We have done a good job of staying ahead of the curve this season, while at the same time trying to avoid duplication. To stay on top of the best players available in your particular league, I suggest you review not only the current Waiver Flavor, but the past few editions each week. We gave you a heads up several weeks ago on Wily Peralta, Brad Ziegler, Adeiny Hechavarria and Michael Saunders,giving you opportunity to put in claims on the front end. This week's edition of Farm Report focused on the bevy of call-up's that are effecting not only waiver and free agency claims this week, but already having an effect on standings across fantasy nation. If you haven't done so already, check in with the Farm Report for players like Jonathan Villar, Junior Lake, Christian Yelich, Erasmo Ramirez and Jarred Cosart. Now, as the Brandon Beachy watch continues, on to the the veteran portion of this week's suggested pickups..
As we hit the All-Star break, many leagues also pass their trading deadline. When trading is no longer an option, free agency and waivers become even more important. "Real Life" trades also figure to play a major factor with veterans like Matt Garza (pictured) possibly on the move. Many times during the season, our weekly list has a nice piece or two, lacking depth... but this week is different. I feel there are a number of players featured in this week's edition of Waiver Flavor that can help your team in the short... and long term. I should note that three pitchers made an appearance this week, but were promptly sent back to the minors. Cleveland's Danny Salazar and Houston's Jarred Cosart had outstanding performances, while the pitcher with the best track record, Erasmo Ramirez of Seattle, was shelled. Depending on your particular league rules, I beleive each is worthy of "stashing".