Fantasy Baseball Outfield Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 13 (2022)

We’ve got another week of MLB action and it’s time to make more waiver wire moves. With injuries mounting and players slumping, it’s time to change our squads. I would like to emphasize that it is not yet time to panic about your regular players. Don’t drop early picks that just fall out of the gate. If they’re still struggling a few weeks from now, we can look at the underlying metrics to see if a drop is at play.

As the season begins, we’re interested in players who are off to a great start and, more importantly, are showing sustained improvements over last season. With the early injuries we are also looking for players who may get more playing time. Some of the lower roster players or some not mentioned here are on the solid side of Platoons so make sure you don’t add them if they are on a negative schedule. Finally, the names in the article are listed in percentage order, not so much in my preference to add them to your list. This article will discuss Fantasy baseball waiving cable pickups for the outfield in week 13, July 4th to July 10th.

In the first few weeks, the tiered percentages can change quickly. So quickly check your leagues for availability. If you want to chat about outfielders, prospects, or dynasty leagues, message me directly on Twitter at @bdentrek. Key Points – This list focuses on players who are in less than 50% of Yahoo! leagues.

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Carlson has been showing some signs of life for the Cardinals lately. He’s batted safely in seven of his last eight games and has a .310 batting average. He has six extra base hits, a .310 ISO and .964 OPS over the eight-game streak. Carlson knocks out almost 38% of the time, which is concerning, so something worth watching. He finished in either second or sixth/seventh place most days. If Carlson can see more at-bats near the top of the order, that could be huge.

It may not just be a week-long heatwave for Carlson, which makes me pretty optimistic. Since returning to the Cardinals on June 10, Carlson has hit .265 with three homers and three stolen bases. But contrary to his week-long stats, since the 10th, Carlson has been on strike only 25% of the time and walking 12.5% ​​of the time. He also has a .265 ISO and .892 OPS. Carlson is showing signs of life and with consistent playing time he could do as many were hoping for last season.

Juan Yepez, Cardinals of St. Louis

41% estimated

It seemed like Yepez was about to be sent to Triple-A as play time kept ticking by for the power-hit rookie. Then Tyler O’Neil went to the IL and playtime returned. Yepez has taken advantage of the season but has gone .311 since June 19 with five homers and 12 RBI. His .422 ISO and 1038 OPS are outstanding, and his 182 wRC+. However, Yepez batters through 28.3% of the time without a single walk, which is a bit of a concern, so something worth watching.

If Yepez keeps hitting, he’ll stick with it. If another burglary returns, a trip to the minors is imminent. For now, ride the power bat and stack those starts for your fantasy teams.

31% estimated

Duran needs to be used in a lot more leagues than now. Since being recalled on June 4, he has been the Red Sox leadoff hitter and has been prolific. Duran hits .351 with eight extra bases and four stolen bases. Additionally, Duran has a .193 ISO that goes with a 164 wRC+ and his .393 OBP will return many runs starting for the Red Sox.

There were concerns that Duran wouldn’t stay long, but that has changed. Enrique Hernandez had a setback in his injury rehab, so Duran’s job is now secure. Also, Jackie Bradley Jr. can’t hit the broad side of a barn and really shouldn’t be holding Duran back. So add Duran everywhere and reap the fantasy rewards.

26% applied

It’s been a terrible start to the season for McCutchen, and I’ve even dropped him in a few leagues. However, I added him wherever I could since Cutch is mashing. June has been a very friendly month for the veteran and the last ten games have been outstanding. McCutchen is batting .381 with three runs home, eight runs made and seven RBI. The only thing McCutchen doesn’t do is steal bases, but that’s fine as long as he continues to produce in the other four ROTO categories as he currently is. McCutchen does his damage with a 12.8% barrel rate and a nearly 50% hard hit rate. Add McCutchen in all 12-team leagues and lower leagues.

19% set

Dozier is never the hottest player on the list, but he’s been a consistent fantasy producer. He’ll provide some power, won’t break your batting average, and will even steal a base. In the last ten games, Dozier has hit .265 with two home runs and a stolen base. Dozier wears an ISO of 0.238 with 0.872 OPS and 147 wRC+. Dozier typically scores in the middle of the Royals lineup, giving your rosters excellent multi-position eligibility. Dozier should be listed in all deep leagues with viability in 12-team leagues.

Deeper League Waiver Wire

You can read my NFBC article on the minor league wire waiver that comes out every Saturday and covers options for waiving the minor league wire at various positions.

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