What does it take to win your fantasy baseball league? Well, you need to have a great draft day. You need to stay focused throughout the long and meandering year. You also need to know how to run the waiver wire. Finding hidden gems on the waiver wire will be the direct link to winning at least a couple of games this season. Let’s look at our Fantasy Alarm cheat sheet to see which waiver wire wonders you need to add right to your roster.
Ben Gamel – Seattle Mariners
If you need an outfielder then the odds are good that Ben Gamel from the Seattle Mariners is still available. Gamel has been just tearing the cover off of the ball since making it out of Triple A. Gamel provides bat speed, contact, and smart running to the top of one of the most potent offenses in the MLB. Gamel is likely the highest owned player on our list but he can still be found on most waiver wires.
Jorge Soler – Kansas City Royals
Soler struggled in his first run with the Royals and summarily got shipped down to Triple A. At Triple A we have seen Soler revert back into the vaunted slugger that KC thought they were getting. Soler has potential to be a late season call up that helps to immediately impact the Royals line up. Keep an eye on this 25 year old slugger.
Jed Lowrie – Oakland Athletics
2B is pretty deep right now which makes Lowrie even easier to pick up. Lowrie has dramatically reduced his K-rate while also improving on his power numbers. Lowrie leads off or cleans up in Oakland’s traditional MLB lineups on a nightly basis and he should give you some solid counting numbers over the final months of the season.