Covering the Bases: Waiver wire adds for Week 11

Another Milwaukee Brewers middle infielder is finding success after a change of scenery, as Luis Urias is quietly having a career year. He and five other players are available in more than 50 per cent of ESPN leagues.

Jonathan Chan (@jchan_811)

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Saturday

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Saturday

Saturday brings us a super-sized 16-game slate, with the Nationals and Giants suiting up for a double-header following Thursday's rainout. There aren't many marquee matchups on deck, as two of the day's top aces (Trevor Bauer and Corbin Burnes) are squaring off against lesser hurlers (Kolby Allard and Chad Kuhl, respectively).

- Mike Sheets
Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Friday

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Friday

Fifteen teams in each league and interleague play requires an odd number of cross-league games to be played each day or an odd number of teams in each league enjoying an off day. Such is the case on Friday as the Yankees and Phillies spend a rare Friday on the sidelines as they prepare for their two-game set over the weekend.

- Todd Zola
How the weather should factor in your fantasy baseball lineup decisions

How the weather should factor in your fantasy baseball lineup decisions

Opposing Pitcher. Bullpen. Spot in the Batting Order. Ballpark. Everyone knows to consider these when we're talking about "matchups." If you're streaming a hitter, you'd rather he be facing Bruce Zimmermann than Jacob deGrom. But there's one massively important matchup factor that goes strangely overlooked: weather.

- Derek Carty

Covering the Bases: Waiver Wire adds for Week 10

Major League Baseball will soon be cracking down on pitchers using foreign substances that give them an extra advantage. Managers should keep an eye on their pitchers' performance over the next two weeks and take a look at these replacement options available in more than 50 per cent of ESPN leagues.

Jonathan Chan (@jchan_811)

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Monday

Monday features just three games, so it's a good opportunity to stack. Ideally, you'll be partnering players with those already on your team. If you're deciding between two similar players, choose the one with a teammate already in your lineup.

Todd Zola

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Saturday

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Saturday

Saturday's 15-game slate features plenty of ace power. This certainly could make streaming hitters tough. Then again, there are always low-rostered gems to uncover, so we'll do our best to unearth them. Here's a look at Saturday's top streaming options, focusing on players rostered in roughly 50% or fewer ESPN leagues.

- Mike Sheets
Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Thursday

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Thursday

Thursday's 12-game slate lacks exciting arms with upside, so we're going to focus on the next best thing when it comes to streaming pitchers: attacking weak offenses. None of the hurlers below carry much long-term value, but sometimes streaming is as simple as picking the right spots, and these guys all find themselves in the right spots on Thursday.

- Mike Sheets
Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Tuesday

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Tuesday

Tuesday's slate is offers us a lot in terms of streaming options. We have a bunch of interleague games shifting pre-established baselines that we can take advantage of. We have a bunch of lefties to stream righty bats against. We have a 100-degree game. And we have... *checks notes*... *double checks notes*... Eric Lauer as one of the top overall pitching plays of the day. Away we go.

- Derek Carty

Covering the Bases: Waiver Wire Adds for Week 9

Any managers that missed the boat on recently recalled Blue Jays' pitcher Alek Manoah can take a flier on these six players rostered in fewer than 50 per cent of ESPN leagues, including hot-hitting Cardinals' outfielder Tyler O'Neill.

Jonathan Chan (@jchan_811)

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Saturday

After Friday's unusual 14-game slate, we're back to a full 15 contests on Saturday. There are plenty of intriguing matchups on tap, with Trevor Rogers squaring off against Boston, Jake Odorizzi returning from the IL to take on the Padres, and Luis Castillo facing the Cubs to try, yet again, to get his season back on track. There's plenty of intrigue on the streaming side of things, too, so let's get to it.

Mike Sheets

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Friday

It's not quite a typical Friday schedule as the Rays and Phillies have the day off before embarking on a short two-game interleague set over the weekend. The other 28 clubs are in action with the Cubs hosting the Reds in the sole afternoon affair.

Todd Zola

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Wednesday

Wednesday presents its usual full schedule, but take note as there are four afternoon games, including a pair on the west coast featuring three of the six starting pitchers recommended as streaming option. That's right, a half dozen hurlers made the cut, though one is more of a long-term play.

Todd Zola

Covering the Bases: Waiver Wire adds for Week 8

Covering the Bases: Waiver Wire adds for Week 8

The Tampa Bay Rays trade of Willy Adames means the team is one step closer to calling up top prospects Wander Franco and Vidal Brujan. Managers who don't have the room to stash the two can't-miss prospects can take a flier on these six other players rostered in fewer than 50 per cent of ESPN leagues.

- Jonathan Chan (@jchan_8110
Fantasy baseball daily notes -- Pitcher and hitter rankings for Tuesday

Fantasy baseball daily notes -- Pitcher and hitter rankings for Tuesday

Tuesday's slate is chock full of great streaming options on both the hitting and the pitching side. The top two pitcher streams in particular are among the top third overall at any rostership today, and hot weather combined with weak opposing pitching in several spots makes for some very appealing offense as well.

- Derek Carty
Covering the Bases: Waiver Wire adds for Week 7

Covering the Bases: Waiver Wire adds for Week 7

After a season of non-stop injuries, several big-name players could be returning from the IL soon. Unfortunately, managers will need to find replacements for Corey Seager, who's out with a broken hand and a dinged up Bryce Harper.

