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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Nolan Reimold BAL | OF

Reimold has been on fire so far this year, and while I doubt he will keep this pace up I still think he could be in line for a great year. He has shown decent power with his limited at bats in the majors, and while he has never really had that great of an average I don’t think batting around .280 is out of the question. Reimold will also throw in a few bags as well, so at this point I think he is a great addition to any fantasy team. (about 75% owned)

Jose Altuve HOU | 2B

I could not believe my eyes when I saw that Altuve was only owned in about half of all fantasy leagues. The guy is playing amazing, and I have no reason not to believe that he can continue his solid play. He batted close to .400 in the minors last year, and in 357 at bats he had 42 extra base hits and 24 stolen bases. He needs to be owned in all leagues, and I think it’s an absolute joke that people are picking this guy up. (about 50% owned)

Kenley Jansen LAD | RP

With Guerra having 2 blow saves already and Jansen averaging almost 2Ks per inning, we think a switch in Los Angeles could happen fairly soon. Jansen is still available in a lot of leagues since he is still not pitching in the 9th inning, but he should be owned in all leagues at this point. He is one of the best young pitchers in the league, and he has the potential of being a top 5 fantasy closer. (about 70% owned)


Mike Minor ATL | SP

The 24 year old pitcher who was one of our favorite deep sleepers has pitched great since his first outing. At this point I consider him a must add, and think he is a great gamble moving forward. He has proven to be a strikeout pitcher, and I think he has the potential of being a solid fantasy pitcher. (about 60% owned)

Bryan LaHair CHC | OF/1B

LaHair continues to impress at the plate, and at this point I think he needs to be owned in all leagues. The fear of the Rizzo call up is still scaring a lot of owners away, but LaHair is going to get his at bats. Even if Rizzo gets called up in the near future LaHair does have the potential of moving into the outfield. (about 40% owned)

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Eduardo Nunez NYY | 2B/SS/3B

The Yankees have a great young utility player with Nunez, who has second, third, and shortstop eligibility. The only problem is those three spots are occupied by Cano, Jeter, and A-Rod. If Nunez was on pretty much any other team he would be an every day player and be on everyone’s fantasy radar. The Yankees are going to find ways to get him at bats, and they have even hinted about him moving to the outfield. Once the 24 year old Nunez gets consistent at bats I could easily see him being a 20/20 guy. (about 10% owned)

Lance Lynn STL | SP

Lynn has pitched great so far this year, and he is getting picked up in a ton of leagues. While I do think he is worth an add in deeper leagues, I just can’t call him a must add in all leagues just yet. His minor league stats weren’t that great, and while he has had some success in the majors I am not sold it will last. (about 75% owned)

Ross Detwiler WAS | SP

Detwiler’s minor league stats were far from impressive, but it’s hard to ignore what he has done so far this year. In 3 starts so far he has a 2-0 record, over a K per inning, and an ERA under 1. I am sure he will come crashing back down to earth at some point, but I still feel he is worth a gamble in deeper leagues. (about 35% owned)

Jarrod Parker OAK | SP

Parker is one of the best young pitching prospects in the game right now, and he looked good in his first start for the A’s. He is a former first round pick, and this 23 year old pitcher has a big upside. He started 4 games in the minors this year before getting called up, posting a 2.18 ERA and over a K per inning. (about 15% owned)

Addison Reed/Matt Thornton CWS | RP

It was a shock to a lot of people when Santiago was named the closer for the White Sox. We thought the job was going to come down to Reed and Thornton. Santiago has impressed with his K rates, but with 2 blow saves and a sky high ERA his job is far from safe. I think Thornton is probably next in line just because of his experience, but Reed has the biggest overall upside. I think both these guys are worth an add in most leagues until we see how this whole thing shakes out. (about 20% and 40%owned)

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Philip Humber CWS | SP

It seems like almost every year now some pitcher comes out of no where and either throws a no hitter or a perfect game, there was Braden in 2010 and Ervin Santana in 2011. After these performances of course the natural reaction is to go pick these guys up hoping for big things, but sometimes pitchers just have a great night and that’s all their is too it. It’s not that I don’t think Humber can be a decent major league pitcher, but after looking at his minor league stats I just don’t think he will have much consistency. (about 40% owned)