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Waiver Wire: 10 Under 10%

Brian Creagh gives 10 players owned in less than 10% of leagues who are worth keeping an eye on.


Juan Lagares - New York Mets (5% Owned) - Lagares is now patrolling CF for the Mets and is making the most of his opportunity. He won't provide a ton of pop for the rest of the year, but he probably has double digit steals left in him and a decent average. If he continues to hit from the top of the Mets lineup, he should score runs at a decent clip as well.

Devin Mesoraco - Cincinnati Reds (5% Owned) - A post-hype sleeper, Mesoraco has 2 HR's, 8 RBI and a .385 AVG in his last 7 days. Hanigan is returning from the DL, but Mesoraco has performed well enough to vulture a few starts away. I like Mesoraco as a stash for next year.

David Lough - Kansas City Royals (2% Owned) - I am falling in love with David Lough. I realize there isn't a ton of fantasy upside, but he's a lot of fun to watch play. Through his first 54 games he has put up a .304/.320/.454 slash and while these aren't Earth-shattering numbers, they are certainly unexpected and worth a look at in deep formats.

Jesus Guzman - San Diego Padres (1% Owned) - Guzman has 1B and OF eligibility in Yahoo! leagues and is a pure power play here. With 2 HR in the past 5 days, he is heating up and could be ready for a little run in San Diego. Keep an eye out for Guzman if you need some power.

Eduardo Nunez - New York Yankees (3% Owned) - The beneficiary of all the A-Rod and Jeter injury nonsense, Nunez has the ability to make an impact in fantasy lineups. He is playing shortstop but should slide over to 3B once Jeter comes back. Nunez provides some good pop and the ability to steal a base or two.

Randall Delgado - Arizona Diamondbacks (5% Owned) - After his complete game shutout against the Padres, there is no reason for Delgado to be under 50% owned. Delgado has a 3.8 K/BB ratio and a 2.85 ERA over his first 53 innings this year and is backed by a solid offense in a week offensive division. Grab Delgado if he's available regardless of the format.

Juan Nicaso - Colorado Rockies (3% Owned) - A bit of a hit or miss pitcher, Nicasio is in the middle of a run that is worth mentioning. Nicasio has surrendered only 1 ER in his last 3 starts, but keep in mind those starts came against the offensively inept Dodgers, Cubs, and Marlins. Two of the starts were at home, which is impressive but Nicasio has earned the opportunity to be streamed if he continues to face soft matchups.

Henderson Alvarez - Miami Marlins (1% Owned) - Typically an extreme groundball pitcher, Alvarez has seen his profile change in his first 30 innings pitched. Very much small sample size but keep an eye on this because if he's inducing less weak contact, it could cause a bump in strikeout rates.

Jenrry Mejia - New York Mets (2% Owned) - With a fantastic debut, Mejia is a guy to watch in the second half. A former top prospect who experienced some bad luck with injuries, Mejia is another post-hype sleeper that could provide great numbers the rest of the way. I'll be curious to see if he can sustain the strikeout per inning ratio he showed in his first outing. I see him as more of a 6.0-6.5 K/9 type of guy

Tyson Ross - San Diego Padres (1% Owned) - I really like Ross and hope he sticks in the rotation this time. He pitched very well out of the bullpen and a deadline deal could push him right back into that role. He had a nice start against Milwaukee giving up only 2 hits and 1 run in 6 innings.