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2020 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire by MLB Position

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Nate Lowe (1B, TB) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 13% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Nate Lowe has taken over regular first base duties for the team following the injury to Ji-Man Choi (hamstring), who is out for the rest of the regular season. Lowe made his 2020 debut on September 2. Through his... Read More

1 month ago

Brady Singer (SP, KC) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 28% of leagues ANALYSIS: Here's what Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brady Singer has done over his past two starts: 14 innings, three hits, three walks, zero runs and 16 strikeouts. Needless to say, the Royals rookie appears to be hitting his stride. Singer struggled over his first... Read More

1 month ago

Dean Kremer (SP, BAL) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED IN: 31% of leagues ANALYSIS: Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dean Kremer has been on a fantastic run to begin his major league career. Through three starts, he has posted a 1.69 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with 11.3 K/9. He went at least five innings in each of his three starts, allowing... Read More

1 month ago

Bobby Dalbec (1B/3B, BOS) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED IN: 21% of leagues ANALYSIS: Boston Red Sox first baseman/third baseman Bobby Dalbec has been on home run-or-bust mode since making his MLB debut in late August. Over his first 54 at-bats, he recorded 13 hits, six of which were home runs. Five of those home runs came in five... Read More

1 month ago

Justin Dunn (SP, SEA) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 17% of leagues ANALYSIS: Solid starting pitching became more and more scarce as the year has progressed so finding someone who could bump up your fantasy team's pitching stats in the final week of the season could be what puts you over the edge. Justin Dunn is someone... Read More

1 month ago


Brandon Nimmo (OF, NYM) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 20% of leagues ANALYSIS: Although the Mets have once again flattered to deceive and are on the brink of missing the playoffs again, they actually have had a good offensive season and lead the league in wRC+ (weighted runs created plus). A contributor to that has been... Read More

1 month ago

Stefan Crichton (RP, ARI) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 18% of leagues ANALYSIS: With a week of the season left, if you are in need of saves you will be willing to take them from wherever you can get them. So the fact that a team's closer is available in 82% of leagues is pretty staggering.... Read More

1 month ago

Manuel Margot (OF, TB) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 18% of leagues ANALYSIS: Any concerns about Manuel Margot's playing time to finish the season were allayed when Austin Meadows hit the 10-day IL with an oblique injury that will see him miss the remainder of the regular season. Margot has had a solid season playing in 41... Read More

1 month ago

Dane Dunning (SP, CWS) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED IN: 36% of leagues ANALYSIS: Despite me telling you to roster Dane Dunning last Sunday after he compiled a 1-0 record in his first four starts with a 2.70 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 21 Ks in 20.0 IP, he's only been added to 10% more rosters. What did he do... Read More

1 month ago

Matt Barnes (RP, BOS) - Waiver Wire Pickups Week 9

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of Leagues ANALYSIS: It's been a rough season for Red Sox pitching in 2020 by just about every metric you can look at. Since Brandon Workman was traded to the Phillies, Matt Barnes is now the one guy to roster out of a bad Boston... Read More

1 month ago


Yan Gomes (C, WAS) - Waiver Wire Pickups Week 9

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two-Catcher Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Throughout most of his career, Yan Gomes has never been much of a flashy fantasy pick. He's good for between 10 and 15 home runs, with an OK average, but not really much else. Since his All-Star 2018 season, Gomes has been in... Read More

1 month ago

Austin Barnes (C, LAD) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two-Catcher Leagues ROSTERED IN: 4% of leagues ANALYSIS: Picture this scenario: the 2020 MLB season is winding down, you need stolen bases wherever you can get them, and you aren't fortunate enough to roster the likes of J.T. Realmuto, Christian Vazquez, or Isiah Kiner-Falefa at backstop. In two-catcher leagues where the pickens get... Read More

1 month ago

Jared Walsh (1B, LAA) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 1% of leagues ANALYSIS: Jared Walsh is a rare creature, in that, he has been both a successful pitcher and batter throughout his minor league career since entering the Angels farm system from Georgia in 2015. Last season, in his first big league run with Los Angeles, Walsh... Read More

