Waiver Wire is our weekly look at players available in many leagues that could have an immediate impact on your fantasy roster, or simply just players to keep on your radar. We’ll be here all season to let you know which players to watch, who to ignore, and most importantly, who to pick up. If you have any waiver wire questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Baseball Forum.

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James Loney LAD | 1B

Loney has one of the hottest bats in baseball, but he is still available in a ton of leagues. The first base position is an easy spot to fill, but it is still worth riding out this hot streak. In his last 76 AB’s he is batting over .380 with decent power. (about 35% owned)

Mike Carp SEA | 1B/OF

The Mariners have called up a lot of players lately, but Carp has been by far the most impressive. He just continues to knock in runs, and we love that he has dual position eligibility as well. (about 35% owned)

Stephen Strasburg WAS | SP

It looks like Strasburg is less than a week away from rejoining the Nationals. His fastball has been in the mid 90’s, and he has looked solid in the minors. His pitch count will be closely monitored, but he should still have a chance to make a late season fantasy impact. (about 60% owned)


Mike Trout LAA | OF

The Angels first round pick from 2009 is starting to live up to the hype. In the last 2 weeks he is batting .400 with 4 home runs. Trout is a good young talent, and it looks like he might have some value in the last month of the season. (about 20% owned)

Austin Jackson DET | OF

Jackson is an extremely streaky player, and it looks like he might be at the beginning of one of his hot streaks. He has 7 hits in his last 3 games, and we think now is the time to add him. He is still available in a lot of leagues, so pick him up now if you need some speed in your OF. (about 35% owned)

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Alejandro De Aza CWS | OF

De Aza has been amazing since getting called up into the bigs. In 76 AB’s he is batting well over .300 with decent power and speed. He was batting .322 in the minors, and it looks like this young talent could offer nice speed and a solid average. (about 5% owned)

Kyle Seager SEA | 2B/3B

Seager is another one of the youngsters that the Mariners have called up lately, and he is also making some noise. He is batting right around .300 with a little bit of power, but the main story is his position eligibility. He can play 2B or 3B, so if you need help at those positions he could be your man. (about 15% owned)

Bruce Chen KC | SP

Chen isn’t going to blow you away with his numbers, but he has been on a nice hot streak. He has won each of his last 5 starts, and he has had decent K counts during that time. If you take out his start from July 27th when he gave up 10 earned runs, then Chen would have great numbers for the season. (about 15% owned)

Jesus Montero NYY | C

It looks like the Yankees are finally ready to call up their young catcher that everyone has been talking about. He is one of the top prospects in the game, and he could make an instant fantasy impact. He is batting just under .300 in the minors with decent power, and he should see a lot of at bats down the stretch. (about 10% owned)

J.D. Martinez HOU | OF

This 24 year old prospect has gotten off to a nice start in his major league career. In 3 seasons in the minors he was batting over .340 with a few home runs mixed in. So far in the bigs he is batting right around .300 with decent power. He isn’t going to give you much in the stolen bases department, but he still has a big upside. (about 15% owned)

Rod Barajas LAD | C

If you are looking for a hot bat at catcher then you need to pick up Barajas. He has raised his average .34 points since August 16th, and he has 5 home runs during that span. We doubt he will keep up this pace for the rest of the season, but he is worth a roster spot in some leagues just in case he does. (about 10% owned)