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Top 5 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups (Week 13)

Back again for yet another edition of my favorite waiver wire options. I know the last few weeks have had fewer names per article, but that’s because I’m doing my best to focus on quality rather than quantity. I’ve said it a million times before and I’ll say it again, I’m more focused on giving you guys the list of names I think will be the most beneficial rather than trying to talk you into why every single player should be an option.

Now before we get into the list, I’ve got to continue with my movie review segment I’ve been sneaking into these articles. If you’re new here, I enjoy horror/thriller movies and watch way more than one person should. To keep myself entertained with these articles I’ve been enjoying sneaking in a review of one I’ve recently watched. Today’s movie is Caveat. It’s on Amazon Prime. It was a good one.

The dialogue in the movie is minimal, which I typically shy away from, but the director did a great job of using darkness and misdirection to keep you enthralled. It’s about a guy down on his luck who’s asked to watch over a secluded house for a week. The previous owner had died and their daughter was living there and needed someone to look out for her.

When he got there, he found out there was so much more going on. From a girl who spends half her time in a catatonic state, to a dead lady in a wall, to a crossbow, to being chained to the house and not being able to leave… It will leave you on the edge of your seat and I promise you won’t see the end coming.

Watch it. Now let’s get to the baseball.

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Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups (Week 13)

Catcher

Connor Wong (C – BOS)

As mentioned before, catcher is incredibly thin, so we’re going to rock with one this week. That one catcher just so happens to be Connor Wong. He’s not necessarily flashy, but he’s on an eight-game hit streak and has scored four runs, driven in two and stolen a base in that same span. If you’re looking for a short-term option that’s widely available, it’s hard to go wrong with Wong.

Middle Infield

David Hamilton (2B, SS – BOS)

I try not to repeat people when I can. I like to cycle in guys who are readily available in many leagues. It’s just that David Hamilton has just been way too good. He’s got multiple hits in five of his last seven games. He’s also managed two home runs, three doubles and five stolen bases in that timeframe. The Red Sox seem pretty set on batting him at the bottom of the order most of the time (he sneaks into the two spot here and there), which limits his upside, but he’s done an incredible job of being productive wherever he hits. He needs to be added and started in all leagues.

Zach Neto (SS – LAA)

One of my “Must Have” players coming into this season, Zach Neto has found a way to be great. The run he’s been on lately is going overlooked judging by the vast amount of leagues he’s still available in. In his last 14 games, he’s put together nine XBH, 10 RBI and three stolen bases while hitting .245. This is the same type of pace he was on in 2023 before injuries derailed everything. He’s now shown the ability to hit for power and average while also stealing bases enough to consider it more than just a fluke. He plays for an Angels team that struggles at the plate, but Neto has still found a way to be relevant. If you need an upgrade, he’s worth a look.

Corner Infield

Lenyn Sosa (2B, 3B  – CWS)

A new name has made the list. Not only a new name but a Chicago White Sox stud at that. It’s not often you go to check the waiver wire and stumble across a guy hitting .359 in his last 12 games. Lenyn Sosa is slashing .359/.405/.590 in that timeframe with a strikeout rate below 15%. He’s become an impressive line-drive hitter with decent barrel and hard-hit rates. And he has enough speed to make it entertaining on the basepaths. As long as he’s getting at-bats he’s got value. Especially in points leagues.

Joey Meneses (1B, DH – WAS)

Joey Meneses is a guy I’ve loved since he burst onto the scene these last few seasons. It’s just been difficult finding ways to add him to the list. He’s finally played well enough for me to no longer be able to pass him by. Meneses will never have the most power or start stealing bases, but he has enough pop and a good enough hit tool to be productive. He’s making the best contact of his career (79.6%) and is hitting .300 with runners in scoring position. I’d only add him in deep leagues. He will be productive in the short term with some season-long appeal.

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