Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Extended Week 15

By Leo Abbe-Schneider
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The fantasy baseball season is just past the All-Star break, which means it's likely the longest matchup of the year for fantasy owners. Week 15 started on Monday, July 8, in most leagues and the second half of it runs from Monday, July 15, through Sunday, July 21.

One solid pickup here could make all of the difference as we move toward the fantasy playoffs. With that in mind, here are five players you should consider adding off the waiver wire for Week 15 of the 2019 fantasy baseball season.

5. Christian Vazquez, C, Boston Red Sox

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It's surprising that Christian Vazquez is only owned in 69 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues, as he's having an impressive offensive season for a catcher. He's hitting .298 with 15 home runs and could be a pivotal addition down the stretch for any team in need of another hitter.

4. Sonny Gray, SP, Cincinnati Reds

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Sonny Gray is putting together another solid season as a member of the Cincinnati Reds' pitching staff. He's 5-5 with a 3.42 ERA and 112 strikeouts in just 97 1/3 innings pitched. Considering he's owned in 65 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues, fantasy owners should hurry to the waiver wire to check if he's still available.

3. Adam Frazier, 2B, Pittsburgh Pirates

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Adam Frazier is currently owned in just 20 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues. He's a consistent everyday player, and is currently hitting .283 with 49 runs scored. Frazier's power numbers likely won't wow you, but he could be a solid addition to any team in need of a reliable hitter.

2. Andrew Cashner, SP, Boston Red Sox

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Owned in just 46 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues, Andrew Cashner could be in for a big second half of the season. The Boston Red Sox recently traded for Cashner, who had a 9-3 record and a 3.83 ERA with the Orioles prior to the deal. Cashner could be a great source of wins down the stretch with Boston's dynamic lineup providing run support.

1. Alex Young, SP, Arizona Diamondbacks

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Alex Young has been practically unhittable for the Arizona Diamondbacks since making his MLB debut on June 27. He's 2-0 with a 0.63 ERA and nine strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings pitched, and Young is only owned in 34 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues. If Young continues pitching at this level, he could become a key member of any fantasy baseball rotation down the stretch.

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