Saves And Speed Still Can Be Secured By Smart Shopping On The Waiver Wire

By Sam McPherson

A lot of experienced fantasy baseball owners do not risk high draft picks on relief pitchers before the season starts, because other than a few secure closers that go early, a lot of save opportunities “change hands” over the course of a six-month Major League Baseball season. By combing the waiver wire regularly, saves can be picked up cheaply after the draft, thus allowing a team manager to load up on other key categories in fantasy baseball that will win the league, eventually.

The same is often said about stolen bases, the oft-forgotten category on the hitter’s side of the fantasy equation in baseball. Other than a few top, elite speedsters that actually will post decent batting averages, there’s no point in drafting for stolen bases as players will show up during the season to provide the numbers for your team. Whether it’s a rookie or a benchwarmer that suddenly gets playing time, steals can be found throughout the year that will ensure your roster…

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