Points League Waiver Wire Hitters for Fantasy Baseball: Week 15 (2024) (2024)

Points League Waiver Wire Hitters for Fantasy Baseball: Week 15 (2024) (1)

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1.Waiver Wire Caveats and APR Explanation

2.Fantasy Baseball First Base Waiver Wire Pickups

3.Fantasy Baseball Second Base Waiver Wire Pickups

4.Fantasy Baseball Third Base Waiver Wire Pickups

5.Fantasy Baseball Shortstop Waiver Wire Pickups

6.Fantasy Baseball Outfielder Waiver Wire Pickups

7.Fantasy Baseball Catcher Waiver Wire Pickups

9.More Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Advice

Welcome, RotoBallers, to the Week 15 edition of our fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups for hitters. These fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups are for the week of July 1 - July 7, looking at players below ~50% rostered on ESPN or Yahoo.

We'll be doing this points league roundup every week here at RotoBaller because we know points players get neglected and we're here to help. Player values can vary wildly from platform to platform, so we'll make sure to highlight where players are the best and worst fits, with waiver-wire targets being evaluated in terms of the different scoring systems on ESPN, Yahoo, CBS, Fantrax, and NFBC.

Position eligibility is taken from Fantrax and players are grouped by their most valuable fantasy position, using a hierarchy of C > 2B > OF > 3B > 1B > SS. Stats and rankings are calculated using games through Saturday, June 29.

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Waiver Wire Caveats and APR Explanation

Roster% Thresholds

We use a combination of Roster% to assess who is in our target pool, relying mostly on Yahoo and ESPN. For some players, you'll notice a wide discrepancy between the two. This is because ESPN's Roster% is heavily weighted by points players, with guys who don't do well in their system (often because of an inflated K% but also sometimes, who really knows?) lagging behind the Yahoo Roster%.

For this reason, you'll sometimes see players (especially early) who might make you question my sanity in including them in a waiver-wire article but don't worry, it's just a necessary glitch for coverage purposes.

APR stands for "Average Platform Rank" and is the average hitter rank between the four major point platforms: ESPN, Yahoo, CBS, and Fantrax.

Fantasy Baseball First Base Waiver Wire Pickups

Best Choices

Michael Toglia, COL, 1B/OF (Yahoo: 5%, ESPN: 2%) - Toglia has two top-100 weeks since being recalled from Triple-A on June 6, hitting five home runs in 83 PA with 12 runs and 15 RBI. Oh, and he gets six games at Coors Field this week -- yes, that'll play.

Ryan O'Hearn, BAL, 1B/OF (Yahoo: 47%, ESPN: 34%) -That's three top-100 weeks for O'Hearn in the past month but somehow he's still meeting our Roster% threshold. Six games on the books in Week 15 but more importantly only one LHP on the schedule, so O'Hearn should be playing in five of them.

Justin Turner, TOR, 1B (Yahoo: 48%, ESPN: 29%) - Justin Turner -- what are you doing here? Turner's Roster% makes him eligible, but you should probably do your part to help correct that if he's sitting around on your wire. Turner has been going through a rough stretch for a month-plus, but now has two top-70 weeks in a row, still posting an elite 16% K% and 13% BB%. Toronto has seven games in Week 15 (vs. HOU, at SEA), with one scheduled vs. an LHP.

Carlos Santana, MIN, 1B (Yahoo: 39%, ESPN: 20%) - Listen, I'm gonna keep making cracks about Santana being a points god until his Roster% kicks him into that 70s show and out of our points place*. Santana has a top-100 APR for four of the past five periods and is now up to a 79 APR for the season.

*wordplay!

Next Choices

Andrew Vaughn, CHW, 1B (Yahoo: 44%, ESPN: 12%) - You know the deal, babes -- Vaughn is a high-floor/low-ceiling play that can hot for a few weeks at a time but generally turns right back into what he's always been. Which is totally fine! In points, at least. Expect another top-150ish week from Vaughn in Week 15, facing manageable matchups against the Guardians and Marlins, but with no LHPs on the projected board.