1 month ago

Rafael Dolis (RP, TOR) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 30% of leagues ANALYSIS: Rafael Dolis had a seven-year MLB hiatus, but after an extended run over in Japan, he has been a pivotal asset in the Blue Jays bullpen for the 2020 campaign. Ken Giles may have just returned from the IL and is slated to be... Read More

1 month ago

Tyler Mahle (SP, CIN) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 26% of leagues ANALYSIS: Full disclosure: the main drawback with Tyler Mahle is David Bell's propensity to pull him early, as evidenced by his Sunday outing of 2.2 IP, four hits, four walks, three earned runs, and three strikeouts. In fact, Sunday's game against St.Louis marks the fourth... Read More

1 month ago


Alex Dickerson (OF, SF) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 30% of leagues ANALYSIS: San Francisco Giants outfielder Alex Dickerson has been absolutely mashing so far through September. He bashed three home runs in his first game of the month, a game in which he had a total of five hits, five runs and six RBI. Over... Read More

2 months ago

J.A. Happ (SP, NYY) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED IN: 31% of leagues ANALYSIS: After a shaky start to the season, New York Yankees pitcher J.A. Happ has started to settle in and produce some solid results. In his latest start, against his former team, the Toronto Blue Jays, Happ went 6 1/3 innings and allowed four hits,... Read More

2 months ago

Dane Dunning (SP, CWS) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 25% of leagues ANALYSIS:  The White Sox have a supply of exciting young pitchers and Dane Dunning has certainly shined brightly in his debut season with a 1-0 record in four starts, 2.70 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 21 Ks in 20.0 IP. The White Sox currently lead... Read More

2 months ago

Andres Gimenez (2B/SS, NYM) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED IN: 14% of leagues ANALYSIS: A big part of the upcoming final fortnight of the fantasy season is catching up in categories you're lacking in to squeak out as many roto points as you can. So those of you in need of stolen bases should look no further than... Read More

2 months ago

Willi Castro (3B/SS, DET) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 9% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Detroit Tigers have been better than expected this year and despite sporting a 20-24 record and likely missing out on the playoffs, they have some exciting players on their roster including infielder Willi Castro. Castro didn't make his season debut until August... Read More

2 months ago


DJ Stewart (OF, BAL) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: DJ Stewart started off his year going 0 for 22 before being optioned to the Orioles alternate training site in early August. Stewart was recalled on September 01st and went 0 for 6 in his first two games back before going on an... Read More

2 months ago

Clint Frazier (OF, NYY) - Waiver Wire Pickups Week 9

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED IN: 30% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The Yankees' offense is a shell of what we expected them to be in the preseason, but that's led to the emergence of Clint Frazier who has taken full advantage of his first crack at everyday at-bats. Frazier was a former top prospect... Read More

2 months ago

Willy Adames (SS, TB) - Waiver Wire Pickups Week 8

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Before being called up in 2018, Willy Adames was regarded as a high-floor, five-tool prospect who profiled as a perennial All-Star. Despite hitting 20 HR last year, Adames came into this season well outside the top-15 fantasy shortstops. Recently, however, he’s been making a... Read More

2 months ago

Ryan Mountcastle (1B/OF, BAL) - Waiver Wire Pickups Week 8

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Mountcastle is one of the more recent prospects to be called up and he’s already smacked three homers in his first 13 games. What’s more, he has stacked up five multi-hit games during that time. Mountcastle’s .244 ISO is higher than his... Read More

2 months ago

Alec Bohm (3B, PHI) - Waiver Wire Pickups Week 8

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The Phillies organization and fantasy managers have to be ecstatic about Bohm’s work so far this season. He’s flashed his above-average power and hit tool throughout his 19-game stint thus far. While the small-sample numbers aren’t overwhelming, Bohm has been viable as an everyday... Read More

2 months ago


Victor Reyes (OF, DET) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 26% of leagues ANALYSIS: A two-hit performance on Sunday extended Victor Reyes' current hitting streak to seven games. He's tallied multiple hits in four of those contests, and just prior to the streak had a four-hit game as well. All those base knocks have his overall line up... Read More

2 months ago

Austin Slater (1B/OF, SFG) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 29% of leagues ANALYSIS: Austin Slater was just beginning to attract serious attention from fantasy managers when he suffered a groin strain on August 21. He returned from the injured list over the weekend and was immediately installed in the leadoff spot for San Francisco. An eighth-round draft... Read More

