Fantasy Baseball Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 13 (2022)
We’ve wrapped up another week of MLB action, so it’s time for more waiver wire moves. With more and more injuries and players collapsing, it’s time to start changing our rosters. I want to emphasize that it is not yet time to panic about your main players. Don’t go dropping the top picks that just crumble through the door. If they are still struggling in a few weeks, we can look at the underlying metrics to see if a drop is in play.
At the start of the season, we’re interested in players who are off to a hot start and, more importantly, who show lasting improvements from last season. With the early injuries, we’re also looking for players who could benefit from more playing time. Some of the players on the lower roster, or some not mentioned here, are on the solid side of the squads, so make sure you don’t add them. if they have a negative schedule. Lastly, the names in the article are listed in percentage order, not so much in my preference to add to your list. This article will discuss fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups for the week 13 outfield, From July 4 to July 10.
During the first few weeks, the percentages listed can change quickly. So be quick to check your leagues for their availability. When you want to chat about Outfielders, Prospects, or Dynasty Leagues, message me directly on Twitter at @bdentrek. Key Points – This list will focus on players registered in less than 50% of Yahoo! leagues.
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Carlson is showing signs of life lately for the Cardinals. He’s hit safely in seven of his last eight games for a .310 batting average. He has six extra hits, a .310 ISO and .964 OPS over the eight-game streak. Carlson crosses out nearly 38% of the time, which is concerning, so it’s something worth watching. He reached second or sixth/seventh almost every day. If Carlson can see more bats near the top of the order, that could be huge.
It may not just be a week-long streak for Carlson, which leaves me quite optimistic. Since returning to the Cardinals on June 10, Carlson has hit .265 with three home runs and three stolen bases. Contrary to his one-week stats, Carlson is only hitting 25% of the time from the 10 and walking 12.5% of the time. Additionally, it has a .265 ISO and .892 OPS. Carlson is showing signs of life, and with consistent playing time, he could produce like so many hoped he did last season.
Juan Yepez, Cardinals of St. Louis
It looked like Yepez was set to be sent to Triple-A as playing time continued to disappear for the powerful rookie. Then Tyler O’Neil went on the IL and game time came back. Yepez has enjoyed playing time but has hit .311 since June 19 with five home runs and 12 RBIs. His .422 ISO and 1.038 OPS are exceptional, as well as his 182 wRC+. However, Yepez hits 28.3% of the time without a single step, which is a bit worrying, so something worth watching.
If Yepez keeps punching, he’ll stick around. If another crisis returns, a trip to the miners is in store. For now, get on the power bat and stack those starts for your fantasy teams.
Duran must be registered in many more leagues than he is currently. Since being called up on June 4, he has been the Red Sox’ lead hitter and has been very productive. Duran is hitting .351 with eight extra bases and four stolen bases. Additionally, Duran has a .193 ISO to go with a 164 wRC+, and his .393 OBP will return plenty of runs ahead of the Red Sox.
It was feared that Duran wouldn’t stay long, but that has changed. Enrique Hernandez had a setback in rehab, so Duran’s job is now safe. Also, Jackie Bradley Jr. can’t hit the wide side of a barn and really shouldn’t hold Duran back. So add Duran everywhere and reap the fantastic rewards.
It was a terrible start to the season for McCutchen, and it even lost me a few leagues. However, I added it wherever I could because Cutch overwrites. June has been a very good month for the veteran, and the last ten games have been outstanding. McCutchen is hitting .381 with three home runs, eight runs scored and seven RBIs. The only thing McCutchen doesn’t do is steal bases, but that’s fine when he continues to produce in the other four rotation categories like he currently does. McCutchen does his damage with a barrel rate of 12.8% and a near 50% hard hit rate. Add McCutchen in all 12-team leagues and deeper.
Dozier is never the sexiest player on the list, but he is a consistent fantasy producer. He’ll provide power, won’t smash your batting average, and even steal a base. Over the past ten games, Dozier has hit .265 with two homers and a stolen base. Dozier carries an ISO of .238 with an .872 OPS and 147 wRC+. Dozier usually hits the middle of the Royals range and brings excellent multi-position eligibility to your rosters. Dozier should be listed in all deep leagues with viability in 12-team leagues.
Deeper League Waiver Thread
You can check out my article on the NFBC Deeper League Waiver Wire, which comes out every Saturday, and looks at the Deeper League Waiver Wire options at different positions.
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