Our Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups article 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 at some players that might be worth scooping off the waiver wire heading into Week 12 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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Adam Lind TOR | 1B

I am not really sure what else Lind has to do before fantasy owners start picking this guy up. He has a proven track record, he is only 29 years old, and he already has 20 extra base hits on the season. For a first basemen it would be nice to see a few more home runs, but he is batting over .330, so I don’t understand why more teams aren’t picking him up. (about 40% owned)

Jonathan Lucroy MIL | C

I was a little surprised to see how many leagues that Lucroy was still available in. He was having an amazing year in 2012 before getting hurt, but it seems that fantasy owners have kind of forgotten about him. His bat has been red hot in June, already collecting 5 extra base hits with a batting average well over .300. (about 60% owned)

Eric Hosmer KC | 1B

Hosmer hasn’t had much of a fantasy impact since busting onto the scene his rookie year. He had a terrible 2012 and he was off to a really slow start this year as well. This 23 year old still has a huge upside though and he is starting to get things going. He hasn’t really found his power stroke, but so far in June he is batting over .300. (about 60% owned)

Jose Fernandez MIA | SP

I think this young starting pitcher for the Marlins could be the real deal. He is only 20 years old and this youngster from Cuba is already making a name for himself at the big league level. His minor league numbers were amazing in 2012, posting a sub 2 ERA and well over a strikeout per inning. I am sure he will have some growing pains as the big leaguers adjust to his stuff, but I think Fernandez is well worth an add at this point. (about 55% owned)

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Wil Myers TB | OF

Myers is one of the biggest prospects in baseball right now and fantasy owners are losing patience for him to get called up. He is already owned in almost half of all leagues as owners try to find this years Mike Trout or Bryce Harper. While I do agree that Myers is a talented young player, I would be surprised if he has the same instant success. I think he is well worth an add in deeper leagues, but I wouldn’t drop any proven talent for him. (about 40% owned)

Josh Rutledge COL | 2B/SS

Rutledge was playing pretty well this year before getting sent back down to the minors, but the injury to Tulowitzki is going to give him new life in the fantasy world. He has dual position eligibility which is always nice and he has the potential to bat for power and throw in a little speed. (about 40% owned)

Adam Dunn CWS | 1B/OF

It doesn’t happen very often when a guy gets on a hot streak to raise his average over .020 points and they still aren’t batting .200. That is the case however with Adam Dunn. He is having a terrible year, but he is starting to get things going in June. If you are looking for some cheap power than you have found it with Dunn, just be ready for a terrible batting average and lots of strikeouts. (about 65% owned)

Kyle Blanks SD | 1B/OF

Blanks has had a ton of hype around him for years now, but he has never really lived up to any of it. He is now starting to make a bit of noise though and it could be time to pick up this 6′ 6″, 270 pound, 26 year old outfielder. He already his 6 home runs this year and with his average inching closer to .300, you have to ask yourself if this could be a breakout year for him. (about 30% owned)

Carlos Quentin SD | OF

For a guy that has had over 20 home runs in 4 of the last 5 seasons, it’s surprising how many leagues he is still available in. Not to mention that he already has 7 bombs in 2013 and his batting average isn’t terrible at .260. I have never been a huge Quentin fan, but he needs to be owned in more than 30% of leagues. (about 30% owned)

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Rubby De La Rosa BOS | SP

After missing pretty much the entire 2012 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, De La Rosa is ready to pitch again in the big leagues. He just got called up and for now will provide a fresh arm for the Red Sox pen. However, I don’t think he will be a part of the starting rotation sooner rather than later. (about 5% owned)