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10 Under 10% - Week 8

After missing a week, we're back with a vengeance for your top 10 pickups of players owned in fewer than 10% of Yahoo leagues

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Cameron Maybin - OF, Atlanta Braves (3% Owned) - Recently moved to the top of the Atlanta batting order, Maybin is figuring things out. With a little bit of power, and a little bit of speed, Maybin is making things happen for a Brave offense that has become much better than expected after clearing house this offseason. Once a top prospect, Maybin is a great example of a post-hype sleeper, and I like his chances for keeping up this pace.

Jace Peterson - 2B/3B, Atlanta Braves (5% Owned) - Along with Maybin, the top of the Atlanta offense is being sparked by rookie Jace Peterson. Peterson has solidified his spot at the top of the order by producing at an above-average pace. There's no power in his game, but he'll throw in some SBs (4 already this year) and maintain a solid OBP plus the Rs that should come with it.

Chris Iannetta - C, Los Angeles Angels (2% Owned) - The Halos are thin at catcher, and Iannetta is splitting time with Carlos Perez. Iannetta has been red hot in the past few days hitting .467/.467/.800 in his past 4 games with a dinger. There's little competition for him within the organization, and it's tough to find power at the catcher position in the waiver wire. Iannetta is worth a look until the hot streak ends.

Cory Spangenberg - 2B/3B, San Diego Padres (2% Owned) - The Padres new leadoff man, Cory Spangenberg has finally had a chance to show off his wheels at the major league level. He doesn't have the OBP levels you'd like to see out of the leadoff guy, but he'll support a solid AVG for standard 5x5 leagues and put up double digit SB totals in a hurry. The Padres offense is sputtering right now, but if Kemp turns it around, plus Alonso and Myers get healthy, Spangenberg could be a run scoring machine to go with the great SB numbers. The positional flexibility on Yahoo is a nice plus as he can play both CI and MI.

Billy Burns - OF, Oakland A's (3% Owned) - Another leadoff hitter to make this list, Billy Burns is sitting on top of a stagnant Oakland lineup. Similar to Spangenerg, Burns will provide a ton of speed and a solid AVG to boot. With Coco Crisp back on the DL, Burns doesn't have much competition for that leadoff spot and should safely hold it for the next few weeks. He played well while the Oakland OF was injured earlier this season, and I expect him to continue the solid play moving forward.

Erasmo Ramirez - SP, Tampa Bay Rays (2% Owned) - I might be the last one left, but I still believe in Erasmo Ramirez. He's pitched pretty well this year with a 7.7 K/9, 3.4 BB/9, and 3.84 FIP in 29.1 IP. His peripherals indicate that his 6+ ERA is due for some improvement, and his strikeouts are at a career-high rate. Ramirez still throws one of my favorite fastball/changeup combos in the game and could develop into a steady backend rotation piece.

Tsuyoshi Wada - SP, Chicago Cubs (6% Owned) - In a crazy debut, Tsuyoshi Wada struck out 9 Padres in only 4.2 innings of work. Travis Wood has officially been moved to the rotation, which opens up a spot for Wada. Last season, Wada pitched extremely well in a 70 inning sample, sporting a 19.7% K-rate and a 3.75 FIP, which is to say there is a legitimate chance Wada can bring back a mid-rotation starter's value.

Wade Miley - SP, Boston Red Sox (4% Owned) - I don't know if I really even believe that I'm putting him here, but I'm now willing to take a shot on Wade Miley. He's had good results the last two times through the rotation and is maintaining a 3.88 FIP this season. Boston's staff as a whole has seemed to put it together over the past week after an absolutely miserable start. I still think there's a good chance Miley can be a dependable fantasy starter every time he takes the bump.

Roenis Elias - SP, Seattle Mariners (5% Owned) - Elias makes the list thanks to a secure spot in the rotation, and a favorable home ballpark. He's been extremely consistent since emerging as a late rotation piece early last season, and he has provided solid strikeout and walk rates across almost 200 MLB innings. Elias has been a little lucky this season and his peripherals point towards him coming back down to earth a little bit. Long term he's still a 4.00 ERA guy with 7.0+ K/9. That's streamer-worthy in any format and rosterable in any 14+ team mixers.

Tom Koehler - SP, Miami Marlins (3% Owned) - Similar to Elias, Koehler has a cozy ballpark to pitch in, plus the added benefit of pitching in the offensively inept NL East. The strikeout totals aren't sexy, and he's been a little too HR-prone this year, but the full package makes for a streamer option on a consistent basis. In deep leagues, Koehler is worthy of a roster spot.

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