Week 2 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Larger Leagues

Week 2 Waiver Wire

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The 2014 fantasy baseball season has officially started and that means it is time to start fixing the holes in your lineup. To help you sort through the heap, here are some of the top waiver wire pickups in 10 or 14-man baseball leagues.

Catcher - Tyler Flowers, Chicago White Sox

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Catcher - Tyler Flowers, Chicago White Sox

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Flowers is finally showing a little life after years of substandard fantasy numbers. He has a .444 batting average, and while that will obviously decline, the backstop has continually made contact. The backstop has shown enough this year to be a low-end fantasy option.

First Base - Chris Colabello, Minnesota Twins

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First Base - Chris Colabello, Minnesota Twins

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Colabello started the year with an eight-game hitting streak and has quickly racked up 11 RBIs. The 30-year-old veteran doesn’t have much value in dynasty leagues, but he is worth a spot in deeper one-and-done leagues while he is so hot.

Second Base - D.J. LeMahieu, Colorado Rockies

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Second Base - D.J. LeMahieu, Colorado Rockies

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There really aren’t too many second basemen sitting on the wire right now, especially in 14-man leagues. LeMahieu doesn’t have much pop, but he can be a reliable .270 hitter week after week. Consider him a steal to find on the wire in 14-man leagues.

Shortstop - Adeiny Hechavarria, Miami Marlins

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Shortstop - Adeiny Hechavarria, Miami Marlins

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Hechavarria has shined in the leadoff spot this year. He doesn’t possess much pop, but he still has an impressive .350 batting average. Hechavarria is racking up enough hits/runs right now to be a low-end starter in leagues with over 10 owners.

Third Base - Yangervis Solarte, New York Yankees

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Third Base - Yangervis Solarte, New York Yankees

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The relative unknown prospect has exploded since being added to the lineup this month. He is currently hitting .429 and the utility man has amassed 12 hits (6 doubles) through the first eight contests. He will be the ultimate waiver wire option at third this week.

Outfield - Abraham Almonte, Seattle Mariners

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Outfield - Abraham Almonte, Seattle Mariners

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Almonte has a lackluster .242 batting average and has struck out 12 times already, but his .342 OBP in very intriguing in fantasy formats. He has three extra base hits (2 doubles/1 HR) and the 205-pound slugger truly has 20-HR potential.

Outfield - Michael Morse, San Francisco Giants

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Outfield - Michael Morse, San Francisco Giants

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Morse looks healthy for the first time in years. The veteran has an outstanding .393 batting average with an unthinkable .452 OBP. He has already clubbed two home runs and will be a reliable power source as long as he can stay healthy. Add Morse immediately in formats with over eight owners.

Starting Pitcher - Jason Hammel, Chicago Cubs

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Starting Pitcher - Jason Hammel, Chicago Cubs

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The hard-throwing veteran has been rather productive this season. He has won both of his starts and has racked up 11 strikeouts in 13.2 innings. He has also posted a 2.63 ERA to go along with a sizzling 0.51 WHIP. The righty is worth a look in deeper formats.

Starting Pitcher - Robbie Erlin, San Diego Padres

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Starting Pitcher - Robbie Erlin, San Diego Padres

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The 23-year-old won his first start of the year by throwing six innings of one-run ball. He racked up six strikeouts and failed to walk a single batter. Erlin is another young fireballer to go all in with this fantasy season.

Closer - Shawn Kelley, New York Yankees

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Closer - Shawn Kelley, New York Yankees

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Kelley struggled in his most recent appearance. He gave up two earned runs on four hits and was charged with the loss. Regardless, he will still be the team's closer while David Robertson is on the DL, which makes Kelley worth a roster spot. He only be a short-term option, but every closer deserves a roster spot in 14-man leagues.