Finding a reliable source of saves or steals is one of the hardest things to find on the waiver wire at this point in the fantasy baseball season. However, if you dig deep enough, there are still a couple players readily available in more than 50 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues that can provide you with the production you need in these two categories.
Here are three fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups for saves or steals that could help you close out Week 15 of the fantasy baseball season with a win.
Steals: Kevin Kiermaier, OF, Tampa Bay Rays
This isn't the first time that Kevin Kiermaier has been listed in one of these installments and, if you haven't gathered by now, should be a priority pick up for anyone looking for a bump in steals.
The two-time Gold Glover has wreaked havoc on the base paths recently, notching four stolen bases in his last eight games before the All-Star break. Kiermaier owns a .357 on-base percentage during the above-mentioned span and as long as he continues to get on base, the steals are bound to keep coming.
Saves: Fernando Rodney, RP, Washington Nationals
After a dreadful start with the Oakland Athletics, Fernando Rodney has found new life in the nation's capital this season. And could be in line for some save opportunities if his first few outings in a Nationals uniform are any indication.
The 42-year-old reliever has been called upon to slam the door in two of his last four appearances out of the Washington bullpen, successfully converting both opportunities he was given. Sean Doolittle is still Washington's undisputed closer, but Rodney should still see his opportunities down the stretch, especially if Doolittle gets traded.
Steals: Andrelton Simmons, SS, Los Angeles Angels
It was tough sledding at the plate for Andrelton Simmons heading into the All-Star break, but he excelled on the base paths when he managed to reach safely. Despite getting on-base at .250 clip over his last seven games, the 29-year-old shortstop notched two steals during that span.
Simmons clearly has a little bit of work to do at the plate at the start of the second half, but if he can fix things early, there's a good chance that his steals potential will soar down the stretch.
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