Waiver Wire Pickups of the Week (Week of May 30, 2022): Best Players Available Under 50%, 40%, 30%, 20%, and 10% on Yahoo

by Mickey Bell

 

*Stats and Roster % as of the morning of May 29

GRADUATED

  • Batters
    • Harrison Bader, OF, STL (46% to 62%)
    • Mike Yastrzemski, OF, SFG (36% to 58%)
  • Starters
    • Tyler Anderson, SP, LAD (32% to 71%)
    • Michael Lorenzen, SP/RP, LAA (42% to 53%)
  • Relievers
    • Ryan Helsley, RP, STL (48% to 56%)
    • Jhoan Duran, SP/RP, MIN (38% to 55%)

50% OR UNDER

Kole Calhoun, OF, TEX (19% to 42%)

Honorable Mentions: 

  • Batters
    • Juan Yepez, 1B/3B/OF, STL (50% to 48%)
    • Mark Canha, OF, NYM (41%: no change)
    • Wilmer Flores, 1B/2B/3B, SFG (35% to 41%): Batting in the middle of the order, he will contribute RBIs. Because of the shallow 3B position, he’s rosterable in some leagues.
  • Starters
    • Lance McCullers, SP, HOU (50%: new): Could return in July.
    • Bailey Ober, SP, MIN (43% to 48%)
    • Alex Cobb, SP, SFG (45% to 47%)
    • George Kirby, SP, SEA (44%: returning)
  • Relievers
    • Emilio Pagan, RP, MIN (37% to 45%)

40% OR UNDER

Alejandro Kirk, C, TOR (31%: returning)

Honorable Mentions: 

  • Batters
    • Andres Gimenez, 2B/SS, CLE (38%: returning)
    • Josh Rojas, 2B/3B/SS/OF, ARI (25% to 38%)
    • Tommy Pham, OF, CIN (43% to 35%)
    • MJ Melendez, C, KCR (35%: no change)
    • Christian Walker, 1B, ARI (28% to 34%)
    • Jorge Mateo, 2B/SS/OF, BAL (38% to 31%)
  • Starters
    • Brady Singer, SP, KCR (9% to 36%)
    • Michael Wacha, SP/RP, BOS (40% to 34%)
    • Jeffrey Springs, SP/RP, TBR (13% to 34%)
  • Relievers
    • Paul Sewald, RP, SEA (29% to 34%)
    • JP Feyereisen, RP, TBR (34%: new)
    • Tanner Rainey, RP, WAS (32%: no change)

30% OR UNDER

Kyle Lewis, OF, SEA (29%: new)

Honorable Mentions: 

    • Batters
      • Alek Thomas, OF, ARI (35% to 29%)
      • Ramon Laureano, OF, OAK (36% to 29%)
      • Jonathan Villar, 2B/3B/SS, CHC (28%: no change)
      • Michael Harris II, OF, ATL (23%: new): I’m not prioritizing him in most formats, but he does have stolen base upside. 
      • Tyler Naquin, OF, CIN (16% to 22%)
      • Danny Jansen, C, TOR (24% to 21%)
    • Starters
      • Roansy Contreras, SP, PIT (30%: new)
      • Grayson Rodriguez, SP, BAL (21% to 30%)
      • Adrian Houser, SP, MIL (20% to 27%)
  • Marco Gonzales, SP, SEA (17% to 25%)

20% OR UNDER

Spencer Strider, RP, ATL (13% to 20%)

Honorable Mentions: 

  • Batters
    • Christopher Morel, 2B/3B/OF, CHC (14%: new)
  • Starters
    • Dakota Hudson, SP, STL (15% to 13%)

10% OR UNDER

Evan Longoria, 3B, SFG (10%: new)

Honorable Mentions: 

  • Batters
    • Luis Gonzalez, OF, SFG (11% to 10%)
    • Edwin Rios, 1B/3B, LAD (7%: new)
    • Tyrone Taylor, OF, MIL (6%: new)
    • Pavin Smith, 1B/OF, ARI (4% to 6%)
    • Willi Castro, 2B/SS/OF, DET (4% to 2%)
    • Diego Castillo, 2B/3B/SS/OF, PIT (4% to 3%)
  • Starters
    • Chase Silseth, SP, LAA (23% to 10%)
    • Alex Faedo, SP/RP, DET (7%: no change)
    • Jakob Junis, SP/RP, SFG (8% to 7%)
  • Relievers
    • Colin Poche, RP, TBR (5%)

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