2 months ago

Brandon Belt (1B/OF, SFG) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED IN: 36% of leagues ANALYSIS: For nigh on a decade, Brandon Belt has been somewhat of a siren song for fantasy managers. His high quality contact and advanced plate approach have rarely yielded exciting results in our game, however. That's at least partly attributable to his home park, which is... Read More

2 months ago

Dane Dunning (SP, CHW) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 21% of leagues ANALYSIS: While his third start of the 2020 season didn't live up to the standard he set with his first two turns, Dane Dunning looks like the real deal. The rookie has solid ratios (3.86 ERA, 1.14 WHIP) and 18 strikeouts in his 14 innings of... Read More

2 months ago

Nick Madrigal (2B/SS, CWS) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED IN: 30% of leagues ANALYSIS: Nick Madrigal was a popular draft-day target among fantasy managers, although the slight on him was being an "empty batting average guy". There was no question Madrigal could hit for a good average but he lacked any power in his Minor League career having... Read More

2 months ago


Ty France (2B/3B, SEA) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 3% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Mariners acquired Ty France from the Padres in the trade headlined by Austin Nola going in the opposite direction. While in San Diego, France found it difficult to get regular playing, featuring in just 20 of the team's 36 games and logging... Read More

2 months ago

Richard Rodriguez (RP, PIT) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 12% of leagues ANALYSIS: With just three weeks remaining this season, fantasy managers are scrambling to boost stats wherever they can and no more so than searching for saves. So the fact Richard Rodriguez is rostered in just 12% of leagues is surprising. Granted, the Pirates have... Read More

2 months ago

Josh Fleming (SP, TB) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 25% of leagues ANALYSIS: The depleted Tampa Bay Rays pitching staff has been boosted by rookie Josh Fleming, with three wins from his three starts, a 3.52 ERA and 1.04 WHIP from 15.1 IP. Two of his starts have come against the Marlins including Friday's 5.0 IP, 4... Read More

2 months ago

Deivi Garcia (SP, NYY) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ROSTERED IN: 34% of leagues ANALYSIS: We've reached that part of the season where any pitcher with a pulse is worth consideration for rostering in fantasy. Deivi Garcia certainly has a pulse and after two starts for the Yankees, has emerged as a viable fantasy option. Garcia has had contrasting... Read More

2 months ago

Ke'Bryan Hayes (3B, PIT) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 8% of leagues ANALYSIS: Ke'Bryan Hayes was called up to the Pirates this last week and homered in his first Major League appearance. Through four games, Hayes has a .357/.400/.786 slash line with three extra-base hits. Unfortunately for Hayes, he's one of the worst offenses in the... Read More

2 months ago


Sam Hilliard (OF, COL) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of leagues ANALYSIS: Sam Hilliard has been putting up eyebrow-raising numbers since arriving in the Colorado farm system in 2015 from Wichita State (21 HR and 37 SB in 2017 for Single-A+ Lancaster), but 2019 was a particularly triumphant year (causing eyebrows to raise so high they're hitting... Read More

2 months ago

Victor Reyes (OF, DET) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of leagues ANALYSIS: 25-year-old Victor Reyes was never a top-rated prospect as he bounced around from the Atlanta and Arizona organizations before finding a home in Detroit, but he was able to earn a spot with the big league Tigers for the shortened 2020 campaign after an... Read More

2 months ago

Jacob Stallings (C, PIT) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two-Catcher Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of leagues ANALYSIS: On a very stitched-together 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates squad, even Jacob Stallings name doesn't tend to stick out, and it certainly didn't jump off the page before the season started when compared to fellow Buccos backstops John Ryan Murphy and Luke Maile. While Maile hit the... Read More

2 months ago

Danny Duffy (SP, KC) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 26% of leagues ANALYSIS: Danny Duffy has put in a ton of work for the Royals over the years as both a starter and occasional reliever, and after a couple of seasons where he appeared to be losing his touch, Duffy is back to some good old Danny... Read More

2 months ago

Ty Buttrey (RP, LAA) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of leagues ANALYSIS: The pressure is about as low as it can get for members of the 12-22 Los Angeles Angels bullpen, as Hoby Milner and Cam Bedrosian are currently sidelined on the IL; Jaime Barria isn't even currently with the major league club; and the likes... Read More

