Let’s just get one thing out of the way here early on, you aren’t going to make it through a fantasy baseball season starting the same MLB lineups every single week. No matter how well you draft or pick your team, you are going to run into performance problems and injury issues. That is why the Fantasy Alarm is so focused on pointing you toward the best free agent and waiver wire players available. Sift through the players on our list and you might be able to save your season yet!
Win With Pitching
Hansel Robles, RP – New York Mets
Sometimes the best waiver wire picks are born from opportunity, not talent. Take Hansel Robles of the New York Mets for an example. Robles was thrust into a position in the Met bullpen after Jeurys Familia had a blood clot in his shoulder. With only a step or two between him and a cushy closer job, Robles may be worth keeping an eye on.
Luis Perdomo, SP – San Diego Padres
San Diego typically doesn’t have the most talent to pick from, and certainly their best talent isn’t going to sit ont he waiver wire. Still, Perdomo makes an attractive pick up for teams lacking in starting pitching. He’s a young right hander with average stuff who can rack up quality starts and low K numbers. He’s not a world beater, but he beats trotting out some other 5s in the MLB.
Win With Hitting
Jed Lowrie, 2B – Oakland Athletics
Is there any position more crowded in the infield than 2B? It seems like you don’t have to go far to find a solid talent. Lowrie is an under the radar 2B option for teams starved of power and average. Lowrie has shown exceptional pop this year and he hits at the top of the Oakland order.