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Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 11

Dan Israeli
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Week 11 of head-to-head fantasy baseball is upon us and there are a handful of strong pickups to make based on their upcoming week and season-long outlooks.

Whether they're on a hot streak or finally showing some signs of sustainability, there are players still available on the waiver wire who you need to grab ahead of your competition.

With that in mind, here are five players you should consider picking up off the waiver wire for Week 11 of the fantasy baseball season.

1. Nick Pivetta, SP, Philadelphia Phillies

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Pivetta is owned in 49% of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues, but that number could skyrocket once FAAB bids clear. Pivetta was one of the most hyped breakout pitchers entering the season, but struggled so badly through his first four starts that he was sent down to Triple-A. He has since returned, and in his second game back with the Phillies pitched a complete game giving up one run. Pivetta is worth an add in all leagues.

2. Adrian Sampson, SP, Texas Rangers

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Sampson is coming of a complete game too, as he held the Athletics to one run while piling up seven strikeouts in his most recent start. Splitting time as a starter and a reliever, Sampson has really come on as of late with a 1.13 ERA and 0.81 WHIP through two June starts. Texas is not a friendly home park, but he'll have the run support starters need to get wins. Sampson (10% owned) is good spec pickup, but does draw a tough matchup against the Red Sox at Fenway in his next start.

3. JaCoby Jones, OF, Detroit Tigers

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Many think of the one-time NFL receiver when they hear this name, but the other JaCoby Jones is starting to make a name for himself on the baseball field. While he won't get a lot of national attention playing in Detroit, Jones has been one of the best dual threats in fantasy in recent weeks, as he has compiled seven homers and five steals in his last 109 at bats. Jones (5% owned) has been especially hot in June (.417 batting average) and is worth a pickup in deeper and AL Only leagues.

4. Colin Moran, 3B, Pittsburgh Pirates

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A former first-round pick (sixth overall) in 2013, Moran finally got his shot in the big leagues last season and didn't totally disappoint with a .277 average in 415 at bats. Now solidified as Pittsburgh's starting third baseman, Moran (7% owned) is improving on last season with nine homers and 34 RBI so far. He won't dazzle in any category, but for someone seeking corner infielder help, there are worse options than Moran.

5. Garrett Cooper, OF, Miami Marlins

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Rostering Marlins' bats is never ideal, but if you're looking for a hot hitter for the upcoming week, Cooper may be your guy. The Miami outfielder is sporting a superb .409/.536/.683 slash line through 22 June at bats. Also, if you play in an OBP league, Cooper (18% owned) has a .380 OBP on the season, which certainly plays. He is worth a pickup in NL Only and deeper leagues while his bat is hot.


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