MLB Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 19

The waiver wire is going to fluctuate on a daily basis with ownerships, but we are looking for sub-50% pitchers and hitters to help fill holes in your lineups. No matter what league size or scoring structure, we can help you out.

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Hitters

Corey DickersonCorey Dickerson – OF – 24% Owned

There is an opening for Corey Dickerson once he returns from the hamstring injury. However, Brad Miller and Jay Bruce could cause a jumble when they return. I like the Dickerson move for Philly, and as a quick fill in once healthy, he benefits from the move as well. Better park factors in Citizens Bank, and a better lineup to be in. Dickerson has just a 16% strikeout rate this season and a .234 ISO.

Miguel RojasMiguel Rojas – 1B, 2B, 3B, SS – 8% Owned

The summer months were kind to Miguel Rojas, as he hit .347 in June and .294 in July. He has some multi position eligibility which is nice, and can chip in about everywhere but the HR numbers. Rojas has good contact rates and while he doesn’t walk a ton, his strikeout rates are above average. He has a 95 wRC+ on the year, which isn’t bad given the surrounding names.

Cj CronC.J. Cron – 1B – 32% Owned

C.J. Cron is coming back from injury and his ownership continues to be rather low. Not quite sure why Cron hasn’t been more of a fantasy option, especially now that his average climbed up after an unlucky start. He has a .231 ISO on the year and 108 wRC+. Cron mashes left-handed pitching with a .425 wOBA. Cron is one of the better hard-contact guys, and he is involve din a powerful Twins offense.

Freddy GalvisFreddy Galvis – 2B, SS – 31% Owned

The power from Freddy Galvis continues to be there. He has 17 on the year, and is going to surpass his career high of 20. Galvis is the old guy on a Jays team full of former big leaguers sons. Galvis is on pace to be around 25 home runs or so, and his average isn’t suffering. He hit .270 in the first half, and is at .264 so far in the second half. Galvis is worthy of a look if you need some pop in the middle infield.

Pitchers

Tanner RoarkTanner Roark – SP – 24% Owned

Tanner Roark has always had one big problem, and that is he can’t get lefties out. Although about three or four Reds starters had that same problem. Roark is a four ERA and 4.50 xFIP type guy who relies on some better BABIP. .333 is rather high, but his 3.1 BB/9 is also not great. The strikeouts are about one per inning. Roark moves to the AL, but to a very positive pitchers park. This is totally on the opposite end compared to Great American Ballpark.

los angeles dodgersDustin May – SP – 45% Owned

The Dodgers are a bit injury plagued on the mound, and Dustin May will make a few starts. He is a young arm who made his debut against San Diego. He allowed nine hits over 5.2 innings, alongside three earned runs. May has had good stuff down in the minors and was rather unlucky in his debut. The groundball rate is high and he has solid control. I like him for a guy to pick up for the month of August.

Players I’m Watching

  • Marco Gonzales, SEA, 51%
  • Kevin Gausman, ATL, 32%
  • Sandy Alcantara, MIA, 9%
  • Alex Verdugo, LAD, 34%
  • Garrett Cooper, MIA, 18%
  • Jason Heyward, CHC, 29%
  
Jason Guilbault has been writing and podcasting in the fantasy sports world for over five years. You can find his work at Daily Fantasy Cafe. He is an avid Tottenham fan, and follows the Boston sports teams. When he isn’t diving into stats, he is enjoying the outdoors or down at the local brewery.

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