Nolan Schanuel, LAA, 1B (Yahoo: 4%, ESPN: 2%) - In the last 10 scoring periods, Schanuel has finished with a top-150 APR in all but two of them, with five coming inside the top-100. It's not flashy, especially in roto, but Schanuel (and his 17% K% and 9% BB%) continues cementing himself as a solid points asset. Schanuel will face two left-handers (against whom he really struggles) but otherwise has good matchups against the subpar pitching of the A's and Cubs.

Michael Busch, CHC, 1B/3B (Yahoo: 33%, ESPN: 19%) - Busch has continued turning things around lately but a 34% K% will probably keep him untenable if your league has a strikeout penalty.

Desperate Choices

Nathaniel Lowe, TEX, 1B (Yahoo: 50%, ESPN: 16%) - Lowe sneaks back under our Roster% threshold just in time for a great stream, coming off of a 57 APR in Week 14, with two others in the top 150 over the past four periods. In Week 15, the left-handed Lowe and the Rangers are set to face zero LHP in matchups with the Padres and Rays.

Josh Bell, MIA, 1B (Yahoo: 27%, ESPN: 28%) - Bell hasn't rung anything and while he remains a high-floor play, he may struggle in Week 15, facing a tough Boston staff and Garrett Crochet in a series against Chicago.

On the IL

  • Anthony Rizzo, NYY, 1B (fractured forearm -- no timetable)
  • Brandon Drury, LAA, 1B/2B (strained hamstring -- rehab assignment)
  • Kris Bryant, COL, 1B/OF (rib contusion -- no timetable)
  • Wilmer Flores, SF, 1B/3B (knee tendinitis -- no timetable)
  • Alex Kirilloff, MIN, 1B/OF (back discomfort -- no timetable)
  • Joey Gallo, WSH, 1B/OF (strained hamstring -- no timetable)

Fantasy Baseball Second Base Waiver Wire Pickups

Best Choices

Joey Ortiz, MIL, 2B/3B (Yahoo: 43%, ESPN: 20%) -It's been another junky period for Ortiz in Week 14, but a trip to Coors Field is just the slump-buster he needs. Even when he's not hitting, Ortiz's 16% K% and 14% BB% will give him a super high ceiling under most scoring formats.

Nick Gonzales, PIT, 2B (Yahoo: 27%, ESPN: 11%) - My fellow Nick has gotten right back off the snide (kind of), posting a 143 APR in Week 14 after a season-worst 336 APR in Week 13. Gonzales has a points-friendly profile and will face two left-handers in Week 15 against whom he has a .289 AVG and .350 wOBA.

Miguel Rojas, LAD, 2B/SS (Yahoo: 10%, ESPN: 1%) - Miguel Rojas SZN, anyone? Umm, no, but Rojas has always had a points-friendly profile when he actually plays every day, something he'll continue to do until Mookie Betts returns or the Dodgers make a move. Since Betts went on the IL, Rojas is slashing .350/.386/.450 over 44 PA, with a .364 wOBA and 139 wRC+.

Brandon Lowe, TB, 2B (Yahoo: 22%, ESPN: 4%) - Lowe has cooled down in Week 14 (207 APR) after a pretty decent three-week stretch, but more importantly, he remains off the IL. The Rays go on the road to Texas and Kansas City in Week 15, with only one of Lowe's left-handed nemesis on the schedule.

Next Choices

Brendan Rodgers, COL, 2B (Yahoo: 6%, ESPN: 2%) - Brendan Rodgers is healthy and at home all week -- yes, that's good enough for a stream.

Colt Keith, DET, 2B/SS (Yahoo: 12%, ESPN: 6%) - Keith has been junky for a few weeks, but gets favorable matchups on the road in Minnesota and Cincinnati with Detroit not scheduled to see any left-handed starters. Facing LHP, Keith is slashing .241/.290/.276 with a .257 wOBA and .169 xwOBA.

Desperate Choices

Isiah Kiner-Falefa, TOR, 2B/3B/SS/OF (Yahoo: 33%, ESPN: 12%) - IKF has a top-50 APR in the last two weeks, but the sledding will be a lot tougher in Week 15, with matchups against Hunter Brown, Ronel Blanco, Framber Valdez, Luis Castillo, and George Kirby on the schedule.

