Looking for the top MLB Week 7 fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups? Fantasy Alarm has you covered!

The 2024 MLB season marches on and many of us are in need of a little roster maintenance. MLB injuries continue to pile up, rookies position players are struggling and water seems to be finding its level as we cruise into mid-May. But something you always need to keep in mind – you don’t always have to make a move. If there is a clear improvement out there, then yes, of course you make that move. But be specific with your roster adjustments. 

Study your categories and/or analyze where you need more points if that’s your league scoring. Make moves with purpose, not just “well this guy is hot this week so lemme see.” Too many people make moves just for the sake of making a move. If you don’t have to, then don’t. Hold that priority until next week!



**Keep in mind, these FAAB bids are merely suggestions. Only you know how the bidding has gone in your league, so if you REALLY need the player, always give the bid a little boost. 

Now, let’s see who is available and who is worthy of your attention.

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Catchers

Ivan Herrera, St. Louis Cardinals

With news that Willson Contreras will be out for 10 weeks following arm surgery, Herrera becomes an interesting add and potential solution to your dismal catcher woes. He’s shown solid, developing powers throughout his time in the minors and he hits for a decent average and OBP. He’ll take the lion’s share of work from behind the St. Louis plate and should prove to be a strong fantasy asset at a terrible position. FAAB: 10-12%

Mitch Garver, Seattle Mariners

The batting average issues could be finally working themselves out as Garver put together a recent five-game hit streak and has boosted it 40 points over his last 10 games. It will be difficult to see him go back to the .270 mark we all enjoyed last season, but we know there is power potential here and if he’s not going 0-for-everything each night, he could be worth the add if you need a catcher. FAAB: 3-5% 

Shea Langeliers, Oakland Athletics

If Langeliers is still sitting on your league’s waiver wire, then he’s probably worth nothing more than the one-dollar bid. Still, he’s got power in his bat and the Athletics have been showing some life lately. Nothing crazy, but always a name worth considering. FAAB: 1%

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: First Basemen

Kyle Manzardo, Cleveland Guardians

He was in last week’s column as a potential stash and lo and behold, he got called up this week so now he’s on everyone’s radar. Not that it’s going to raise the price on him as he’s just 2-for-14 since joining the big club and neither of those hits went for extra-bases. Still, there really isn’t much available at first base right now, so if you’re dealing with an injury and he’s available, you may as well add him and hope things turn around. He was mashing at Triple-A so we know there’s life in his bat, but he, like every other rookie hitter, is going to have some early struggles. FAAB: 8-10% 

Jon Singleton, Houston Astros

With Joey Loperfido getting all his starts in the outfield, Singleton has received full-time at-bats and has produced four home runs with 10 RBI over his last 10 games. He’ll give you some trouble with the batting average, but so long as he is providing you with some decent power numbers, he’s going to be an asset. Batting average is a problem for most hitters sitting on your waiver wire, so don’t let that be the reason to not pick him up. FAAB: 6-8%

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Second Basemen

Michael Massey, Kansas City Royals

The fact that he plays for the Royals is one of the key reasons Massey is probably sitting on your waiver wire. He’s pretty streaky as well which could be another. But before this recent three-game hitless streak, Massey had hits in 10-straight which included three homers and 11 RBI. The Royals may be a bit of a disaster, but everyday at-bats is key. FAAB: 5-7% 

Vidal Brujan, Miami Marlins

When the Marlins traded away Luis Arraez, the door opened up for Brujan to finally get a regular opportunity at the big-league level. He’s struggled at the plate in the majors, but showed some strong on-base skills in the minors that allowed his speed on the bases to blossom. His 74 plate appearances don’t really give us much of a sample size, but the plate discipline has been good thus far. Should he continue down this path and he improves on his OBP, the steals should follow. FAAB: 3-5%



Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Third Basemen

Josh Smith, Texas Rangers

He’s been seeing full-time at-bats for a little while, so if he’s still on your waiver wire, you don’t need to put a big bid on him. Just keep him on your radar if you’re looking for corner infield help. There’s not a lot of power or speed, but he typically hits for a high average with a strong OBP and that tends to translate into runs scored for someone playing for the Rangers. FAAB: 3-5%

Josh Rojas, Seattle Mariners

Rojas has always been one of those guys who flashes the potential but never stays as a full-time guy. For now, though, he is, manning the hot corner for the Mariners and has some power and some speed to contribute. He’s a lefty who struggles against lefthanded pitching which is why he typically ends up in a platoon, but the Mariners seem to be sticking with him. He’s got eligibility both at second and third which increases his appeal somewhat. FAAB: 2-4%

