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 8 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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Kenley Jansen LAD | RP

I am a huge fan of Jansen and I was actually pretty surprised when I heard the Dodgers were going to start the year with League as their closer. At this point though it looks like Jansen could take over the 9th inning duties at any moment. League has had his moments in the past, but Jansen is just too special of a pitcher to not give him a chance to close ballgames. (about 65% owned)

James Loney TB | 1B

We talked about Loney in our last waiver wire article and since then he has been picked up in about 40% of leagues. He has been playing amazing this year, but until recently fantasy owners weren’t believing his numbers. Let’s not forget that Loney has had solid years in the past and at 29 years old he could be looking at a breakout year. At this point I think Loney is a must add in all leagues just in case he is able to continue this hot bat. (about 40% owned)

Justin Morneau MIN | 1B

It’s no secret that I am a huge Morneau fan, so it makes me really happy to see him playing well again. The former league MVP for the Twins is batting well over .300 this year and he is tied for 15th in the league in RBIs. He hasn’t hit that many 4-baggers this year, but if he is batting for average and giving you RBIs then that should be enough for most fantasy teams. (about 65% owned)

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Gerardo Parra ARI | OF

When you look at the career numbers from Parra, nothing jumps out as being amazing. However, he is solid in a lot of areas and I think he could be on the verge of a breakout year. He already has 18 extra base hits this year and he is batting well over .300. When you throw in that he will have double digit steals, I think this makes Parra an interesting all around fantasy option for your outfield. (about 45% owned)

Scott Kazmir CLE | SP

I know Kazmir hasn’t really done much since 2008, but he is still only 29 and I think the potential is still there. He was one of the most exciting young arms in the game 5 years ago and he is starting to show us flashes of his former self. I am expecting him to be inconsistent, but with 28 Ks in 25 innings of work so far this year I think he is worth a gamble in most leagues. (about 30% owned)

Oswaldo Arcia MIN | OF

The Twins might have a winner on their hands with this young outfielder from Venezuela. He was a stud in the minors for them over the last couple of years and he has seen instant success so far in the majors. You aren’t going to get a ton of speed from Arcia, but he certainly has the potential to bat for over .300 with decent power. I am not sure if he can keep up his current pace, but if you need help in your outfield I think he’s well worth a roster spot. (about 15% owned)

Mitch Moreland TEX | 1B

Moreland is quietly putting together a great year and at this point he needs to be owned in more leagues. He already has 19 extra base hits including 9 home runs and he is batting just under .300. This 27 year old has had some hype around him in the past, but it seems that fantasy owners have written him off for some reason. This kid has a huge upside and at this point I consider him a great add if you need help at first base. (about 35% owned)

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Francisco Liriano PIT | SP

True Liriano will never go back to what he was before his Tommy John surgery, but he still has the potential to help out your fantasy team. He has huge strikeout potential and with the Pirates playing a lot better these days, he could help you out with wins as well. I am not ready to call him any kind of must add, but he is certainly a guy to keep a very close eye on and he is worth an add if you are looking to take a gamble on someone. (about 25% owned)

Hector Santiago CWS | SP/RP

There are a lot of things I like about Santiago, but some things that I don’t. I am a huge fan of his strikeout potential and what he has done so far this year since joining the rotation. However, his starting spot isn’t guaranteed and once everyone is healthy for the White Soxs he could be headed back to the pen. I think he has a huge upside, but until he has a spot locked up in their rotation I can’t call him a must add at this point. (about 25% owned)

David Phelps NYY | SP

Phelps has been solid thus far for the Yankees and I am surprised he isn’t getting a little more attention in the fantasy world. He is barely owned in 10% of leagues currently and that’s a little surprising for a guy that has over a K per inning and plays for the Yankees. Once Nova comes back from injury he might have to move back to the bullpen, but Phelps could possibly pitch well enough to hold onto his starting gig. (about 10% owned)