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Seth Smith (OF, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Seth Smith deserves an award nearly halfway into the season: he's the only Padre batter with a heart beat. Smith is having a solid season which is not very shocking, as he was a decent player in Oakland, where many players seem to flourish but don't get much hype.... Read More

6 years ago

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Five Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 14

The first half of the season is history and fantasy owners are battling hard to stay atop the standings. The free agent market is slim this time of year and it can be tough to find quality additions on the waiver wire. Here are five names that can make an immediate impact in the outfield.... Read More

6 years ago

Kole Calhoun (OF, LAA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE Add in Deeper Leagues ANALYSIS:  Kole Calhoun is in a CF platoon with Collin Cowgill; that’s the bad news. The good news is that Calhoun does play against most right handed starters so he’s starting around 3/4 of the time and often enters games in the late innings if he doesn’t start. After missing... Read More

6 years ago

James Jones (OF, SEA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Very Deep and AL-Only Leagues ANALYSIS: James Jones was traded to the Oakland Raiders this offseason and will be catching passes (maybe) from Matt Schau.... Wrong sport? Oh, sorry... James Jones is actually the rookie full-time center fielder for the Mariners and has hit well after getting the call due to inept play... Read More

6 years ago

Dexter Fowler (OF, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ANALYSIS:  Dexter Fowler is capable of double digit totals in both home runs and steals as he did with the Colorado Rockies in both 2013 and 2012. However, in the beginning of the season Fowler struggled a bit to adjust to his new home with the Astros and that led... Read More

6 years ago


Josh Harrison (2B / 3B / OF, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Josh Harrison was only supposed to play for the Pirates as long as Neil Walker was hurt. However, considering that Harrison has played to a .306/.347/.478 triple slash one has to imagine they'll try to find room for him in their lineup even when Walker returns. Harrison won't... Read More

6 years ago

Nick Castellanos (3B / OF, DET) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper / AL-Only Leagues (Especially Corner Infield Slots) ANALYSIS: Nick Castellanos has some big shoes to fill this year, seeing as the last guy to man the hot corner in Detroit won two consecutive AL MVP awards. The young righty will not be taking home such honors this year, but he has shown... Read More

6 years ago

Eric Young Jr. (OF, NYM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Any Leagues for SB ANALYSIS: Eric Young Jr. returned Monday from a right hamstring strain and was immediately inserted into the Mets' line-up in the 9th slot. He subsequently moved up to the lead off slot on Wednesday. With Juan Lagares (out since June 2) apparently headed for a minor league... Read More

6 years ago

J.D. Martinez (OF, DET) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper / AL-Only Leagues, Continue Scouting in Shallow Leagues ANALYSIS: RotoBaller's Uncle Leo spoke about J.D. Martinez earlier today, but we love potential sleepers so let's keep it rolling. Martinez has been on hit streak now since June 9th, and has homered in three of his past four games. He and Victor Martinez... Read More

6 years ago

Drew Stubbs (OF, COL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in NL-Only and Deeper Leagues ANALYSIS: Stubbs is the definition of a streaming hitter.  When the Rockies play on the road, it is best to completely stay away from adding him or starting him for his owners.  However, a quick check of Colorado’s schedule for the week and if they're in Denver he... Read More

6 years ago


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Five Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 13

This week's outfield waiver wire list focuses on the need for speed. Here are five outfield sleepers that steal bases and score runs. I believe these players are undervalued and worth picking up off the waiver wire, if they are still available in your league, including NL-Only and AL-Only formats. At the very least, these... Read More

6 years ago

J.D. Martinez (OF, DET) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues, AL-Only Leagues ANALYSIS: J.D. Martinez has been absolutely mashing recently, making him the most recent addition to RotoBaller's list of potential sleepers for your fantasy baseball teams. Looking to catch lightning in a bottle off the waiver wire for your outfield production? Well this may just be your guy. So who is J.D. Martinez?... Read More

6 years ago

Brock Holt (1B / 3B / OF, BOS) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in AL only and Deeper Leagues ANALYSIS: More than most MLB players, Brock Holt, 26 years old, is likely elated just to be playing in the major leagues. His “dirt-dog” mentality and hustle are evident throughout his game. It wasn’t the plan but his 21 R, 1 HR, 15 RBI, 5 SB, .338... Read More

6 years ago

Alejandro De Aza (OF, CHW) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In AL Only Leagues and Very Deep Mixed Leagues ANALYSIS: Owned in a whopping 21% of Yahoo fantasy baseball leagues, Alejandro De Aza is probably a tad bit undervalued considering he is just 2 seasons removed from a .281 / 9 /50 /81 /26 season. That's right kids, and how about if we told you that he... Read More

6 years ago

Junior Lake (OF, CHC) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper/ NL-Only Leagues ANALYSIS: Junior Lake’s career started out with a bang last July but has cooled considerably like a Junior Mint.  The 24-year-old outfielder has a lot of potential but can’t seem to put together a string of solid at bats to sustain production over the course of an entire... Read More

