Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 14

Mike Esposito
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Week 13 of the fantasy baseball season is officially in the rear-view mirror, and based on your team's performance from last week, you should know which key waiver wire adds you'll need to make in order to stay competitive.

The talent available on the waiver wire at this point in the season may be lacking, especially in deeper leagues. However, there are still a select few players available for the picking that could give your fantasy team the production it needs to finish Week 14 in the win column.

With that in mind, here are five players you should consider picking up off the waiver wire for Week 14 of the fantasy baseball season.

5. Matt Adams, 1B/OF, Washington Nationals

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He isn't going to provide you with a high-average bat any time soon, but Matt Adams more than makes up for it with his recent power surge. The 30-year-old slugger has been hitting the ball well whenever making contact in recent weeks, boasting a 1.039 OPS with six homers and 16 RBI in his last 37 at-bats. Adams is available in 97 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues and could provide any roster with some impressive pop.

4. Kevin Newman, 2B/SS, Pittsburgh Pirates

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It's definitely time for fantasy baseball owners to start paying attention to Kevin Newman. The rookie middle infielder has done nothing but hit since being called up to the Majors this season, batting .330 with five homers, 29 RBI and five stolen bases through 54 games played (191 at-bats). Newman is still available in 72 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues. Newman has the potential to provide his owners with both a consistent bat and an underrated source of steals as well.

3. Manuel Margot, OF, San Diego Padres

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Manuel Margot has had to fight for his playing time this season, and he's really been making a strong case for more at-bats recently. The 24-year-old outfielder has been seeing the ball well, batting .346 with five RBI, three stolen bases and a 1.008 OPS over his last 26 at-bats. Margot is available in 88 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues and should serve as a solid, high-upside outfield depth piece as long as he keeps hitting.

2. Aníbal Sánchez, SP, Washington Nationals

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Anibal Sanchez proved last season that he's still a viable starter in the Majors. As it turns out, he's definitely a viable fantasy starter as well. The 35-year-old righty has been on top of his game over the past month, sporting a 3-0 record with a 2.76 ERA and 25 strikeouts across four starts (29 1/3 innings pitched). Sanchez is still available in 64 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues and could provide an immediate boost to any fantasy roster still hurting for a reliable arm.

1. Cam Bedrosian, RP, Los Angeles Angels

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Cam Bedrosian may end up getting more save opportunities if he keeps pitching the way he has been recently. The veteran reliever has been dominant out of the pen in June, sporting an impressive 0.69 ERA, 0.62 WHIP, one save and 17 strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings pitched. Bedrosian is available in 95 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues, and if the save opportunities don't come, he still holds plenty of value in leagues that count holds as a scoring metric.


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