Each and every inning and at bat takes on greater importance at this point in the regular season, and we have you covered here with some MLB waiver wire picks to help you take home a title. Whether it is a stolen base (Nate Eaton or CJ Abrams) home run (Triston Casas or Cal Raleigh) a victory (Bryce Elder) or a save (Dylan Floro) you are looking for, there is something here for you. 


MLB Waiver Wire Hitters

CJ Abrams, 2B/SS (WAS); FAAB Bid: 3%

After what ultimately will go down as a disappointing season for the top prospect, he is trying his best to finish the year on a high note and set himself up well for 2023. With Washington, Abrams is getting the chance to play every day in a low-pressure situation, and entering Wednesday’s game, the shortstop has a strong .289 batting average in 23 games while scoring 12 runs and driving in six. As we look for every possible edge in the standings, it is important to note that Abrams has four stolen bases this month. On Wednesday, Abrams sent Washington home victorious by going three for five with the game-winning RBI as he continues his strong month. 

Triston Casas, 1B (BOS); FAAB Bid: 3%

There is no arguing with the talent here but Casas has had a rough go of it to begin his major league career. The main takeaway here is the development of Casas’ power while also refining his hit tool at the big-league level which makes him an intriguing option heading into next season. Casas has gone deep three times over the past seven days while hitting .333 in that stretch with six home runs and seven runs scored. With a .190 batting average we want to avoid looking at the scoreboard here, but it is hard to argue with a .259 ISO and it is also impressive to see his 21.6% walk rate lined up with a 23% strikeout rate. 

Nate Eaton, 3B/OF (KC); FAAB Bid: 2%

With the end of the 2022 season upon us, each and every stolen base truly takes on great importance. And then when we get into head-to-head leagues, the emphasis is even greater and a virtual unknown such as Eaton could be a match-up winner despite how unlikely it may seem. So far in September, Eaton has nine stolen bases in 18 games (53 plate appearances) while also batting .340 with eight RBI and eight runs scored. 

Patrick Wisdom, 3B/1B/OF (CHC); FAAB Bid: 1-2%

Flexibility is the name of the game at this point in the season, and Wisdom certainly satisfies that requirement while also getting regular playing time for the Cubs. He has three home runs over the past seven days to bring his total for the season up to 25. While we have to deal with his .209 batting average and a 33.8% strikeout rate, Wisdom can be an asset in the power department and he is a solid contributor with 65 runs scored and 65 RBI. 

Cal Raleigh, C (SEA); FAAB Bid: 1%

At this point in the season, you are not going to find any batting average relief from the catcher position, but if you are looking to sneak in some extra power, Raleigh could be your guy. Seattle will continue to give him the majority of the playing time down the stretch, and he already has 25 home runs and 60 RBI in 400 plate appearances this season. A 15.1% barrel rate certainly generates some optimism here along with a 22.3-degree average launch angle as Raleigh brings some serious power from behind the plate. 

MLB Waiver Wire Pitchers

Bryce Elder (ATL); FAAB Bid: 3%

It does not get much more stressful than taking the mound with a division title on the line but the rookie could not have been much better against Washington earlier this week. Elder picked up the victory with a complete game shutout while also being economical as the rookie needed just 106 pitches to do it while striking out six. That brought Elder’s ERA for the season down 2.76 for the season and 0.44 in three September starts. While it is unclear what role Elder will be in next year, we get to see him take the mound one more time in the 2022 regular season in a favorable matchup against the Marlins. 

Bailey Ober (MIN); FAAB Bid: 3%

Ober has one more start left in what was not an ideal season as he spent the majority of it on the Injured List, but when he has been on the field, the results have been what we expected them to be. In his last start, Ober threw 7.1 shutout innings against the White Sox while striking out 10 batters. The right-hander’s ERA now sits at 3.18 on the season along with a 1.10 WHIP in 51 innings and he is both a popular late-round option for next season based on the small sample size and a strong option for those looking to stream starting pitchers on the last day of the season as he takes the mound against Detroit. 

Dylan Floro (MIA); FAAB Bid: 4%

The Marlins have proven that they are not giving up on what is left of the 2022 season, and with three saves over the last seven days entering action on Wednesday, it certainly has benefited Floro. There is no doubt about who the closer is in Miami and Floro has not allowed an earned runs in four innings during this stretch while striking out five and posting a WHIP of just 0.25. In 11 innings so far this month, the right-hander has a 0.82 ERA with the opposition hitting just .111 against him. With just a 4.9% barrel rate against him, hitters have not been able to consistently square up on Floro, but the main thing here is the chase for every last save with everything else (especially the strikeouts) being a nice bonus. 

Scott Effross (NYY); FAAB Bid: 2%

To say that the Yankees defense has been in shambles for the majority of the year would be an understatement and Effross was acquired to help with that issue. He has spent part of his Yankees’ tenure on the Injured List but the right-hander has also returned just in time as New York tries to figure out their bullpen hierarchy for the postseason. That could potentially mean Effross spending some time in the closer’s role which would lead to him getting some work there (he did pick up a save earlier in the week) as the regular season winds down. At the very least, he is going to be used in high-leverage situations, and with a 2.63 ERA, he has proven to be up to the task while striking out 9.71 batters per nine innings. 

Ryan Tepera (LAA); FAAB Bid: 2%

At this point in the season, every save matters and a strong relief pitcher could be better than a middling starting pitcher who could present a greater risk to your ratios. Over the last seven days, Tepera has both a victory and a save entering play on Wednesday and he has posted a solid 3.79 ERA and 1.08 WHIP so far this season. We are not looking to get greedy or expect more than that.


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