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 11 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.

Must add in all leagues

Billy Burns OAK | OF

Burns was playing great in the minors this year before getting called up and he has been amazing so far in the bigs for Oakland. The story with Burns is his speed, with 10 stolen bases in just 132 at bats. He isn’t going to give you much power, but if he can bat around .300, then he can certainly help your fantasy squad because of what he can do with his legs. (about 50% owned)

Lance McCullers HOU | SP

I am not sure what this guy has to do for the fantasy world to take notice. He has done nothing but great things since getting called up and I think he is the real deal. If he is still available in your league then I highly recommend giving him a long look. (about 70% owned)

Brandon Phillips CIN | 2B

After a disappointing 2014 it looked like the days of Phillips being a top fantasy second baseman were over. That may have been premature however, because Phillips has looked like his old self lately and he is on pace for a great season. He was never a guy that put up amazing numbers, but you could always count on him to have an average over .260 with about 20 home runs and stolen bases. (about 60% owned)

Add in deeper leagues

Pedro Strop CHC | RP

It’s too early to say how this situation will end up, but as of now it looks like Hector Rondon is in real danger of maybe losing his job. The Cubs coach Joe Maddon pulled Rondon from the mound and the other day and put the ball in Strop’s hand for the save. If closers carry solid value in your league then you need to grab Strop now, because if the switch does happen then he will get picked up very quickly. (about 20% owned)

Cameron Maybin ATL | OF

About five years ago it looked like Maybin was going to be the next big thing when it came to fantasy outfielders, it just hasn’t panned out though. He has yet to have a season with double digit home runs and his stolen bases have been extremely inconsistent. Even with all that being said I still like his overall upside at 28 years old and with the start he has had so far this year. He is on pace for his best fantasy season since 2011 and if he keeps this up these numbers he will end the year as a top 25 outfielder. (about 60% owned)

Will Middlebrooks SD | 3B

Middlebrooks is quietly having a decent season and even though his average isn’t the best, he does have eight home runs and 26 RBIs. He is a guy that we all know has a big upside and he might be starting to live up to the hype. If you need help at the hot corner then you might want to take a gamble on him. (about 10% owned)

Maikel Franco PHI | 3B

It’s surprising to me that Fracno isn’t getting more buzz in the fantasy world. He had great powers stats in the minors and he already had 12 extra base hits on the season with just over 90 at bats. I don’t expect him to have the best average, but he should provide some pop and he plays a tough position to fill. (about 35% owned)

Carson Smith SEA | RP

Fernando Rodney’s job isn’t the only job in jeopardy when you think about the Mariners closer issues, if Lloyd McClendon keeps things as is then he might be looking for a job as well. I don’t care how much experience or “success” that Rodney has had in the past, he has an ERA of almost 7.00 and he has been just awful this year. The switch to Carson Smith should be coming soon for the Mariners. (about 25% owned)

Adam Eaton CWS | OF

I still have a sweet spot for Eaton because I still believe in his upside. He has slowly raised his average up close to .250 and I think he could be a top 30 outfielder during the second half of the year. His numbers on the surface don’t look all that amazing, but he gets you a little bit of everything and as the leadoff man he will give you more at bats. (about 35% owned)

Austin Jackson SEA | OF

Even though Jackson’s production trailed off last year, I still think the 28 year old has an upside. Jackson certainly has the potential to bat around .300, with good speed and some power. That makes him fantasy relevant in my book and I think he should be owned in more leagues. (about 35% owned)

Carlos Rodon CWS | SP

When Rodon first joined the starting rotation he was a hot add on the waiver wire, he was then dropped by many owners after he had some struggles. He has started to get things going again however and it’s time to pick this guy back up. If Rodon can get rid of some of his walks then he could find himself as a top 30 fantasy starter. (about 50% owned)

Byron Buxton MIN | OF

Buxton is one of the biggest prospects in the game and he just got called up by the Twins. This guy has all the talent in the world and has the potential to do it all. So far this year in the minors his average is under .300, but he already has 25 extra base hits and 20 stolen bases. (about 50% owned)

Francisco Lindor CLE | SS

The Indians have called up their top prospect and there is a chance that he has an instant fantasy impact. His numbers in the minors so far this year haven’t been all that great, but in a tough position to fill he is still worth a look. Lindor is only 21 years old and he should be around for many years to come. (about 20% owned)

Keep an eye on

Taijuan Walker SEA | SP

Walker’s stats during spring training were amazing, but he was terrible once the season started. Over the last couple of weeks though he has started to get things going. We know Walker has great stuff when it’s working and it looks like he is headed in the right direction. (about 45% owned)