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With May now securely in the rear-view mirror, there are still players available on the waiver wire that could help lead your fantasy baseball team to a Week 10 win. Some owners will be looking to replace Andrew McCutchen, following his diagnosis with a torn ACL, while others are simply trying to upgrade.
These three fantasy baseball players are worth a waiver wire pickup as we hit the mid-week point in Week 10.
1. Niko Goodrum, 1B/2B/3B/SS/OF, Detroit Tigers
Niko Goodrum has been a seemingly big surprise this season and should be considered a must add at this point. The 27-year-old utilityman has been on a tear over the past week, batting .522 with two homers, four RBI, eight runs scored and a robust 1.499 OPS across his last 23 at-bats. Goodrum is still available in 69 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues, despite being the No. 2 ranked player over the past seven days, and since the guy can slot in at every position other than pitcher he's a viable pickup no matter where you're hurting.
2. Avisail Garcia, OF, Tampa Bay Rays
Avisail Garcia returned to the Rays' lineup on Tuesday night with a bang, hitting his 11th home run of the season. He had missed the previous three games due to hamstring tightness, but was swinging one of the hottest bats in baseball prior to the injury. The 27-year-old outfielder is batting .349 with four homers and 10 RBI in his last 43 at-bats. Garcia also stole three bases in those 10 games. He somehow remains available in 57 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues, despite a .300 batting average and 56 combined runs and RBI. If you're in need of an outfield bat, adding Garcia should help you in all five standard categories.
3. Trevor Richards, SP, Miami Marlins
Trevor Richards had a pretty rough start to the 2019 season, but he's been in excellent form for the Miami Marlins lately. The 26-year-old righty has been lights out over his last three starts, sporting a 2-0 record with a 1.02 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 19 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings pitched. Richards is available in 78 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues and should be a popular target by those in need of another quality arm. He also has a home start against the Braves, a team he shut out for 4 1/3 innings on May 4, scheduled for Saturday.
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