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Waiver Wire: 10 Under 10%

Brian Creagh recommends 10 players owned in less than 10% of Yahoo! Leagues


Luke Scott - Tampa Bay Rays (2% Owned) - An alumni from the list last week, Luke Scott is on a hot streak and you're missing out. He has the DH spot locked up in Tampa and despite the shutout Friday to Cosart, the offense is rolling at a pretty good clip. Pick up Scott and cash in on his current power binge.

Eric Young - New York Mets (8% Owned) - Another alumni of last week's list, Young is on a speed binge similar to Scott's power run. I like Young's long-term chances better than Scott, and he should be snapped up by any owner chasing steals in a roto league. He's a difference-maker.

Josh Phegley - Chicago White Sox (4% Owned) - As an Indiana University Hoosier myself, Phegley holds a soft spot in my heart. He tore up AAA earlier this year and earned a shot in Chicago. He's making the most of it. After a go-ahead grand slame against Detroit, Phegley has almost no competition to speak of on the south side and should be firmly entrenched as the starting catcher.

Michael Saunders - Seattle Mariners (6% Owned) - Everyone's favorite preseason 20/20 sleeper pick is finally healthy and starting to produce. He had an excellent week this past week and nothing much has changed from his skillset. Saunders still offers across-the-board production and is a useful OF4 in most leagues.

Justin Smoak - Seattle Mariners (4% Owned) - I recently stated in the Questions Thread that I would take Smoak over Konerko for the ROS. I'm sticking with that here and I'm recommending an add wherever possible. Smoak has produced a .324/.403/.574 slashline in his last 19 games and I think the production is here to stay.

Wily Peralta - Milwaukee Brewers (2% Owned) - A prospect I really liked coming through the system, Peralta has struggled to find success in the big league rotation. He's finally earned some recognition after a complete game shutout of the Cincinnati Reds. I'm not ready to say he's fully turned the corner, but I'm confident Peralta will contribute quite a few quality starts in the second half.

Danny Salazar - Cleveland Indians (0% Owned) - I wrote about Salazar yesterday and how I'm skeptical on his 2013 outlook. I'm still not buying in, but in deeper leagues (the audience of these posts) anyone with a rotation spot and striking out 8.0+/9 deserves a look. Salazar could be a great stream play for those in shallow leagues too. I think he will throw up a few stinkers though if he sticks in the rotation.

John Lannan - Philadelphia Phillies (2% Owned) - An impressive 8 inning shutout of the Nationals gets Lannan on the list this week. I love guys pitching in the NL East as he should have plenty of favorable matchups in the second half. Nothing sexy here, but he's a pretty safe to play to round out a fantasy staff.

Chris Archer - Tampa Bay Rays (9% Owned) - Arguably the best long-term option on this list, Archer deserves to be more universally owned. He offers the strikeouts you want to see and on a team who will always provide some offense and defense. The walks are a bit of an issue but at this price, he is a must own player.

Chris Capuano - Los Angeles Dodgers (4% Owned) - Capuano has pitched 25.1 innings with a 3.55 ERA and a 24/2 K/BB rate in his last 5 starts and that's including the mess he made in Colorado, which was an obvious time to bench him. The Dodgers have righted the ship and Capuano is going to put up some very solid numbers in the second half. Buy in now.

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