2 months ago


Zach Eflin (SP, PHI) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: Zach Eflin has been intermittently useful for fantasy purposes over the past couple of seasons, but he's never flashed this kind of strikeout ability before. After tossing seven strong innings in a win over the Braves on Saturday, the 26-year-old now has 37 punchouts in... Read More

2 months ago

Richard Rodriguez (RP, PIT) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of leagues ANALYSIS: Even after a rough outing on Saturday, Richard Rodriguez remains arguably the Pirates' best option for the ninth inning while Keone Kela is on the shelf. The 30-year-old had locked down his last two save opportunities before surrendering a walk-off home run against the... Read More

2 months ago

Alec Bohm (3B, PHI) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of leagues ANALYSIS: A quiet week has his overall numbers looking a little less impressive than before, but rookie Alec Bohm looks like the real deal. After going 3-for-3 and hitting his first major league home run last Sunday, the 24-year-old was hitting .344 with a .993 OPS... Read More

2 months ago

Jon Berti (2B/3B/SS/OF, MIA) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 33% of leagues ANALYSIS: Jon Berti came into the 2020 season as a cheap fantasy source of stolen bases and he's lived up to that reputation so far with eight steals (tied for second in the MLB). Berti did start the season as the Marlins no.2 hitting, making... Read More

2 months ago

Spencer Turnbull (SP, DET) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of leagues ANALYSIS: Spencer Turnbull has seen the leagues he's rostered in drop after a disappointing outing last week against the White Sox, where he lasted just 2.0 IP, giving up three earned runs on four walks and two hits. While Turnbull's control has been a problem... Read More

2 months ago


Kevin Gausman (SP/RP, SF) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of leagues ANALYSIS: Kevin Gausman continues to be under rostered and continues to run into bad luck. He's pitched in seven games (six starts) totalling 35.2 IP and has a 1-2 record, a 4.54 ERA and 1.26 WHIP. Why is he considered unlucky? Well, Gausman has... Read More

2 months ago

Willy Adames (SS, TB) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of leagues ANALYSIS: When a shortstop hits 20 home runs with a .254/.317/.418 slash line, it used to put them into consideration for drafting in all fantasy leagues. Willy Adames did just that last season yet wasn't drafted much heading into 2020 and is still under... Read More

2 months ago

Justus Sheffield (SP, SEA) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of leagues ANALYSIS: After an inauspicious start to his Major League career, Justus Sheffield is emerging as the type of starting pitcher the Mariners wanted in his age 24 season after acquiring him from the Yankees in the James Paxton trade. After putting up a 0-1... Read More

2 months ago

Ryan Mountcastle (SS/OF, BAL) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of leagues ANALYSIS: Baltimore Orioles eventually called up Ryan Mountcastle after Chris Davis and his .357 OPS hit the IL. Mountcastle arguably should have started the season with the Orioles as he'd put up a .312/.344/.527 slash line in Triple-A last year, also hitting 25 homers... Read More

2 months ago

Josh Staumont (RP, KC) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Kansas City Royals have had quite an interesting year when it comes to bullpen management, as we have seen Trevor Rosenthal blast out of the gates with six saves as the Royals primary closer and longtime veteran Greg Holland has picked up a... Read More

2 months ago


Johnny Cueto (SP, SF) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 32% of leagues ANALYSIS: Johnny Cueto has quietly been one of the best starting pitchers in the game since his debut for the Reds in 2008, but the jury was out on how Cueto's career would proceed as a San Francisco Giant after injuries held him to making... Read More

2 months ago

Alec Bohm (3B, PHI) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 21% of leagues ANALYSIS: It has been virtually raining top-50 prospects in the MLB over the past week, with several extremely talented and high-profile young players getting the call up to the major leagues to provide a much-needed boost to their clubs in the race for the playoffs... Read More

2 months ago

Sean Murphy (C, OAK) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of leagues ANALYSIS: If you took a look at any preseason odds for who would win the AL Rookie of the Year distinction for this season, you certainly saw Sean Murphy on the majority of shortlists, and that projection was well earned after Murphy earned five doubles,... Read More