Michael Massey, KC, 2B (Yahoo: 7%, ESPN: 4%) - Massey was red-hot before hitting the IL, posting three top-50ish weeks in four periods. While he's come back with a 150 APR in his return, the more troubling sign for his future value is that he's only played in four of seven games, all at DH, with Nick Loftin and Maikel Garcia holding down second and third base. I still like him a lot long-term, but Loftin will need to head to the bench (or Triple-A) if Massey is to retain starter value. The Royals will get a series in Colorado, but will face LHP in two of their six games for the week, meaning Massey will likely only start four games, best case.

Luis Garcia, WSH, 2B (Yahoo: 16%, ESPN: 8%) - Just another top-75 week for the perennially underrated Garcia, who now has one for the past two weeks, and is up to a 106 APR for the season. Just be forewarned that Garcia really struggles against left-handers and the Nationals will face three of them this week.

On the IL

  • Abraham Toro, OAK, 2B/3B (strained hamstring -- no timetable)
  • Brandon Drury, LAA, 1B/2B (strained hamstring -- rehab assignment)
  • Vaughn Grissom, BOS, 2B/SS (strained hamstring -- no timetable)
  • Adael Amador, COL, 2B/SS (strained oblique -- no timetable)
  • Tommy Edman, STL, 2B/SS/OF (wrist surgery -- no timetable)
  • Adam Frazier, KC, 2B/OF (sprained thumb -- no timetable)

Fantasy Baseball Third Base Waiver Wire Pickups

Best Choices

Mark Vientos, NYM, 3B (Yahoo: 41%, ESPN: 12%) - Forget about that lumpy pile of purple, Grimace -- have you heard about Vientos??? Since the Mets finally abandoned the Brett Baty experiment, shipping him back to Triple-A on May 31, Vientos has been straight cooking. Vientos has started 26 of the Mets' last 28 games, and since Baty was sent down, he has slashed .298/.355/.571 over 93 PA, with a .395 wOBA...Oh, and also seven home runs. With a top-25 APR in Week 14, Vientos now has a top-100 APR in five of his last six weeks. Yes, that's pretty good.

And in case you need more reasons to snag Vientos in what will likely be his last eligible week in this space, consider that the Mets are set for seven games against some shaky pitching aside from the Pirates and Nationals, with four of them scheduled vs. LHP -- Vientos is slashing .358/.414/.679 vs. LHP in 2024, with a .464 wOBA, 14.3% Brl%, and a 52% Hard-Hit%. Take that, you misshapen grape.

Noelvi Marte, CIN, 3B (Yahoo: 47%, ESPN: 9%) - I guess not everyone has remembered that Marte has returned from his suspension, but don't expect him to be hanging around many waiver wires for long, as he has posted a 111 APR in his first week back.

Joey Ortiz, MIL, 2B/3B (Yahoo: 43%, ESPN: 20%) - It's been another junky period for Ortiz in Week 14, but a trip to Coors Field is just the slump-buster he needs. Even when he's not hitting, Ortiz's 16% K% and 14% BB% will give him a super high ceiling under most scoring formats.

Next Choices

Jose Miranda, MIN, 3B (Yahoo: 19%, ESPN: 7%) - The path of many prospects remains unlinear. Wait, that can't be a word.. Anyway, you know what I mean. Miranda has posted a top-50 APR in back-to-back weeks but has also been a fairly steady presence near the top 100 since returning to a regular role -- in those 11 periods, Miranda has seven weeks in the top 110, with only three periods being totally lost (>230 APR). Miranda is seriously well-rounded, now slashing .294/.335/.486 over 237 PA, with eight HRs, 27 R, 36 RBI, and two SBs, along with an elite 14% K%. He won't be a proper points star unless he can tap into more power, but that profile is going to be super friendly under most scoring systems.

Michael Busch, CHC, 1B/3B (Yahoo: 33%, ESPN: 19%) - Busch has continued turning things around lately, but a 34% K% will probably keep him untenable if your league has a strikeout penalty.

Desperate Choices

Isiah Kiner-Falefa, TOR, 2B/3B/SS/OF (Yahoo: 33%, ESPN: 12%) - IKF has a top-50 APR in the last two weeks, but the sledding will be a lot tougher in Week 15, with matchups against Hunter Brown, Ronel Blanco, Framber Valdez, Luis Castillo, and George Kirby on the schedule.

