Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire (September 9th)

Walker has found his niche with the Pirates.

If your team is in need of a boost, we suggest taking a gander at the fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups listed below. These guys are absolutely on fire and are available in most standard leagues. Don’t wait too long as these fantasy baseball sleepers are bound to be snatched up by week’s end.

Neil Walker, PIT, 2B (78): The Pirates second baseman has made an appearance on the fantasy baseball waiver wire before, but this could very well be the last time. Despite coming up much later than most of the players in the running, Walker is still making a solid argument for NL Rookie of the Year. Walker has been increasing his already solid .312 average, hitting .385 this past week.

Jhonny Peralta, DET, SS/3B (42): Peralta has been playing very well taking his talents to Detroit. In his 31 games for the Tigers he has knocked in 21 guys and hit a solid .271. Peralta also has great position flexibility, which really adds to his value.

Jose Tabata, PIT, OF (46): Yet another Pirates call-up is giving the Steel City fans something to feel good about at PNC Park. Tabata started his Pirates career hitting leadoff, but has been hitting well enough lately they are giving him the opportunity to drive in runs in the middle of the order.

Starlin Castro, CHC, SS (81): Castro makes the third NL Central rookie to make the fantasy baseball waiver wire this week. Oddly, all of these fantasy baseball prospects play for the worst teams in the division. Still, Castro has been on a tear since the All-Star break. After whimsical owners dropped him due to a recent benching for mental mistakes, he’s back on the field and is only one game removed from a six game multi-hit streak.

Austin Jackson, DET, OF (92): In the past week, Jackson has been a beast at the plate. While hitting .357, Jackson has crossed home eight times and brought in three of his own.

Honorable Mention: Logan Morrison, FLA, 1B/OF; Rajai Davis, OAK, OF; Ike Davis, NYM, 1B; Daric Barton, OAK, 1B; Miguel Tejada, SD, SS/3B

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