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Shortstops

Zach Neto, Los Angeles Angels

There’s not a lot sitting on the waiver wire for the shortstop position, so you’re digging real deep if you need someone. Neto is a staple in the lineup and has actually been solid with six stolen bases, marking a career-high (lol) for him. The average and OBP are a little sus but if you need a stop-gap, at least you’ll get something. FAAB: 2-4%

Ceddanne Rafaela, Boston Red Sox

How about this – he’s a poor man’s Zach Neto. Does that tell you what you’ve got here. A slight side bonus is that he has outfield eligibility as well. FAAB: 2-3%

Be sure to check last week’s waiver article for additional names.



Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Outfielders

Jo Adell, Los Angeles Angels

He’s a popular one, so it’s going to cost you a little more than you probably should be spending on Adell. Still, he’s got six homers and seven steals while batting .264, so maybe he’s actually figured it out this time? The fact that he’s cut his strikeout rate to under 25-percent definitely gives us hope, so if he’s out there, it’s time to get a little aggressive. Some people will laugh at you for the big bid, but the kid is just 25-years old and just entering his physical prime. It’s worth the risk. FAAB: 20-25% 

Max Kepler, Minnesota Twins

To be honest, I’m a little surprised that he’s rostered in fewer than 30-percent of leagues on both Yahoo and ESPN. Maybe it’s because so many leagues only have you starting thee outfielders? Perhaps. But if uyou start five, and have a utility spot, then Kepler is probably worth your while. He’s batting .338 right now which definitely won’t last, but he’s sporting a .230 ISO and many of those doubles are going to turn into homers. He popped 24 last year and is more than capable of doing it again. FAAB: 10-12% 

T.J. Friedl, Cincinnati Reds

We had him in here last week when he was about to come off the IL, so if you didn’t act last week, perhaps he’s still available. The Reds, as a whole, are going through a serious rough patch, so he’s not going to cost you an arm and a leg to acquire, but if you’re looking to add runs scored with a splash of some speed, then Friedl is the guy. He hits atop the lineup, so once they get guys back from the injured list and everyone starts hitting, it will be too late to add him. FAAB: 8-10%

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Starting Pitchers

Paul Skenes, Pittsburgh Pirates

Skenes’ performance Saturday should be irrelevant to those who still have the opportunity to add him from the waiver wire this week. If he is available, then your league lacks savvy players and maybe you don’t need to open the wallet too much with that 6.75 ERA. But let’s be real – the guy is a stud. He’s going to have some fantastic outings moving forward and he’s going to be a strikeout machine. He’s a must-own in all formats. FAAB:35-40% 

Taj Bradley, Tampa Bay Rays

Shutting down the Yankees lineup is a nice way to make your season-debut if you’re the pitcher. If you’re the fantasy owner looking to add Bradley, you kind of wished he maybe got beaten up even just a little bit. He’s going to be the big name to go after if Skenes is not available, so keep that in mind. Is he worth it? Tough to say. I’m a fan of the stuff, for sure, but he’s had a lot of command issues, so there is some trepidation. I would still make the move to acquire and maybe look to flip him in a deal if his numbers stay decent but the pitch counts are high. FAAB: 15-20%

Christian Scott, New York Mets

With Tylor Megill expected to come off the IL next week and Kodai Senga shortly after that, I don’t really know how many more starts Scott will get. He’s a solid addition if he’s going to stay in the rotation, but unless he forces the team to keep him, maybe two or three more starts at the most. If you need immediate pitching help then give him a shot, but keep in mind he’s got Philadelphia and Cleveland coming up, so not the easiest stretch. FAAB:  8-10%

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Relief Pitchers

Trevor Megill, Milwaukee Brewers

We knew the Brewers were going to keep the bullpen committee going and now that Megill is back, he’s adding saves. Yes, Joel Payamps is on the bereavement list right now, so Megill will get some extra looks right now, adding to his value, but manager Pat Murphy isn’t giving him the job. If you really need saves, you’ll have to make a move here. Bullpens are trash all over, so it’s not as easy to find saves on the wire. FAAB: 10-12%

Jeff Hoffman, Philadelphia Phillies

If you play in a league that scores holds, then great. Add him. If not, then you can add him if you need strikeouts and can make daily roster moves. Hoffman is punching guys out left and right (13.5 K/9) and can definitely help augment your strikeouts while helping trim down your ratios. It’s a quiet, sneaky play for those who are still recovering from the Hunter Browns of the world. FAAB: 2-4%