Jhonkensy Noel, CLE, 3B (Yahoo: 12%, ESPN: 3%) - Noel has destroyed Triple-A in 2024, slashing .295/.359/.578 over 284 PA with 18 HRs, 41 R, 59 RBI, and a .402 wOBA and 136 wRC+. He came up to help after the Will Brennan injury, but that doesn't appear to be serious, with Brennan trying to convince manager Stephen Vogt to let him play through it. Even while Brennan is on the IL, Noel isn't looking at a full-time role, likely platooning with Daniel Schneemann in right field and occasionally spelling Josh Naylor at first base. Let's be clear -- no one on your waiver wire has a cooler name to say.

On the IL

  • Abraham Toro, OAK, 2B/3B (strained hamstring -- no timetable)
  • Wilmer Flores, SF, 1B/3B (knee tendinitis -- no timetable)
  • Anthony Rendon, LAA, 3B (strained hamstring -- no timetable)
  • Yoan Moncada, CHW, 3B (strained groin -- likely out until All-Star break)
  • Jon Berti, NYY, 3B/SS (strained calf -- no timetable)

Fantasy Baseball Shortstop Waiver Wire Pickups

Best Choices

Zach Neto, LAA, SS (Yahoo: 30%, ESPN: 8%) - Can you guess who has a 91 APR for the season and is now pacing for better than a 20/20 season? I'll give you a hint -- it's Zach Neto. He might only have a top-75ish ceiling, but Neto remains remarkably consistent in never really hurting you, either. His two worst periods in the past 10 weeks are a 207 APR in Week 10 and a 183 APR all the way back in Week 4. This is a classic case of an underwhelming roto profile translating to a solid compiler getting underrated in points.

J.P. Crawford, SEA, SS (Yahoo: 28%, ESPN: 46%) - Ugh, Crawford's Roster% seriously annoys me probably too much. Okay, definitely way too much. Crawford has an 89 APR in Week 14, his fourth in the top 90 over the past five periods.

Miguel Rojas, LAD, 2B/SS (Yahoo: 10%, ESPN: 1%) - Miguel Rojas SZN, anyone? Umm, no, but Rojas has always had a points-friendly profile when he actually plays every day, something he'll continue to do until Mookie Betts returns or the Dodgers make a move. Since Betts went on the IL, Rojas is slashing .350/.386/.450 over 44 PA, with a .364 wOBA and 139 wRC+.

Next Choices

Masyn Winn, STL, SS (Yahoo: 37%, ESPN: 13%) - Blech -- Masyn Winn has been gross in Week 14, posting just a 308 APR. But hey, at least he'll manage to miss Paul Skenes in a series against the Pirates and will instead get a chance for an easy bonfire on a date with Patrick Corbin.

Colt Keith, DET, 2B/SS (Yahoo: 12%, ESPN: 6%) - Keith has been junky for a few weeks, but gets favorable matchups on the road in Minnesota and Cincinnati with Detroit not scheduled to see any left-handed starters. Facing LHP, Keith is slashing .241/.290/.276, with a .257 wOBA and .169 xwOBA.

Desperate Choices

Paul DeJong, CHW, SS (Yahoo: 13%, ESPN: 4%) - There are few things more thrilling than grabbing a ticket for the Paul DeJong lottery. Will he have a top-50 APR? Or maybe a bottom 50 after running an 80% K% for the week? Who knows! The good news is that DeJong won't face any LHP in Week 15, against whom he's posted a 38% K% in 2024.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa, TOR, 2B/3B/SS/OF (Yahoo: 33%, ESPN: 12%) - IKF has a top-50 APR in the last two weeks, but the sledding will be a lot tougher in Week 15, with matchups against Hunter Brown, Ronel Blanco, Framber Valdez, Luis Castillo, and George Kirby on the schedule.

On the IL

  • Vaughn Grissom, BOS, 2B/SS (strained hamstring -- no timetable)
  • Javier Baez, DET, SS (back sprain -- no timetable)
  • Adael Amador, COL, 2B/SS (strained oblique -- no timetable)
  • Jon Berti, NYY, 3B/SS (strained calf -- no timetable)
  • Tommy Edman, STL, 2B/SS/OF (wrist surgery -- no timetable)

Fantasy Baseball Outfielder Waiver Wire Pickups

Best Choices

Brenton Doyle, COL, OF (Yahoo: 63%, ESPN: 18%) - This is mostly for our ESPN peeps but it still needs to be mentioned just how low-key great Doyle has been in points this season, currently with seven HRs, 45 R, 27 RBI, and 19 SBs over 318 PA. With six games at Coors, Doyle is a no-brainer if he happens to still be on your wire.

