Our Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups article takes a 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. Let’s take a look at some players that might be worth scooping off the waiver wire heading into Week 6 of the MLB season. If you have any questions on who to pick up or who to drop, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Baseball Forum.

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Tony Cingrani CIN | SP

We knew that Cingrani was talented, but I am not sure many people saw this good of a start coming. In his 3 starts so far this year he has 28 Ks in 18 innings pitched, with a sub 2 ERA. At this point I think he has earned a spot in the Reds rotation and I think they would be crazy to take it away. (about 65% owned)

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Nolan Arenado COL | 3B

The Rockies young third basemen was just called up and he has had a decent amount of hype around him. He has a proven track record in the minors and it’s possible he could have instant success in the bigs. Before getting called up this year he was hitting .364 in AAA and he is well worth a gamble to see if he can keep up his hot bat. (about 45% owned)

Michael Saunders SEA | OF

Saunders is a guy that we were excited about coming into the season. After a slow start though, he was dropped in a lot of leagues. He has started to get things going as of late and at this point I think it’s time to start picking him back up. I am not expecting huge things from Saunders, but I don’t think top 30 fantasy outfielder is out of the question. (about 20% owned)

Felix Doubront BOS | SP

If wins and strikeouts are the only two categories you are looking for, than Doubront could be you guy. He isn’t going to give you the best ERA, but this youngster for Boston knows how to strike people out. He certainly displayed flashes of greatness last year and if he can get his walks under control he could be a great fantasy pitcher. (about 25% owned)

Patrick Corbin ARI | SP

Corbin is certainly an interesting young pitcher and it’s hard to guess if he will be able to keep up this hot streak. He didn’t have amazing success in the minors, but he did have decent numbers. He is one of those wildcard young pitchers that could be a diamond in the rough, or he could start getting slammed as hitters get used to his stuff. At this point though I think he is certainly worth a look in deeper leagues. (about 50% owned)

James Loney TB | 1B

It’s pretty surprising to see how many leagues Loney is unowned in. He has had solid years in the past and at 29 years old it’s still possible that his best years are ahead of him. Loney isn’t going to hit for that much power, but he certainly has huge potential when it comes to his batting average. (about 5% owned)

Jordan Pacheco COL | 1B/C/3B

Pacheco is a guy that we liked heading into the season and he has played great thus far. There a lot of things I like about Pacheco, but one of the things I like the most is his multiple position eligibility. Pacheco isn’t going to bat for a ton of power, but when you combine his potential to bat for average and position eligibility, then I think this makes him worth an add in a lot of leagues. (about 5% owned)

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Phil Hughes NYY | SP

Hughes has shown flashes of being a solid big league pitcher, but inconsistencies has made him someone that’s easy to stay away from in fantasy. However, it might be time to start giving him another look. He has had 3 quality starts in a row and I think the 27 year old pitcher is certainly worth keeping an eye on since he has had solid stretches in the past. (about 25% owned)

Travis d’Arnaud NYM | C

This talented young catcher will for sure be called up at some point this year and it’s time to start thinking about picking him up. He was one of the key parts of the R.A. Dickey trade and the Mets are clearly excited about him. This kid has a ton of hype around him, so when he does get called up be prepared to run to your computer to try to grab him. (about 5% owned)