Waiver Wire is our weekly 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. We’ll be here all season to let you know which players to watch, who to ignore, and most importantly, who to pick up. If you have any waiver wire questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Baseball Forum.

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Allen Craig STL | 1B/2B/OF

News flash, Allen Craig is really good at baseball. I am shocked at how many leagues he is still available in. He has multiple position eligibility, and he has been playing great. This great play didn’t come out of nowhere either, he was solid last year, and during his time in the minors. If he is still available in your league than pick him up immediately. (about 65% owned)

Ernesto Frieri LAA | RP

Frieri continues to impress, but he is still available in a lot of leagues. He is still splitting time in the 9th with Scott Downs, but Frieri makes more sense as the closer because of his strikeout rates. At this point I think he is in the lead for getting the most save chances for the Angles, and I think he needs to be owned in pretty much all leagues. (about 60% owned)


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Michael Brantley CLE | OF

Even though Brantley hasn’t hit a lot of home runs, I am still a fan of picking him up in a lot of cases. He is batting for a great average, and in his last 100 at bats he has 11 extra base hits, 20 RBIs, and 7 stolen bases. Due to his lack of power he isn’t getting a ton of hype, but he is a guy that can still fill up the stat sheet. (about 30% owned)

Stephen Pryor SEA | RP

Pryor was pitching great in the minors before getting called up, and I think he has a chance to take over the closer role at some point this year. League has been shaky at times, and if he starts to slip again I wouldn’t be surprised if Pryor gets a chance to pitch in the 9th. This is a bit of a long shot, but I think he is worth a look in a lot of leagues as a speculative add. (about 5% owned)

Justin Smoak SEA | 1B

I am not expecting Smoak to bat for the best average, but he could be a nice source of cheap power. After batting under .200 for most of the season, he has started to turn things around a bit. Smoak does still have a huge upside and I wouldn’t be surprised if he hit close to 30 bombs this year. (about 35% owned)

Paul Goldschmidt ARI | 1B

Goldschmidt was one of our favorite sleeper first basemen coming into the year, but until recently he has been pretty terrible. In the last 30 days he has 6 HRs and is almost batting .350. He showed us what he could do with the bat in the minors and in limited at bats in the majors last year, and at this point I think he is a great add if he is available in your league. (about 60% owned)

Gordon Beckham CWS | 2B

A few years back it looked like Beckham was going to be the next big name at second base, but he has never lived up to the hype. The numbers he put up his rookie year are still the best numbers in his career, and his batting average continues to go down. Even with all that said I still think he is a guy we need to keep a close eye on because he does have such a big upside. He already has 3 HRs in June, and if you need help as second base you might want to role the dice with Beckham. (about 25% owned)

Jordan Pacheco COL | 1B/3B

Pacheco was playing great in the minors this year before getting called up, and he has continued his hot hitting for the Rockies in the bigs. His recent success has kind of come out of no where so I am not totally buying it, but I still think he is worth an add if you need help at third. There are a lot of fantasy teams looking for help at the hot corner, so if you are one of those teams you might want to give Pacheco a look. (about 10% owned)

Jarrod Parker OAK | SP

Parker is a solid young arm that has had some hype around him, so I was surprised to see that he is only owned in a few things. Since getting called up he has only had 1 bad start, and he has only given up 1 earned run in his last 3 starts. He is a 23 year old former first round pick that needs to get more attention from the fantasy world than he currently is. (about 10% owned)

Felix Doubront BOS | SP/RP

Doubront hasn’t been dominant, but the thing I like about him is how consistent he has been. He has had a quality start in 5 of his last 6 outings, and during that span he has a 5-1 record while striking out over a batter per inning. He should get a lot of run support playing for the Red Sox, and I think he is worth a look in most leagues. (about 45% owned)

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Lonnie Chisenhall CLE | 3B

This young third baseman for the Indians has a big upside, and he just recently got called up from AAA. Before getting called up he had 16 extra base hits in 111 at bats, all while batting over .320. I am not expecting Chisenhall to be that consistent, but I do think he is worth a look in deeper leagues if you need help at 3rd. (about 10% owned)

Francisco Liriano MIN | SP/RP

I have always had a big soft spot for Liriano, so I was pumped to see what he has done in his last two starts. I am not ready to tell people to run to their computers to pick him up, but I do think this could be the begging of something big. He was one of the best pitchers in the game a few years ago, and at only 28 years old he could still have some gas left in the tank. (about 25% owned)