Jackson Chourio, MIL, OF (Yahoo: 62%, ESPN: 21%) - Just like Doyle, this is an ESPN thang, but we should at least pause to recognize how much the rookie has turned things around in June. For the month, Chourio is slashing .314/.355/.543, with a .380 wOBA and 148 wRC+. With a series in Colorado on the docket, Chourio might have blasted his way completely out of our Roster% zone by this time next week.

Michael Toglia, COL, 1B/OF (Yahoo: 5%, ESPN: 2%) - Toglia has two top-100 weeks since being recalled from Triple-A on June 6, hitting five home runs in 83 PA with 12 runs and 15 RBI. Oh, and he gets six games at Coors Field this week -- yes, that'll play.

Ryan O'Hearn, BAL, 1B/OF (Yahoo: 47%, ESPN: 34%) -That's three top-100 weeks for O'Hearn in the past month but somehow he's still meeting our Roster% threshold. Six games on the books in Week 15 but more importantly only one LHP on the schedule, so O'Hearn should be playing in five of them.

Andy Pages, LAD, OF (Yahoo: 26%, ESPN: 10%) - What's a guy gotta do to get a little Roster% respect? Pages hasn't blown the doors off in Week 14, ranked No. 158 entering Sunday's action, but that's not exactly a basem*nt-level week, either. Before this period, Pages had four straight top-100 weeks and continues to bat squarely in the middle of a Dodgers lineup that is still ridiculous even after losing Mookie Betts. Pages gets six games at home against Arizona and Milwaukee, with two coming against left-handed starters; facing LHP this season, Pages is slashing .362/.387/.534, with a .396 wOBA and .921 OPS.

Next Choices

Charlie Blackmon, COL, OF (Yahoo: 9%, ESPN: 8%) - Before his most recent IL trip, Blackmon had peeled off three straight top-50 APRs and now gets six games at home to shake the cobwebs back off. To be fair, that's still a tough ask, considering his ligaments may be ~70% cobwebs at this point.

Jose Siri, TB, OF (Yahoo: 36%, ESPN: 18%) - His 36% K% still whiffs too much to be reliable in leagues with a strikeout penalty, but the Tampa Bay outfielder has really turned around what was a mostly bomber of a season. He has a 41 APR in Week 14, but over his last five periods (starting on May 27), Siri is slashing .280/.350/.613 with eight HRs, 20 R, 15 RBI, and two SBs. Granted, a 34% K%, but we don't want to get greedy. Siri only has a 152 APR for the season, but keep in mind that includes the strikeout penalty leagues, where he's ranked No. 202 on ESPN and No. 164 on CBS. On the other three platforms, he's No. 134 (Yahoo), No. 133 (Fantrax), and No. 129 (NFBC).

Tommy Pham, CHW, OF (Yahoo: 6%, ESPN: 4%) - Do I always include my guy Tommy because a part of me is secretly afraid that he constantly monitors the internet for any mention (on non-mention) of his name and might show up to deliver an in-person slap if I don't put the proper amount of respect on it? No, of course I don't...That's wild talk. I do it because he plays a lot, rarely strikes out, and walks a fair bit; and that's a recipe for points compiling.

But also, the slapping fear.

Andrew McCutchen, PIT, OF (Yahoo: 11%, ESPN: 3%) - Like Charlie Blackmon just without Coors, McCutchen continues to have a super points-friendly profile, even in his current geriatric state*. McCutchen has compiled himself to nearly a top-100 APR for the season and will get six games against non-superior pitching courtesy of the Mets and Cardinals.

*he said, knowing full well that McCutchen is younger than him.

Desperate Choices

Isiah Kiner-Falefa, TOR, 2B/3B/SS/OF (Yahoo: 33%, ESPN: 12%) - IKF has a top-50 APR in the last two weeks, but the sledding will be a lot tougher in Week 15, with matchups against Hunter Brown, Ronel Blanco, Framber Valdez, Luis Castillo, and George Kirby on the schedule.

