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Fantasy Baseball Hitter Streamers, Exemption Thread Added: Week 7 (2024)

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Whether you need to replace an injured stud (sorry all Mike Trout owners) or just want to cut some weight, I have some hitters worth picking up for the week ahead!

Us hitter streamers fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups column identifies hitters with good matchups and can be considered wire streamer exemption prior to the Sunday night waiver wire for leagues with weekly transactions.

In this piece I go on a quest to find every week hitters who play in the most games and have the most favorable matchups to help you close those holes in your roster. You can also check out the rest of our fantasy baseball streamer content here at RotoBaller.

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Which teams offer the most streaming value?

This week, eleven teams will play seven matches between Monday, May 6 and Sunday, May 12:

  • Chicago White Sox (@TB, vs. CLE)
  • Cleveland (vs. DET, @CWS)
  • Kansas City (vs. MIL, @LAA)
  • Los Angeles Angels (@PIT, vs. KC)
  • Milwaukee (@KC, vs. STL)
  • Minnesota (vs. ZEE, @TOR)
  • Oakland (vs. TEX, @SEA)
  • San Francisco (@PHI, @COL, vs. CIN)
  • Seattle (@MIN, vs. OAK)
  • St. Louis (vs. NYM, @MIL)
  • Texas (@OAK, @COL)

Five teams will play ONLY five games this week: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Toronto and Washington.

Parking factor upgrades and downgrades:

  • Giants and Rangers both play a series in Coors UPGRADE
  • Diamondbacks play series in Cincinnati – UPGRADE

Week 7 Fantasy Baseball Hitter Streamers

I only recommend players ranked 40% or lower and all selection percentages are from Yahoo!

Junior Caminero, 3B – TBR (41%)

Camninero’s call-up to Tampa appears to be imminent, and his roster is growing to a level where he will soon be unavailable in most standard leagues. I’d grab him now if he’s still available in your league. The Rays need hitting in the worst way and Caminero has hit for average and power at Triple-A. He is one of the top talents in baseball and should get a chance to play every day once he finally shows up.

Andy Pages, OF – LAD (48%)

Pages won’t be in this article next week as his roster is now well over 40%, but he was only 35% on the roster when I started preparing this article a few days ago. He’s on a 10-game hitting streak with five multi-hit games mixed in and now has a .333 average on the season. He has clearly shown that he belongs at the Major League level.

Willi Castro, 2B/3B/SS/OF – MIN (48%)

The Twins just keep winning and getting it done during their win streak after struggling with the bats early. Castro was a major catalyst in this lineup, even when batting in the bottom half.

He’s currently red hot and in the midst of an 11-game hitting streak of his own, while also swiping the occasional base. His multi-position suitability is also a huge asset to your roster. Again, it is now above 40%, but is up over 10% since yesterday.

Jos Smith, 3B/SS/OF – TEX (39%)

I’ve been on the Josh Smith hype train for a few weeks now and he’s finally getting some selection after hitting two home runs last week and showing everyone he has the power to go with great contact skills.

The rationale here is the same as every other week: he hits right in the middle of a really good lineup and makes a ton of quality contact, giving him a lot of upside in all offensive categories (except steals, which he still has zero). .

Joey Loperfido, BY – HOU (34%)

The big southpaw has hits in three of his first four Major League games and is batting .308 through his first 14 at-bats. We haven’t seen any long balls yet, but we know the power is there and he should continue to get opportunities to show it off as he should start against right-handers in the future (at least) and could eventually force Houston to play him against to start. lefties too.

Tyler Nevin, 1B/3B/OF – OAK (37%)

I mentioned Brent Rooker for Oakland here last week and he hit two more home runs yesterday. Check out Nevin this week.

At the age of 26 and now at his third club in the big league, Nevin is hardly a prospect anymore. But the son of former MLB great Phil Nevin is crushing long balls for Oakland with four home runs in the past nine games. He could just be on a good streak and return to Earth at any time, but in the meantime he looks like one of the better power-hitting additions on the wire.

Tyler Black, 2B/3B – MIL (25%)

Black got the call up to the big leagues this week and was immediately placed in the mop-up spot in his first start. That tells you what the Brewers think of his skill. He had five home runs and three steals at Triple-A Nashville before getting the call and is a solid dual-threat player with eligibility at both second base (a shallow position) and third base.

Will Benson, OF – CIN (21%)

I’m a sucker for Benson, I admit. I know he overreaches, but few players have the combined power and speed that Benson possesses. He has also called the shots for Cincinnati, which gives him even more value. He can be streaky, so managers often dump Benson after a cold spell.

But this is a guy who really should be included in more leagues. He already has four home runs and six steals to his name. If you can deal with his poor batting average, he’s definitely worth taking for his other contributions.

Zach Neto, SS – LAA (12%)

Neto is another guy who I think is underrated in fantasy baseball. He got off to a very slow start, which is why he’s still hitting just .229, but the Angels shortstop has two home runs in his last eight games and five RBI. He has also swept four bases. The Angels play seven games this week and could have some nice games against Pittsburgh as they have to avoid Jared Jones and Paul Skenes.

Deep League Hitter streamers to consider

Some widely available hitters (less than 10% on the roster) could be worth watching this week.

Good luck this week and choose those streaming options wisely!

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