2 months ago

Joey Bart (C, SF) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of leagues ANALYSIS: With a decent record yet a fifth-place standing in the ultra-competitive NL West, the San Francisco Giants, not satisfied with the play of either Tyler Heineman or Chadwick Tromp at backstop, made a huge decision this past week by calling up highly-touted catching prospect... Read More

2 months ago

Cristian Pache (OF, ATL) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: With Atlanta outfielders Ronald Acuna Jr. and now Nick Markakis sidelined on the IL, the Braves were in need of someone to step up immediately, and they chose to direct that call of duty to consensus top-25 prospect Cristian Pache. While Pache has only... Read More

2 months ago


Robbie Grossman (OF, OAK) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 37% of leagues ANALYSIS: Robbie Grossman has always demonstrated excellent plate discipline. At varying points throughout his major-league career, he has also flashed both pop and speed. He just hadn't really put everything together consistently over a long period of time, which is a big reason why he's in... Read More

2 months ago

Elieser Hernandez (SP, MIA) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of leagues ANALYSIS: Though he hadn't earned a win in 2020 until his most recent start against the Nationals, Elieser Hernandez has pitched quite well thus far. After that victorious effort on Friday, the 25-year-old boasts pristine ratios (2.29 ERA, 0.76 WHIP) and 25 strikeouts in 19.2 innings.... Read More

2 months ago

Austin Nola (C/1B/2B, SEA) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 32% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Seattle Mariners have been one of the sneaky-good offenses in the league and catcher Austin Nola has been a big part of it. Nola has been particularly good this past week with seven RBI and six runs scored in his last six games.... Read More

2 months ago

Brandon Nimmo (OF, NYM) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 22% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo has been one of the most patient hitters in the league so far this year. Through 26 games, Nimmo has a 1:1 K/BB rate with 22 walks and 22 strikeouts. Hitting at the top of the Mets lineup,... Read More

2 months ago

Nick Ahmed (SS, ARI) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 27% of leagues ANALYSIS: Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed had a dreadful start to the year, going just 2-for-25 with no extra-base hits in July. However, August has been a completely different story. Through his first 18 games of August, Ahmed slashed .349/.397/.556 with three home runs, four... Read More

2 months ago


Kole Calhoun (OF, ARI) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 33% of leagues ANALYSIS: Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Kole Calhoun had his power breakout season last year when he hit a career-high 33 home runs. So far, he's carried that power breakout into 2020. Through his first 24 games of 2020, Calhoun slashed .239/.330/.534 with 7 home runs and... Read More

2 months ago

Kevin Gausman (SP/RP, SF) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 31% of leagues ANALYSIS: San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Kevin Gausman has been pitching well so far in August. He earned his first quality start of the year on August 9 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, pitching 6 1/3 innings, allowing three hits, no walks and just one... Read More

2 months ago

Mike Brosseau (2B/3B/OF, TB) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of leagues ANALYSIS: Mike Brosseau has emerged from the Rays roster as a 'leftie-masher', someone who crushes left-handed pitching but isn't a regular in the lineup. That is a bit harsh on the utility man and he's someone who does deserve greater consideration. While it is... Read More

2 months ago

Mike Tauchman (OF, NYY) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of leagues ANALYSIS: Aaron Judge is expected to return to the Yankees lineup early next week after a short IL stint. The return of the right fielder looks like it will render Mike Tauchman into fourth outfielder duties since the 'emergence' of Clint Frazier. That may... Read More

2 months ago

Jake Cronenworth (1B/2B/SS, SD) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of leagues ANALYSIS: Jake Cronenworth has been one of the more interesting stories in the 2020 baseball season. The 26-year-old rookie was a two-way player in College before being drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2015. He didn't throw a pitch in professional baseball until... Read More

2 months ago


Asdrubal Cabrera (1B/2B/3B, WSH) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 33% of leagues ANALYSIS: Veteran infielder Asdrubal Cabrera is showing no signs of slowing down in his age 34 season, finding himself the cleanup hitter for the World Champion Washington Nationals. A .266/.330/.544 slash line and five home runs in 21 games isn't particularly eye-catching, but his 16... Read More

2 months ago

Jordan Montgomery (SP, NYY) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Yankees injury bug continues to rip through the clubhouse and with James Paxton now out for a few weeks, Jordan Montgomery is the defacto SP3 for the Bronx Bombers behind Gerrit Cole and Masahiro Tanaka. Montgomery is no stranger to the IL... Read More