- Jonathan Chan (@jchan_811)

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Monday

Well, 25% of the season is now in the books. The Boston Red Sox have the best record in the American League and the San Francisco Giants sit atop the Senior Circuit's standings -- just like everyone predicted! No? Well then, if some teams are either over- or under-performing, it's clear that the players on those teams may well follow suit.

Todd Zola

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Sunday

The first quarter of the season draws to a close with a standard Sunday slate featuring the usual array of matinees, capped off by St. Louis wrapping up a series in San Diego in the ESPN game. Shane Bieber heads a list of 11 starters with an ERA under 3.00, barely making the cut with a 2.98 mark. That said, with three-quarters of the season left, he may be the only one still under that threshold by season's end.

Todd Zola

Covering the Bases: Waiver Wire adds for Week 6

Covering the Bases: Waiver Wire adds for Week 6

Major League Baseball's well documented injury issues continue, with New York Mets’ pitcher Jacob deGrom and Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich aggravated lat and back injuries, respectively. Here are six players rostered in under 50 per cent of ESPN leagues that managers can add to fill their roster voids.

- Jonathan Chan (@jchan_811)

Covering the Bases: Waiver wire adds for Week 5

Managers needing to navigate around tough injuries to Jesus Luzardo, Dustin May, or Luis Robert can take a chance on these six players rostered in fewer than 50 per cent of ESPN leagues.

Fantasy baseball daily notes -- Pitcher and hitter rankings for Saturday

Saturday looks like a challenging spot to stream pitching, even with a full, 15-game slate on tap. Streaming quality arms in favorable matchups is obviously the easy pass to success, but it's not always so cut and dry. Sometimes you have to choose between rostering a strong pitcher in a tough matchup versus a lesser hurler in a better spot. Here's a look at what Saturday has to offer, focusing on players rostered in roughly 50% of ESPN leagues or fewer.

Mike Sheets

Fantasy baseball daily notes -- Pitcher and hitter rankings for Thursday

Fantasy baseball daily notes -- Pitcher and hitter rankings for Thursday

Thursday brings us our slimmest slate of the week, with nine games on the docket. In terms of streaming starters, this slate is less about the intrigue of the available arms and more about the weak offenses we want to pick on. As is often the case when the pitching options are uninspiring, there are plenty of quality bats in prime matchups, so take advantage of them if you have room in your lineup.

- Mike Sheets
Fantasy baseball daily notes -- Pitcher and hitter rankings for Tuesday

Fantasy baseball daily notes -- Pitcher and hitter rankings for Tuesday

Tuesday's slate brings us only a handful of low-end pitchers to pick on, so we'll need to get creative by finding overrated pitchers whose numbers don't match up with their reputations, or legitimately good pitchers that can be exploited by particular skillsets to attack. Here are Tuesday's choices to bolster your fantasy squad, with everyone available in at least half of all ESPN leagues.

- Derek Carty
Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Sunday

Fantasy baseball daily notes - Pitcher and hitter rankings for Sunday

Weather is warming which means offenses will soon follow. Early returns suggest home runs will fall relative to 2019 as they are tracking a little ahead of the 2017 pace. We're at the point of the season where this is relevant as historically, the monthly home run percent (HR/PA) can be gleaned from the level after 450 games.

- Todd Zola
Fantasy baseball daily notes: Pitcher and hitter rankings for Saturday

Fantasy baseball daily notes: Pitcher and hitter rankings for Saturday

Saturday's 15-game slate features a pair of headlining acts, with Gerrit Cole and Shane Bieber squaring off in Cleveland, and Blake Snell and Trevor Bauer matching up in Los Angeles. In terms of pitching streamers, things aren't quite as exciting. Even with a full slate of arms, it might take some digging to find a hurler or two you feel comfortable with, so grab a shovel and let's get to it.

- Mike Sheets
Fantasy baseball daily notes -- Pitcher and hitter rankings for Wednesday

Fantasy baseball daily notes -- Pitcher and hitter rankings for Wednesday

Wednesday has traditionally featured a full slate, but this season there have been two-game interleague sets scheduled on Monday and Tuesday, leaving the participants off on Wednesday. To that end, several teammates will be included with today's featured batters. As always, everyone highlighted is currently available in at least half of all ESPN leagues.

- Todd Zola
Fantasy baseball daily notes -- Pitcher and hitter rankings for Tuesday

Fantasy baseball daily notes -- Pitcher and hitter rankings for Tuesday

Tuesday's slate brings us a mixture of low-end aces and mid-tier pitchers, but very few truly bad pitchers to attack. A double-header gives us a sneaky opportunity for value, though, and a good mix of both hitting and pitching environments affords us a solid mix of values on both sides of the ball.

- Derek Carty
Covering the Bases: Waiver wire adds for Week 3

Covering the Bases: Waiver wire adds for Week 3

What a roller-coaster week it was for starting pitching. From Carlos Rodon's no-hitter to Patrick Corbin seeing his ERA rise from 12.46 to 21.32. If you’re one of the thousands of enraged former Corbin managers that made the decision to drop him, here are some replacement options rostered in under 50 per cent of ESPN leagues.

- Jonathan Chan (@jchan_811), TSN.ca