Waiver Wire: 10 Under 10%

Kevin C. Cox

Brian Creagh has 10 players worth picking up who are owned in less than 10% of Yahoo! leagues

Josh SatinNew York Mets (2% Owned) – Satin is working on a nice 10-game hitting streak as of this writing and although I don’t highly recommend Satin as a long-term solution, he should continue to be useful until Ike Davis reclaims 1B for the Mets. It will be interesting to see if Satin is pushed to a corner OF spot to keep his bat in the lineup.

Brett WallaceHouston Astros (1% Owned) – Wallace has had a huge past 7 days, with 3 HR, .300 AVG, and a 1.100 OPS. His season numbers are still ugly, but he’s earned more playtime in Houston and could be a nice power option for the remainder of the season. How the ‘Stros decide to handle Jonathan Singleton will go a long way in determining Wallace’s fantasy value for the ROS.

Matt AdamsSt. Louis Cardinals (5% Owned) – I feel as though I write the same blurb for Adams every week. The dude can flat out rake and I would kill to see what he could do with a full time gig. He’s worth a stash just in the off chance an injury occurs and Adams is guaranteed at-bats in St. Louis. Even in a part-time role he’s worth an add in deeper leagues.

Eric Young – New York Mets (5% Owned) – EY has been off and running at the top of the Mets lineup. He won’t add any power and won’t do your batting average any favors, but if you’re in need of steals there won’t be many better in the second half.

Logan MorrisonMiami Marlins (9% Owned) – A somewhat forgotten fantasy player this year, LoMo isn’t far removed from being a fantasy sleeper in some expert circles. He’s had 9 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI, and .333 AVG in the past two weeks and while the batting average is a bit of a mirage, the power and counting stats are for real. Give Morrison a look because he has the ability to be a starter in even 12-team leagues.

Jeremy Hefner – New York Mets (6% Owned) – Hefner has looked great in his last two starts shutting down the D-backs and Rockies offenses and throwing in more strikeouts than expected. I love the Mets ballpark for starting pitchers, and pitching in the NL East will offer a lot of favorable matchups. Hefner could definitely run into 4-5 streamer worthy starts in a row. Might be worth a full time add in order to take advantage of every matchup.

John DanksChicago White Sox (3% Owned) – I find it difficult to believe that Danks is only at 3% owned. I assumed he has the name recognition to not be eligible for this list. After a disastrous start against Minnesota, Danks has looked very good in two starts against the O’s and Mets. His homepark and offense aren’t going to do him many favors, but Danks is only 28 and more than capable of returning to his 2010 form where he was a quality start machine.

Kevin GausmanBaltimore Orioles (4% Owned) – I really like Baltimore’s decision to throw Gausman out of the pen for a little bit. It allows his stuff to play up, and he will likely see mostly low-leverage situations to get his confidence back up after his shaky debut performances. He’s a nice addition to any fantasy bullpen with the upside of becoming a starter depending on how he performs and how Baltimore chooses to utilize him.

Jonathan PettibonePhiladelphia Phillies (3% Owned) – Another NL East guy who is worth adding just for the favorable matchups he will see most weeks. The strikeouts won’t be there, but the wins and quality innings are definitely available. He’s a better play in H2H leagues as he won’t stuff his stat sheet on a per-inning basis, but he’ll help suppress the ratios and give you an added chance at a W every week.

Nathan Eovaldi – Miami Marlins (6% Owned) – I’ll keep the trend growing with my favorite name on this week’s list. After throwing 6 shutout innings against the Padres, I find myself falling in love for Eovaldi. Oddly he threw 0 strikeouts in that game, but he has the stuff where I think the strikeouts will come at a decent clip. Pitching for the Marlins comes with the obvious lack of run support, but I love his fastball/slider combo. The only thing to watch out for is his heavy use of the fastball (71.4% per pitch f/x). His second trip through the league will likely force him to adjust, and could result in a few less than quality starts.

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