6 years ago


Danny Santana (SS / 2B / OF, MIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues / AL-Only, Continue Scouting in Shallow Leagues ANALYSIS: Danny Santana has burst onto the scene with a .340 average, 12 runs scored, 15 RBIs, and 5 steals (without being caught for those of you in NSB leagues) in only 107 at-bats to date, adding him to our list of recent waiver wire... Read More

6 years ago

Michael Bourn (OF, CLE) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12+ Team Mixed Leagues, Must Own in AL-Only Leagues ANALYSIS: At a very marginal 47% owned in Yahoo fantasy leagues, the casual fantasy baseball fan / player has missed out on some potentially valuable counting stats that the once must-own Indians outfielder has been providing of late. In the last 30 days, Michael... Read More

6 years ago

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Five Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 12

Some Outfielders Who Are Streaking Along Hitting streaks are the theme of this week's list. Four of the five fantasy players below have been reaching base consistently during recent play and can be considered sleeper waiver wire pickups if they're still available in you league. Fantasy owners in need of outfield production should consider adding... Read More

6 years ago

Nick Markakis (OF, BAL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In AL Only Leagues and Deeper Mixed Leagues ANALYSIS: At only 57% owned in Yahoo fantasy baseball leagues, the Orioles most undervalued outfielder Nick Markakis lurks while having himself a career renaissance year thus far in 2014. Much of his success stems from the fact that he is batting leadoff, with some all-star power hitters protecting... Read More

6 years ago

Gregory Polanco (OF, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In All Leagues ANALYSIS: Some experts will try to tell you that the 22 year old Gregory Polanco should have already been called up because the Pirates have needed him so desperately, but despite his tearing up of the minor leagues thus far in 2014, Pittsburgh's outfield situation has been crowded by young, and... Read More

6 years ago


Oswaldo Arcia (OF, MIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Continue Scouting / Add in AL-Only Leagues ANALYSIS: The good news is that Arcia is striking out less than he did in nearly 100 games with Minnesota last year.  The bad news is that it’s not enough to overcome his extremely poor ability to get on base.  He’s swinging at nearly 45% of all... Read More

6 years ago

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Is Matt Away On Holiday? Fantasy Baseball Analysis

  Fantasy Baseball Analysis: Matt Holliday For the past 6 seasons, Matt Holliday has been as consistent a power hitter as there is in the game averaging 25 long balls a year. Unfortunately, for the Cardinals and fantasy players alike he hasn’t demonstrated this power in 2014 and is on pace to hit fewer than... Read More

6 years ago

Khris Davis (OF, MIL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Davis has cooled off over the past 5 games, only going 4-for-16 with 3 Runs, 0 HR and RBI.  Prior to that, he had been on a pretty nice tear, going 11-for-20 with 3 HR, 6 RBI and a whopping 9 runs. Considering Davis is primarily batting in the 6th spot... Read More

6 years ago

Michael Saunders (OF, SEA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Saunders has a 4 game hit streak going with 2 HR and 8 RBI during that span. On the season he has only 4 HR and 2 SB in 136 AB, which is not on pace with preseason hopes for him to be a potential 20-20 guy like he nearly... Read More

6 years ago

Lorenzo Cain (OF, KC) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Lorenzo Cain has underachieved for the past few seasons, even in 2012 when he got off to a good start but got hurt. Injuries have always seemed to bite him just as he was getting rolling.  In 2014 he is off to a great start, batting .339 with 18 RBI,... Read More

6 years ago


Oscar Taveras (OF, STL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately in All Leagues ANALYSIS: The moment we've been waiting for has finally arrived.  Prospectors waiting for the arrival of Oscar Taveras since his incredible 2012 minor league campaign had to suffer through an injury plagued 2013 and an overcrowded outfield in April-May of 2014.  There's finally a spot for Taveras and he'll make... Read More

6 years ago

Josh Willingham (OF / DH, MIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues, All AL-Only Leagues ANALYSIS: Josh Willingham has now hit home runs in  back to back games, so he immediately becomes a speculative waiver wire pickup, especially if your team is looking for power sleepers to help beef up your HR and RBI stats. Injured for most of the year, Willingham has been... Read More

6 years ago

Denard Span (OF, WAS) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues, NL-Only Leagues ANALYSIS: Denard Span has generally  been an undervalued fantasy baseball commodity over the past few MLB seasons. He has never been a guy who you can build your fantasy team around, nor will he ever be, but he can provide valuable help in stretches off the waiver wire with... Read More

6 years ago

Drew Stubbs (OF, COL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Very Deep Leagues, NL-Only Leagues ANALYSIS: Drew Stubbs has been a very frustrating player over the past four seasons, and has tormented me more than once after drafting him or grabbing him off the waiver wire. He has such great talent, and has been on many people's list of sleepers, because in any season... Read More

6 years ago

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Five Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 10

Fantasy owners turn to the waiver wire to improve upon the categories in which they lack. Be it batting average, home runs, or stolen bases, the Week 10 waiver wire features some sleepers for everyone. Here are five outfielders that will help team managers stay ahead of the game.   A.J. Pollock - (OF, AZ) -... Read More

6 years ago


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