Missing out on key waiver wire additions at this point in the season could very well spell doom for fantasy baseball owners in need of a late-season playoff push. Luckily, there are still plenty of helpful options available that can potentially give your fantasy team the the level of production needed to come out with a win in Week 17.
With that in mind, here are five fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups that could be difference makers for the remainder of the week.
1. Ryan McMahon, 1B/2B/3B, Colorado Rockies
Ryan McMahon was victim of a crowded infield in Colorado early on in the season, but he's catapulted himself into fantasy relevance now that he's getting consistent playing time. The 24-year-old infielder has done a little bit of everything over the past two weeks, batting .295 with three homers, 11 RBI and a stolen base over his last 44 at-bats. McMahon is available in 68 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues and could serve as a well-rounded bat for anyone in need of infield depth.
2. Miguel Sano, 1B/3B, Minnesota Twins
Miguel Sano has been inconsistent this season, but when he gets on a hot streak, he's an absolute must-add. And the 26-year-old slugger has been destroying at the dish over the past two weeks, sporting an impressive 1.115 OPS with five home runs and 14 RBI across his last 45 at-bats. Available in 54 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues, Sano could give fantasy baseball owners an influx of power, at least in the short term, anyway.
3. Anthony Santander, OF, Baltimore Orioles
Not much has gone right for the Baltimore Orioles this season, but Anthony Santander's recent run is definitely worth acknowledging. The 24-year-old switch-hitting outfielder has been tearing the cover off the ball in recent days, batting .379 with four homers and 15 RBI across his last 58 at-bats. Santander is available in 64 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues and should provide fantasy owners in need of outfield help with a quality bat.
4. Andrew Miller, RP, St. Louis Cardinals
Andrew Miller hasn't had the kind of first season that many Cardinals fans has hoped for, but he may have rediscovered his All-Star form over the past few weeks. The 34-year-old southpaw has been dominant over the past 14 days, posting a 1.13 ERA and 1.00 WHIP while successfully converting two save chances in his last eight appearances (eight innings pitched). Miller is still available in 48 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues, so pick him up on the near coin-flip chance that he's available, especially in leagues that count holds as a scoring category.
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