Our fantasy baseball waiver wire column 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 some of the top waiver wire pickups heading into Week 18 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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Neftali Feliz TEX | RP

I have always been a huge fan of Feliz and he is getting a chance to close games again for the Rangers. The fact that the Rangers were willing to ship Soria out of town, tells me that they are confident that Feliz can get the job done. He has the potential to be one of the best closers in the league and for that reason he should be owned in almost all leagues. (about 45% owned)

Jacob deGrom NYM | SP

This youngster for the Mets has been nothing short of amazing and it’s strange to me that he isn’t owned in more leagues. So far in limited innings this year he has a sub 3 ERA and almost a K per inning, but he is only owned in a little over half of all leagues. He is one of the best young pitching prospects in the game and there is a chance that these numbers are no fluke. (about 60% owned)

Francisco Liriano PIT | SP

Liriano has been up to his old tricks over his last few starts and I like to think that he is healthy and ready to have a huge second half. He finished last season strong and I like his chances for doing the same this year. When healthy and pitching well Liriano is one of the best pitchers in the league and I think he should be owned in all leagues just in case he keeps up this pace. (about 65% owned)

Adam Eaton CWS | OF

Eaton is an amazing talent and I think he is finally healthy. His performance is reflecting this and he is currently putting up the numbers I was expecting he would. In the last month he is batting almost .350 and while he hasn’t hit for much power he has thrown in some solid speed totals. I think Eaton has the potential of being a batting champion someday and he needs to be owned in more leagues. (about 50% owned)

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Danny Salazar CLE | SP

Salazar was a guy that I was excited about coming into the year, but after a slow start many owners gave up on him. He was pitching so poorly for the Indians they actually sent him back to the minors. He is back up in the bigs now though and he has been pitching much better as of late. I think there is a good chance that Salazar has a solid second half and I think he is worth a look in most deeper leagues. (about 55% owned)

Chris Carter HOU | 1B/OF

The story with Carter continues to be his power numbers, but recently he has started to bat for a slightly better average as well. In 312 at bats so far this year he already had 39 extra base hits and I think there is a chance that he could hit close to 50 home runs. His .212 batting average isn’t anything to get excited about, but in the last 30 days he is batting close to .300. (about 55% owned)

Colby Rasmus TOR | OF

Overall Rasmus is having an extremely disappointing season, but I still have hope for him. His power totals have still been solid this year and even though his average has been terrible, he has started to get things going a bit as of late. Rasmus has proven that he can be a serviceable outfielder in the past and I think there is a solid chance he gets things going down the stretch. (about 25% owned)

Yangervis Solarte SD | 2B/3B/SS

Solatre got off to an amazing start for the Yankees this year, but his production quickly fell off. He was then shipped off to the Padres and since then he has been on fire. Overall I don’t like Solarte that much, but his position eligibility is hard to ignore. Even if he bats around .250 with decent power, then he is worth owning in most deeper daily setup leagues as a utility guy. (about 25% owned)

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Anthony Gose TOR | OF

Gose has the potential of being a solid speed specialist and for that reason I am somewhat surprised he isn’t owned in more leagues. I guess most owners are scared off by his sub .250 batting average. If he is able to get his average up though, then I think he is certainly worth considering in most leagues. (about 5% owned)

Brett Anderson COL | SP

Ladies and Gentleman we have a Brett Anderson sighting. A few years back he was one of the best young pitching prospects in the game, but injuries have prevented him from living up to the hype. Over his last few starts though he has looked healthy and he needs to have the fantasy worlds attention. (about 5% owned)