Welcome to the first edition of Waiver Wire Pickups for the 2013 baseball season. We’ll be here all season long to pass along 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 2 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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Kendrys Morales SEA | 1B

Ever since Morales broke his leg at home plate a couple years back, he hasn’t been the same player. However, he is still only 29 years old and I don’t think the fantasy world should just turn their back on him. He still has the potential for a 30+ HR and 100+ RBI season and he needs to be owned in more leagues than he currently is. (about 65% owned)

Dustin Ackley SEA | 1B/2B

I know Ackley has yet to live up to his potential, but that upside hasn’t gone away. I am surprised at how many people have already given up on this young second baseman. Even though he only batted .226 last year, he still had double digit stolen base and 36 extra base hits. I am not expecting huge things from Ackley, but he certainly still has the potential of being a top 10 fantasy second baseman. (about 55% owned)

Dayan Viciedo CWS | OF

Viciedo is one of my favorite young players and he has huge power potential. The 24 year old outfielder from Cuba knocked 25 balls out of the park last year and I would be shocked if he doesn’t eclipse 30 in 2013. He doesn’t draw many walks which is something he certainly needs to work on, but this free swinger has too much upside to just leave on the waiver wire. (about 50% owned)

Adam Eaton ARI | OF

Even though Eaton is staring the year on the DL, I still think he is a must own in all leagues (assuming you have a DL slot). Pick him up and throw him in your DL slot until he gets healthy. He is one of the games biggest prospects and his numbers last year in the minors were amazing. I say he is certainly worth the gamble and you should only have to wait about a six weeks or so before he comes back from injury. (about 55% owned)

Kyuji Fujikawa CHC | RP

Marmol hasn’t done much to hold onto his closer role and I am expecting him to lose him job sooner rather than later. Fujikawa was one of the best relief pitchers in Japan and he should have instant success in the majors. He should be picked up in all leagues at this point, since it’s not a matter of if he will be the closer for the Cubs, but when. (about 50% owned)

Alexi Ogando TEX | SP

Ogando has spent a lot of time going back and forth between the roataion and the bullpen, but he now looks to be locked in the starting rotation. He has pitched well the entire time he has been in the majors and I like his potential this year. At this point I think he should be owned in more leagues and I am surprised that more teams aren’t willing to take a gamble on him. (about 70% owned)

Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD | SP

I was shocked to see that Ryu is only owned in about half of all leagues. He was one of the biggest signings during the off season and he is off to a great start so far this year. While pitching in Korea he had about a strikeout per inning and a solid ERA. (about 55% owned)

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Tyler Flowers CWS | C

Flowers is one of the most interesting young catchers in the game and he could serve as a great backup catcher for any fantasy team. I don’t expect him to bat for that great of an average, but he certainly has decent power potential. He displayed solid power during his time in the minors and last year for the White Sox he had 7 HRs in only 136 at bats. You are going to have to take the good with the bad when it comes to Flowers, but if you are looking for cheap power at the catcher position then you found your guy. (about 10% owned)

Jim Henderson MIL | RP

At this point I have little faith in Axford and him holding onto his closer role. He had a terrible year last year and he is off to a slow start so far in 2013. It was just announced that Henderson is the next guy in line to pitch in the 9th for the Brewers, making him a decent add in deeper leagues. Henderson has been somewhat up and down during his time in the minors, but he pitched pretty well in the bigs last year and he could be a decent closer if given the chance. (about 15% owned)

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José Valverde DET | RP

The Tigers closer situation is a mess and it looks like it might force them to bring back Valverde. It didn’t sound like the Tigers wanted to resign the aging relief pitcher, but at this point he might be there best bet. He has been signed to a minor league deal, so depending on how he pitches in the minors we might see him get called up fairly soon. (about 20% owned)