Monday, July 9, 2012

The Waiver Wire All-Stars

With the All-Star Break starting this week I thought it would be interesting to look at the players that went largely undrafted this year in Fantasy Baseball but are having phenomenal seasons. I call this my Waiver Wire All Start Team. If you are still contending in your league you should have picked up at least a couple of the players sometime through out the first half of the season. If you haven’t picked up any of these players you have done yourself a disservice and are not fully engaged in the waiver wire like you should be.  Most of these players are still some what available to fill in for your injured stars, CI and MI slots, additional bench roles and extra pitching depth. These are players that had an ADP near 300 coming into the season and were rarely drafted but are all top 150 players to date. I have listed the % owned. Remember too that many of these players have multi-position eligibility.

National League                                              American League

C         Carlos Ruiz 89%                                    A.J. Pierzynski 80%

1B       Adam LaRoche 56%                             Chris Davis 49%

2B       Aaron Hill 75%                                      Trevor Plouffe 78%

3B       Chase Headley 53%                               Mike Aviles 80%

SS        Jed Lowrie 61%                                     Alcides Escobar 44%

OF       Angel Pagan 61%                                  Mike Trout 92%

OF       Allen Craig 77%                                     Josh Reddick 82%

OF       Bryce Harper 85%                               Alejandro De Aza 75%

SP        R.A. Dickey 93%                                    Jake Peavy 91%

SP        James McDonald 86%                            Chris Sale 92%

SP        Wade Miley 76%                                    Matt Harrison 80%

RP       Aroldis Chapman 88%                            Fernando Rodney 92%

The lesson here is…scourer your waiver wire as often as possible. There are 40 HR hitters on this list that went undrafted, 100 RBI players, .300+ BA, and possible 20/20 guys. You do not win your league come draft day, you win your league by staying on top of players who are over producing and cutting those under achieving. What are some of your waiver wire All-Stars?

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