Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups-Top Position Players

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Feb 15, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; A detail shot of major league baseballs are seen during spring training at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Major League Baseball is ready to gear up for the regular season after a brief opening series in Australia officially got things underway last week.

Monday is Opening Day for most teams with the only exception being the Dodgers and Padres meeting on Sunday Night Baseball to start their series and the Yankees and Astros who don’t get underway until Tuesday.

Hopefully, you are happy with the way your fantasy baseball drafts went down, but there’s still hope even if you got stuck with some players who you don’t want, somehow missed your draft, or have already lost players to injury.

If you’ve ever played fantasy baseball before, you know there are always gems that emerge from the waiver wire to become key players. Stay tuned to our fantasy baseball page throughout the season for sleepers, streamers, and other helpful tools for your fantasy team.

In this post, we’ll go through a position player at each position around the diamond who is available in at least half of ESPN leagues who I think has value if you’re in the market for a pre-season upgrade.

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  • miller

    really? this is what you pick? If people who play fantasy baseball don’t know about these 10 guys BEFORE your article they should just quit.

    • Zach Thompson

      Thanks for reading! I actually agree with you in principle, but these guys are all owned in less than half of ESPN leagues. That means that if you are looking for help at a position, chances are these guys are on the waiver wire.

      They aren’t deep sleepers–I admit it–although that might be an interesting post too… who are some deeper sleepers that you have your eyes on going into the season? What kind of deep league do you play in that all these players would be already owned?

    • Zach Thompson

      hey miller… thanks for the inspiration… I was thinking about your comment and I agree these guys are pretty obvious (although I still think they’re good pickups). I just finished a piece on 10 sleepers from Opening Day lineups that focuses more on players who are owned (and known) less. Let me know your thoughts…