3 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups Following MLB Opening Day

By Dan O'Shea
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Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees / Sarah Stier
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You often want to keep the players you drafted in fantasy baseball, especially when it's this early in the season, but leagues are often won and lost on the waiver wire. That being said, it's important not to be afraid to make a couple moves early in the year.

Following a full slate of 15 games on Opening Day, here are three pickups you should consider snagging from the waiver wire for your fantasy baseball team.

3. Tim Beckham, SS/3B, Seattle Mariners

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Tim Beckham has gotten off to a great start this season, as he's hitting .583 with three home runs and five RBI through three games. While he's certainly not going to maintain this pace, Beckham could be a valuable pickup as he's eligible to play both shortstop and third base.

2. Trey Mancini, 1B/OF, Baltimore Orioles

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The Baltimore Orioles lost to the New York Yankees on Opening Day, 7-2, but Trey Mancini still shined bright. Mancini went 3-for-4 with an RBI, and he's hitting cleanup for the O's this season. Even though he's stuck in the Orioles' ineffective offense, he could be a great pickup early in the season. He also is eligible at first base an outfield in most leagues.

1. Luke Voit, 1B, New York Yankees

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Most would naturally assume all of the Yankees' power hitters would've been taken early in fantasy drafts, but Luke Voit was a late-round sleeper at best. One game in and Voit is hitting cleanup for an absolutely loaded Yankees' offense, and he rewarded the team by smacking a home run and adding four RBI for good measure. While he clearly has a unique way of eating sunflower seeds, don't sleep on Voit this season as he should provide big-time HR and RBI numbers for power-needy fantasy teams.


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Dan O'Shea is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Dan O'Shea also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Doshea93. While the strategies and player selection recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and plater selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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