The fantasy baseball playoffs are about to begin, making this the most important free agent period of the year. To help you gain an edge over your competition, here are my fantasy baseball week 22 waiver wire pickups for smaller leagues:
Small Leagues: 8-10 Man Leagues
C Wilin Rosario, Colorado Rockies – Rosario continues to crush the ball, as the catcher has 3 home runs in the last six games alone.
1B Chris Carter, Oakland Athletics – Carter has amazingly crushed 12 home runs in just over 2 months of professional work. He has provided some much-needed power in the middle of the A’s lineup and the kid will only get better from here.
2B Dan Uggla, Atlanta Braves – Uggla may be sitting at only 16 homers right now, but expect him to finish with well over 20 by the end of the season.
3B Aramis Ramirez, Milwaukee Brewers – Ramirez has hit 20 home runs among the bleak Brewers’ bats. The team may not be getting any better, but Ramirez can still be a mid-level starter in smaller leagues.
SS Yunel Escobar, Toronto Blue Jays – Escobar exploded on Wednesday night. He went an outstanding 4-5 with 3 doubles, 1 home run, and 5 RBI.
OF Corey Hart, Milwaukee Brewers – Hart has hit at least 4 home runs each month this season and the veteran has become a very reliable outfield option in smaller leagues.
OF Garrett Jones, Pittsburgh Pirates – Jones has 5 home runs in the last 19 games and has proven to be a reliable option behind Andrew McCutchen in the lineup.
SP Zach Greinke, Los Angles Angels – Greinke’s struggles have been well publicized, but he will not continue to pitch this bad. If he is available in your league, grab him now before he rights what is wrong.
SP Jeff Samardzija, Chicago Cubs – Samardzija has allowed 2 earned runs or less in four of his last five starts. The 27-year old ahs really matured intoa a quality mid-level starter.
RP Casey Janssen, Toronto Blue Jays – Toronto is playing strong baseball right now, only adding to Janssen’s value as a closer.