2 months ago

Taylor Williams (RP, SEA) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of leagues ANALYSIS: Taylor Williams continues to be under-rostered in fantasy. As the closer in Seattle, Williams has five saves on the season with a 3.27 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 16 strikeouts in 11.0 IP. Williams has emerged from nowhere in the preseason to be the ninth-inning... Read More

2 months ago

Miguel Castro (RP, BAL) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Very Deep Leagues/Saves+Holds Leagues ROSTERED IN: 2% of leagues ANALYSIS: Miguel Castro made his MLB debut back in 2015 for the Toronto Blue Jays, and in the five years since, Castro has had an up and down career as a bullpen prospect for the Jays, Rockies, and now the Baltimore Orioles (unfortunately bouncing... Read More

2 months ago

Zack Burdi (RP, CWS) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Very Deep Leagues/Saves+Holds Leagues ROSTERED IN: 0% of leagues ANALYSIS: It hasn't always been the easiest path to the majors for the Burdi brothers of the University of Louisville, and Nick Burdi saw his season ended almost immediately after being named the interim closer for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Now, Zack Burdi has made... Read More

2 months ago


Casey Mize (SP, DET) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 24% of leagues ANALYSIS: No one expected the Detroit Tigers to be contending for a playoff spot one-third of the way through this season, and now the organization is in the precarious predicament of what to do with the upper echelon of its prospect pool. Now that Ivan... Read More

2 months ago

Brandon Nimmo (OF, NYM) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: Brandon Nimmo is always worth paying attention to for his talent and power/speed capabilities, and it might be easy to lose sight of his production this season while fellow Met Michael Conforto has the hot hand, but Nimmo is off to a hot start... Read More

2 months ago

Nick Solak (2B/3B/OF, TEX) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 25% of leagues ANALYSIS: This is a season when every AB matters and defensive versatility can help maximize those opportunities, and with availability in the outfield and the corner and middle infield, Nick Solak presents can easily be plugged in on any given day. The former Louisville Cardinal... Read More

2 months ago

Pablo Lopez (SP, MIA) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 23% of leagues ANALYSIS: Pablo Lopez is one of several young and promising starting pitchers for the Miami Marlins, and though his time in the big leagues thus far has been a bit shaky, he is off to an excellent start so far in 2020. In three starts,... Read More

2 months ago

Taylor Williams (RP, SEA) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of leagues ANALYSIS: As one might expect from a team that's emerged victorious in just seven of 22 games thus far, the Mariners don't find themselves with a ton of save opportunities. However, three of the five they've had so far have gone to Taylor Williams. While... Read More

2 months ago


Mitch Moreland (1B, BOS) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of leagues ANALYSIS: Mitch Moreland has been an intermittently useful fantasy bat for the past decade, with four 20+ home run seasons to his credit despite only once eclipsing 500 at-bats in a season. Last year, he hit 19 homers in just 335 plate appearances, and he already... Read More

2 months ago

Brian Anderson (3B/OF, MIA) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of leagues ANALYSIS: Brian Anderson had a quietly useful 2019 season, producing an .811 OPS, 20 home runs, 123 R+BI, and five stolen bases. So far in 2020, he looks to have taken a step forward. The Marlins had a handful of games postponed due to a COVID... Read More

2 months ago

Ty Buttrey (RP, LAA) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 14% of leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Ty Buttrey appears to be the top candidate for saves right now on the team, despite the fact that he's been anything but smooth in the closer role so far this year. Buttrey has converted just two of his... Read More

2 months ago

Cole Sulser (RP, BAL) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 23% of leagues ANALYSIS: In true-to-form, bizarre 2020 fashion, the Baltimore Orioles have gotten off to a fantastic start to the year, winning 10 of their first 17 games. As a result, it might mean that this year we need to pay more attention to whoever is closing... Read More

2 months ago

Alec Bohm (3B, PHI) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues ROSTERED IN: 18% of leagues ANALYSIS: Philadelphia Phillies top prospect Alec Bohm made his MLB debut this past Thursday, going 1-for-4 with a double in the game. Bohm is an elite prospect who did a little bit of everything in the minor leagues. Last year, over 125 games split at... Read More

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