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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Jonathan Lucroy MIL | C

Lucroy is back from injury and it’s time to pick this catcher back up. He was one of the best catchers in the league before getting hurt, and I was surprised to see how many teams drop him once he went on the DL. His average is a bit down in August, but the potential is certainly there and I think he is a great gamble at this point if you need help at catcher. (about 40% owned)

Justin Morneau MIN | 1B

It’s still amazing to me that people aren’t picking up Morneau in more leagues. The former MVP has been one of the hottest players in the league since the all-star break, and he is still getting little love in the fantasy world. Since the break Morneau is batting over .330, and he has over 20 RBIs. I know Morneau has some scary injury history, but it’s time to start putting some trust back into the Twins first baseman. (about 60% owned)

Garrett Jones PIT | 1B/OF

Jones is putting together a solid year, but he isn’t getting much respect in the fantasy world. He is on pace to bat right around .300 with 30 HRs and 100 RBIs, but he is only owned in a little over half of all leagues. Oh, and did I mention he has dual position eligibility. If he played in a bigger baseball market the fantasy world would be drooling all over him, but I think he is getting a bit lost out in Pittsburgh. (about 60% owned)

Chad Billingsley LAD | SP

Billingsley has been one of the hottest pitchers in baseball in the last 30 days, and since he has had success in the past I think he should be owned in pretty much all leagues. He didn’t have the best 2011, and his start to 2012 wasn’t much better. Since the all-star break however, he has posted a sub 2 ERA with a 6-0 record. Throughout his career he has always been around a .500 pitcher when it comes to his win/loss record, but with the Dodgers playing well I think Billingsley could rack up the wins and really help any fantasy team down the stretch. (about 75% owned)

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Kris Medlen ATL | SP

I debated putting Medlen as a must add in all leagues, but I want to see a little more out of this kid before I could do it. Even though I think he is only a must add in deeper leagues, if you need help with starting pitching he could be a great add in any league. He has been amazing since the all-star break posting a sub 1 ERA with a 4-0 record in 5 starts. He did all that with almost a strikeout per inning and a 40/9 strikeout to walk ratio. The Braves might have a good one with Medlen, and he is certainly worth an add to see if he can keep this up. (about 55% owned)

Grant Balfour OAK | RP

Balfour has had a bit of an up and down year, and since the break he has been on fire. He lost the closing role for a while, but he has it back and he has been pitching great. Since the all-star break he has a sub 1 ERA and he is a perfect 5 for 5 with his save opportunities. (about 60% owned)

Todd Frazier CIN | OF/1B/3B

The Reds young third baseman is really starting to get things going, and he is still only owned in about half of all leagues. He has quietly collected 43 extra base hits already this year, and his average is currently just under .300. His numbers in the minors weren’t that amazing, but since he is only 26 there is a chance that it just took him a while to figure things out. (about 55% owned)

Luis Cruz LAD | 3B/SS

Cruz is the type of guy that you just love to route for in baseball. He has been in the minors since he was 17 (he is now 28) and until this year he had only had about 200 at bats in the majors. With his first full time gig in the majors Cruz is making the most of it. So far in August he is batting over .350 with a little bit of power. Another thing I like is Cruz can play shortstop and third, so he could be a decent utility guy in deeper leagues. (about 10% owned)

Matt Harvey NYM | SP

This young Mets pitcher has really made some noise since getting called up to the bigs. So far in 36 innings of work he has a sub 3 ERA and well over a strikeout per inning. He is only 23 years old, and he obvisouly has a huge upside. I think he is worth a look in most leagues if you need help with your starting pitching. (about 35% owned)

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Tyler Skaggs ARI | SP

Skaggs is one of the best young pitchers in the game, and he was just called up by the D-Backs. He looked ok in his major league debut, but the real story is what he did in the minors. In 2011 and 2012 in the minors he averaged well over a strikeout per inning, and he posted a sub 3 ERA both years. He is only 20 years old and he is certainly a guy to keep an eye on and pick up in any type of keeper or dynasty league. (about 10% owned)