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 16 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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Jim Henderson MIL | RP

Henderson was having a great year in the closer role for the Brewers, but K-Rod swooped in and starting stealing his save chances. With Rodriguez now in Baltimore this will send Henderson back to 9th inning duties. He is going to battle Axford for the save opportunities, but I think Henderson will still get enough chances to make him worthy of an add. (about 60% owned)

Wil Myers TB | OF

Myers is one of the top prospects in all of baseball and for some reason he isn’t getting a ton of hype. So far this year he is batting well over .300 with decent speed and power and for some reason he is still available in a lot of leagues. The Rays are going to have to find a way to keep getting this youngster some at bats and I excited to see what he can do. (about 70% owned)

Andre Ethier LAD | OF

We talked in our last waiver wire article how the fantasy world seems to be forgetting about older guys that got off to slow starts. I think that’s what’s happening with Ethier. He is only owned in about half of all leagues and while he did get off to a slow start he has been on fire as of late. Ethier is a streaky player and his hot streaks are normally pretty impressive. I say pick him up and ride this streak out. (about 55% owned)

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Mark Melancon PIT | RP

An injury to the Pirates closer Jason Grilli is going to give Melancon a huge opportunity and I expect him to take full advantage. Melancon is quietly having one of the best seasons of any pitcher that is coming out of the bullpen and now he will have a chance to rack up some saves as well. He had a success as the Astros closer a couple years back so pitching in the 9th isn’t completely foreign to him. (about 60% owned)

Chris Archer TB | SP

Since getting called up Archer has pitched great for the Rays and while I don’t totally believe his numbers I still think he is an interesting add. His minor league stats weren’t anything amazing, but he did have solid strikeout totals. He certainly has a bright future and if he can get his walks down he could be a solid fantasy pitcher. (about 45% owned)

Scott Kazmir CLE | SP

The hate has certainly gone too far for Kazmir and I think it’s time to start believing that his numbers could be for real. In the last month his ERA is well under 2 and he has a decent strikeout rate. I know Kazmir hasn’t been fantasy relevant for a few years, but he is getting no respect in the fantasy world and I think that needs to change. (about 15% owned)

Christian Yelich MIA | OF

This is one of those young players that has the potential to do it all and he is certainly worth a look in deeper leagues. He wasn’t having the best year in the minors before getting called up, but in 2012 he hit well over .300 with a ton of extra base hits and solid speed. He is only 21 years old so the sky is the limit with Yelich, if you are looking to take a gamble on a young outfielder then he could be your guy. (about 25% owned)

Devin Mesoraco CIN | C

Mesoraco is one of the best catcher prospects in the game and if you are looking for help at that position then he is worth your attention. He should display decent power numbers and while I am not expecting a great batting average I think it will be good enough. His numbers in the minors were inconsistent, but it’s obvious that the upside is there. (about 5% owned)

Jonathan Villar HOU | SS

I don’t think Villar has a huge upside, but I think he could be a solid role player. The value for him is going to be his speed, so if you are looking for depth at shortstop and need some speed then he could be your man. He averaged about a steal per 10 at bats over the last 2 years in the minors and as long as he can get on base he should rack up the bags. (about 5% owned)

Dayan Viciedo CWS | OF

I am a big Viciedo fan and I was excited about seeing what he could do this year. Injuries have slowed him down however, and he hasn’t been able to get anything going. Even though he has battled injuries and hasn’t been able to get into a grove, he still has 24 extra base hits and I think he will have a big second half. (about 20% owned)

Matt Adams STL | 1B

Adams has 18 extra base hits already this season with only 150 at bats and the Holliday injury will open the door for Adams to get more swings. The Cardinals have to find a way to get this youngster some more playing time because he is too good to be on the bench. I wouldn’t even be surprised if the Cardinals make a trade before the deadline to ensure that Adams has an everyday job moving forward. (about 20% owned)

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Alex Wood ATL | SP

The Braves have lost two of their pitchers in their starting rotation and this is going to open the door for Wood to get some starts. He has been amazing in the minors and during short stents in the majors he has been great. I am excited to see what this kid can do, but until it looks like his rotation spot is locked up I would only add him in the deepest of leagues. (about 10% owned)