Sal Frelick, MIL, OF (Yahoo: 13%, ESPN: 6%) - Frelick has mostly done a whole lot of nothing, but a series at Coors can be an elixir for any mundane profile.

Harrison Bader, NYM, OF (Yahoo: 10%, ESPN: 3%) - The glove-first Bader has a 40 APR in Week 14, with three of his past four periods living in the top-140 (No. 64, No. 137, No. 341, No. 40). So, you know what that means, right? Harrison Bader...IL trip...Collision course. Probably after a collision with Grimace. Well, we can only hope...

Hamburglar 4-Life, y'all melon-farmers!

On the IL:

      • Kerry Carpenter, DET, OF (stress fracture -- no timetable)
      • TJ Friedl, CIN, OF (strained hamstring -- no timetable)
      • Lars Nootbaar, STL, OF (strained oblique -- rehab assignment)
      • Esteury Ruiz, OAK, OF (strained wrist -- no timetable)
      • Tommy Edman, STL, 2B/SS/OF (wrist surgery -- no timetable)
      • Mike Tauchman, CHC, OF (strained groin -- no timetable)
      • Kris Bryant, COL, 1B/OF (rib contusion -- no timetable)
      • Henry Davis, PIT, C/OF (concussion -- rehab assignment)
      • Alek Thomas, ARI, OF (strained hamstring -- rehab assignment)
      • Alex Kirilloff, MIN, 1B/OF (back discomfort -- no timetable)
      • Will Brennan, CLE, OF (rib cage strain -- no timetable)
      • Joey Gallo, WSH, 1B/OF (strained hamstring -- no timetable)
      • Mike Yastrzemski, SF, OF (strained oblique -- no timetable)
      • Adam Frazier, KC, 2B/OF (sprained thumb -- no timetable)

Fantasy Baseball Catcher Waiver Wire Pickups

Best Choices

Patrick Bailey, SF, C (Yahoo: 30%, ESPN: 12%) - It's been a ho-hum Week 14 for Bailey (180 APR), but he remains a high-floor option under most scoring systems, currently slashing .280/.352/.423, with a 19% K% and 11% BB%. If you're trying to pull out a stream that'll end up being a regular, Bailey is the current best bet behind the plate.

Jacob Stallings, COL, C (Yahoo: 2%, ESPN: 1%) - Hmm, let's see...We have a perennial backup catcher who has done a whole lot of nothing while filling in for starter Elias Diaz -- and yet, he's recommended? Must be a Coors Field homestand!

Next Choices

Shea Langeliers, OAK, C (Yahoo: 30%, ESPN: 15%) - Langeliers remains what he's been -- not someone you're thrilled to start for long periods but perfectly capable as a high-floor band-aid. Given the current quality of most catcher waiver wires, there might not be a better option.

Ben Rice, NYY, C/1B (Yahoo: 18%, ESPN: 4%) - Nothing much for counting stats but the rookie has a .267 AVG and .343 OBP though his first 11 games, along with a points-friendly 14% and 11% BB%. He hasn't been a full "everyday" player yet, but that should be expected for the left-hander, as the Yankees have seen a glut of LHP lately, facing them in seven of their last 10 games. With only one lefty on the books in Week 15, expect Rice to play a majority of New York's six games.

Desperate Choices

Kyle Higashioka, SD, C (Yahoo: 5%, ESPN: 1%) - Higashioka had already been running hot lately in a part-time role (two top-100 weeks entering Week 14) but is up to a 9 APR in Week 14, taking on a more substantial role after Luis Campusano went on the IL. Campusano shouldn't miss substantial time, but Higashioka is worth a flyer until he returns.

Korey Lee, CHW, C (Yahoo: 2%, ESPN: 1%) - The White Sox are awful but Lee hasn't matched them completely, finishing in the top 150 for three weeks in a row. Sure, you really never want to roster a White Sox, let alone a catcher, but sometimes desperation is a stinky cologne.

