With the MLB trading deadline coming at the end of the month, we can expect it to not only impact the pennant races but fantasy as well. It appears that Matt Garza is all but headed to Texas for a package of prospects headlined by Mike Olt. We could see closers Kevin Gregg and Steve Cishek moved, not only impacting the situation at their new teams, but createing new roles at their old ones. With fantasy trading deadline passed, or passing, MLB trades will be the main source of impact players, along with the remaining minor league call ups.
The amount of injuries across MLB has been nothing short of ridiculous so far this year. It seems as though players are getting soft and missing gobs of time due to blisters and the flu. This is creating some very interesting situations in fantasy baseball leagues. Check your league standings and I will all but guarantee you that the healthiest team(s) are on top. With this knowledge it’s now important to not only look for the best skills when searching for waiver wire pickups but also for durability. Getting the most games played out of your club is so important yet underrated in fantasy baseball. So, with this in mind let’s look at some players who are out on the waiver wire who can help you rack up numbers game in and game out.