MLB Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 22

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

Freddy GalvisFreddy Galvis – 2B, SS – 38% Owned

Freddy Galvis found himself in Cincinnati a few weeks ago, and has been doing well in his new uniform. He has a .750 SLG in a limited sample and .441 OBP. It is a good park upgrade for Galvis, as Cincinnati holds well for power hitters. In the second half in general, Galvis has been about on par with his first half. His power has been decent, and he will be a source of RBI and HR with the Reds.

Kyle SeagerKyle Seager – 3B – 43% Owned

Kyle Seager has finally come around, and with some better luck in the BABIP department. He missed the first few months of the season, but had a .221 BABIP in the first half. In the second he has a .284 BABIP, and a lot of positive stats to follow. A .392 wOBA and .328 ISO has been in the works. Seager has had a lot of unlucky stretches in his career, so it is nice to see him being rewarded. I don’t mind grabbing Seager and hoping this continues down the stretch.

Corey DickersonCorey Dickerson – OF – 27% Owned

Another face that found his way to a new city was Corey Dickerson. The injuries that shortly followed gave way to regular playing time. Corey Dickerson has a .394 wOBA, .287 ISO, and 145 wRC+ against right-handed pitching this season. He is rather useless against left-handed pitching, so he will likely sit those starts. Dickerson is worth a look still.

Pitchers

cleveland indiansAaron Civale – SP – 46% Owned

Aaron Civale is a 24-year-old right-hander, who has made a few starts for the Indians this season. He isn’t a big strikeout arm, but is someone who can hit his spots and limit damage. In 29.2 innings (5 starts) he has a 1.82 ERA, and 2.23 FIP. Civale throws five pitches, and his changeup is one that gets more swings and misses. Keeping hitters off balanced has been a big help. Civale will likely continue to hold a rotation spot given the Indians pitchers are slowly working their way back from injuries.

Tanner RoarkTanner Roark – SP – 30% Owned

Tanner Roark has been terrific in Oakland. His walks have gone down, and his ERA has been solid as well. He has allowed a 2.63 ERA in four starts, keeping the same peripheral numbers. Being a flyball arm is going to be helped out by playing in Oakland and overall he has dominated right-handed hitters. He has held them to a .276 wOBA, where lefties have been the ones to give him trouble. Roark is still under owned following a plus move. Even if the ERA evens up a bit, Roark still has some value as a streamer down the stretch.

Players I’m Watching

  • Mike Foltynewicz, 43%
  • Dinelson Lamet, 35%
  • Nick Ahmed, 36%
  • Oscar Mercado, 34%
  • C.J. Crown, 29%
  • Jason Heyward, 27%
  
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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