On the IL

      • Luis Campusano, SD, C (thumb contusion -- no timetable)
      • Elias Diaz, COL, C (strained calf -- no timetable)
      • Ivan Herrera, STL, C (back strain -- no timetable)
      • Henry Davis, PIT, C/OF (concussion -- rehab assignment)
      • Gary Sanchez, MIL, C (strained calf -- no timetable)
      • Joey Bart, PIT, C (thumb sprain -- rehab assignment)
      • Victor Caratini, HOU, C (strained hip -- no timetable)
      • Tom Murphy, SF, C (sprained knee -- no timetable)

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FAQs

What is a waiver claim in fantasy baseball? ›

Waivers put temporary freezes on unclaimed players, giving everyone a chance to make a claim on them. If multiple claims are filed, the manager with the highest waiver priority gets the player. Unclaimed players not on waivers are Free Agents and anyone can add them without waiting.

What is fantasy baseball points league? ›

Well, in a points league, each statistical category is assigned a point value (think DFS – typically, a single is usually worth one point, a home run is worth four points, etc.), and that's all you care about. Unlike in a rotisserie league, where you get your stats does not matter in a points league.

How do you lose points in fantasy baseball? ›

The idea is simple, players earn points for negative things (striking out, getting caught stealing, committing errors for batters, losses, earned runs and blown saves for pitchers) and lose points for positive things (hits, RBIs, stolen bases for batters, wins, strikeouts, saves for pitchers).

How does the waiver wire work in ESPN fantasy baseball? ›

Players on waivers will remain so for a set period of time, during which all teams will have the opportunity to make a claim on any player. When the waiver period expires, the player will be awarded to the team with the highest waiver priority that made a claim, and that team will move to the end of the waiver order.

How does a waiver wire order work? ›

The cut player drops to a category called 'waivers', allowing the player to be claimed by other members of your league prior to becoming free agents. Members of the league are ordered into priority, so that if two members try to claim the same player then the higher priority member wins the claim.

How to calculate hitter fantasy score? ›

Hitting
  1. Singles: 1 point.
  2. Doubles: 2 points.
  3. Triples: 3 points.
  4. Home Runs: 4 points.
  5. Runs: 1 point.
  6. Runs Batted In: 1 point.
  7. Walks: 1 point.
  8. Hit By Pitch: 1 point.

What is a fantasy points league? ›

In a Points league, fantasy points are awarded based on how well your players perform in each of several statistical categories. All real-life statistics have associated point values, and each player's points are summed to produce your daily total.

Does a walk count towards hitter fantasy score? ›

Walks and Stolen bases are not included in the scoring system. Pitching Outs: counts the amount of outs recorded while the pitcher is pitching in the game.

How to maximize points in fantasy baseball? ›

I filter on saves first, as saves are worth 5 points, while holds are worth 3 points. In addition to saves and holds, these pitchers also accrue points for innings pitched and strikeouts (and lose points for hits, walks, and earned runs).

How many points is a homerun in fantasy baseball? ›

Batting
Type of pointsPoints
Double (2B) Batter reaches second base6
Triple (3B) Batter reaches third base10
Home Run (HR) (Batter hits it out of the park or reaches back to home base)12
Runs Batted In (RBI) (Batter on strike caused one or more runs to be scored)3
4 more rows

Do bench players get points in fantasy baseball? ›

Manage your roster and lineup

After the draft ends, the real game begins. You'll need to keep track of who has a game in real life and move your preferred players from the "bench" into an active position, as only active players earn you points.

What happens if you claim a player on waivers? ›

When a player is placed on outright waivers, the other 29 teams have an opportunity to submit a claim for him. The claiming club assumes responsibility for the remaining money owed to the claimed player, who is placed on his new club's 40-man roster.

How do you win a waiver claim? ›

If you are claiming a player, you must wait for waivers to process. In the event that multiple claims are all submitted for a player, the claim will be awarded to the team with the most favorable waiver position, or in other words closest to "1".

Can a player refuse waiver? ›

A player that is claimed on release waivers has the option of rejecting that claim and instead exploring the free-agent market.

What does it mean to claim a player in fantasy? ›

The yellow "Claim Player" button indicates that this player is not available until your league's Waivers processes. Tapping on the yellow Claim Player button will put in your claim for that player. If no other team manager with an earlier waiver claim has selected him, you will receive this player as your pick.

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