Fantasy Baseball Week 6 1B/3B Waiver Wire Pickups

Welcome back to another edition of first base and third base fancy baseball waiver wire pickups. For those unfamiliar, every week at RotoBaller we post a waiver thread article for every position. This article will look at inside corner options, both in 1B and 3B. You can also read our other articles on the middle infield (2B and SS), outfield, starting pitchers, and more.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve had some success here with a handful of our suggestions remaining hot and maintaining their strong debut for the 2022 season.

That being said, let’s save the good times with a few names to consider as fantasy baseball waiver wire mics for this upcoming week of the MLB and fantasy baseball season — May 16th through May 22nd.

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The Twins activated Arraez from the COVID roster this week and he was immediately returned to action. Before being sidelined, he had a good start to the 2022 campaign.

Arraez has always been a solid and reliable contributor in the batting averages department. He is exceptional at putting the ball in play and finding his way on base. During the first part of the season, he found himself above the .300 mark.

In 121 games last season, he batted .294 and scored 59 runs while recording 42 RBIs. He won’t offer much in the power department, but if you need a boost when it comes to BA and runs, Arraez could be your man.

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Josh Naylor’s escape may finally be here! The 25-year-old has been exceptional for the Guardians this season. This week alone, three of his seven hits left the court and he had 11 RBIs.

Overall, he hits .347 and has a .988 OPS and 192 OPS+ over 20 games. He has four doubles, five home runs and 22 RBIs this season. While he didn’t do many steps (3.9%), he doesn’t hit much (13.0%) and his power numbers are through the roof.

The potential has always been there. If he can just stay on the field, Naylor could put on a monster season at the plate. If he’s still out there in your league, go get him before it’s too late.

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I mentioned Wade as a potential pick-up last week as he finally made his return from the injured list. He’s had a relatively strong start to the 2022 season so far, homering one, driving five and adding one stolen base.

Wade was one of San Francisco’s biggest surprises last season. He had a career year, posting 116 OPS+, 17 doubles, 18 homers and six stolen bases. Although he didn’t draw many walks (8.7%) and his strikeout percentage was a bit high (23.4%), Wade recorded a strong .328 on-base percentage.

Although still a small sample, Wade seems to have picked up where he left off last season. He still doesn’t play lefties, but when he’s been there, Wade leads things for the Giants. He’s definitely a guy to watch going forward.

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Who would have thought that in 2022, Brandon Drury would have some kind of fantasy value? Well, start believing it. Drury was given daily playing time with the rebuilding Reds and took full advantage of the opportunity.

Drury was exceptional at the plate, ripping seven homers and eight doubles while driving 22 runs and posting a .902 OPS. In a small sample, his barrel (17.2%) and hard hit (51.6%) percentages rank in the 90th percentile or better.

While both of those numbers seem extremely unsustainable, why not get your hot hand up at the moment, especially in the Great American Bambox.

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