3 days ago

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Uber-utility man Niko Goodrum has flashed a nice combination of power and speed this season for the Detroit Tigers. He currently has six home runs and seven stolen bases in 64 games, putting him on pace for close to a 20/20 season... Read More

3 days ago

Roenis Elias (RP, SEA) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Mariners reliever Roenis Elias put an incredibly poor month of May behind him, and is starting to look like the stud reliever he was when the season began. A quick look at Elias' splits for the season show a 2.16 ERA in... Read More

3 days ago

Closers and Saves Report - Week 12 Waiver Wire

The Reds are tinkering with their bullpen which may lead to another committee with a fireman, while the Red Sox, Twins, Rangers, and several others continued with the strategy. In "real life" baseball, the committee approach with a fireman is oftentimes the best strategy, but hoooo boy is it frustrating for fantasy owners. We're starting summer,... Read More

4 days ago

Digger Deeper: AL-Only Waiver Wire Report for Week 12

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

5 days ago


Cavan Biggio (2B, TOR) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: The ownership of Toronto second baseman, Cavan Biggio may be at only 11% now but after Monday night's two-homer game, it's sure to continue it's ascent a bit more rapidly. Going 2-for-2 on the night - adding a pair of walks to the two... Read More

5 days ago

Digging Deeper: NL-Only Waiver Report for Week 12

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

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

7 days 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

7 days 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks ago