Top 5 Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 4 Fantasy Baseball

By Timothy Downs

Week 4 of the 2016 MLB season is here, and fantasy baseball enthusiasts are scrambling to make adjustments to their roster. With that in mind, here’s a look at the top five (relatively low-owned) players to target on the waiver wire.

Top 5 Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 4 Fantasy Baseball
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5. Odubel Herrera - OF - Philadelphia Phillies

Odubel Herrera - OF - Philadelphia Phillies Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
The Philadelphia Phillies haven't been the unmitigated disaster most MLB fans expected them to be this season, as they are actually off to a relatively decent start at 9-10. Outfielder Odubel Herrera has surprised, batting .286 with two homers, nine RBIs, 11 runs scored and four steals. Pick up Herrera now, and he'll likely be in your starting lineup regularly this summer. He's owned in 40 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

5. Odubel Herrera - OF - Philadelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies haven't been the unmitigated disaster most MLB fans expected them to be this season, as they are actually off to a relatively decent start at 9-10. Outfielder Odubel Herrera has surprised, batting .286 with two homers, nine RBIs, 11 runs scored and four steals. Pick up Herrera now, and he'll likely be in your starting lineup regularly this summer. He's owned in 40 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

4. Fernando Rodney - RP - San Diego Padres

Fernando Rodney - RP - San Diego Padres Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
I get it: Fernando Rodney has devastated many fantasy baseball teams over the past few seasons. However, hear me out for a second. He's been lights out thus far for the San Diego Padres (0.00 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, seven Ks, three saves) and is pitching with zero pressure on him as the Padres aren't expected to do much this season. If you need cheap saves, Rodney's worth picking up, and is just 57 percent owned in Yahoo! leagues.

4. Fernando Rodney - RP - San Diego Padres

I get it: Fernando Rodney has devastated many fantasy baseball teams over the past few seasons. However, hear me out for a second. He's been lights out thus far for the San Diego Padres (0.00 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, seven Ks, three saves) and is pitching with zero pressure on him as the Padres aren't expected to do much this season. If you need cheap saves, Rodney's worth picking up, and is just 57 percent owned in Yahoo! leagues.

3. Jake Lamb - 3B - Arizona Diamondbacks

Jake Lamb - 3B - Arizona Diamondbacks Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA Today Sports
Jake Lamb disappointed in his 2015 rookie campaign for the most part, but he's off to a fast start in 2016. Through 18 games, Lamb is batting .281 with two homers, 10 RBIs, eight runs scored and two steals. He isn't overwhelming statistically, but he's been solid and will continue to blossom into the player many thought he'd be as a prospect over the next few months. Lamb's owned in just 31 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

3. Jake Lamb - 3B - Arizona Diamondbacks

Jake Lamb disappointed in his 2015 rookie campaign for the most part, but he's off to a fast start in 2016. Through 18 games, Lamb is batting .281 with two homers, 10 RBIs, eight runs scored and two steals. He isn't overwhelming statistically, but he's been solid and will continue to blossom into the player many thought he'd be as a prospect over the next few months. Lamb's owned in just 31 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

2. Tanner Roark - P - Washington Nationals

Tanner Roark - P - Washington Nationals Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Overshadowed by Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer and Gio Gonzalez, Tanner Roark is quietly having an incredibly solid campaign for the Washington Nationals. Through four starts, Roark is 2-2 with a 2.63 ERA and 1.38 WHIP, and he's striking out exactly one batter per inning (24 Ks in 24 innings). Clearly, Roark is worth a spot on your roster, so act now while he's still just 31 percent owned in Yahoo! leagues.

2. Tanner Roark - P - Washington Nationals

Overshadowed by Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer and Gio Gonzalez, Tanner Roark is quietly having an incredibly solid campaign for the Washington Nationals. Through four starts, Roark is 2-2 with a 2.63 ERA and 1.38 WHIP, and he's striking out exactly one batter per inning (24 Ks in 24 innings). Clearly, Roark is worth a spot on your roster, so act now while he's still just 31 percent owned in Yahoo! leagues.

1. Kendall Graveman - SP - Oakland Athletics

Kendall Graveman - SP - Oakland Athletics Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
The Oakland Athletics don't garner much attention from fantasy baseball experts, and as a result, their players are oftentimes mistakenly avoided on the waiver wire. Kendall Graveman has been phenomenal for Oakland this season, going 1-1 with a 2.04 ERA and 0.91 WHIP, while striking out a solid 15 batters in 17.1 innings. He's owned in just 18 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

1. Kendall Graveman - SP - Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics don't garner much attention from fantasy baseball experts, and as a result, their players are oftentimes mistakenly avoided on the waiver wire. Kendall Graveman has been phenomenal for Oakland this season, going 1-1 with a 2.04 ERA and 0.91 WHIP, while striking out a solid 15 batters in 17.1 innings. He's owned in just 18 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

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