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Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Saves and Steals Pickups for Week 8

Dan Israeli
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We're back for another edition of fantasy baseball saves and steals. If you need help in either department, the three names below can make for good pickups or FAAB bids in most leagues.

The following players are all available in less than 50 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues.

Saves: Sean Newcomb, RP, Atlanta Braves

Owned in 41 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball Leagues, the promising starting pitching prospect may be the next guy to take the reins of the Braves' closer carousel. While fans continue to pine for a Craig Kimbrel reunion, the Braves have shown no indication they'll sign their former ninth-inning stalwart. Newcomb may thrive if that's the case, as current de facto closer Luke Jackson has now blown four of 10 save chances. Newcomb, who got his first career save on May 21, has been lights out since joining the bullpen.

Steals: Jarrod Dyson, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks

Still owned in just 26 percent of Yahoo! leagues, Dyson has been one of the greater sources of stolen bases over the past month, tied for nine swipes in May with Royals speedster Adalberto Mondesi. Not quite a full-time player, Dyson is still leading off plenty when he plays. He is better for daily leagues, but even in weekly formats there are few better sources for stolen bases currently in the league.

Saves: Hansel Robles, RP, Los Angeles Angels

It may be tough to stomach for some (mostly Mets fans) that Robles is fantasy relevant, but the fact remains. While the Angels have not generated a ton of save opportunities in recent weeks, Robles now has five on the season and is looking like the preferred option over Ty Buttrey. Cody Allen, who came over from the Indians to be the Angels' closer, has not been used in many high-leverage situations since being yanked from the role.

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