We all know that winning a fantasy baseball league doesn’t depend solely on great drafting and player management. Playing the waiver wire efficiently and effectively is a huge aspect of winning game play, and in general the managers that handle the wire the best are usually among the last standing. Specifically, managers who dominate the waiver wire are those who add guys before they’ve officially become a hot pickup, as opposed to racing to the keyboard and hoping. With this in mind, today we’re going to discuss players who are 35% owned or less (generally available in most leagues) and trending up quickly.

Danny Santana MIN | SS, 2B, OF

Over the last 14 days, Santana is ranked #8 overall. He’s hit 2 homers, stolen 4 bases, hit .404, and generally dominated in runs and RBI. He isn’t a great fielder yet, as the Twins had been playing him at DH before they acquired Kendrys Morales, but his bat has forced his way into the lineup. He’s batting leadoff for a suddenly stacked Twins lineup, and should be added in any league where he’s still available. You don’t often see a power / speed combo that can play 3 positions, not to mention both middle infield slots. (about 35% owned)

Corey Dickerson COL | OF

Carlos Gonzalez’s injury-marred career continues, and for now the main beneficiary is Corey Dickerson. Finally given a chance to play every day, Dickerson has exploded, totaling a 7 / 3 / 10 / 2 / .326 line over the last two weeks. Cargo is expected to miss at least a couple more weeks after finger surgery, and Dickerson should be a fantasy difference maker until he returns, and possibly for the rest of the season. Find a way to get this guy on your roster. (about 32% owned)

Drew Stubbs COL | OF

This is more of a deeper league special. Drew Stubbs has been given an extended opportunity as well, courtesy of injuries to both CarGo and Michael Cuddyer (shoulder, out 6+ weeks). He’s really best played against left handed pitchers (.404 vs. LHP, .267 vs. RHP), but he’s going to get regular at-bats for some time and has shown tantalizing power / speed upside before in Cincinnati and Cleveland. (about 10% owned)

Oswaldo Arcia MIN | OF

Arcia is one of my favorite adds over the past couple of weeks. He was hurt and ineffective earlier this year, and has only recently returned to the Twins lineup. Since then, all he’s done is rake – a .309 / .367 / .600. That’s right, a slugging percentage of .600. Look it up if you don’t buy it. He’s a lefty the crushes righties, and he’s not terrible against lefties either. He takes walks, and isn’t impatient. Finally, he’s hitting in the middle of the aforementioned suddenly potent Twins lineup, and if he can stay there a top 50 rest of season outlook isn’t unrealistic. (about 15% owned)

Roenis Elias SEA | SP

I’ve been steadily streaming this guy in for a couple of weeks now, especially at home, but I’ve noticed his ownership percentage beginning to creep up. Now is the time to add Elias if you want a fairly high-upside SP on the cheap. He’s won his last two starts, striking out 13 batters in 16 innings and compiling an ERA of 2.16 and WHIP of 0.66. What’s more impressive to me are his 2014 quality stats against the Tigers, Yankees, and A’s. Overall, he’s near a 9 K / 9 strikeout rate and should continue to benefit from the pitcher-friendly confines in SafeCo. (about 25% owned)

Charlie Morton PIT | SP

Talk about a total lack of respect – over the last 30 days, Uncle Charlie has pitched 30 innings, struck out 30 batters, and totaled an ERA of 3.00 and WHIP of 1.20. Over the last 14, he’s even better, at 12 / 2 / 16 / 2.25 / 1.00. He’s probably been the most dependable guy in the Pirates rotation lately, and for his troubles he’s barely 15% owned. He’s one of the best streamers out there, but if your team has a strong need for quality starting pitchers, don’t be afraid to run Morton out there. One note: He’s best used at the home confines of PNC (2.22 ERA home vs. 4.29 on the road.) (about 15% owned)

Bartolo Colon NYM | SP

Colon’s season ERA stands at 4.31 currently, with WHIP of 1.32. By all standards, really nothing to see here, and a player to avoid. But Colon deserves a bit of a closer looks – He’s had three VERY bad starts, performances that were so poor that between them, they account for 22 of the 37 earned runs he’s allowed, and 32 of 90 hits. Outside of these three terrible starts, he’s been nothing but a quality start machine, especially over the last 30 days (32 IP / 3 W / 26 K / 1.92 ERA / 1.09 WHIP). And, lets be honest, the three drubbing occurred at Yankee Stadium, at Colorado, and at Angels stadium. I’d start him against anyone at home, and against non-elite matchups on the road with 100% confidence. (about 32% owned)

Tommy Milone SEA | SP

Milone is a control-oriented lefty with a low K rate, so naturally he’s generally ignored in fantasy leagues. This would be a mistake. He plays for the A’s, not only an excellent team in terms of getting him wins, but also an excellent team defensively. On top of that, he gets to pitch at O.co Coliseum, which has extreme splits toward pitching. He’s stated 7 games since May 3rd and given up 3 earned runs twice, and more than 3 earned runs ZERO times. While picking up 4 wins along the way, Milone has lowered his ERA from 4.54 to 3.47. If you want to deploy him as an excellent streamer at home, fine, but if you’re in need of a steady innings-eater with some upside, consider Milone. (about 25% owned)