Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Saves and Steals Pickups for Week 6

Mike Esposito
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Finding a consistent source of saves or steals in fantasy baseball can be tough. However, there continue to be players available on the waiver wire in more than 50 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues that can give you solid production in those two categories.

Here are three waiver-wire options for saves or steals for Week 6 of the fantasy baseball season.

Steals: Leury Garcia, OF, Chicago White Sox

Owned in less than 15 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues, Leury Garcia is an under-the-radar player that can help you in multiple ways. Batting at the top of the White Sox lineup, the outfielder has scored 27 runs on the season while batting .299 with five steals in as many attempts.

Garcia has also been swinging a hot bat as of late, batting .360 over the past week with six runs scored in Chicago's last six games. As long as he keeps getting on base, Garcia should continue to be a consistent source of runs and steals.

Saves: Shawn Kelley, RP, Texas Rangers

Jose Leclerc's struggles and recent demotion from the Rangers' closer role opened the door for Shawn Kelley. The veteran right-hander pitched a flawless ninth in his first save chance and looks like the player you now want to own in the Texas bullpen.

While he hasn't officially been named the Rangers' closer, Kelley owns a 1.29 ERA and has easily been the club's best reliever this season. He should continue see more save opportunities moving forward, giving Kelley the chance to be a top-10 closer option when factoring in his more than a strikeout per inning in his career.

Steals: Amed Rosario, SS, New York Mets

Amed Rosario has always had the speed to be a base-stealing threat and now it looks like he's finally living up to that potential. The 24-year-old shortstop has been more aggressive on the base paths lately, swiping two bases in three attempts in his last seven games.

Rosario also owns a .345 on-base percentage over his last 29 plate appearances and should be a consistent source of steals going forward. He had 24 steals in 35 attempts last season, so an uptick in his steal percentage would also be a welcome perk for his fantasy owners.

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