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Dylan Moore (2B/SS/3B/OF, SEA) - Week 25 Waiver Wire Pickups

Asdrubal Cabrera (2B/3B/SS, WAS) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: After not finding a trade partner for Asdrubal Cabrera at the end of July, Texas moved on from the soon-to-be free agent. Just three days after being released by the Rangers, the Nationals pounced and added him to their roster. This is... Read More

2 months ago

Willy Adames (SS, TB) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of leagues ANALYSIS: Now presenting Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames, showing for the umpteenth time that the development of prospects is not always a linear process. The 23-year-old has had an up-and-down first two seasons, with a solid rookie year where he slashed .278/.348/.406, with 10... Read More

2 months ago

Jose Iglesias (SS, CIN) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: When the Cincinnati Reds signed shortstop Jose Iglesias from the Tigers this offseason, it was primarily to have him fill a utility infielder role and provide positive value with his elite glove. Instead, Iggy has taken over as the team's starting shortstop,... Read More

2 months ago

Leury Garcia (OF/SS, CWS) - Week 19 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team leagues OWNED IN: 19% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS:  Leury Garcia just keeps on hitting. Over the last 10 games, he's accounted for 14 hits with two stolen bases and a home run. He's the permanent lead off hitter against both lefties and righties, and he has upside vs both.... Read More

2 months ago

Leury Garcia (SS/OF, CWS) - Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS:  If you’re in need of an all-around outfielder and can’t risk a ton of strikeouts, Leury Garcia is a phenomenal option. For one, he destroys lefties. If you see a few lefties coming up on the docket, his .392 wOBA is... Read More

3 months ago


Nick Ahmed (SS, AZ) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The only reason I can think that Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed is only owned in 6% of leagues is that he's boring. His .262/.311/.429 slash line admittedly doesn't jump off the page, but he does have nine home runs, six stolen bases,... Read More

3 months ago

J.P. Crawford (SS/3B, SEA) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Very quietly, on a team destined for another season in the cellar, Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford has been breaking out. His season slash line sits at .284/.352/.475 with four home runs and one stolen base in 141 at-bats. His 10.1% walk rate... Read More

3 months ago

J.P. Crawford (SS, SEA) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The Mariners finally recalled infield prospect J.P. Crawford this week, giving him and Shed Long a chance to show off at the big league level. Only one Seattle infielder, Dylan Moore, was placed on the IL however, so playing time could be... Read More

5 months ago

Luis Rengifo (SS, LAA) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: The Angels have struggled with a combination of injuries and ineffectiveness around their infield so far in 2019. Enter top prospect Luis Rengifo, who was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake earlier in the week. Rengifo hasn't gotten off to the speediest start... Read More

6 months ago

Jorge Polanco (SS, MIN) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Polanco has quietly been one of the hottest hitters in the league, boasting an excellent .372/.417/.721(!) slash line with a pair of home runs and six runs scored. While that pace obviously won't last, Polanco looked solid after coming back from an 80-game... Read More

6 months ago


Jorge Polanco (SS, MIN) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Polanco extended his season-opening hit streak to five games in the most dramatic of fashions on Friday, going 5-for-5 and hitting for the first cycle of the season. He has opened up the 2019 campaign with a tidy .286/.375/.476 slash line. He's been... Read More

6 months ago

Trading Up: Offensive Category Targets

This article is the fourth in our series on trade and acquisition targets for the second half of the season. Part 1: Top-50 Players to Target Part 2: Mid-Tier and Bargain Targets on Offense Part 3: Mid-Tier and Bargain Pitchers Part 4: Offensive Category Targets Part 5: Pitching Category Targets Tweaking an offense to strengthen... Read More

1 year ago

Overrated and Underrated Shortstops: Week Three

If you have not yet started fretting about your team's underperformance, good for you. But it'll likely sink in soon -- this sinking feeling that you're losing ground with no way to catch up. And the guys pulling you like quicksand, in a series panicked transactions, will be the first to go. Fortunately, some of... Read More

3 years ago

Second Base / Shortstop Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds: Week Six

The 2015 season is well underway, but it’s never too early to start trying to improve your team. Over the course of the season I’ll be giving you two players at second base and two at shortstop each week who can help your team win. These players are usually widely available in any format, and... Read More

4 years ago

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Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups: Second Base (2B) & Shortstop (SS)

Here we go gang. It's the playoff push. Whether you've got a spot locked down or need that extra kick to get yourself in, take a look at these middle infield sleepers for the home stretch.   Second Base Waiver Wire Pickups Jedd Gyorko (SD) - Owned in 31.4% of leagues Gyorko has turned things... Read More

5 years ago


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Second Base (2B) and Shortstop (SS) Waiver Wire Pickups (Week 20)

So how’s your team looking for the fantasy baseball home stretch? Whether you’re at the top of the heap or languishing in the basement, your team can always use a shot in the arm… or in this case, the roster. If you play fantasy baseball, I don't need to tell you that Chicago Cubs prospect... Read More

5 years ago

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Waiver Wire Pickups: Second Base (2B) and Shortstop (SS)

So how’d you do in the first half? Whether you’re at the top of the heap or languishing in the basement, your team can always use a shot in the arm…or in this case, the roster. Here’s a look at some middle infielders that could be useful in the next few weeks. If they are... Read More

5 years ago

Waiver Wire Pickups: Second Base (2B) and Shortstop (SS)

  Middle Infield Waiver Wire Sleepers So how’d you do in week 14? Whether you’re at the top of the heap or languishing in the basement, your team can always use a shot in the arm…or in this case, the roster. Here’s a look at some middle infielders who could be useful in the next... Read More

5 years ago

Waiver Wire for Second Base (2B) and Shortstop (SS)

So how’d you do in week 9? Whether you’re at the top of the heap or languishing in the basement, your team can always use a shot in the arm… or in this case, the roster. Here’s a look at some middle infielder sleepers who could be useful off the waiver wire in the next... Read More

5 years ago

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